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.

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KVDA San Antonio Updates News Set

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KTLM McAllen Advances ’25 Years Overnight’

Since June 25, the station has been operating from its new 23,000-square-foot Telemundo 40 Studios on the second floor of building near downtown McAllen and the community’s city hall. There, it produces 14 hours of news a week as well as other local programming in 1080i HD from a modern, adaptable set designed by John Casey Production Design in New York City and built by Blackwalnut in Valley Cottage, N.Y.