WPEC Goes HD With a New Name and Studio

Station gets a facelift for the hi-def era.
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WPEC News 12 in West Palm Beach, Fla., became CBS 12 News when it started broadcasting local news in HD at the end of January. The station also inaugurated a new set and logo as well as graphics and music.

The set, designed by FX Group of Ocoee, Fla., has about 50 high-definition television monitors from 19 to 72 inches and incorporates the latest LED studio lighting, according to a note from David Christopher, news director at WPEC. It has floor-to-ceiling monitor walls and custom Duratrans that change the backdrop.

WPEC is owned by Freedom Communications in Irvine, Calif.