Set Design

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 […]

October 16, 2014

‘Nightly’ continues to adjust on air look

“NBC Nightly News” continues to tweak its on air look, including camera angles and graphics, after reworking its set in early September. On Wednesday’s broadcast, the network used a different opening shot, with the camera shooting anchor Brian Williams at a similar angle to its pre-show teases. The shot started wide, as shown above, with […]

October 16, 2014

Portland NBC updates lighting and set

Working with Advanced Broadcast Solutions, KGW-TV updated its main studios lighting package and set design in August and September. “Between the lighting and the new Planar wall, it feels like we have a new set,” said David Boyd, KGW-TV director of technology. “As expected, there were some concerns with the plan to pull out the […]

October 15, 2014

Charlotte Fox creates a different kind of morning show vibe

When WJZY-TV launched “Good Day Carolinas” in August, the station wanted to create a different kind of morning show atmosphere. High energy, conversational news and entertainment were at the forefront of the new show, and Fox 46 needed a set to match. Working with set designer JHD Group, WJZY-TV created a diner feel, a “comfortable place […]