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Two South Florida Stations Getting Studio Facelifts

In Florida, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, NBC, Overhauls, Upgrades, West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce on June 8, 2012 at 1:32 pm

WPTV Set Construction (Courtesy: Facebook)

WPTV in West Palm Beach, Fla., and WTVJ in Miami are both undergoing studio set renovations right now.

For WPTV, the change couldn’t come soon enough; reports the old set had been there since the turn of the millenium.

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Two Mobile-Pensacola Stations Take HD Plunge

In Alabama, Florida, FOX, HD, Mobile-Pensacola, NBC, Overhauls, Upgrades on May 4, 2012 at 8:54 am

New WPMI-TV Set (Courtesy: Facebook)

Although Mobile-Pensacola FOX affiliate WALA-TV has been enjoying its new HD transition and set design since April 21, competitor WPMI has become the last station in this market to make the switch as well, debuting its high-definition newscasts and sparkling set over the weekend.

Both WALA and NBC affiliate WPMI got complete set makeovers as well, with new graphics packages and control rooms to boot.

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How Will Comcast Ownership Factor in with NBC O&O’s?

In Comcast, Florida, Graphics, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, NBC, Overhauls on February 9, 2011 at 7:33 am

New KNSD Logo/Branding

Now that Comcast has officially come onboard as the new owners of NBC Universal (and by design, all of NBC’s news properties), questions remain as to what this means for the network’s owned-and-operated affiliates in the country’s major markets.

Broadcasting & Cable reports general managers of those ten stations have already begun talks with Comcast brass in San Diego.

Recently, NBC’s San Diego affiliate KNSD unveiled a new on-air look, which includes taking the station’s call letters or channel number out, in favor of “NBC (INSERT CITY NAME HERE).”

The website NewscastStudio indicated other O&O’s had already done this online, including one in our area (WTVJ in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale market), but KNSD is the first to transition its broadcast product to match.

WTVJ Website Logo

Because South TV News covers six states in the southeast, WTVJ is the only O&O in our region. What big changes could be on the way for the station there, as well as the others?

From the B&C article:

“There’s a huge opportunity to work closely with (regional sports channels) SportsNet and (Comcast ad sales division) Spotlight,” says one GM at an NBC owned station. “How we do that will be a big topic of conversation in San Diego.”

An NBC spokesperson told the popular television business website that the meeting itself is nothing unusual; they happen twice a year anyway.