Set Design

October 29, 2014

San Francisco station shows off new location, set

Media General’s KRON-TV is preparing to move across town to 900 Front Street, home of KGO-TV. The two competing stations will share the ABC Broadcast Center, with separate working and studio spaces. KRON-TV posted a tour of the new home, which will become operational in mid-November. The new location includes a new set design from FX Design Group, which […]

October 28, 2014

‘Daily Show’ broadcasts from Austin

Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” is on the road this week, broadcasting from the Zach Theatre in Austin, Texas. For the shows “Democalypse 2014: South By South Mess” coverage of the elections, “The Daily Show” went very Texas, working with designer Jack Morton PDG and fabricator blackwalnut. The set includes many patriotic decorations, two RP […]

October 28, 2014

‘Wolf’ moves to Capitol view set

CNN Commentary recently noted that Wolf Blitzer’s self-titled afternoon show recently moved to the Capitol view set at CNN’s Washington Bureau. “Wolf” previously broadcasted from Studio A&B, home to “The Situation Room” and “The Lead with Jake Tapper.” The exact reason for the move is unknown, as Studio A&B is capable of producing multiple shows […]

October 24, 2014

CCTV may finally being moving to new HQ building

CCTV may finally be moving into its headquarters — years after it was originally scheduled to — reports the Wall Street Journal. The Beijing building’s construction was fraught with delays. Originally scheduled for completion before the 2008 Olympics in China, that was pushed back before a 2009 fire in the complex. That fire, though not in the […]

October 22, 2014

‘View’ changes the view … again

Another day, another round of changes for “The View.” As we wrote Tuesday, the ABC daytime talk show kicked off the week with a substantial overhaul of its set and graphics, which had itself come on the heels several smaller changes that included a new desk and changes to the on-set graphics that had been […]

October 22, 2014

Golf network launches with mix of virtual and real set design

BACK9NETWORK recently launched from new studios in Hartford, Connecticut, with carriage from DirecTV. The network worked with FX Design Group to create a series of virtual and hard sets for the launch, which air on various programs including: “The Turn,” “Off Par,” and “The Clubhouse.” “We wanted our set design partner to understand the atmosphere we were looking […]

October 22, 2014

CNN takes over Jacksonville station for ‘Debate Night’

WJXT-TV transformed its morning show set, located in Studio B, into a debate stage for Tuesday nights Florida gubernatorial debate. The changes include new graphic panels on the set and logos for both CNN and WJXT-TV. CNN’s “election stars” were added to create a border around the bottom. CNN also brought along its debate podiums, […]

October 21, 2014

CNN readies ‘Election Center’

CNN has updated its Washington, D.C. studios for the upcoming November general election. The “CNN Election Center” is back, as large letters have been placed above the RP screen, where CNN Washington usually appears. Stars have been added around the sets header, with the large cube-blocks returning as well. Overall, CNN appears to be reusing […]

October 21, 2014

Yet another new ‘View’

We’re starting to think “The View” should change its name to “The View: For Now, Anyway” given its seemingly endless amounts of changes to its on air look. The ABC daytime talker unveiled yet more changes to its set and graphics Monday. On Monday’s show, despite what is probably the most drastic change since the […]

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 […]