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  1. 4 points
    The Turn Back the Clock game that FOX broadcasted in 2000. Very interesting to see now and to see the changes from 2000 to 2019
  2. 4 points
    I'm with Eat on this one. Companies have gotten away with some fines for much, much worse than "lying to the FCC." PG&E has blown up neighborhoods and burned down cities in California (killing people in the process) because of their negligence, and all they've gotten are some (big) fines and had to go through bankruptcy. Sinclair is going to get their knuckles slapped with a ruler, have to pay some fines, and maybe say "we're deeply sorry." This isn't going to be some Enron-level scandal.
  3. 4 points
    I expect the FCC lawyers and the Sinclair lawyers to stipulate that Sinclair pays a reasonable (pre-agreed ) fine ,and promise not to do it again. And that's all. No drama...no nothing. Just a fine...and everyone moves on. Seriously folks... Where are the "victims" in this dastardly affair? It's big business,and that's the price you pay when you play with real money ...in the real world.
  4. 3 points
    Fun Set Designer fact: Set designers design sets that promise to be very "out of date" within 5 years. Why? So you have to "upgrade", or build another set much sooner than you used to. When the average , cheap design and construction runs close to 1 million dollars in a low/medium market... Smart owners have timeless designs that can last years....hello KUSI. A news set is nothing more than furniture...and it should always be treated that way because 99.4% of all viewers don't notice the set...and they don't care. It's a great racket if you are a set designer... It's supposed to be about the News...not about the furniture.
  5. 2 points
    Atreya is one of the worst hires CN has made. At least Stuart Snyder learned from the live-action fiasco that plagued the network. For the record, Adult Swim exists for a reason.
  6. 1 point
    There is a very opaque American flag underneath the bug, none at all in the supers that I've seen.
  7. 1 point
    It looks very good for WSYX. Let's hope they leave the flags out of the supers this time once and for all (not bloody likely.....) WSYX and WBFF have always been the golden boys for Sinclair. WSYX has been in the fold since 1996 when their original Columbus station (WTTE) was shelled into Glencairn and by way of their purchase of River City. Being a "Big 3" station in Sinclair's fold for so long (especially in a market like Columbus) means there has been much attention focused on it. It may be in 3rd place, but it has been a cash cow ever since. WJLA, despite being in the nation's capitol and a virtual flagship, still needs a lot of work, as given by all of the turnover and ratings issues since Sinclair took over.... Of course down in Cincinnati, someone is doing a good job of keeping Sinclair off their backs....how they have managed to escape the "Sinclair-i-zation" is beyond me......
  8. 1 point
    And now, I came across some rare Abilene news clips from the 1980s and 1990s on Facebook. First, here is a KTAB news open from 1990. And...a KTXS news montage with open...FROM 1988!!1!! But hold on...here's clips from Abilene television in the 1980s to 1990s where they mention crime news in this montage.
  9. 1 point
    I'm still baffled as to why the weather graphics changed to Scripps but the Journal package stayed... So tacky....
  10. 1 point
    Do you notice anything when the cell system looses power during disasters and emergencies? How about covering large protest and gatherings where the cell network in that area is slammed and you can't get a decent encode or decode? How many years till the entire country has 4G...forget 5G...that's still not not ready for primetime and the entire country won't see %g for a long time. The 2ghz systems the real pros use are all backed-up by generators that we control, maintain and fuel. We also maintain a pretty decent 2-way radio system where we don't have to depend on the cellular network...and we can talk on the system while we drive without fear of a ticket. Cellpacs are great tools, however if your station is ditching it's 2ghz RPU ENG systems, then your station is gonna get a dose of news reality down the road. Yeah....you can drive, and transmit a live broadcast signal that does pretty well in most cases... Now excuse me while I go watch Live PD on A&E.
  11. 1 point
    Well, sure, there is technically encoding and decoding that does cause a few frames of latency, but it’s virtually unnoticeable.
  12. 1 point
    Entering Spectulatron territory here, but - they could also make them both a half hour a la Bold and the Beautiful on CBS. Or be truly unconventional (and old fashioned) and divide the two hours into three 40-minute shows. Since they all function in the same “world” - it could open the door for some fun crossover and hook fans in to the whole lineup. (Because I’d assume they’d film in LA like GH and AMC towards the end of its run.). Best guess is that they end up on a Disney-owned streaming platform.
