Set Design

September 30, 2014

Syracuse University debuts new studio and innovative center for journalism studies

Syracuse University cut the ribbon on its upgraded journalism building this week, part of the Newhouse School. The Newhouse Studio and Innovation Center is part of an $18 million renovation of Newhouse 2 and includes a cutting-edge media facility for students. Broadcast Design International worked with Syracuse to develop the Digital News Center, providing turn-key […]

September 30, 2014

Sportsnet unveils massive ‘Hockey Central’ studio

Canadian sports network, Sportsnet unveiled the largest sports studio in the country Monday, home to the channels hockey coverage. At 11,000 square feet, the set includes nine separate mini-sets and 52 HD monitors. The studio will debut October 8, opening night for the NHL season, and was designed by Jack Morton PDG. “Our hosts and […]

September 30, 2014

Chicago Bears set nominated for Emmy

The home of the Chicago Bears Network has been nominated for an Emmy Award by the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The set debuted in fall of 2013 and was designed by Peter Provost of Provost Studio.

September 30, 2014

Kansas City NBC debuts new home

Kansas City’s 41 Action News, KSHB-TV, debuted a dynamic new studio Monday from designer Park Place Studio. Similar to Scripps sister stations at WCPO-TV and KGTV-TV, the set includes backlit panels throughout with a good dose of technology, 45 monitors in total. A 3×3 monitor array is located camera center, with graphic panels representing Kansas City on […]

September 30, 2014

Alaska NBC broadcasts in HD from new studio

KTUU-TV launched in high definition Sunday from its new Anchorage facility, the Northern Lights Media Center. “Every local market is unique. However, KTUU-TV’s reach spans nearly the entire the state of Alaska, about one-fifth the size of the continental U.S.,” said Tracy Sabo, KTTU-TV news director. “This reach is truly unique in any local market, […]

September 29, 2014

‘The View’ tweaks on air look

ABC’s “The View” has already started tweaking its on air look, with some changes to the show’s graphics rolling out last week. Perhaps most noticeable is a new design for the generic, branded graphic that appears behind the hosts on the set’s massive video wall — which now features a two-toned city skyline. When the […]

September 29, 2014

‘SNL’ ‘Weekend Update’ gets new set

“Weekend Update,” the comedic news segment of “Saturday Night Live” kicked off the show’s 40th season with a new anchor pairing and new background. Newly hired Michael Che, along with Seth Meyers‘ replacement Colin Jost, who took over the anchor desk last season, “reported” the parody newscast in front of a new backdrop — a two-toned […]

September 26, 2014

Q&A: Inside the technology of ESPN’s Studio W

We recently had a chance to speak with Jim Landy of AV Design Services about the technological integration on ESPN’s new studio W, home of the networks NFL programming. Working on site for 10 weeks, AV Design Services make sure all the pieces connected to create its unique appearance on air. Landy is no stranger to large studio […]

September 25, 2014

‘Hockey Central’ prepares new studio

With only two weeks left until the puck drops on the 2014 NHL season, preparations are being finalized for the broadcasts. In Canada, a large shift in coverage is in the works as Rogers takes over hockey exclusively for the next 12 years. Rogers owns sports network SportsNet, which will broadcast many of the games. […]

September 23, 2014

Louisville Fox debuts technology driven set

Block Communications’ WDRB-TV debuted a new set and newscast this week. “Today at WDRB-TV, we walk into our own little version of Oz,” said Eric Crawford of WDRB-TV. “At 6 o’clock, not only will the station unveil a new kind of newscast in a traditionally competitive time slot we’ve not used for news before, it […]