‘Today’ Adds Studio & Control Room Space

By Brian 

This week’s B&C sums up the Today Show’s move to HDTV. “Overall, it’s been a tremendous overhaul in terms of the set, the studio and the control room,” says John Wallace, NBC executive VP, television operations and production services.

Today control room 1-A has doubled in size. And the studio “now has two floors, totaling 4,500 square feet. When it was built 11 years ago, a hole was cut in the ceiling to allow an overhead shot on to the set. That angle wasn’t used, so the floor was restored to create more second-floor space, including a kitchen. The new area gives staff latitude in setting up back-to-back segments within the studio. Previously, that was tough because commercial breaks didn’t afford enough time to strike one set and prepare another.” Here’s the full story…