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TMD_24 Anglia (East) Look East
https://mobile.twitter.com/CBSNewsPress/status/1316846147680563200

Here's CBS's new Times Square Election studio.

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Does Graham Norton have Norton Security installed on his computer?
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Charles World News
They've taken over the studio space that was (I guess formerly) MTV's, where the famed Total Request Live originated. Doesn't look like they're using the windows, but still interesting nonetheless.
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ginnyfan World News
So they are in Times Square but the background is a newswall with a view of Times Square?
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Charles World News
So they are in Times Square but the background is a newswall with a view of Times Square?


Looks like it, unless if they're just not showing the window view in the promotional pictures. The picture above is certainly a video wall and not the angle of Times Square that is seen from there.

How it looked in the most recent reboot of TRL. You can also see the ABC GMA studio diagonal from here:

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newscaststudio.com/setstudio/trl/

And how it looked back in the day. In TRL's heyday, there were technically three studios: one each in the corners and another in the middle. The original run of TRL used the north facing studio (the "Uptown Studio" as it was called).

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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
How very Sky News.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
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JCB
Those studios are opposite ABC News studios. It would look a bit weird having this as CBS' backdrop....

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Last edited by JCB on 15 October 2020 11:06pm
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Charles World News
^^^

I don't know whether ABC's production will look that grand this year, but they will have to keep an eye out on the CBS News branding opposite them:



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Mouseboy33
How very Sky News.


Hardly.

But unfortunately, with the early voting and surge of mail-in voting, I dont think there will be result on the day or the middle of the night. So all the sets and stuff and big staging done of ABC and the other networks in years past, hopefully wont be a waste, because some experts are saying the results wont come in as quickly as per normal, due to exit polling.

So all the global reporters coming, may be for nothing, lets hope not, but its looking that way more and more.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/09/13/fox-news-poll-voter-opinion-delayed-election-result/5785554002/
https://www.wsj.com/articles/will-we-know-who-is-elected-president-on-election-night-a-guide-to-possible-delays-11596629410
https://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2020-54096399
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/politics/2020-election/os-ne-election-supervisors-florida-count-20201012-5l47bqrgxbcmjd6niih5anp6nm-story.html
https://time.com/5898110/if-there-is-no-result-on-election-day/
https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2020/be-patient-on-election-night-2020-counting-the-returns-will-take-time/

This huge CBS News banner on the windows of the former Viacom building is the indeed the old/current MTV NYC studios. Its really not used for much. MTV occasionally uses it for reunion shows. For programmes like that Challenge, etc. But more and more these have shifted to LA so the massive studio went unused for long stretches of time. Interesting they chose to cover the windows. Likely because they have brought in loads of unsightly production equipment and dont wont it seen from the street. Shame to waste the view. Also because it seems as thought CBS Broadcast Centre doesnt seem to be fully up and running since the pandemic started.
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Here are some more images and some info from TVSPY
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Apparently they will use AR,

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The state-of-the-art election night studio will use augmented reality and the latest technology, including dozens of visual displays showcasing the most recent data and mapping to help tell big stories of this election.
“We’re empowering our top political journalists with the latest data visualization and storytelling tools to bring as much clarity as we can to this election,” said CBS News president and senior ep Susan Zirinsky. “Our political team has been delivering insightful reporting at every turn of this campaign season. As we prepare for one of the most complicated election nights in presidential history, we will bring the strength of our reporting team and the most in-depth voter information and polling from all 50 states to give audiences around the world an accurate assessment of the state of the race. We’re committed to being transparent—telling viewers in real time what we know, when we know it and how we know it.”

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Dozens of displays of real-time data, maps, results and video feeds from around the country will be displayed on four massive high-resolution LED video walls. Two zones of AR will be used to show the state of the presidential race across the nation and will also be a way to track which party will control the U.S. Senate.

CBS News will simultaneously report exit poll data, the latest projection information and analysis on all platforms including on air, on CBSN, CBSNews.com and on social media. CBS News Digital’s multiplatform coverage will include CBSN’s 12 national and local live streams as well as a CBSNews.com liveblog and the CBS News Battleground Tracker.
Last edited by Mouseboy33 on 16 October 2020 10:47pm
I'm here to give you something to talk about! You're Welcome.
https://youtu.be/1g18oiI2WIU
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scottishtv Founding member Central Reporting Scotland
Some behind-the-scenes tweets from the first Americast recorded for TV broadcast:

Emily Maitlis in London:



Jon Sopel on-the-road position in Miami this week:







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London Lite Founding member London London
In Fort Myers, radio station 93X is stunting as Trump Country 93.7 after he visited on Friday. I've also added a trailer for WINK News' election coverage.

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mark Founding member London London
Duplicated post - sorry
Last edited by mark on 17 October 2020 3:45pm
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mark Founding member London London
Great to see CBS upping its game so much this year.

When it comes to election night sets, they've made the least effort out of the three main networks for every past election I can remember - the old Evening News studio for many years (which, to be fair, looked ok) and the CBS This Morning studio more recently.

This one looks fantastic.

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I don't know whether ABC's production will look that grand this year, but they will have to keep an eye out on the CBS News branding opposite them:


ABC's election night coverage is rumoured to be coming from their refurbished TV3 studio (which they used for Super Tuesday) this year, rather than Times Square.



I hope it doesn't - I much prefer what they've done in Times Square in the past.

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