Set Design

January 30, 2015

Fox STL debuts new set

Tribune’s KTVI-TV took the wraps off its new studio this week, just in time for sweeps. The set, designed by Broadcast Design International, includes two large monitor walls, backlit paneling and stonework. “We have two television stations to operate and we’re doing 80 hours of local news a week. There’s an awful lot more than […]

January 27, 2015

‘Late Late Show’ takes over studio of ‘CBS This Morning’

Regis Philbin is guest hosting “The Late Late Show” this week from New York, as the show continues to cycle through hosts after Craig Ferguson’s departure in December. While the other hosts have used the shows main Los Angeles digs, Philbin is hosting his stint from Studio 57 at the CBS Broadcast Center, which is […]

January 26, 2015

Boston station adds video wall to WX center

Hearst‘s WCVB-TV, the ABC affiliate in Boston, has updated its set with a new video wall — mirroring a change made less than a year ago elsewhere on the set. The station added a 6 × 2 flat panel monitor wall to its weather center, replacing an icy blue branded dura background. Last March, the station traded […]

January 23, 2015

Fox Connecticut debuts ‘Fox’-y new home

WTIC-TV, the Tribune owned Fox affiliate in Hartford, Conn., debuted a new home this week that blends its network’s signature bold colors into the set design. The set, designed by Park Place Studio, includes a dramatic curved anchor desk with bold horizontal striping created with lights. Four small vertically mounted flat panels with thick bezels […]

January 23, 2015

Connecticut station previews new set

WFSB-TV, Meredith‘s CBS affiliate in Hartford, Conn., is offering up previews of its new set. The set, which is dominated with backlit walls with metallic framework, also includes a 3 × 3 monitor wall behind the anchor desk. The anchor desk, meanwhile, is internally lit and also includes two white internally lit bands at the top and […]

January 23, 2015

‘#YouTubeAsksObama’ ‘sets’ look like bad parody

YouTube hosted a special live stream featuring YouTube creators Bethany Mota, GloZell Green and Hank Green interviewing President Obama from “sets” that resembled something between a really bad preschool play and adult movie set. You’ll notice the word “sets” appears in quotation marks (read: air quotes) throughout this article, because they barely qualify for that distinction. […]

January 22, 2015

CNN creates ‘Money Center’ on ‘New Day’ set

CNN‘s morning offering “New Day” is using an existing area of its set as the “CNN Money Center.” The area, which is also used as a one-on-one interview area, is now equipped with a glass-topped pod. The “windows” on the three walls behind are now used to display financial data, branded graphics and topical graphics […]

January 21, 2015

‘View’ gets back-friendly chairs for Whoopi’s return

ABC‘s “The View” welcomed back cohost Whoopi Goldberg this week and, because she is still recovering from back surgery, swapped out its normal stylish chairs for ugly, but apparently back-friendly office-style chairs. The high backed black chairs, which also feature wheels, were pulled up around the show’s normal table. The next day, Goldberg was still […]

January 21, 2015

CNN rehashes HLN studio

Following the relocation of HLN to Studio 7 in Atlanta, CNN has created a rather weak knockoff of the “New Day” set in HLN’s old space. The space, which has been updated to have faux brick walls, bookshelves and faux windows much like its New York City counterpart, is used for the weekend editions of “New Day” […]

January 21, 2015

‘The Rundown’ borrows studio in Washington

“The Rundown with Jose Diaz-Balart” is borrowing the studio of “Meet the Press,” while Diaz-Balart is in Washington for the State of the Union coverage. The show is only using the smaller glass table, with a divider wall added to block the larger desk. Graphics with MSNBC’s State of the Union branding adorn the set. […]