  13. 1 point
    Depending on who's elected to the executive branch in 2020 - and if this in fact stretches that long - I think much more serious consequences are still in play.
  14. 1 point
    Hal Riney did the voiceovers for these spots. He was also a legendary advertising executive who was best known for creating President Reagan's 1984 "It's Morning Again In America" ad, which helped catapult Reagan to a second term in office. Riney also produced/voiced ads for Ernest and Julio Gallo Wines and Saturn, among many others. https://adage.com/article/agency-news/a-back-hal-riney-contrarian/303207/
  15. 1 point
    Yay for WGCL (though I’m sure being the host station for Super Bowl LIII had something to do with it)!!! Meanwhile, WAGA (who turns 70 today (3/8)) recently boasted they’re "North Georgia's Most-Watched Station." I guess that got the folks over at that "Coverage You Can Count On" station into a hissy fit (maybe it was The Masked Singer being a monster hit (no pun intended)).
  16. 1 point
    Same could be said for Gray and Heartland Media as well, whom is owned by a former head of Gray. WBBH/WZVN will probably still be owned by Waterman for the foreseeable future. It will be how this sale goes about that will determine if Waterman works with Gray again on the Ft. Myers properties. I'm almost certain Gray will get them. As far as a split, that isn't logistically possible. That would require millions and millions and millions of dollars to split those two, whom have been joined at the hip for like two decades now. Keep dreaming. Hearst would never buy into a shit TV market like Fort Myers and put themselves up against WINK. Ain't. Gonna. Happen. As I've mentioned hundreds of times before, Meredith only makes deals that help their bottom line. All decisions to buy stations have to be strategic for the company's portfolio and Fort Myers isn't.
  17. 1 point
    Here’s a article from TVNewsCheck entitled “NBCU Stations’ Weather Forecast: Top Notch” where they interview NBCU’s Director of Weather Operations Nate Johnson (formerly of Capitol Broadcasting Group). I previously wondered how they use their NBCU model and how it was developed. In simplified terms they take all the weather models and make a composite of it. In a bit more detail they take all the models, determine “and pull them in under one umbrella and evaluating them on a day-by-day basis to see which ones are performing well, which ones are performing poorly. Then we can weigh all of that in an automated fashion and in a manual fashion to determine what our final NBC forecasts might be for a given spot at a given time.” Typically they don’t talk about the models but “how is it going to affect your life?” but they do if it’s an event such as a hurricane. They gave an example of how weather affects your life is when there was a significant dry spell in Texas but there was a week of rain. A Telemundo chief meteorologist explained explained rather than the total rain amount but when you will have to water your plants again. They briefly touched on their advances in radar technology including their seven fixed radars and six mobile units. He mentions that radar that radar data does not “enhance” their forecasts as it’s only really useful in the immediate short term “from five minutes to an hour or two.” Nate is based in Raleigh and the models are based in the corporate networks however he does have a WSI computer to use. I paraphrased parts of the interview.
  18. 1 point
    Russ Offenbach, the voice of WFLA-TV and Winn-Dixie was also the voice of the Disney World monorail.
  19. 1 point
    I honestly believe Miller has little (if any) to no fault in Cartoon Network's direction as a channel right now. She's just doing her job and all that's there is shows kids watch (as the ratings show). And the people complaining about it all mostly are really bitter, petty people from the previous generations who should stop watching and avoid the network altogether (for their own sake). I definitely agree however that Atreya should be removed from his post because IMO he is 100% responsible for CN's mistakes -- his scheduling decisions and the results are attrocoius.
  20. 1 point
    It has been widely reported that Northwest's retransmission consent agreements are the envy of the industry. Terrier will use the Northwest approach on upcoming agreements across the whole group.
  21. 1 point
    I don't think we've seen this particular 1980 promo from WBBM's legendary "Nobody Does It Better" campaign:
  22. 1 point
    The story out of Atlanta, is one that is becoming a theme. WGCL CBS46 beat WXIA at 11, and often in other time periods too. But the 11pm was a decisive win across the board. WXIA is now 4th at 11.
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