BBC overhauls regional news studio for ‘Midlands Today’
BBC’s “Midlands Today” began transmission from its updated studio Tuesday.
Five monitors wrap behind the sets main anchor area, which features a red sofa and an internally lit, circular anchor desk/coffee table. Camera left, a large monitor is present for weather and standups. A secondary standing-height pod can be brought in for segments or special coverage, such as sports and elections.
Along with topical graphics, the main monitor wall reuses a vertical set extension from 2012 to show a faux look inside BBC’s Broadcasting House newsroom, similar to other BBC regional newscasts, with design by Lightwell.