Hearst’s Kansas City ABC affiliate, KMBC 9 News, has debuted a new set from Devlin Design Group.
Newscast Studio reports KMBC wanted the set to feature a variety of venues for story telling along with a strong visual connection to the local community, with the latest in set technology.
The main anchor area is backed by 9 vertically mounted 55-inch displays from Primeview.
This sweeping video array can also be used for stand-ups or walk-and-talk segments by talent.
The set also includes a dedicated weather center with five 50 inch monitors for weathercasts and for usage during severe weather coverage. Outside the weather center, a weather desk is flanked by a 2×1 array of 80-inch monitors.
A 90-inch display is located between the anchor desk and weather areas.
Previously, KMBC utilized a set design that allowed for a variety of “working” backgrounds including the station’s control room and newsroom.
The station moved to its current broadcasting facility in 2007, leaving downtown Kansas City after 60 years.