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  1. I saw that coming a mile away. Earlier this summer the company surveyed all the stations for how much feed video they were using. A station like KTLA doesn't use as much as people realize, in proportion to the amount of news they do. It's the mid-large stations that do gobs of news, like my station or WJW-TV or KDVR, that are much more reliant on feeds to fill the time. I figured the survey was the first step toward cutting CNN altogether.
    3 points
  2. According to their website, KOAA is launching a 4 p.m. newscast on Monday. Looks like the new graphics in the background in this banner. If I was a betting man, I’d put my money that the new graphics launch on Monday with this newscast.
    3 points
  3. CBS and Fox News Channel have had a content share agreement for a while. It's just not very often used, and when it is, it's usually transparent to the end viewer. For example, a Fox News satellite truck may uplink live signals for both FOX and CBS. Additionally, WFLD, WBBM, WGN, and WMAQ have had a news share agreement in place since 2009. I know everyone on here likes to think there's all this in-fighting behind the scenes between stations like a scene out of Anchorman. That couldn't be further from reality. Stations share content with each other all the time and work together frequently, regardless of affiliation or ownership groups, and this has been going on since TV started.
    3 points
  4. That three monitor setup is awkward. I'd rather them have nothing at all.
    2 points
  5. I get that they're in a "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mode but the desk really clashes with the rest of the studio design.
    2 points
  6. The 2012 theme remains for the headline cue, but gels very well with the GORGEOUS open. All other graphics are the largely the same and 4:3 safe, but they've moved the old desk out of the closest and they're finally on the new set. The environment looks so similar to the old look, the untrained eye wouldn't know it's TV3.
    2 points
  7. It's like they've preserved the fonts from the Limerick package and merge it with the WMC pack. It's better than the overly-used Helvetica. Talk about uniqueness.
    2 points
  8. Well, as promised, the new set is live, and it is gorgeous! It does look like lighting in the weather center could use work, though, but I'm sure they'll fix it. And, as hfiles mentioned, EWN:NG has been (rightfully) retired. Sadly, my ability to ID music packages is no good anymore (edit: Didn't see CircleSeven's reply, but I'm glad I knew it was Arnold). Graphics are indeed the same; I can't see why they'd need to change them yet. Eye candy below. Weather is delivered from the video wall; no green screen/full-page graphic display. Sadly, I couldn't screen-shot the sweet aerial wide shot they took as David walked over.....
    2 points
  9. New station: WBRC. It's a red-gray-white version of the WMC graphics.
    2 points
  10. Everything will launch on "The Four"
    2 points
  11. I've been watching for the past few days and I am not sold on NewsNation. I'm on the left, but I don't watch much traditional cable news - I stick mostly to the PBS Newshour/NPR for domestic news and analysis, and BBC World News for international news. One issue I have with NewsNation is the incessant repetition of "Balance, Not Bias". Casting aside the fact that this evokes the early days of Fox News Channel, I take issue with any news platform branding themselves as being immune to bias. Bias isn't just editorial slant, it is reflected in the way reporting resources are distributed, which stories come first in the running order, diversity/pay equity, what stories are omitted etc. It's noble of NewsNation to want to work toward impartiality, but I'd rather them actually do it instead of them talking about doing it. Additionally, I was troubled by a lengthy series of soundbites from members of a far-right group that were not qualified as such - NewsNation seems hesitant to have any level of interpretation in their reporting for fear of appearing biased. Whether it is a far-left or a far-right group, I would expect a reporter to neutrally reference extremist content - under NewsNation's "Balance, Not Bias", that's oddly a bridge too far. I don't think the groups should be censored, but they should be noted for what they are. Under NewsNation's "Balance, Not Bias", editorial policy is viewed as some type of arithmetic - as if featuring two extreme perspectives that negate each other will create a moderate editorial outlook (and in the process, validating them both). My biggest issue, however, is the lack of analysis and contextualization, which they've somehow spun as the thing that makes them impartial. I applaud NewsNation's desire to let viewers think for themselves, but they seem to have interpreted this as a total omission of any substantive analysis in their reporting. I understand that they want to avoid the forced debates on cable news with six talking heads screaming, but analysis is crucial to making sense of the day's news. Look at the PBS News Hour or the BBC - they present a report, and then afterwards have a short, well-moderated discussion, featuring someone who offers a perspective that further illuminates the initial report. This isn't telling viewers how to think - this is acknowledging that people from different contexts can share knowledge with others, adding a "Why?" to the "What/When?" of the report. I think a great deal of these issues stem from the emulation of the local news format - for local news it is assumed that the viewer is of the region and knows enough of the context to interpret reporting without analysis/interpretation. On a national scale, I don't always understand the context of a story. Watching NewsNation, I've found myself craving just an inkling of historical/economic/social context to be added so I can better understand places I am less familiar with. Just because a broadcast can offer that doesn't mean they're doing the thinking for me - instead I think they'd be more fully doing justice to the story. I wish NewsNation the best, I don't doubt that they're trying their best to break the entrenchment that is the cable news landscape right now. But as it stands, I don't think I'll be a regular viewer - I watch the news not only to learn about what is going on, but to better understand perspectives that are not my own. I fear that a newscast that equates contextualization with bias will do little to change the current failures of cable news.
    2 points
  12. Tonight at 5pm, Lilly Broadcasting's Erie duopoly launched a new (I'm assuming in-house) graphics package, and switched over to This Is Home V2 by WCPM. Overall, the look isn't bad, but there are some adjustments that need to be made. It is definitely more flexible than the previous package, so I'm excited to see what they have down the line. I'll post a better video later, as this doesn't showcase the full "scope" of the package.
