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October 20, 2014

Raleigh station continues ‘corny’ trend of anchor desks made from unusual materials

We’ve already seen an ice anchor desk (again and again and again), a trend that segued into a sand desk — so now, from the same station that brought you the latter, it’s time for a corn anchor desk. WRAL-TV, the CBS affiliate in Raleigh, has created an anchor desk made from corn. The desk includes […]

October 17, 2014

Grand Rapids forecaster falls victim to spider prank

National Face Your Fears Day was Oct. 14 and one station saw that as opportunity to play a prank on one of its own. Kelly Smith, a forecaster at the Grand Rapids, Mich. Fox affiliate WXMI-TV, has a bit arachnophobia — something that was apparently well known around the station. So her thoughtful production team […]

October 16, 2014

‘Nightly’ continues to adjust on air look

“NBC Nightly News” continues to tweak its on air look, including camera angles and graphics, after reworking its set in early September. On Wednesday’s broadcast, the network used a different opening shot, with the camera shooting anchor Brian Williams at a similar angle to its pre-show teases. The shot started wide, as shown above, with […]

October 16, 2014

Portland NBC updates lighting and set

Working with Advanced Broadcast Solutions, KGW-TV updated its main studios lighting package and set design in August and September. “Between the lighting and the new Planar wall, it feels like we have a new set,” said David Boyd, KGW-TV director of technology. “As expected, there were some concerns with the plan to pull out the […]

October 15, 2014

Warner/Chappell earns seven nominations for production music work

The inaugural Library Music Awards has nominated Warner/Chappell Production Music for seven tracks created in 2014. “We are delighted to have received seven nominations across twelve categories at The Library Music Awards,” said Randy Wachtler, Warner/Chappell Production Music President & CEO. “This truly speaks to the time and expertise that goes into producing our level […]

October 15, 2014

Charlotte Fox creates a different kind of morning show vibe

When WJZY-TV launched “Good Day Carolinas” in August, the station wanted to create a different kind of morning show atmosphere. High energy, conversational news and entertainment were at the forefront of the new show, and Fox 46 needed a set to match. Working with set designer JHD Group, WJZY-TV created a diner feel, a “comfortable place […]

October 14, 2014

Q&A: Erector Sets creates sleek set for VIETV

Erector Sets recently completed a sleek design for VIETV, a Houston based Vietnamese-language channel. The set was created on a tight budget, but still packs a large impact. Talk a little about the background of the project? This set is full of lights, color and designed with a hyper modern and sleek aesthetic. This project is […]

October 14, 2014

Raleigh NBC debuts set inspired by North Carolina

Media General’s WNCN-TV debuted a new set last week, designed by FX Design Group. “This is an investment that allows our team to provide our customers with an even higher level of service,” said Andrea Parquet-Taylor of WNCN-TV. “Our mission is to be community champions who empower smarter thinking and this is simply another tool to […]

October 14, 2014

First look at Indianapolis NBC set

Anchor John Stehr has shared the first look at the new set design for WTHR-TV. New set lighting up for the first time. @WTHRcom pic.twitter.com/QYWW7La1J2 — John Stehr (@JohnWTHR) October 7, 2014

October 13, 2014

CNBC debuts new graphics package

CNBC unveiled a new dayside graphics package today, giving the network a sharper look. “The powerful redesign features an engaging and improved way to deliver the important content and data CNBC viewers want,” said Jennifer Dauble of CNBC. The new look includes: Bug Stack – new look features a bug stack on the lower right Real-Time […]