Australian broadcaster debuts new studio

The Australian Broadcasting Corp. (ABC) debuted a new studio for many of its programs including “News Breakfast” and “Newsline.”

Studio 38, located in Melbourne, features three zones that can be rapidly configured depending on the program. A behind-the-scenes video was posted on ABC’s Tumblr.

The main anchor desk seats four and features a large plasma monitor with virtual set extensions by UK design firm Lightwell.

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A large informal interview area is located to the left of the main anchor desk. This area can be reconfigured based on the show with different furniture and backgrounds.

A plasma monitor anchors the space, with wood panels and light accents.

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On the right of the main anchor desk is a versatile 3×3 monitor array.

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The new look is a step up from ABC’s previous Victoria studio, with the design expected to rollout to other Australian studios.

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