Virtual Sets Gain Traction, But U.S. Stations Still Reticent

Gains in tech and drops in prices are pushing more broadcasters to adopt video walls in their studios, but stations are learning that designing a digital set also means adopting a different mindset. Pictured: This XR Studio for ServusTV in Salzburg, Austria, is driven by Ross Video’s Voyager and Lucid control system to simplify workflow. Voyager is built on the Epic Unreal gaming engine for hyper realistic rendering.


TVN’s New Facilities Insider | NBCU Takes The IP Plunge In Boston

The massive NBCUniversal Boston Media Center in Needham, Mass., houses the company’s NBC and Telemundo stations plus regional cable news and sports networks in a new $125 million, 160,000-square foot headquarters. “It’s a complete game-changer,” says one GM of the greenfield build.


KXAS Dallas Unveils New Set This Weekend

The NBC O&O, which TVNewsCheck reported on last week, plans to unveil its newly designed set to viewers in the Dallas market this weekend following Sunday Night Football. Last week on Playout, the technology blog of TVNewsCheck, we published photos of conference rooms, newsrooms and control rooms from inside The Studios At DFW. This week, we have photos of the brand new news set.