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  1. 17 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. 16 points
  3. 11 points
    Well, I found what the main non-newscast logo will look like. And here's more of the upcoming graphics in action.
  4. 11 points
    Dude. We get it. You don't like Tegna, or Scripps, or basically any other company. Drop. It. These companies weren't "better" back in the 80's and 90's. The whole industry was different in the 80's and 90's. It was the golden age of local TV news. Nobody had to compete against a rectangle in your pocket that gives you live news instantly from 300,000 sources. The golden age for local TV has come and gone. We're in a different world. The industry is struggling. These companies are doing what they can to keep afloat and profitable. Nobody is going to "go back" to producing local news the way it was in the 80's and 90's, and even if they did, it's not going to suddenly make their ratings spike back to the levels they saw back then. That was then, this is now, and the times are a changin'.
  5. 11 points
    I don't see what the big deal is. I'm 99% sure this is supposed to be a modern take on their old slanted 11 logo. If they used this exact logo 40 years ago, I have a hunch that every one of you in here complaining would be commenting about how amazing and wonderful it is that Tegna was reviving a "classic" and how the logo they moved off of was the worst logo that ever existed in the history of TV station logos and should have never existed to begin with. It's an 11. It looks way better as a social media icon/app icon/etc than the old one did (which is probably the catalyst for the change.) It looks way better than any typeface would look.
  6. 11 points
    Maybe Amazon can fund a new set for WNYW and KDFW. /sarcasm
  7. 10 points
    Wow. Like some sort of strange testament to Oz, it really says a lot that -- even in its tenth season -- it still gets passed around between stations like a joint at Coachella.
  8. 10 points
    Nothing has driven me crazy this decade like trying to identify that voice. You know, the one who did 20+ years of KFVS opens, a similar body of work for KWWL, and other stations from Idaho to Iowa to North Carolina to...lots more Iowa. "Really, given the volume of work he's done, it's amazing nothing has ever turned up on him, even so much as a name." –ChesapeakeTV "This was the VO for WQAD for many years up to 1997. Does anyone know the name of him?" –now-inactive @FirstNews8 in 2009 "The nameless voiceover" –the title of an email I sent the NMSA in 2010 I tried looking and decided my last chance to figure this long-running mystery out was to email KFVS. Years of searching ended in 23 minutes and vindicated my decision. This guy would never have turned up in any searches. So I feel extra special being able to give this man the credit he so deserved. Jeff Ellingson (1948-2008) lived in Cedar Rapids and did work for three AFLAC stations at the same time (KWWL, KFVS and WAFF). This is what KFVS Marketing Director Paul Keener had to say about Jeff in the email I got back from the station: Ellingson's body of work, of course, was larger than just KWWL and KFVS. He should be credited with 68 different NMSA samples for 16 different stations when all is said and done. (Contemporaneously, he did a third AFLAC station, WAFF, and a fourth ex-AFLAC station after the insurer exited the television business, WITN.) Even though Ellingson died February 5, 2008 at the age of 59, his voice lingered around for a time longer at some of his final client stations. At KIMT, which had just had a new open series done not long before Ellingson passed, it took at least into 2009 for a new voiceover to be brought in for the opens. WABG Greenwood, MS, was using his voice on the air as late as 2010. I'm glad that, after all these years, we are able to finally put a name to the voice and give Ellingson the credit he so richly deserved for his voiceover career.
  9. 10 points
    I'm now more dumber for having read this. You clearly don't know the woman JacobC, so put your pitch fork and torch away, sit down and shut up. Show some respect and be glad she found another job. Also, you show clear inability to splice together a coherent thought. Work on it.
  10. 10 points
    Try using Wikipedia as a source on a school/research paper, and tell us how that goes. Good luck.
  11. 10 points
  12. 10 points
    Everyone, I'm going to be on WFAA News 8 tomorrow night at 10pm. I've was interviewed by Kevin Reece all afternoon today about my autism, my love to local TV news, etc. So, if you're in the DFW area, please be sure to tune in tomorrow on The Update at 10pm.
  13. 10 points
    This took me 10 minutes....it could clearly be refined just a bit. They really could just replicate the KARE "11" across the group and the world would be a better place. There's a reason that still looks good after 25+ years.
  14. 10 points
    You'll have to forgive Eat News. He and Regis have a bit of a history with each other. Every since the vicious taunting, Eat News sees Regis everywhere and this causes him to boldly address TVNT posters' wild misconceptions regarding ratings versus billings.
  15. 9 points
    Gotta give credit to any organization that sticks around for 1,065 years. Hey, it's longer than the Notre Dame cathedral.
  16. 9 points
    They may have the most ACCURATE forecast, but not with spelling! (See top of banner. Irony!)
  17. 9 points
  18. 9 points
    Personally I'm sick of flat design, so a return to 2010 is a welcome departure.
  19. 9 points
    Look what I was able to find via the Wayback Machine!
  20. 9 points
    The sign was restored and converted to LED, according to this video.
  21. 9 points
    This isn't even worth talking about. It's not going to happen. Mainly because there is no such thing as a universal "license to broadcast" (The FCC would need to evaluate and rule on each of Sinclair's 193+ broadcast television licenses individually.) Let's keep this thread focused on the Nexstar and Tribune acquisition, please.
  22. 9 points
    I wonder what intern is running the ticker.
  23. 9 points
    I bet Amazon would deliver that shiny news set the next day...maybe even that afternoon if you are an Amazon Prime member.
  24. 8 points
  25. 8 points
    Hey, let's not turn this into a game of "who carries Wheel and Jeopardy!"
  26. 8 points
    Funny how CNN started using real newsroom backdrops again when their programming shifted away from doing actual news.
  27. 8 points
    S Super bowl 65 and 66?!? Are you sure the broadcast networks will be around for that? Hell, even Netflix might not be around.
  28. 8 points
    How does this man keep getting promotions? He shouldn't be allowed to manage a Cinnabon, let alone more television networks.
  29. 8 points
    The Shell gas station on my street hasn't had a facade lift since 1985...but people still buy gas there. I would take a 'pass" on the Shell station corn dogs though.
  30. 8 points
    That list at the bottom is the one that's been on their website for months. The line "According to Wotila, NewsNet has signed up 25 affiliates so far since it launched 28 days ago." is questionable since it seems to say "NewsNet added 25 affiliates in 28 days" when it really seems to mean "NewsNet signed on 28 days ago with 25 affiliates." And they're still insisting KAAP is in San Francisco. Quite a lot of fake news coming from the "facts" network.
  31. 8 points
    That's because the Texas 21 logo is shaped after a US Highway sign, not an Interstate sign.
  32. 8 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.
  33. 8 points
    50 Years of Eyewitness News this weekend Package https://abc7ny.com/4702761/?fbclid=IwAR2UyZ-CN6sRoK-tTnHublU2L9k4YtP3sv2G4IZAtfcGdxQh9S74zuBh-Og Old clips https://abc7ny.com/eyewitnessnews50/
  34. 8 points
    I agree with Weeters, it's also not just as simple as "we're breaking into programming," if WEWS is hubbed as far as master control, you would have to contact them and let them know you're breaking into programming. On top of that, the network will need to be informed you are breaking into their programming to deliver breaking news and find out if there will be a special re-air or if you're just plain SOL. In the case of soap opera viewers, you DO NOT mess with their soaps unless there is actual cause for concern. A simple crawl and heavy social media presence is good enough in this day and age. If they waited and broke into WWTBAM, they can do so because that is their syndicated slot and syndications can be reaired later. However, why would we risk potential local ad revenue for breaking news about something that ended up being nothing. Furthermore, like Weeters said, it's better to know all the facts and have things confirmed than to break into programming and have no idea what you're talking about. Working on an assignment desk, I get hate calls all the time for breaking into programming and against. You can't make everyone happy. And screaming at the person who answers the phone and telling them that they and the station can go to hell and you'll never watch them again means absolutely nothing. For every lost viewer for something stupid and small, we gain about 100 more.
  35. 7 points
    B-bu-but.... Tegna-itis.
  36. 7 points
    Bill Beutel got a promotion in 1975 for AM America. it failed, he came back to WABC, had a career for another 31 years. I wouldn't call going up and falling back a bad thing.
  37. 7 points
    Surprised nobody has mentioned how Jeff Glor's last broadcast ended with a 1:45 long credit roll with an extended cut of the theme.
  38. 7 points
    Something something modern workplace...something something millennials...something something avocado toast.
