Monday December 3, 2012
Springfield, IL.: WICS-TV launches new HD News Set on December 1, 2012.
Our goal was to have a new set that would not only replace our current look with a more modern and visually exciting location for our newscasts, but also to provide us with more options for presenting local news in new and exciting ways. ~Katie Faye, News Director at WICS-TV.
The new HD News set consists of a wonderful blend of textured stone and rich, cherry wood combined with warm copper and cool aluminum metals. Touches of classic, traditional materials mixed with sleek acrylics, polished metals and hi-tech electronics create an overall set design that is sophisticated and modern.
Katie also had this to say about the new set, We like the “hugeness” of the wall of monitors and the versatility of the entire set. We have many choices on where to put anchors and reporters for various segments in different newscasts.â
Versatility and flexibility are key components of the new set. By incorporating both a rear projection screen in the main background area and a large NEC video wall in the multi-purpose area, WICS now has multiple venues for a variety of presentations, whether for branding through graphics or for presenting the latest breaking news story.
For added flexibility, the design also features multiple rolling elements, including several large rolling kiosks with monitors, which can be used for stand up presentations or as an additional element behind the anchors. In the main background area, several diffusion panels were incorporated behind the anchors to provide more depth and dimension to the set.
I’m extremely happy. The new set is gorgeous and is so far beyond what anyone else in the market has. It is really going to provide us a visual advantage over the competition.â€ said Katie.
We wish WICS much success!
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