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NBC10 AND TELEMUNDO62 DEBUT NEW STUDIOS AND STATE-OF-THE ART NEWS FACILITY

As the most technologically advanced news facility for local TV stations in the United States, the new NBC10 and Telemundo62 celebrates the stations’ unique brands and features an IP-based network/infrastructure and energy features all throughout

PHILADELPHIA, PA – (October 22, 2018) – NBC10 / WCAU and Telemundo62 / WWSI today made local broadcast history by delivering their local newscasts from their new 80,000 square-foot broadcast center located within the new Comcast Technology Center in Philadelphia, PA. Nearly 200 employees work from the stations’ new facility in Center City. The stations began moving out of their Bala Cynwyd facility in late September. At 4 AM today, NBC10’s Tracy Davidson and Lucy Bustamante delivered the day’s news from the new WCAU news studio. Spanish-speaking viewers in the area saw Telemundo62’s Syrmarie Villalobos and Alondra Anaya anchor the station’s 6 AM newscast from WWSI’s new modern news set.

“We are excited to finally pull back the curtains on our breathtaking facility and reveal to our audience what our vision for a multi-platform, bilingual news facility looks like,” said Ric Harris, President and General Manager, NBC10 and Telemundo62. “From our open newsroom layout to our studios that feature cutting edge technology and distinctive Philadelphia-area designs, the Comcast Technology Center enables our team to leverage innovative technologies in our storytelling. We look forward to delivering news and information that our audience expects from us while setting a new standard for Greater Philadelphia and our industry.”

Spanning three floors, NBC10 and Telemundo62’s new modern news facility includes the following key features:

  • Open-Space Layout: Using feedback received from staff, the new facility was designed to encourage and increase staff collaboration. The center features wall-to-wall Wi-Fi access, sit-stand desks and flex-work spaces, coffee bars, quiet/focus rooms, huddle rooms and mothering rooms, among other features.
  • Cutting Edge Newsroom Technology: As the most modern local TV stations in the country, the new NBC10 and Telemundo62 facility uses an IP-based network, two news sets that feature 4K LED screens, automated cameras, three control rooms, eight edit rooms, a 1,500 square-foot room dedicated to shooting promotions in-house, extensive use of LED panel displays for immersive experience and Augmented Reality capabilities, among other newsroom technology that is being used for the first time by local TV stations in the U.S.
  • Energy Efficiency: Designed to be the most energy efficient local news stations in the country, the facility uses heating/cooling and ventilating systems that improve indoor quality and reduce noise. Wall-to-floor windows capture natural light while automated window shades reduce heat from sunlight. In addition, all displays and computers are Energy Star compliant. The stations are currently pending for the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Platinum certification, the highest energy efficient ratings within the Council’s rating system.

NBC10 and Telemundo62 worked with local businesses to design and build their modern news center. The companies include LF Driscoll (construction), Liberty Property Trust (construction project management/operations), Gensler (architects/design), and Diversified (technical design and integration).

The debut of NBC10 and Telemundo62’s new facility follows the unveiling of seven other new, state-of-the-art local television stations housed by NBC and Telemundo owned stations in Los Angeles (KNBC/KVEA) Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS/KXTX), West Hartford (WVIT/WRDM), Denver (KDEN), San Antonio (KVDA), McAllen (KTLM) and San Diego (KNSD, KUAN), with the NBCUniversal Boston Media Center set to open in late 2019. NBC10 and Telemundo62 are part of NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal.

Mandatory Photo Courtesy: NBC10 for WCAU photo; Telemundo62 for WWSI photo

Social: @NBCPhiladelphia @Telemundo62 debut new facility, the most technologically advanced broadcast facility for local TV stations in the United States.

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