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  1. Holy God some of you have become WAY too emotionally invested in this. I've said that before. If Scripps doesn't like how something looks, they can update it later. It's happened before and it will happen again. Am I the biggest fan of it? No. Do I think it's serviceable? Yes. A couple tweaks here and there and it honestly would be fine. My biggest beef above all is the weight of the font. Very very light for lower thirds as big as they are. Make it bold and it'll fill things out much more nicely. As @Weeterssaid, the average viewer really doesn't care. They're too conc
    4 points
  2. Tegna CEO Dave Lougee released a 21 minute video to employees discussing the status of their COVID operations and answer employee questions. Personnel will be allowed back in building on a market-by-market basis, and even then only for select people. He doesn't foresee any future furloughs or change to employee benefits. He also hinted that some people may be allowed to work from home permanently, but that wouldn't be decided until a much later undetermined date. Give Tegna slack for what you want, but they have done an excellent job being transparent with their employees about wha
    3 points
  3. This is a bunch of nothing, really. The two largest parts of the Consent Decree deals with sponsorship identification and retransmission negotiations. Basically: Sinclair must have their lawyers review all applications to the FCC, and said lawyers must certify them to be compliant with all communication laws. Sinclair must set up policies to ensure sponsored content is properly labeled as sponsored (they are not the first broadcaster to end up with an FCC Consent Decree with this included) Sinclair is not allowed to see, or be involved with, retransmission negot
    2 points
  4. Here's the full consent decree posted yesterday (5/22). The decree also includes that its has to abide by a four-year compliance plan. If this was any other broadcaster, that $48M would've been just. But with Sinclair?! Even if the fine would've been $100M (which should've been the preferred fine), that still would've been a slap on the wrist. FCC should've at least put the matter to a hearing anyway. Without the hearing, this shows that they can just buy their way out of trouble. And once four years elapses, how do we know they won't re-offend again? Remember Glencairn?
    2 points
  5. This. The Graphics Hub hasn't really scaled with the number of stations they own. The only reason they were able to get the Journal stations onto the v2 look in any reasonable amount of time was because Journal was already semi-hubbed through WTMJ, and they were able to offload some of the work for some of the stations onto the graphics team there. They've since then, what, doubled (?) their portfolio, mostly in smaller markets, where, let's face it, neither the talent nor money exists to expect the stations to render their own 3D. They needed something that could be done on a norm
    2 points
  6. I think what we're seeing is how Scripps is running their stations as a whole bleed over to this new set of graphics. It all goes back to when they thought syndicated programming was "too expensive". Many lower-ranked stations were more than willing to take Wheel and Jeopardy! off their hands for Scripps to replace them with such great shows as The List and Let's Ask America. "Veteran, experienced on-air talent? Nah, let's just replace them with younger, cheaper talent." Little investment, smaller rewards, and Scripps seems to be okay with that. Sure, it'
    2 points
  7. Is KSNW 1985 (though I think it was earlier cause KETV used it in 1983) also JAM? Has some similar sounds to WRAL.
    1 point
  8. I think that's a situation where you consider 2 packages - one for small markets and another for the larger ones. You sort of see hints of that with the 4PM opens in some of the larger markets (Tampa, Detroit, San Diego, Cleveland). Scripps's hub may not be large enough for that, but it can be done - FOX is moving back toward a single look on its stations but its last-gen look afforded a lot of options for stations.
    1 point
  9. News Music Now has been on a roll lately. They just put up Impact V6 and V7. V7 sounds super good, especially with good headphones. Since V7 was commissioned by WKBN, I felt this was the logical place to post this.
    1 point
  10. Agreed. WSYX has the best graphics locally, IMO. Goodbye "Quality 10"
    1 point
  11. General Tire paid a ton of bribes to foreign officials, and RKO General committed all kinds of fraud...so yeah, General Tire was shady as fuck. So is Sinclair, but from what we know, they can't really hide it as well (of course, it helped General Tire that this all happened before the Web became commonplace)...
    1 point
  12. Denver is an AFC city. And Milwaukee is more or less an NFC city (it share primary market status with Green Bay's market).
    1 point
  13. Why on earth would FOX go through all the trouble getting WITI from Nexstar, and sell WJZY to Nexstar, if they only wanted to... swap them again soon. Keep dreaming...
    1 point
  14. Everyone here is complaining about how awful this looks, but I bet if this had debuted in Europe it'd be hailed as revolutionary.
    1 point
  15. If they were far left, why did they join in on the Bernie bashing started by fellow lefie MSNBC?
    0 points
  16. It depends on the type of metrics you use to judge. I didn't always think this way, but in recent months, CNN has been about as far left as you can get in broadcast television. I don't think they're truly centered, but they're close. CBS and ABC lean pretty far left imo, FOX is obviously far right, and NBC as a whole /seems/ pretty centered, while still leaning a touch left.
    0 points
  17. WITI isn't gonna be FOX-Owned for long. So i see FOX taking it time on WITI, this station is a swap away for possibly for either for WJZY or KDVR/KWGN.
    -1 points
  18. Okay Boi. WiTI is a no-growth market even it's population is even declining. FOX Only brought WITI so they could get KCPQ/KJZO. Yeah maybe keep it for a minute. But eventually gonna want back want a NFC Station. And that's Denver or something (Though I was always against them having one being a owned after passing over Raleigh). And they're gonna have to trade cause Perry Sook is one hell of negotiator.
    -1 points
  19. Well that leaves one market.
    -1 points
  20. Bernie has been almost universally bashed by the left (and right). It's frustrating in politics and in television, but that's a discussion for different thread.
    -1 points

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