New Look For NewsNet As First Of New Studios Debuts


The fast-growing digital multicast news network focused on non-stop newscasts has a new look.

It’s thanks to the debut of the first of a group of new studios constructed for NewsNet, concluding a seven-month project giving the network “a flexible new set.”

The new studio includes such features as color-changing LED lighting, numerous video monitors and a state-of-the-art weather center.

With the new studio comes a new show — “NewsNet Mornings,” hosted by a new morning anchor, Samana Sheikh.

NewsNet President Eric Wotila said, “In the coming weeks and months, we plan to show off even more of the features of our new facility, all of which will allow us to bring viewers even more news, more often than ever before.”

NewsNet has also adjusted its afternoon lineup: “NewsNet Midday Edition,” which previously aired from noon-7pm ET, now airs from noon-4pm, with “NewsNet Continuing Coverage” on-air from 4pm-8pm ET.

The network also added a new, state-of-the-art weather computer system, which will allow for more in-depth forecasts.

Further, NewsNet can now produce local news cut-ins for its affiliates, many of which have minimal or no news departments.

“With the launch of our new facility, we’ll soon be expanding on the local content production services available to our affiliates – making it extremely economical for small stations to add not only 24/7 national news to their subchannel lineups, but create their very own, localized 24/7 news channels as well,” Wotila says.