NBC owned KXAS (Dallas) is on the move to a new studio. After 65 years at their current location KXAS has opened a new state-of-the-art (aren't they all?) broadcasting and multimedia news facility locate just south of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.
"NBCUniversal is committed to connecting with viewers locally," said Ted Harbert, Chairman of NBC Broadcasting, attending the facility's ribbon cutting ceremony. "The technology and collaborative space this building affords provides the perfect environment for NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 to produce valuable news content for our North Texas audience."
The facility contains three high definition control rooms operating four production studios, which are supported by a 4,000 square foot data center containing nearly half a petabyte of online media storage. The media operations center manages over 500 video sources for distribution throughout the building.
"This is an exciting day for our employees and our viewers," said Valari Staab, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations president. "Our Dallas-Fort Worth NBC and Telemundo teams have long been committed to providing news and information to North Texas communities, the technology in our new facility streamlines the backroom process and allows them to focus more on reporting important stories quickly, accurately and in a compelling way."
Here's video of the story from KXAS, which seems to be really excited about the beams on the front of the building and maps: