After months of planning the real work on the WSVN newsplex has begun. The green screen behind the anchors has gone up and for the next month a pre-recorded video loop of the newsplex will mask what’s really going on behind the scenes. Actually they have been working off camera on the plex for a while. Those old signs 7 NEWSPLEX signs from the 90s were trashed a few months ago, along with the famous map of Cuba.

The full unveiling should be in about a month but from what tipsters tell SFLTV, barring any changes the last couple months, expect to see more large displays and stand up areas. We already mentioned previously that the TV wall will sadly go the way of the Cuba map too, and will be replaced by huge screens. And of course what is now the long, red strip on the second floor will become a wrap-around animated LED strip.

Expect to see a sharp new graphics package as well, elements of which have been cropping up the last couple of months or so.

To get a good idea on what the WSVN newsplex may look like check out this video of its sister station in Boston:

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  1. You have to look very closely, but you can see the outline around the anchors. Can’t wait to see what they update the newsplex as well as the graphics

  2. Everything new that comes to WSVN is first seen on WHDH and then is reworked and editing for WSVN and its South Florida standards.

  3. Other than WSVN set refresh taking place… WSCV received graphics and music refresh, and WLTV moved to its new broadcast home. I reckon WSVN is likely to be a carbon copy of Boston sister station WHDH. In the neighboring West Palm Beach market, WPEC has yet to receive new Sinclair graphics and music… WPEC news set makeover would be another story.


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