Set Design

April 18, 2014

Opening ‘Today’ segment shows awkward blocking

Shortly after the debut of the new Studio 1A, we noted that a jib appeared behind anchor Matt Lauer in the “Today Show” opening segment — one of the downsides of the show’s shift to no longer using the corner windows as its main background from home base. This morning “Today” viewers were treated to […]

April 17, 2014

Own CNN’s Office Max desk today!

NewscastStudio can now confirm “CNN Tonight” is using a desk that can be purchased from Office Max. Yes, you’re reading that correctly. Office Max. Part of the Brenton Studio Merido Collection, the desk has a 4.8 star review. Maybe we’ll see a good review of it for TV news use? You can own the same desk CNN […]

April 16, 2014

Cincinnati Fox debuts new set from FX Design Group

WXIX-TV, the Raycom Fox affiliate serving Cincinnati, debuted a new set from FX Design Group. The design includes a unique copper color palette and a mix of modern technology, with the goal of creating a warm and inviting environment. “WXIX-TV wanted a contemporary and versatile set,” said Stephen Ricker, Set Designer with FX Design Group. […]

April 15, 2014

Really CNN? This is a desk?

“CNN Tonight” moved from the field to the studio for day two. The show is using the former studio of “Piers Morgan Tonight,” but it looks like a new desk wasn’t ready in time for the debut. So, they ran to a local office supply store and bought a cheap “modern” office desk. How crazy does this […]

April 15, 2014

Gulf Coast CBS debuts new set

WKRG-TV debuted its new set and graphics Monday. The new set includes 9 LED monitors, a 3×3 monitor array camera center and a working weather center. Designed by David Weller, the new studio mixes brick with backlit paneling and technology to create a modern loft feeling. The brick walls were chosen to honor the Mobile, […]

April 15, 2014

Vote in Round 3 of Set Madness

Cast your votes below for Round 3 of Set Madness. Learn more about each set and see photos from links on our original post.

April 14, 2014

Carolina CBS works on set installation

Media General’s WSPA-TV is working hard to install a new set, similar to sister station WKRG-TV. WSPA-TV is posting a picture a day as the installation continues. We expect the new look to debut in early May.

April 14, 2014

Results of Round 2 of Set Madness

It all comes down to this, the results for Round 2 of Set Madness are in… here’s who advances to the semi-finals in our annual Set of the Year competition. Network Division Canada AM (Gallery | Coverage) “New Day” (Gallery | Coverage) Fox Sports 1 (Coverage) Local Division KTVT-TV (Gallery | Coverage) KSAZ-TV (Gallery | Coverage) KTVA-TV […]

April 11, 2014

San Antonio station builds piñata anchor desk

We all know backlit panels and flat panel video arrays are all the rage in set design — but who could overlook building a news set from piñata materials?! KENS-TV, the Gannett CBS affiliate in San Antonio hasn’t. The station unveiled a 70-inch wide, 38-inch tall and 20-inch deep “Fiesta Desk” for its coverage of the 2014 […]

April 10, 2014

Chattanooga NBC debuts new set

WRCB-TV, NBC 3 Chattanooga, debuted a new set from Broadcast Design International recently. JDM Construction worked locally with BDI on the project. “This set completely replaces a 1998 set that we have renovated multiple times,” said WRCB-TV President & General Manager Tom Tolar. “The new set contains more technology and can be used for multiple types […]