  39. 7 points
    At first glance, I thought they were accidentally duplicating the background over and over again on a video wall. That's actually the intended design? What an eyesore.
  40. 7 points
    Well, if anything, the Talkback 16 segment will be a doozy when they do change the music. This is how the viewers reacted to the new graphics... We may not have the riots in the streets when WPVI DARED to change their version of MCTYW.....but we could have the start of a dumpster fire on top of Montage Mountain....
  41. 7 points
    You have clearly never lived in Wisconsin. It's the dead of winter right now. Golf courses won't be open for several more weeks and have been closed for months. If you are a golfer, and can afford to do it, hell yeah you're down for flying to Alabama right now, where the golf courses remain open. People travel ALL OVER to golf when it's winter in Wisconsin (and Minnesota, and Michigan, and Illinois, and basically every other state where winter lasts for a good third of the year). There are websites dedicated to shipping your golf clubs so you don't have to deal with traveling with them. This kind of tourism campaign is EXTREMELY common. The only thing that "doesn't make sense" is how quick people on here are to attack a company for ludicrous reasons like "tourism advertisements".
  42. 7 points
    That's a lot of wishful thinking. Especially once the Tribune/Nexstar and Northwest stations are brought into the fold. Just because Cox people may be brought over to the new Apollo, doesn't mean Apollo is going to let them run things the "Cox Way". The ex-Cox staffers will be forced to unify all these stations on similar hardware, just like every other station group is. Someone will get a set designed, and that will quickly become the "Apollo set", and we'll have the "Apollo graphics" and "Apollo music". That's how Economy of Scale works. I suspect in a couple years, "Apollo buys a new station" will be as unpleasant to hear around these parts as "Sinclair buys a new station" or "Nexstar buys a new station" is today. Hope for the best, expect the worst!
  43. 7 points
    Wow, you’re not the sharpest tool in the tool shed, are you? NBC is not shuttering NBC Boston’s news department. Period. Lemme explain to you why NBC is going to continue running newscasts despite “negative reviews.” MONEY! As long as NBC Boston can sell ad rates at a decent amount and turn a profit, then ratings won't matter as much as you think. This is also why stations have slowly begun to phase out syndicated programming in daytime — they can keep all the revenue in-house rather than sharing it with syndicators. You sound like Mardek’s cousin from Philadelphia who seems to think that shuttering a news department fixes its problems.
  44. 7 points
    The most interesting tidbits from that article are: Apollo wanting to use Northwest Broadcasting carriage contracts to force rate hikes Potential JV for Atlanta and maybe other cities Cuts at other stations I think the JV in Atlanta speaks to something important. Cox simply didn't have scale and they did not want to pursue it. That's why they are bowing out—not because they didn't like the business, but because it was becoming oligopolistic in a way that would have required the acquisition of a large operator. Any operator that bought these stations would have been cutting them; it's simply the nature of a new buyer adjusting family-owned stations to additional pressures, as unfortunate as it is. I have long-term concerns about a large PE firm returning to the TV game. The stations they are seeking to buy won't help with scale that much, depending on what they get from Nexstar. If Apollo buys Cox, the market of primary concern becomes Memphis. Nexstar already has to divest something there, and it could not divest that station to the new owners of WHBQ.
  45. 7 points
  46. 7 points
    Does anyone here remember the first 6 months of CNN? Just be happy they have sound for those pictures... You guys be nice and support these kids. Send them one or 2 pre-paid pizza's some afternoon...they would love that! You got to start somewhere....
  47. 7 points
    There’s embarrassing, explicit video circulating online of Charissa Thompson today. I won’t link to it or describe what’s in it because it’s that bad. I haven’t watched it, and I encourage you to do the same.
  48. 7 points
    I'd hardly call FTVLive reliable source at this point considering we here at TVNT tend to get things before he does most of the time. Just need Brian Stelter and Howard Kurtz at the helm and you'd have an all out circus.
  49. 7 points
    We didn't have much choice on the debate. It came together in about 36 hours. Rep. Yoder refused to participate if it took place at the newspaper, since they had endorsed the opponent Sharice Davids. KCPT was already using its studio for recording a K.T. Tunstall concert, I think.
  50. 7 points
    It’s on the official flag of St. Louis.
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