In the cutthroat world of morning TV, when one competitor “innovates” the others must follow. Such is the case with the “Social Square,” which debuted Monday on “Good Morning America.” Social media isn’t exactly a new concept, but the morning shows are making a big deal of it in hopes to gain more viewers. The “Social […]
ABC News 24 updated its set scenery today, with new virtual backgrounds from Lightwell. The move follows a set update at many other ABC stations, including ABC News Victoria. Lightwell has been hard at work, rolling out animated backdrops to most ABC News affiliates.
Currently broadcasting from the local PBS affiliate, Fox Sports Midwest is undergoing a major upgrade. For the 2014 MLB season, Fox Sports Midwest will move to a new studio with a view of the St. Louis Cardinals ballpark, Busch Stadium. It’s going to be a high-tech, cutting-edge studio,” said Jack Donovan, general manager of Fox […]
Devlin Design Group contributed this story about the recent set installation at KTVA-TV in Alaska. This is a story about a group of scenic artists with a 23,000 square-foot blank canvas, a long sea voyage, an adventure in a far-away land, and all within a time frame that would frighten the writers of “24.” In […]
Innovative Show Design has launched a new website, take a look. ISD has worked on various scenic projects, including creating the main studio for NBA TV.
“Good Morning America” originated from Los Angeles this morning, using a plush, red curtained set with video screens. The set, which is surrounded with uplit red curtains, features large video walls, one of which is surrounded by a curved gold frame. Large Oscar figurines and fabric wrapped columns were scattered throughout the set, which also […]
SportsNet LA, the new cable network owned by the Los Angeles Dodgers and managed by Time Warner Cable, launched this week with a sports-infused set design. The set was designed by Jeff Hall of JHD Group. Troika designed the graphics, which are similar to TWC SportsNet. An anchor desk fronted by two bezel-less monitors is […]
In 2015, NASCAR will move from current broadcasters Fox/TNT/ESPN to Fox/NBC. In anticipation, NBCSN (formerly NBC Sports Network) launched a weekly NASCAR show from its Connecticut studios this week. For the show, NBCSN added a new desk that’s clad in a checkered pattern, mirroring the flag used to end a NASCAR race. A cutaway racecar […]
“Erin Burnett OutFront” broadcast from CNN Studio 71, home of “New Day,” last night. The set uses a dark look, similar to “Unguarded,” which also uses 71. Changes are coming to CNN, with a revamp of the former Communications Center studio in the works. Its other tenant, “Early Start” also used a different set on […]
Wednesday’s “Today Show” made use of the new upstairs of Studio 1A — but with the window frames removed, allowing the branded graphics in the “windows” to stand out better. Yesterday, we noted that Matt Lauer conducted an interview in the upstairs area and topical graphics were fed to the “windows” rather than the live Rockefeller […]