Local News

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

Barbizon Updates Houston’s Telemundo Lighting

For KTMD-TV Telemundo in Houston, TX the challenge was to take a brand new space with video walls, LCD displays and Chroma-key elements and design a daylight balanced, fully functioning studio that was easy to maintain without causing delay in the studio’s packed programming schedule. In order to create a cost effective and attractive space […]

July 7, 2014

Internet Broadcasting unveils updated mobile news apps

Internet Broadcasting, the provider of digital publishing technology, news content and digital agency solutions for local media companies, announced enhancements to several mobile news apps as part of the growth of the company’s strategic product roadmap. IB’s mobile news apps provide users with a visually and functionally better mobile experience than the previous app versions. […]

July 1, 2014

Devlin Design Group sets the gold standard with PromaxBDA win

Team DDG is honored again…this time with the coveted PromaxBDA Gold Award for Scenic Design! Just recently, Devlin Design Group won its third consecutive annual award for Set of the Year from NewscastStudio for its work with KTVA-TV, where Team DDG reinvented an entire television station in Anchorage, Alaska. Now, Team DDG wins the prestigious […]

June 30, 2014

PromaxBDA announces local award winners

Industry organization PromaxBDA announced its Local Award winners last week. In the scenic category, Devlin Design Group took home the top prize for KSAZ-TV. The winners include: Gold – KSAZ-TV by Devlin Design Group Silver – KTTV-TV by JHD Group Bronze – KXAS-TV by Jack Morton PDG / blackwalnut / Ferri Lighting Design Associates  A […]

June 30, 2014

Pix11 debuts new morning show logo

WPIX-TV, the CW serving New York City, debuted a new morning show logo and open last week. The new logo has an updated and 3D sun with large block lettering. The new text treatment matches the new WPIX-TV graphic look overall, but it does still feel a bit like Wordart. h/t to NYNewsObserver

June 30, 2014

Not again: Fox New York using cheap office desk on set

Well, maybe CNN was a trendsetter all along with its anchor desk from Office Max? The trend has caught on at WNYW-TV, the Fox O&O in New York City. The station’s revamped 6 p.m. show with Ernie Anastos makes use of a large wooden office desk that looks like it came right off the showroom floor […]

June 27, 2014

Jacksonville station tweaks logo, set, gets new graphics

Jacksonville‘s WJXT-TV has debuted a new logo, graphics and tweaks to its set, reports Florida News Center. The station modified its logo by adding bevels and tilting it to the right at angle, while trying to remain true to the previous five color palette. In addition, the station switched out its graphics package and tweaked the […]

June 19, 2014

CBS Chicago debuts WX vehicle

WBBM-TV, the CBS O&O in Chicago, unveiled its new Mobile Weather Lab on Thursday morning’s newscast. The modified BMW is a black vehicle with a blue, green and silver printed wrapper that seems to be closer to the CBS O&O Pyburn Films graphics package than the new look that debuted last fall. The vehicle, which took […]

June 18, 2014

Chicago CBS rolling out mobile weather lab

WBBM-TV, the CBS O&O in Chicago, is planning to unveil what it calls the city’s first mobile weather lab. The modified BMW, which is also sponsored by BMW, has been teased on Twitter and Instagram, but doesn’t hit the road officially until Thursday morning. The exact configuration and capabilities of the vehicle are expected to […]