NBC Universal is pulling up stakes at its legendary Burbank studio home of 50 years and moving to new facilities across from Universal Studios in Hollywood. The company will switch operations to a massive new complex in 2011. The center will have a street-side studio modeled after the "Today" show set in New York, and cutting-edge production facilities that will make it easier for news programs to share content.
NBC is expected today to announce a similar combined newsroom and production center in New York. The company is also upgrading a sound stage at Universal, built nearly a half century ago for the "Jack Benny Show," to be the new home of "The Tonight Show," which executives announced will remain in Los Angeles after Conan O'Brien takes over for Jay Leno in 2009.