Monday, January 16, 2017

PICS: FOX 26 KRIV debuts new set 2017

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It's a new set for 2017 for FOX 26 KRIV. As I wrote last month, FOX 26 started construction at the end of 2016 and temporarily moved its newscast to its newsroom set.

The new set debuted this morning at 4am.

Here are some facts about the new set sent to me by FOX Television Stations:

· KRIV’s 5,568 square foot main studio underwent a transformation and now features the latest technology for dynamic storytelling and engagement with our viewers. Our team is removed from the traditional anchor desk and positioned at a 360 degree anchor station in the set’s center. From there, our standing-only anchors will be dispatched to multi-purpose venues which include more than 26 monitors, including a larger than life video wall. The new set represents the intersection of broadcast and social media platforms with touchscreens and a social media monitor allowing us to engage with our social audience on air as well as on-line platforms.

· As the “Gulf Coast Weather Authority,” Fox 26 now has the latest in state-of-the-art weather technology for the most comprehensive view of weather in the Houston area, which experiences severe weather, including hurricanes. Our meteorologists can engage socially with real time and impact weather conditions and can display video and photos from our Fox 26 social media users almost immediately. Our state-of-the-art Max graphics and hyper-local Foxrad display of radar can pinpoint the most severe weather and track storms minute by minute. Our new complete weather 3D interactive images of Houston will be used for the forecast maps and can be localized to individual towns, which will give us a hyper-local edge.

· Finally, our new Fox 26 set using energy-efficient LEDs has a variety of lighting patterns which change depending on the time of day such as morning and evening newscasts. It also has a unique glass-enclosed green room located right in the studio. The set, created by the Devlin Design Group and the Fox 26 team, is modern and bold and creates a new experience for our viewers.

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  1. What is it with all of the BLUE? It seems like a long running fad among the stations in Houston. It just looks physically and emotionally cold, and is hard to look at for a length of time.

    1. Well, what color would you prefer. After all, blue is kind of professional.

    2. Maybe rainbow?

  2. Finally....a set that looks almost as good as Rita Garcia!

  3. Is this the best looking set in Houston now?

    1. Ch. 13's is BETTER in my opinion. Fox 26's is 2nd.

    2. KHOU is def the most disappointing and lame.

  4. Devlin Design Group did an outstanding job with the new KRIV Fox 26 set, I must say. I easily see this being one of the best new local TV news sets of 2017.

    The wait is on the see what TEGNA can dish up for its San Antonio and Austin stations (KENS and KVUE, respectively), as I'm assuming those stations could and might be likely to get the Jack Morton PDG "TEGNA look", similar to what KING, KUSA, and KHOU have. Hoping TEGNA is planning new sets for a couple other stations, including WUSA and WKYC in 2017.

    Hopefully Fox has set makeover plans for KDFW in 2017, as well as WNYW.

  5. does that include ktxh, since they are in the same complex as kriv?

    the next thing gos knows next year is merging keth & kiah, as they both aquire and build a new home. taking the path that kxln and kirby drive took, since kyaz recently moved out of westpark drive.

  6. Ch. 13's studio news set looks cool, Fox 26's new studio set looks somewhat similar to Ch. 13's, CBS 11's is HORRIBLE.

    1. Owen Smokesplenty1/18/2017 10:40:00 PM

      You are right about Channel 11. Not even Mia Gradney's smooth talk and gorgeous curves can make that set look good at 10pm.


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