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  1. 15 points
    It's been a rough road getting here, but we're excited to reveal the new site. Let's get to it! Outside of visual changes, there aren't a whole lot of functional changes. Notable changes include: Mobile support is improved, especially when composing a message. Emoticons are OUT and the full suite of emojis are IN. BBCode has been removed completely in favor of a more robust WYSIWYG editor. The logo has been refreshed. Coming soon: We will be restoring the ability to register and sign in with popular web services like Google, Twitter, and Facebook. And there is much more to come in the days and weeks ahead! Stay tuned for more updates. Regrettably, the old Shoutbox was not able to be carried over to the new site. We are looking into our options when it comes to real-time discussion, including integration with services like Discord, which many of you already use. This will also be addressed within the coming days. Please reach out if you encounter any issues, either by PM or by emailing support@tvnewstalk.net.
  2. 7 points
    Woohoo! We're back on Invision! Question though: Will a dark theme be also addressed?
  3. 7 points
    Time for WFAA -- and TEGNA -- to do some soul-searching. If you're TEGNA, losing viewers and coming up empty in every timeslot in your biggest market is embarrassing.
  4. 6 points
    It was a nice gesture full of good intention. You get offended too easy... Go sniff some pretty flowers and turn-off the cable tv politics....try a nice hot bath...or a drive thru the country on this nice fall day. Or try some K-Pop for about 20mins a day...it's fun, and free of politics...and you don't even have to understand Korean to enjoy it. Or you might want to connect with " a higher power". Chillax!
  5. 6 points
    Maybe Amazon can fund a new set for WNYW and KDFW. /sarcasm
  6. 5 points
    Better them than Sinclair.
  7. 5 points
    Seriously, don’t be a jerk. The guy was simply offering a nice gesture. 40 years at the same television station is nothing to scoff at. Just relax, say your congratulations, and move on. Or if you don’t like someone’s postings; you’re always free to scroll on or hit “ignore.” It doesn’t always require a response. Like him or not, he does a lot of great work for the site in an unofficial capacity. As does Roly with his changingnewscasts blog that you’ve criticized many times. Point is, if you don’t like someone’s posts, just don’t read them. Aren’t you the same guy who shielded Mardek from (well-deserved) criticism, telling everyone just not to read his posts if we didn’t like them?
  8. 5 points
    I bet Amazon would deliver that shiny news set the next day...maybe even that afternoon if you are an Amazon Prime member.
  9. 5 points
    Another promo claims wins in the morning and at 4PM as well. NBC has done a hell of a job investing in the station and it's paying off big time.
  10. 5 points
    WLS' Harry Porterfield interviews veteran announcer Ron Rolland (c. 2002/03)
  11. 5 points
    I heard that the new TVNT site will feature all-LED lighting and a state-of-the-art video wall. Rumor is they're ditching their iconic music package because it didn't fit with the new graphics, and they're just going to use production music going forward. Can't say I'm a fan of this trend... ...wait, what were we talking about again?!?
  12. 5 points
    But someone forgot to balance the weather center camera.
  13. 5 points
    The problem with that logic and Jessell even unintentionally answered his own question in that article is that Disney doesn't care about ABC or the stations, they just sign the checks. The reason the ABC O&Os themselves remain dominant even with little corporate support has to do with their management and their people, literally, nobody ever leaves an ABC O&O station. People will go there and stay there for decades. Since the people have longevity, they have the viewer's trust, which contributes to the higher ratings. We've said it once and we will keep saying it a thousand times over, Disney is NOT buying anymore stations. Broadcasting is a dying industry, look at the Cox sale/merger as evidence to that. If anything, I'd be more concerned that the ABC O&Os aren't sold themselves eventually. Disney may hold onto WABC, KABC, WLS, WPVI since they are in the Top 4 markets, but consider the rest of them to be bait for private equity companies or one of the handful of broadcasters that are left. The future of their dominance owned by Disney is in doubt, not because Disney is looking to exit, that remains to be seen, but because Disney doesn't care.
  14. 5 points
    Just amazing. Memo to Sinclair: it’s over. Tribune is suing you. You’re not getting any of it. Give up.
  15. 5 points
    If we're talking widespread usage, then it's the Fox O&Os from virtually day one. (WNYW was branding as "Fox Television, Channel 5" from the day of the acquisition.) It was the first group to encourage that type of branding - in fact it was called "Foxification".
  16. 4 points
    I've said it since Tribune filed their lawsuit against Sinclair, this is the beginning of the end for Sinclair as more media mergers and as we saw with Cordillera, other media companies like Cox that are looking for buyers will say No to Sinclair as many times as possible no matter how much Sinclair offers them. Like @channel2 said in the Speculatron board, smart companies like Cordillera will avoid Sinclair at all costs because they cannot entrust Sinclair to make the necessary divestitures where needed. Only companies like Tribune will make a fool of themselves and be faced with months of regulatory delays and (eventually) the merger being sent by the FCC to an ALJ and resulting in a termination of the deal.
  17. 4 points
    Yet Scripps yanked them a few years back in favor of their own inbred syndication efforts. Stations like WEWS have never recovered...and helped stations like WBFF rise out of the ratings basement.
  18. 4 points
    Just. Stop. We don't need this type of junk on TVNT. We don't need you to say that we're capable for speaking on our own, he was just doing a nice gesture on behalf of all of us that we're grateful for because he does a lot of work for this forum in an unofficial fashion. Stop your shick or leave. You don't have to do either but you're becoming really annoying now.
  19. 4 points
    I literally hate InvisionBoard. XenForo was way better.
  20. 4 points
    There's always the Bart Simpson "At Least You Tried" cake...
  21. 4 points
    I think an Amazon acquisition of broadcast TV stations would be a bad thing for Amazon. Opinions on the company are starting to sour, particularly in an antitrust way, and the company buying major-market TV stations would attract regulatory attention beyond the usual actors. (Perhaps even hearings in Congress.) Sinclair's greedy acquisitive tactics didn't get attention until they involved TV stations in New York and Chicago. That'd be an absolute lightning rod for Amazon with regulators, and honestly it would leave affiliates apprehensive about the future of the Fox television network.
  22. 4 points
    Both WOIO and WKYC staff got cakes also...
  23. 4 points
    Sorry to bump, but WBNX has just refreshed its logo for the holidays. And boy is it U...G...L...Y!
  24. 4 points
    If you have some time, I suggest you Google Disney’s annual report for 2017, and wade through it to find the figures for media networks and broadcasting. In 2017, Disney media networks made nearly 7 Billion dollars in profit on revenues of 23 Billion. That’s about a 30% profit ratio. And while it was down 11% from 2016 (which was a gargantuan election year), it is still twice the bottom line profit of the theme parks. The television station group profit accounted for 1.2 Billion of that. So, how is it television isn’t making Disney money? The fact that Disney isn’t buying more stations doesn’t mean they don’t care about television. It means, as a company, diversification is paying off enormously well. The stations are doing their part, and there are other things the company wants to do as well. And there are plenty of examples in the industry of broadcast groups that expanded for the hell of it, and wound up killing a good thing. Often, NOT expanding is the most profitable decision. One final thought: Disney is not a television broadcasting company like Tegna or Sinclair. Disney is not a media company like Hearst or Cox. Disney is an entertainment company, where broadcasting is one of its business groups, and not its only enterprise.
  25. 4 points
    A WWAY 1992 newscast. The Image Leader...in the 90s...yeah not such a good fit.

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