Friday, February 06, 2009

CNNI Unveils New Set

CNN International has unveiled its new set in Atlanta. The big reveal came at 1:30 Atlanta time.

Studio A had been under construction for the past 5 weeks or so. The new studio features 13 new screens and multiple presentation positions for the various shows that originate from Atlanta.

Below is the studio debuting during "The Political Mann".

The BackStory team also took viewers around part of the new studio:

You can also find plenty more pictures and discussion, as well as a video tour at by clicking here



Blogger Geoffrey said...

I can't believe it took them five months to do that... it's basically the same shell as the old set, just with some new colors, screens and furniture.

I like how the graphic said that the 13 screens were there to help bring us the news faster. I wish they wouldn't try to pretend the set is there for something it's not.

9:37 PM  
Blogger alexander said...

Not five months. It was five weeks and it was rather quick.

9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Normally I would chuckle at the "bringing news faster" comment, too. However, I've seen some rehearsals of Hala Gorani's new show, and the way they use the displays actually does help it move faster. I think they finally debut it on Monday, so you'll see for yourself.

Also, the fact that they're using the same "shell" doesn't mean you save a lot of time in construction. That's like expecting a house to be livable as soon as the wall framing is up.

7:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope they do the same with the CNN
Newsroom show out of Atlanta. The
set in Atlanta really looks out of date.
It might help CNN with daytime ratings.

10:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm really hoping they gut the CNN Newsroom and do something drastic a la SkyNews. They may not have the space, but the current newsroom is past its prime...

11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That CNN Newsroom needs to be gutted. It is so old. look at the little screens in the desk around the curve it is so 90's. They really need to do something drastic and now.

9:21 PM  

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