Set Design

April 16, 2015

RT melds set layouts for Putin call in show

RT, a state funded television network in Russia, just wrapped up broadcasting a marathon live question and answer show with president Vladimir Putin that originated from a massive “theatre in the round” style set that borrowed from several different layouts. The network produces coverage of the call in show every year, which received thousands of inquires via social […]

April 15, 2015

NFL plans ‘Draft Town’ for Chicago

The NFL will take over a portion of Chicago‘s Grant Park with a 900,000-square foot “Draft Town” featuring temporary structures for public events, as well as decking out the interior of Roosevelt College’s Auditorium Theatre. The NFL will erect a series of open air structures to house museums, attractions and seating for the draft, which […]

April 14, 2015

Indianapolis station to debut new newscast, set

Indianapolis‘ WRTV-TV is prepping to launch a new 4 p.m. newscast along with a new set. The 4 p.m. show, being billed under the name “The Now Indy,” debuts April 20. At the same time, the station will debut a new set that features dark faux wood floors, light toned walls and backlit color changing […]

April 13, 2015

NYC CW debuts simple set with eye-catching anchor desk

New York City‘s WPIX-TV, the CW affiliate, debuted a new set and graphics during its 5 p.m. newscast Monday. The new set, designed by Studio A Designs, features a simple, three-walled anchor area with a 3×3 monitor array camera center, as shown in this screen grab from NewYorkNewsCoverage on Twitter. Two nearly floor to ceiling […]

April 13, 2015

‘Set of the Year’ winners announced

The results are in for the newly revamped NewscastStudio Set of the Year competition, which was judged by a panel of industry experts. The winners were announced earlier today at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. Those designers attending the show received their trophy in person from NewscastStudio editor Dak Dillon. Judges A special thank […]

April 13, 2015

Now open for your votes: Round 2 of Set of the Year Fan Vote

In addition to announcing our judges’ picks for Set of the Year, the honor of our Fan Vote category is still up for grabs and we’ve opened up the voting for Round 2, with the winners of last week’s ballot moving on:

April 12, 2015

Virtualsetworks debuts layered AE files

Virtualsetworks, a stock virtual set design company, has launched a new line of layered Adobe After Effects virtual sets, giving producers new control of design and setup. The .aep files allow for easier customization, which previously would have required additional costs. “These sets represent an enormous investment towards bringing more control and flexibility to the […]

April 6, 2015

Tour of MLB Network Studio 21

“MLB Central” showed off its new studio today. Here’s the tour, given by hosts Matt Vasgersian, Lauren Shehadi and Mark DeRosa. The studio, designed by Clickspring Design, mixes nostalgia with modern technology to create a versatile space. We’ll have more coverage and gallery of the studio later this week.

April 6, 2015

Amarillo station prepping new look, name

KVII-TV, the Sinclair ABC affiliate in Amarillo, Texas, is unveiling a new set, graphics and name. The station, which has used the branding “Pro News” since 1967, will switch to the simpler and network-centric “ABC 7 News,” though it will keep its “The Panhandle Spirit” tagline and circle 7 logo. Also debuting is a new […]

April 6, 2015

CNBC broadcasts from new San Francisco bureau

CNBC debuted its new San Francisco home today, located at One Market Plaza. The new bureau, dubbed CNBC@1Market, includes a small studio with views of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge. The bureau also houses partner Re/code, the website founded by Kara Swisher. Time-lapse of bureau construction: Interestingly, Bloomberg’s newsroom and studio is only a short […]