NBC facility first to house three TV stations broadcasting in two languages

Telemundo’s KVEA-TV and KWHY-TV have now been co-located with sister station KNBC-TV on NBC’s studio lot in Burbank, California.

The co-location venture, at 3000 W. Alameda Avenue, is the first television facility in the United States to house three separate stations, broadcasting in two different languages. NBC said the project took approximately 18 months of planning, engineering and construction.

The network said a new state-of-the-art digital control room and studio was built for the Telemundo stations, complete with Thomson Broadcast shared-storage, server-based digital news production equipment. Studio 5, the former home of Access Hollywood, is now to be the permanent studio for KVEA and KWHY’s news programs and weekend sports shows. KNBC will continue to broadcast from Studio 10. Access Hollywood has been re-located to the facility’s Studio One, former home to The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

In addition to the new studio and control room, the renovation of the NBC facility included a modernization program that allows daily news feeds from KNBC, KVEA and KWHY to be processed and edited digitally.

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