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Soon-to-be independent Boston station WHDH unveiled a revamped “newsplex” newsroom studio ahead of the station’s loss of its NBC affiliation.
NBC-owned NBC Boston debuts on New Year’s Day, and WHDH will counter-program with a news-heavy program schedule under its traditional “The News Station” branding. Newscast Studio describes some of the brightly-colored updates to the Plex:
Perhaps the most prominent change is a wide LED video wall on the set’s second story balcony, which is frequently used for both topical and branding graphics from the anchor desk situated on the opposite side of the room and various standup shots captured with a jib.
This new wall replaces a 4:3 rear projection screen, which also offers a bit of a brighter look, offers designers a larger canvas, and also all but hides the printed backgrounds that once flanked the second story screen.