WRAL-WRAZ Raleigh Debuts New Set

Capitol Broadcasting’s WRAL and WRAZ Raleigh, N.C. (DMA 27) 50, launched a new set on Oct. 31 starting with their noon newscasts. The new set houses what the company believes to be the largest local news LED installation in the country. Not one, but two, LED screen arrays will help the WRAL News and Weather […]

TVN TECH

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.

NAB SHOW PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The NAB Exhibit Floor: FX Design Group & Digital Video Group

FX Design Group & Digital Video Group | Booth SL1210 | https://fxgroup.tv/ FX Design Group and Digital Video Group will be joining forces at this year’s NAB show.  FX and DVG have been working together for a number of years to bring the best in Studio Design and Systems Integration and Technology to Broadcast Studios, […]

DMA 50

WMC Memphis Debuts New News Set

DMA 10: BOSTON

Updated WCVB Newsroom Adds Anchor Desk

MARKET SHARE | DMA 91: CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

KWWL Renovates Building Back To 1916 Specs

DMA 170

KOTA Rapid City Moves Into New Set

DMA 153: ROCHESTER, MN

KTTC Rochester, MN Unveils A New Set

DMA 108

WCTV Tallahassee Gets A New Look

DMA 27

WKRN Nashville Unveils New News Set

DMA 44: GRAND RAPIDS, MI

WOOD Grand Rapids Opens Two New Studios

DMA 44: GRAND RAPIDS, MI

WOOD Creating Streetside Studio

DMA 105: LINCOLN-HASTINGS-KEARNEY, NE

KOLN Lincoln Debuts New News Set

DMA 51

WREG Memphis Updating Its Newsroom Studio

DMA 109: SIOUX FALLS, SD

KSFY Moves Into Downtown Studio

DMA 77

WLTX Columbia Debuts New News Set

DMA 90: CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

KWWL Unveils Building Renovation, New Studio

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.

TVN TECH SPECIAL REPORT: NEWS SETS, PART 1

Big Video, Versatility Highlights Of Set Design

Local news sets are relying on big video displays and monitor arrays such as those at WNBC New York to tell more compelling stories. They are also making it easier for stations to repurpose those sets for other shows. This is Part One of a four-part Special Report on news studios and sets. Part Two on video display controllers also appears today. Part Three tomorrow will explore how the NBC O&Os have upgraded many of their facilities in a Q&A with the group’s Therese Gamba and Jeff Morris. Part Four on Thursday takes a close-up at the innovative approach at WTXF Philadelphia and KDKA Pittsburgh.

DMA 9

WFXT Boston Debuts New Newsroom Set

DMA 71

WJRT Flint Teases New Set

PLAYOUT (DMA 18: ORLANDO, FL)

WOFL Orlando Rolls Out New News Set

DMA 27 (INDIANAPOLIS)

WRTV Unveils New Set By FX Design Group

WRTV, the Scripps-owned ABC affiliate in Indianapolis (DMA 27), debuted a new set, complete with wide video walls, multiple monitors and color-changing LED’s for peak flexibility. It was designed, installed and lit by FX Design Group of Ocoee, Fla.     At the forefront is a modern weather center that showcases WRTV’s StormTeam 6. A giant monitor […]

DMA 24

WBTV Charlotte Debuts New Real/Virtual Set

Raycom’s North Carolina CBS affiliate debuts new news set from FX Design Group using both a hard set and a virtual set.

TECH SPOTLIGHT

Virtual Sets Gain Traction in Station Studios

A hybrid approach combining a traditional hard set with an oversized green screen area is gaining acceptance at stations. It allows them to integrate virtual elements into their news presentations and gain experience working with virtual technology without risking the entire newscast on a technology long viewed by stations with skepticism.

DMA 147 (ANCHORAGE, AK)

KTUU Debuts New Studio, Set, Motion Graphics

KTUU, the NBC affiliate in Anchorage, Alaska (DMA 147), debuted a new studio today. It was created by FX Design Group. “Every local market is unique. However, KTUU’s reach spans nearly the entire the state of Alaska, about one-fifth the size of the continental U.S., said Tracy Sabo, KTTU news director. “This reach is truly […]

FX Design Group Adds Two To Design Team

FX Design Group of Ocoee, Fla., has hired two new designers, boosting its creative design team to 10. The latest additions are Erin Lartonoix and Hanadi Al- Hajjar, who join as associate designers. Lartonoix holds a B.F.A. in visual communication with an emphasis in illustration. She has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator since […]

PLAYOUT

WXIX Cincinnati Debuts FX Design News Set

DMA 9 (ATLANTA)

WGCL Atlanta Debuts New News Set Today

NEWS SETS SPECIAL REPORT

Green Screen Not Just For Weather Anymore

While few U.S. TV stations are opting for full-fledged virtual sets for their news operations, hybrid sets that combine real and virtual elements are rapidly finding adoption due to their versatility and cost-effectiveness.

FX Design Group Makes Two Key Promotions

FX Design Group announced two appointments to enhance the creative team in both scenic design and motion graphics. Kevin Vickers, has been promoted to design director and Al Lagor to managing director of motion design. Vickers has been at FX for 14 years and in that time, started as a graphic designer, working at KRON […]

Vickers, Lagor Upped At FX Design

FX Design Group announced two appointments to enhance the creative team in both scenic design and motion graphics. Kevin Vickers, has been promoted to design director and Al Lagor to managing director of Motion Design. “The creativity, imagination and work ethic of these two key designers made them easy choices to lead and enhance our […]

DMA 118

WSFA Montgomery Rolls Out New News Set

DMA 39 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

WOOD Debuts Major Set Upgrade From FX Design

DMA 126

KERO Bakersfield Debuts New Set From FX

SPECIAL REPORT: SEVERE WEATHER

Weathercasting Worthy Of A Museum

Following the success of WFTV’s mock weather set at the Orlando Science Center, the set maker, FX Design Group, is marketing the idea of creating weather sets for museums to other stations, making the pitch that they are a chance not only to do good, but to make money. This is the second of six articles that will appear this week and that collectively constitute a TVNewsCheck Special Report on Severe Weather News. Below is the first story in the series.