CNN Abu Dhabi debuts with newsroom set

CNN Abu Dhabi, the network’s new newsgathering hub for the Middle East, opened from its HD production facility today.

The facility, which will be home to “PRISM,” CNN’s first ever daily live news program from the region, includes a contemporary newsroom set featuring textured walls, bold rectangular lighting fixtures and vertical flat screens.

The set appears to be designed primarily for standing anchors and uses the facility’s control room as a background element as well.

The set was designed by FX Group, NewscastStudio has confirmed.

More details about the launch from can be found here and more images from CNN Observations.