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CBC reveals the new The National

Discussion in 'International News' started by Viper550, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. Eat News

    Eat News Station Group CEO

    Apr 29, 2015
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    So they lied about having 55 studios...and they are lying about having 5 studios...

    No wonder nobody trust the media.

    Drink Fosters Lager.
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  2. Charles

    Charles News Director

    Feb 28, 2010
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    As far as format goes, this seems like a really cool rethink of the flagship national evening news. I'd love to see an American network try something like this, though I suppose the CBS Evening News is as close as we'll get. I'm skeptical the four-anchor format will stick, but longer packages and more unusual franchise story ideas is a great goal.

    Visually, I think it all looks uninspired. Nice set, but that open is really underwhelming. FF Meta is a font that should have stayed in the 90s, and that "N" thing that they're trying to do doesn't look right. I like the idea of making lower thirds smaller, but the "one corner of the screen" thing seems weird. In terms of design, simple is good, but there still needs to be some consistency and vibrance to tie everything together. I don't see that here. Franceinfo: and the newest rebrand of ABC News Australia would be good references for how this could have been better.
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  3. Journalist

    Journalist Breaking News Specialist

    Jun 17, 2013
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    So, how long would it take for CBC's annual Budget Cuts™ to butcher the opening headlines?

    Give it a week.

    It was nice knowing ye.
  4. Northerner

    Northerner Assignment Editor

    Mar 26, 2017
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    They technically start their numbering pattern in the 40s, for example Rogers Media rents Studio 41 for it's coverage of the NHL/Hockey Night in Canada while Studio 42 next door was the home of HNIC when it was produced by the CBC itself.

    The numbering pattern isn't indicative of which the floors the studios are located on either. Studios 43 and 65 (current home of The Goods and the former homes of George Strombolopolous Tonight and Steven and Chris) are on the 6th floor while the aforementioned Studios 41, 42 and neighboring Studio 40 are on the roof of the building.

    A Studio 73 used for CBC Kids programming is on the 5th floor while the CBC News studios mentioned - 50 for the News Network and 55 for The National - are on the 4th floor.

    I'm not sure if they also count radio studios as part of the first 40 or not - it might get them up there.

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