Set Design

March 25, 2015

Devlin tours Omaha train-to-TV-station renovation progress

Set design firm Devlin Design Group paid a visit to the Burlington Station in Omaha, checking up on the progress of turning an 80-year-old building into a state-of-the-art television station for KETV-TV. Devlin was hired by the Hearst ABC affiliate to help create the station’s new news production facilities. In the photo above, Dan Devlin, […]

March 25, 2015

Small but flexibile studio gains traction in St. Louis

Tucked into a suburb of St. Louis, First Rule Film & Broadcast has built a network-caliber studio that plays host to many types of broadcasts. Located on the 16th and 17th floor of a high rise, First Rule has set a high standard. With sweeping views of downtown St. Louis, the company’s office commands a certain […]

March 24, 2015

RFD-TV set draws inspiration from farm, ranch architecture

Digital cable network RFD-TV debuted a new set that incorporates nods to rural architecture while still packing a newsy look. The set, located in Nashville, was designed by Jim Fenhagen and Camille Connolly of Jack Morton PDG under the direction of Gary Kanofsky and features a five-person anchor and panel area as well as multiple other venues. Showman Fabricators built the set and […]

March 24, 2015

‘Late Late Show’ gets new host, new home

British actor and comedian James Corden took over CBS’s “The Late Late Show” Monday and along with the new host came an upgraded look. The U.S. version of the show has been on the air since 1995 and with most recent host Craig Ferguson the show originated from a set that featured a wide wall […]

March 24, 2015

HLN debuts L.A. studio

CNN‘s HLN has taken its new look to the West Coast. The network completed a new set that mimics the look of the renovated Studio 7 in CNN Center in Atlanta in its Los Angeles studios. The project was designed by JHD Group. The L.A. version of the set is a bit more heavy on […]

March 20, 2015

A look behind the design of the ‘Set of the Year’ trophy

Although the design is rather simple — just two pieces of hand cut stainless steel gently bent at a 90 degree angle and fused together — the NewscastStudio Set of the Year trophy packs a lot of meaning. We’ve been hard at work designing the trophy, which will be given to the winners of each […]

March 19, 2015

NewscastStudio kicks off Set of the Year awards

NewscastStudio, the premier resource for television news set design, has announced a complete overhaul to its annual Set of the Year awards, including several new features for 2015. The website, which has awarded this honor for the past five years, will keep its popular fan voting component but also add a judging panel of television industry […]

March 18, 2015

Q&A: ESPN debuts wraps set from James Yates

ESPN debuted a flexible set in Studio F this month, the first time the studio has seen use since flagship “SportsCenter” left it last summer for the newly built Digital Center 2. The design, by James Yates Production Design, features multiple presentation areas and is stocked with technology. A gallery of the set design is on SetStudio. […]

March 17, 2015

CNN Philippines launches

CNN launched CNN Philippines earlier this week from studios in Manila, using a set and graphics with many elements borrowed from its U.S. counterpart. The mostly English-language channel is a partnership of Turner Broadcasting‘s CNN International unit and the Philippines’ Nine Media Corporation. The main studio used by the channel is a smaller space with a large […]

March 12, 2015

Thailand news channel debuts new studio

Nation TV, an English language news channel in Thailand, has debuted a new set and studio facility. The studio, dubbed “Nation TV Town @ The Coast,” is located in Bangkok’s Bang Na district and will be used for a variety of live programming. The 360-degree oval shaped set includes a variety of technology, including video walls, […]