WYFF Greenville S.C., Launches New Devlin Set

Hearst-owned NBC affiliate WYFF Greenville, S.C., have debuted a new set from Devlin Design Group. The studio features the latest technology and integrates textures and imagery relating to an iconic bridge located in the heart of downtown and the natural beauty of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains, in a visual contemporary aesthetic. During the input […]

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U.S. Newsrooms Warm On Video Walls, Cool On VR

Video walls continue to dominate studio design trends in the U.S. with ever-broader use framed by the “warmth” of natural materials and local personality. Abroad, newsrooms have been more embracing of the virtual reality sets of which domestic broadcasters are still wary. Above, FX Design Group designed and installed the KHON Honolulu set, which features large video walls.

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Falling Cost, Ease Of Use Boost LED Video Walls

Recent supply chain issues notwithstanding, newsrooms are embracing LED video walls for their dropping prices, ease of use and improved quality over older, LCD options. Above: WRDW Augusta, Ga., included a large video wall in its new facility, designed by FX, that it moved into earlier this year. (Source: WRDW)

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WPTV West Palm Debuts Studio Upgrade

Scripps-owned WPTV, the NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach, Fla., has debuted a new set from Devlin Design Group. The upgrade coincides with the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, a time when many NBC stations take advantage of increased viewership to run additional promotional spots and debut changes.

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TVN Tech | Studio Designs Look Past COVID

COVID-19’s social distancing requirements won’t have a lasting impact on studio design and trends like video walls are expanding, vendors say. But remote production has compelled them to offer simple-to-use at-home kits until COVD abates. Above, Devlin Design Group recently delivered the set for the new studio at the Tennis Channel. The set uses LED displays surrounding the studio. The Tennis Channel can use the same set for different programs since the LEDs can display “graphic wallpaper” that can be customized.

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WXII Unveils New Studio, Set Built By Local Business

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TVN Tech | COVID-19 Won’t Derail Set Design Trends

Despite pushing newsrooms temporarily into mostly remote production, set design vendors say COVID-19 won’t have a lasting effect on where sets were heading before the pandemic. They say viewers are likely to see more LED panels and walls, virtual sets and augmented and virtual reality usage in news studios. Above, for the TF1 broadcast news studio in France, Planar delivered a 750-square-foot curved video wall.

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Black News Channel Debuts With Devlin Design Set

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TVN Tech | Stations Are Beginning To See The (LED) Light

Having well-designed lights has impact beyond lowered operating costs due to reduced power consumption and how good the lights make the talent look. LED technology is now in its third generation, so many of its previous kinks have been worked out. The latest LED lights communicate wirelessly, are “perfect” when it comes to the color rendering index and handle a range of color temperatures. Above: The athletics broadcast studio at University of Louisville has a PrimeTime GUS 51 LED Fresnel as well as MSLED 20 XB2, MSLED 40 XB2 and 1SLED XB2 lights. Source: PrimeTime.

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WVTM Debuts New Set By Devlin Design

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New Facilities Insider | Building A News Network From The Ground Up

Black News Channel is constructing a $26 million facility in Tallahassee, Fla., anchored by technology from Bitcentral, Vizrt and Sony. Its engineering chief, Kenny Elcock, explains how interoperability is key.

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Video Walls Advance Set Design, Storytelling

A step up from past LCD video walls, the new LED technology is increasingly featuring in new news set designs, enabling crisper images and more flexibility.

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Devlin Gets Promax Gold For Set Design, Again

DMA 32: KANSAS CITY

KMBC Debuts New Set Packed With Technology

Black News Channel Selects Devlin Design Group

Black News Channel, a provider of 24/7 cable news programming created “by people of color for people of color,” chose Devlin Design Group to design a newsroom featuring a “scenic storytelling environment” based on information gathered from focus groups. The main studio located in Tallahassee, Fla., is the home-base for the network’s news, lifestyle and […]

MARKET SHARE | DMA 86: MADISON, WI

WISC’s Unveils ‘Future Of News’ Set By Devlin

DMA 8: SAN FRANCISCO

KTVU Rolls Out Set Inspired By Bay Area

DMA 26: BALTIMORE

WBFF’s New Set Demonstrates ‘Next-Gen’ Thinking

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KSBY’s New Set Overshadowed By Mud Slides

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KSBY Thinks Big With Latest DDG Set Design

Cordillera Communications’ NBC affiliate KSBY Santa Barbara, Calif. (DMA 123), and Devlin Design Group collaborated on a project for a station with limited space but lofty aspirations. The result, a modular, technologically advanced, scenic storytelling environment created by maximizing the space and scale of the design elements. “The new set gives us tremendous flexibility, allowing […]

DMA 34: COLUMBUS, OH

WSYX Uses Video Walls For Ultimate Flexibility

DMA 42: JACKSONVILLE, FL

WJAX Taps Advanced For Studio Upgrade

When Cox Media Group’s CBS affiliate WJAX Jacksonville, Fla. (DMA 42), began renovating its production studio, it wanted to incorporate an eye-catching display in every area of the set — including the anchor desk. Working with design consultant Devlin Design Group, integrator Advanced took on the challenge with the installation of more than 40 displays by NEC, […]

DMA 4: PHILADELPHIA

WFMZ Turns To Devlin For New Set Design

Poised between the Philadelphia and New York broadcast markets, sits Maranatha Broadcasting’s WFMZ Allentown, Pa. The independent station in the Lehigh Valley, north of Philly and only 90 miles west of New York City, has served the northern tier of the Philadelphia market since 1976, and has grown to provide 46 hours of news each […]

DMA 46: ALBUQUERQUE, NM

KOAT Albuquerque Rolls Out New Set

Devlin Design Group Adds Damon Bryant

Devlin Design Group today added Damon Bryant as vice president, general manager and director of business development. Bryant is a television veteran with 28 years of marketing and management experience in some of the most competitive local broadcast markets including Miami, Detroit, Chicago and most recently Kansas City. He has worked for three O&Os and […]

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WJAX-WFOX Hurries New Set Ahead Of Storms

DMA 47: JACKSONVILLE, FL

WJAX Rolls Out New Look Early For Irma Coverage

DMA 41: OKLAHOMA CITY

KOCO Set Goes Big With ‘Diagrid’ Pattern

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WJBK’s New Set By DDG Earns Promax Gold

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WDSU New Orleans Debuts New News Set

DMA 18: ORLANDO, FL

WESH’s New Set Design Draws On Graphics

Inside an Award-Winning Set Design

KDKA wanted a new scenic storytelling environment that would reflect Pittsburgh’s revitalized downtown while providing maximum production flexibility. Here’s an illustrated guide to how those goals became reality.

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KRIV’s New Set Is A ‘Storytelling Environment’

DMA 8: HOUSTON

KRIV News Revolves Around ‘Storytelling Pod’

DMA 13

WJBK Detroit Rolls Out New News Set

TVN TECH SPECIAL REPORT: NEWS SETS, PART 4

KDKA And WTXF Are All About Flexible Sets

At both of these Pennsylvania stations, large studios, big video arrays, easily changed graphics packages and quick-change studio lighting make it possible to produce much more than news from their new sets without placing an excessive burden on their production staffs. This is the final part of a four-part Special Report on news sets. You can read the other parts here.

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KATU Portland Unveils News Set Upgrade

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WKRC Cincinnati Takes Wraps Off New Set

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PromaxBDA Honors Devlin Design For KDKA Set