Telemundo Puerto Rico refreshes look, adds augmented weather

Telemundo Puerto Rico, also known as WKAQ, has refreshed its set and added augmented reality to its weather forecasts.

The new set adds metallic surfaces, cuts back on wood tones and simplified backlit background elements, creating a simplified look that brings it more in line with other Telemundo sets.

The updated look includes a revamped anchor area with 2×2 nearly seamless video panel area behind it, replacing the smaller, chunkier, units that the area featured previously.

The anchor desk itself now features two L-shaped metallic and internally lit structures on each end with a backlit front accented with thick rectangular metallic accents.

The set also retained its multiple flexible standup areas, each with a flat panel monitor.

Another common theme is solid backlit panels and wall segments replacing the more colorful printed backgrounds found on the set previously, as shown in this “before” image:

In addition to the set overhaul, the station has also added augmented reality weather graphics.

The graphics are used mainly on the weather center’s large curved riser, which creates a “stage” of sorts for the floating weather maps and graphics, while also keeping the area’s multiple on-set monitors visible.