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KXAS Opens State-of-the-Art Building

The NBC-owned Dallas facility also houses Telemundo affiliate KXTX and 12 other NBC Universal businesses for the Dallas-fort Worth market. There 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.
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On Tuesday, NBC-owned KXAS Dallas-Fort Worth (DMA 5) opened its state-of-the-art broadcasting and multimedia news facility located in The CentrePort Business Park, just south of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

The station said its new facility, named The Studios at DFW, “is specifically designed to provide the resources for journalists to collect, interpret and report the news and information” on multiple distribution platforms. In addition to KXAS, the building is now home to KXAS, KXTX (Telemundo) and 12 additional NBCU businesses, including NBC News’ Dallas-Fort Worth network bureau.

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At the ribbon cutting photo (l-r): Tom Ehlmann, KXAS GM; Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price; John Trevino, KXTX GM; and Steve Burke, CEO NBCUniversal.
“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 more than 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.”

The new facility is located at 4805 Amon Carter Boulevard in Fort Worth just south of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and close to the DFW population center.

Brand Connections

KXAS is Texas’ first television station, signing on in 1948 as WBAP. Subtle design elements like refurbished antique studio lights from the original WBAP studios accent the building’s interior.

Located on the site of the former Greater Southwest International Airport (Amon Carter Field), the building design combines mid-century modern influence and elements invoking the regional airports of the 1950s and ’60s. The interior design maximizes natural light and open space, featuring north facing clerestory windows and glass front offices.  The building features a mix of old and new with design elements like reclaimed barn wood featured throughout the space.

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Ratings

Overnights, adults 18-49 for September 25, 2016
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Source: Nielsen

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