This may help executives thinking about a station move. Design-build systems integrator BeckTV has completed the relocation of the Tegna Media-owned television stations KING, KONG, and 24-hour regional news channel Northwest Cable News to a newly remodeled building located across town in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood, part of the city’s industrial district.
SoDo is adjacent to the home fields of the city’s Major League Baseball and National Football League teams, the Mariners and Seahawks. Collaborating with Tegna Media on the design and build of broadcast facilities within “Home Plate Center,” BeckTV helped with programming, space planning, broadcast system design, broadcast budget development, and system integration to enable a rapid transition to more innovative facilities.
“Working closely with BeckTV, we designed and built our robust, flexible technical TV facilities ahead of schedule and smoothly cut our broadcast channels over to the new SoDo space two weeks earlier than originally planned,” said Dick Trumbo, technology manager at KING5. “BeckTV not only aided us in negotiating the complexity of busy production schedules and in establishing a floor plan conducive to better collaboration and greater efficiency, but also saved us time and money in moving from our old building.”