- Envisioned by TalkTV CEO Erron Gordon, designed by multi-Emmy Award-winning designer Jim Fenhagen.
- 360-degree studio design includes state-of-the-art LED screen technology for show launch on TalkTV in the UK, FOX Nation in the US and Sky News Australia
News UK today reveals details of new state-of-the-art studios for morgan piers uncensoredthe flagship weeknight show that premieres on TalkTV at 8:00 pm on Monday, April 25.
The studios have been created within the Ealing Transmission Center, from where Piers Morgan Uncensored will be broadcast live. The studio concept was developed by the award-winning CEO of TalkTV Erron Gordonformer launch manager for Good Morning Britain and Peston on ITV.
The study design has been carried out by award winning designer Jim Fenhagen, whose previous UK work includes Good Morning Britain (2014 and 2018), Sky News Center (2005) and Channel 5 News (2005). In the US, Jim has designed sets for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS), The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central), and Fox News Studios. He has also designed the Channel 7 Sunrise studios in Australia.
The new studio creates a multi-purpose 360-degree environment that allows shooting from all angles. The set includes a state-of-the-art LED standout arch, never before seen on a British television news programme.
Executive Director of TalkTV Erron Gordon he said: “I started with an absolutely blank canvas in terms of the studio space, with the simple vision of creating something as unique as the show itself. Knowing that Piers Morgan Uncensored will be broadcast on three continents, we have created a truly avant-garde environment that contains unique design elements not yet seen on British TV news.”
The environment also contains a fully automated LED lighting kit and state-of-the-art track lighting system pioneered by Emmy Award-winning lighting designer Deke Hazirjian of New York City Lites with instrumentation and lighting programming from B360 and LED screens supplied by JL Lighting.
Erron added: “Using the LED screens and lighting, the studio environment can be converted from the Piers Morgan Uncensored look to any other environment; we will use this work with Piers to create a schedule of special events. Space is uniquely flexible.”
The construction of the set is by scott flearywho have been responsible for building some of the most recognizable sets on British television, including: Britain’s Got Talent, The Voice and The Masked Singer.
Meanwhile, a new studio space has also been created at News UK’s London Bridge headquarters, the news building. Two new versatile television studios will be home to the news deskthe prime-time news show hosted by award-winning journalist and broadcaster tom newton dunn. Evening Panel Debate Show The conversationpresenting Sharon OsbourneIt will also be broadcast from The News Building, as will hourly and half-hourly news and weather bulletins.
Both studios are equipped with state-of-the-art versatile VR and AR technology that utilizes Brainstorm and Chyron, allowing the production team to offer a greater sense of space and creative versatility. The design has been provided by MOOV, industry leaders in virtual settings who have created bespoke VR and AR content for BBC Sport and BT Sport. Additional hard elements were designed by Jim Fenhagen.
Erron said: “One of the key design considerations for these studies was to make them feel as real as possible. Our sets try to create a realistic backdrop to host content from some of the best journalists in the country. We never want to be distracted from the storytelling, so we use the virtual environment to help create an authentic space to tell those stories.”
TalkTV’s daytime slot at launch will carry televised programs from News UK’s fast-growing news and opinion brand. TalkRadio. media powerSpecialists in visualized radio studios have built new stages designed by Jim Fenhagen, in collaboration with the program director TalkRadio. Dennie Morris.
Dennie Morris said, “We’ve added some movement to our main studio video wall, bringing it in line with the viewing experience of our custom TV studios. On top of that, we’ve made sure the cameras get the best shots of the studio guests. This is visualized radio at its finest; it feels at home on television while retaining the unique look of a radio studio environment.”
TalkTV will air at 7pm on Monday 25th April with the UK launch of TalkTV on linear TV platforms Sky Channel 526, Virgin Media Channel 627, Freeview Channel 237 and Freesat Channel 217. TalkTV will also be broadcast via Amazon Fire TV, AppleTV, Samsung Plus TV and in Youtubeas well as through the Talk.TV TalkTV website and apps for iOS and Android. TalkTV will also be available through Facebook, Instagram, tik tok, Snapchat Y Twitter.
Everyone in the UK will be able to access TalkTV and its programming, live or on demand, either on their TV or any personal device. The channel will be broadcast live and widely available across all platforms, including linear TV and OTT, with content available across social media as well as News UK’s extensive inventory of websites and apps.
News UK continues to recruit exceptional new talent to join a schedule of prime time programming for the busiest nights in the coming weeks.