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Guests can record their own newscasts alongside famous anchors at Madame Tussauds NY

Guests opting to record their news broadcast will receive a link to download the video, so that it can be uploaded to YouTube and/or Facebook and shared with friends and family.

[New York, NY, November 22] – – Giving aspiring newscasters the chance to experience life behind the news anchor desk, Madame Tussauds New York (234 West 42nd St.), in partnership with photo, audio, video and broadcast equipment retailer B&H, today unveiled the new B&H TV Studio inside the attraction. The Studio is a fully immersive and interactive experience, offering guests the opportunity to step inside the shoes of a news anchor to record their own newscasts, as wax figures of award-winning journalists like Anderson Cooper, Oprah Winfrey and Barbara Walters look on.

“We are excited to be working with B&H on this project and know that our guests will love the interactive B&H TV Studio experience,” stated Bret Pidgeon, General Manager of Madame Tussauds NY.

“B&H is energized about the launch of the B&H TV Studio exhibit at Madame Tussauds,” said Manny Steigman, B&H Director of Marketing. “The interactive studio experience will give people the opportunity to taste some of the excitement that our midtown superstore has to offer.”

The B&H TV Studio at Madame Tussauds New York is an authentic, working TV studio featuring a real studio camera, teleprompter, camera controls and news desk — set against a backdrop of the New York City skyline. Guests have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a television studio, from controlling camera movements to recording their own newscasts. Taking-on the role of their favorite reporters, guests will be able to sit behind the news desk and read a selection of stories (or create their own) from a teleprompter.

The installation and configuration of the equipment in the “B&H TV Studio” was handled by Project Managers from the B&H Professional Solutions Department.

B&H studio at Madame Tussauds New York, with Barbara Walters figure. Photo courtesy Madame Tussauds.

About B&H
Said to be the world’s largest source of photo, video, pro audio, broadcast and digital imaging needs, B&H is known worldwide for their attentive, knowledgeable sales force and excellent customer service, including fast, reliable shipping. Located in the heart of mid-town Manhattan at 34th Street and Ninth Avenue, B&H has been satisfying customers worldwide for over 30 years.

About Madame Tussauds New York
Madame Tussauds New York is celebrating over 10 years as the interactive “must do” attraction in the heart of Times Square, providing guests with unique opportunities to create memories with some of the world’s biggest icons. New wax additions include Alicia Keys, Kelly Ripa, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Robert Pattinson, as well as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Madame Tussauds’ interactive exhibits include the “Sports Zone”, which allows guests to interact with some of the world’s most famous athletes, including Yao Ming, Serena Williams, Derek Jeter and David Wright. Prominently located in the heart of Times Square, Madame Tussauds New York is open 365 days a year. 

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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