NBC Local Media to add new studios

NBC announced plans to bolster its local news division with new equipment, staff and decentralization.

TVNewsCheck writes, “To support the expanded news efforts, NBC is building new studios or sets in four markets (New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Miami), establishing new investigative or consumer news units in five (New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco and Hartford, Conn.), upgrading its fleet of ENG vehicles, purchasing 20 new cameras and restoring helicopters to WNBC and KNBC.”

WNBC-TV is moving into the former home of “Nightly” while KNBC-TV is moving into the former “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” studio. Plans for KXAS-TV and WTVJ-TV are unknown.

The move shows a significant commitment to local stations, we’ll see how long it lasts.