Los Angeles’ KTLA-TV moves into Stage 6 with new set, control room
The new 15,000 square foot facility includes the station’s main news set, a secondary area for production, news center and control room. KTLA-TV formerly broadcasted from Stages 7/8, which had been in use by the station since the early 1950’s, when the studio lot was still called the Warner Brothers Studios.
The sets sleek anchor desk features a curved LED display, which is primarily used for branding, along with two backlit panels. Behind, a 3×3 55″ monitor array from Primeview (model PRV55SNG01UR) shows live imagery and is flanked by two LED walls that showcase subtle branding and graphics.
Metal beams frame these elements, topped by a frosted plexiglass rendition of the station’s logo as well as a series of backlit panels that frame the main anchor area.
A rolling monitor cart is located to the left of the anchor desk, positioned to use with the desk or as a standup location.
To the right of the home base, another 3×3 55″ video wall is present, leading into the station’s interview and performance area.
Here, an LED display is placed behind a configurable seating, which includes softer finishes, such as faux wood flooring, and a sofa atop a edge lit riser.
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A floating header with square cutouts anchors the interview area, while bright orange edge lighting wraps the main news area.
Outside the main presentation area, the space also includes a traffic center and branded green room that is designed to appear on-air.
Along with the studio change, KTLA-TV also updated its motion graphics package with a new look from Tribune’s in-house creative group.