Local News

September 17, 2014

Ft. Myers station gives viewers tour of new set, newsroom

WBBH-TV, the Waterman Broadcasting owned NBC affiliate in Ft. Myers, Fla., has debuted a sleek new set and newsroom. The set, designed by , is dominated by color changing LED walls, including sections that feature printed graphics with a wave-like texture. The standing anchor desk is situated in front of a large color changing wall […]

September 17, 2014

NH1 launches statewide news effort

NH1 News launched this week, bringing an independent television news source to New Hampshire. Owned the Carlisle Media Group, NH1 has 35 staff members in place and plans to cover the entire state through a multimedia effort. NH1′s website is slated for launch next week. “We want to be relevant, we want to be independent,” […]

September 17, 2014

Houston station ‘reinvents’ the wheel with hourly forecasts

KHOU-TV, the Gannett CBS affiliate in Houston, has a new gimmick for its weather forecasts — the “Weather Wheel.” The wheel, which, quite naturally, is sponsored by a local car dealership, is basically a fancy way of presenting an hour-by-hour forecast. During select forecasts, the station uses an animated half circle full screen graphic that […]

September 16, 2014

Denver station ditches traditional ‘home base’ in new set

Denver‘s KMGH-TV, the Scripps ABC affiliate has debuted a new set that has a unique feature — it’s “missing” a home base. The set, designed by , was purposefully designed that way to give the station maximum flexibility. The set is also missing chairs or stools — anchors and other talent stand throughout the entire studio, […]

September 16, 2014

First preview of Kansas City NBC studio

KSHB-TV anchor Christa Dubill shared a preview of the new 41 Action News set by Park Place Studio on Instagram. The design is similar to sister stations WCPO-TV and KGTV-TV, with some local landmarks worked in. Expect the debut in the coming weeks.

September 15, 2014

Q&A: SAM2 creates Black History Month documentary

We recently spoke with Sam2’s creative team of Gordon Smith, Michael Carr and Chad Cook about their foray into content creation with the Black History Month documentary “The Journey: 450 Years Of The African-American Experience.”  “Journey” reveals the never-before-told true story about the role Africans played in the founding of St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest city in […]

September 8, 2014

Salt Lake City CBS updates streetside studio

Sinclair’s KUTV-TV debuted an updated streetside studio Monday during its 5pm newscast. Designed by Devlin Design Group, the updated studio makes good use of the spaces unique setting in the Wells Fargo Center. The new scenic elements include a spacious weather center with a 4×2 monitor array, multiple standup monitor locations and a large monitor wall. A […]

September 8, 2014

Philly station debuts new streetside studio

Philadelphia‘s WTXF-TV has debuted a new set in its streetside studio. The set replaces the 2006 FX Design Group set that featured faux metal trusswork, bright red accents and suspended frosted panels. The new set relocates the anchor desk to the center of the studio, rather than the corner where the previous one was located. Behind […]

September 7, 2014

Fox Philadelphia to debut new studio Monday

WTXF‑TV will debut a modern studio by Erector Sets, Inc on Monday. Here’s a preview…

September 4, 2014

Detroit NBC debuts updated set

Graham Media Group’s WDIV-TV debuted a refreshed set and logo last week in Detroit. Handled in-house, the project added large monitor walls and backlit graphics to the set, giving it a sleek look. The station also upgraded the desk, opting for one fronted by a large monitor. The new home base looks great on air, […]