OLD Media Moves

Fox Business gets new studio

April 19, 2009

Glen Dickson of Broadcasting & Cable writes Sunday about the new studio that Fox Business Network will begin airing its shows from.

Dickson writes, “The multi-million-dollar Studio G facility, which is supported by a new high-definition control room, was built on the former roof of a two-story outcropping on the east side of the News Corp. building at 1211 Avenue of the Americas. The studio space, which has seven windows that look out on the street, now reaches up to the fifth floor of the building. The new roof has been set up for live outdoor shots in warm weather with paving stones, a broadcast service panel and wireless-mike connectivity back to the studio.

“The studio itself, which launches with the 7 a.m. ET broadcast of Money for Breakfast, is designed to provide a variety of set looks. Three main moving floor parts rotate and pivot into different configurations, and a movable staircase connects to a standup location above the studio. The 3,500-square-foot space is also outfitted with a variety of hi-def displays to show real-time graphics and video.

“‘There are a lot of ways of telling a story here,’ says Warren Vandeveer, senior VP of operations and engineering for Fox News, who gave B&C a tour of the new set as members of the Money for Breakfast team, including anchor Alexis Glick, did rehearsals last week.”

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