The new state-of-the-art studio in Rockefeller Center that houses the NBC O&O’s newscasts features a wide rooftop view of Manhattan behind anchors Darlene Rodriguez and Michael Gargiulo looking through what appears to be floor-to-ceiling windows. But those “windows” are actually five, adjacent 103-inch Panasonic plasma displays set on end and fed by a roof-top camera.
Newport Television’s NBC affiliate made the switch to HD news with a new set over the weekend. The set, designed by Devlin Design Group, features a number of video displays and a Weather Central weather system. You can watch anchor Greg Peterson showing off the new digs here.
The ABC O&O in New York has has a new studio that looks out on 66th Street and Columbus Avenue near Lincoln Center. The low ceilings proved a challenge at first, but LED lighting overcame that hurdle. It features remote-controlled Ikegami HDL-50 POV cameras, whose robotic heads are controlled via fiber optics from the control room. Its street-level location features two remote-controlled, weather-proofed outdoor cameras for crowd shots. Across the street, in Richard Tucker Park, another camera can get wide shots of the studio.