Devlin Design Group Wins Best News Set

Another year, another win for Devlin Design Group.

The set designer has just won set of the year for the set they did for KTVA in Anchorage, Alaska. The contest was run by our friends at 

DDG was also voted Best Local News Set in 2011 and 2012, making this year’s honor its third straight win! DDG received three nominations in this year’s competition. KSAZ in Phoenix made it to the semi- finals, and voters this year also liked WTVC in Chattanooga through the second round.

In doing the KTVA set, DDG says it was an unprecedented opportunity to use scenic and graphic design to define the vision and brand of an entire station. And this story gets even better! Just last week, KTVA was honored as Best Newscast of the Year by the Alaska Press Club.

The folks at KTVA say their award winning DDG set was the catalyst for this honor.

“From the beginning of the station re-build we wanted the set to make a statement to Alaska, that the new KTVA is going to be big, bold, and in beautiful HD. That's why Dan and team DDG were among the first to contribute their vision to the project. The set wasn't an afterthought, it was THE first element around which the rest of the station was built. And it makes a big statement every night.”—John Tracy, KTVA Broadcast Consultant

What is really remarkable about this award is that the KTVA set in Anchorage designed by DDG beat an impressive field of much larger market stations such as KTTV in Los Angeles, KPRC in Houston, KTVT and KXAS in Dallas, KCNC in Denver, KCTV in Kansas City and KSNV in Las Vegas!

Innovation and versatility are hallmarks of KTVA’s award winning news environment. The dazzling HD set includes large LED cube wall displays and color-changing backlit graphics that can be programmed to change the mood and style of each newscast. The limitless venues of the set provide story telling opportunities only limited by a producer’s imagination. Anchors are energized by the variety of visual backgrounds all meant to enhance and highlight their appearance and performance.