Viewers of Nexstar’s Memphis ABC affiliate WPTY, Memphis CW affiliate WLMT, and Jackson FOX affiliate WJKT, will see a new look on-air after the stations move into a new state-of-the-art facility over the next month.
“With our soon-to-open Memphis broadcast and digital operations center and HD news facility, we are simultaneously raising our commitment to our viewers and advertisers with improved and enhanced content, production, marketing opportunities and overall viewing experience for the community at large,” said Ardyth Diercks vice president and general manager of WPTY, WLMT and WJKT. “Our staff will benefit from the market’s most contemporary facility, fostering greater creativity through a modern work environment.”
Nexstar said in its press release the 27,000 square foot facility would be “operational and fully staffed on June 1,” and will include HD news production, HD commercial production and playback, and updated tech for producing weather and traffic reports. You can watch a sneak peek video of the facility done by WPTY after the jump.
According to TVNewsCheck, Diercks “declined to comment Friday on what kind of equipment will be used in the studio. She says Nexstar plans on releasing more information at the end of the month.”
Here’s the video done by WPTY.