PLAYOUT (DMA 146: ANCHORAGE, AK)

KTVA Anchorage Wins News Set Of The Year

KTVA And Devlin Design Group Win Set Of The Year

MARKET SHARE (DMA 35: CINCINNATI)

WCPO’s New Set Designed To Enhance Content

PLAYOUT

WXIX Cincinnati Debuts FX Design News Set

DMA 41

KOKH Oklahoma City Begins Set Installation

DMA 67 (WICHITA, KAN.)

KSNW Debuts New Set, HD Newscasts

DMA 146

KTVA Anchorage Preps New Newsroom, Set

PHOTO GALLERY

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.

DMA 69 (HONOLULU)

KHON Debuts New On-Air Look, HD News

LIN Media-owned Fox and CW affiliate KHON Honolulu (DMA 69) has premiered new looks and newscasts in high definition. The station upgraded the entire infrastructure to broadcast in HD, as well as constructing a brand new set, installing a top-of-the-line graphics system and switching digital platforms all at the same time. KHON General Manager Kristina […]

DMA 22

KPTV Portland Debuts New Set

DMA 83 (CHAMPAIGN-SPRINGFIELD-DECATUR, IL)

WICS News Set Nominated For Mid-America Emmy

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.

DMA 2

KTTV Los Angeles Debuting Redesigned News Set

DMA 118

WSFA Montgomery Rolls Out New News Set

DMA 187

KBZK Bozeman Debuts New News Set

The Cordillera Communications-owned CBS affiliate in Montana went live with a new set last week and plans to broadcast in HD by year’s end.

DMA 187

KBZK Bozeman, Mont., Launches New Set

DMA 10

KXLN Houston Unveils New News Set

DMA 33 (SALT LAKE CITY)

KTVX-KUCW Getting News Set Upgrade

DMA 15 (MINNEAPOLIS)

KMSP Minneapolis Debuts New Set

DMA 90

KCRG Cedar Rapids Wins Best Local News Set

DMA 9

WXIA Atlanta Debuts New Set

DMA 87

WTVC Chattanooga Debuts New HD News Set

DMA 166

KPAX Missoula Launches New HD News Set

DMA 63

WKEF Dayton Debuts New Set

DMA 63

WKEF Dayton Launches New HD News Set

DMA 4

WTXF Philadelphia Updates Its News Set

The Year 2012 In News Set Design

Sets continued the trend of becoming composed more of right angles and straight walls, as opposed to the voluptuous curves that dominated the TV news landscape for years. Another trend that continued in 2012 is the reduction of utilizing printed graphics on sets. With the move away from printed backgrounds, textured elements have popped up on many recent sets.

DMA 83 (SPRINGFIELD, IL)

WICS Springfield Unveils New DDG Set

DMA 33 (SALT LAKE CITY)

New KSL Set Moves Away From ‘Traditional’

DMA 4

KYW Philadelphia Debuts A New Set

DMA 39 (GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

WOOD Debuts Major Set Upgrade From FX Design

DMA 126

KERO Bakersfield Debuts New Set From FX

DMA 32

WBNS Columbus Debuts New Look

DMA 109 (FT. WAYNE, IN)

WANE Bows New Set For HD Conversion

DMA 18

WEWS CLeveland Debuts New Set

DMA 18

Sneak Peak At New WEWS Cleveland Set

Set Changes Underway At NBC DC News Bureau

DMA 18

WEWS Cleveland Installing New BDI Set

DMA 65

WCHS Charleston, WV, Getting New Set

DMA 17

KDVR Denver Rolls Out New Set