Scripps Broadcasting – WFTS, WEWS, WPTV

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November 2012

Scripps Broadcasting Partners with BDI to Develop their Flagship Stations Across the Country


Turnkey Project

  • Design & Development
  • Fabrication, Shipping and Installation
  • Lighting Design and Direction

WFTS, Tampa, FLStudio and open newsroom was originally designed by BDI in 1995, winning an Emmy, BDA Gold and a National Architecture Award for its efforts.  In 2012, BDI retooled the Weather Center and Multi-Performance sets, while upgrading their main anchor desk and making necessary upgrades to the open newsroom as well.

WEWS, Cleveland, OH Complete redesign of News, Weather and Multi-Performance sets and an upgrade to their newsroom and assignment desk.  WEWS is a legacy news station in the Cleveland market.  Although management wanted a bold new HD set, they did not want to alienate their news audience by creating a futuristic, Starship Enterprise-type environment.  The final result was contemporary, warm and inviting.   WEWS is currently using Ignite, an automated production system.  Exact camera angles from BDI were essential early in the development of the project.

WPTV, West Palm Beach, FL – Station management wanted their new open newsroom environment to reinforce their HD leadership.  BDI’s new design concepts accommodated a much more flexible and versatile set environment without a lot of clutter.  The design is simple, clean and contemporary with a distinctive “South Florida feel…”



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