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July 28, 2014

DDG heads to the Granite State

The Devlin Design Group semi is rolling again, this time headed to New Hampshire. DDG has been hard at work building the new NH-1 studio, set to launch this fall. NH-1 is the first statewide news series for the Granite State. Installation begins today.

July 28, 2014

PrimeTime Lighting introduces brighter LED light series

PrimeTime Lighting Systems, Inc. introduced the SLED series of LED luminaires this week which are brighter than most other LED fixtures in the broadcast studio lighting market. Glen Harn, PrimeTime CEO, stated, “Lighting designers, TV broadcast studios, worship facilities and systems integrators across the country have told us they are excited about our new SLED […]

July 25, 2014

Miami ‘Newsplex’ set for update

SFLTV reports changes are coming to WSVN-TV’s fabled Newsplex. They’re reporting that the set will be updated, similar to Sunbeam’s Boston station, WHDH-TV. “We hear is that the revamp will be mostly cosmetic… a barely noticeable refresh with a darker red duratrans strip and some more monitors as backdrops on the second floor that quite […]

July 24, 2014

(Another) station builds ice anchor desk

We’re not even going to try to come up with a clever lede here — so here’s the 411 — another station has built an ice anchor desk (see also).

July 23, 2014

Jon Stewart Kickstarter offers to put donors in graphics

Jon Stewart has “kicked off” a Kickstarter campaign to raise $10 billion to buy CNN and is, of course, offering up some great rewards, including some that involved the CNN graphics package. If you give just $10, you’ll be featured in a CNN “21 Box,” according to the website Stewart set up, LetsBuyCNN.com that features a faux […]

July 21, 2014

Pac-12 streamlines production with Vizrt automation

Pac-12 Networks will use Viz Mosart every day for producing sports highlights and halftime shows throughout the school year. Looking to increase its ability to create and distribute fast turnaround highlights for its studio shows and live sports productions, Pac-12 Networks is fully automating its two production control rooms by installing two new Viz Mosart […]

July 21, 2014

CNN’s video usage ‘denigrates a tragedy’

Inside Cable News has an interesting write up on CNN’s coverage of the MH17 tragedy, specifically how CNN is using visuals from the crash site. “I was watching CNN Newsroom with Jim Sciutto and Poppy Harlow and something was a bit off about what I was seeing. Both Harlow and Sciutto had video wall backgrounds […]

July 16, 2014

Portland station creates ice anchor desk (in the middle of summer)

Proving (we guess) that ice anchor desks really are an all-year-round thing, Portland ABC affiliate KATU-TV built an ice anchor desk to show viewers just how hot it is. As you may recall, the country was swept by an ice anchor desk craze during the “polar vortex” this past winter. That trend even lead to an […]

July 15, 2014

Al Roker gets ‘halo’ from WX map

Twitter user @SondoBill noticed that NBC’s Al Roker appeared to get “sainted” on Monday’s “NBC Nightly News” when the sun in a weather map behind Roker gave his head a glowing halo. Roker was making an appearance on “Nightly” to discuss the weather when a graphic showing severe storms across the country featuring a virtual […]

July 15, 2014

José Díaz-Balart debuts on MSNBC from Miami studio

José Díaz-Balart’s self titled show debuted Monday on MSNBC from a new studio in Miami. The studio works in some Miami flair with colored backlit striping and a wrap-around view of the skyline created using flat screen monitors. The set matches the MSNBC style of sleek and modern while adding some unique personality. Various mementos decorate the […]