    1 point
  13. I was just watching a video on WPXI.com which has a new big story FSG and new L3s. I watched WPXI on tv this morning but they are using the older graphics still. Could this just be an online look? Or maybe they’re testing new graphics online first? If these are going to be new on-air, they look better than the black/gold KDKA graphics. https://www.wpxi.com/news/top-stories/activists-say-actions-protesters-captured-viral-videos-does-not-represent-justice-movement/6T6FEZFZUVGKLDJ5ZV5Y6JLI24/
    1 point
  14. I think someone thought about WSB 2. Overall they look nice and unlike the news graphics using Pro Proxima Nova, weather graphics is using Helvetica Neue.
    1 point
  15. Kiro in Seattle had new stuff on the 11pm show as well. I think Cox is getting ready to have a new group wide graphics rollout.
    1 point
  16. It looks fine but it’s going to be pretty dated a few years from now.
    1 point
  17. I noticed how it's now referred to as "World News Tonight" rather than "ABC World News Tonight", as it used to be years ago.
    1 point
  18. No, it's "Aerial". The signature is audible (but sped up a bit in the arrangement) at the end of that open cut, which may be from a new update of the package or an existing cut that's not normally used for opens.
    1 point
  19. Whoa! Out of nowhere here comes WBAY getting a new set!
    1 point
  20. I guess that explains why we were locked out of the CNN Newsroom yesterday. Terrible, horrible, no good, really really bad move that disproportionately affects non-affiliates imo. CNN was a godsend when we were in the first few weeks of covering protests. I can't imagine this policy holds up for long, but time will tell. Exclusives don't matter if you don't have the viewership. They'd be better off funneling all of their VO through NewsNation and making CNN run that as the courtesy.
    1 point
  21. Gray is launching 4:00 news on KVLY 11.2 (CBS/KX4) Fargo today. Displaces Judge Judy (Which already gets an hour earlier in the day on 11.1/NBC) Not the first 4:00 for the market- WDAY/ABC has had news in the timeslot for a couple of years now.
    1 point
  22. I see this turned into a "WBZ Hates Wheel" post so I'll toss in more than a few cents as someone who grew up out of market. The woes of WoF/J! in the Boston market lay at the feet of one man: Edmund Ansin. He declined to pick up WHDH's contract to air the two shows and put us on the path the Boston market is now on. I'll always wonder why WBZ didn't pick the two shows up in 2001 rather than put the shows into eight years of being exiled to WSBK. Were ET and Hollywood Squares/The Insider really that important? The treatment the show had the first three years on WSBK - airing in the 6:00 hour from 2001-03 and the 5:00 hour in the 2003-04 season - did a ton of damage as well. At a time when most timeshifting was still on VHS, it just didn't work and by the time they moved it to the 7:00 hour the damage was done. The move of the two shows to WBZ in 2009 seemed a bit hasty, especially knowing that they were already tied into the deal for Patriots-related programming (that began in 2006). You'd think that even as corporate sisters CBSTD would have seen a good 25-30 preemptions a year in a Top 10 market as a major red flag. The "watch out of market" option just isn't feasible anymore: WMTW got purged in New Hampshire after Hearst took over, WWLP is on one system on the fringe of Worcester County, WNNE (which was on cable as close as Concord NH until the mid 2010s) no longer exists, and most importantly WPRI got purged from systems in Plymouth County/the Cape and Islands the last time Xfinity and Nexstar reupped their deal. Your options besides "DVR overnight" are an antenna or piracy. A lot of these issues could've been avoided if WoF/J! had either been on WBZ all along or had they had moved in 2004 after Hollywood Squares ended. For one, it would've mean that the Patriots would've had to have taken a backseat and your number of preemptions of new episodes would dwindle to All Access before a Thursday night game or preseason when both are in reruns anyway. The garbage treatment WoF/J! get in Boston is foreign to just about anywhere else I've been. The three stations I grew up with them on (WABC, WTNH, WTEN) probably preempt them less combined in a year than WBZ does on its own. Heck, during the Fall of 2014 - when CBS had TNF and WBZ hosted political debates for several races, there were weeks where Jeopardy was airing in pattern twice in a five show week! Punting them to WSBK on Fridays would make perfect sense...if it wasn't for reruns of The Big Bang Theory having the highest ratings in the market at that time of something not called Wheel, Jeopardy!, or Chronicle (WCVB's 7:00 may be here now too to be fair). Yes, somehow a show with tons of reruns elsewhere can't be thrown overboard for one night save for the J! ToC. Bazinga! Remember during the outset of COVID when ABC O&O's were preempting Wheel reruns with WNT replays and people complained? Welcome to Boston any week from August to February. Even moving to WFXT, an option not possible in 2001, would result in less preemptions if other ET/CT Fox stations with the pair (WALA, WBFF, WSYT, WVUE, WXIX) come to mind. For a market with this many issues, it's amazing that the only syndicated shows with no clearance are the Atlanta-based MGM/Orion court shows and the only things with a really bad clearance are anything Byron Allen less Funny You Should Ask. At least Boston isn't Hartford with multiple vanity projects at 7:30, syndication pioneers in overnights, multiple shows not cleared, unnecessary double runs, and the same Catholic Mass on two stations at the same time. On this note, two shows that lacked Hartford clearances finally have homes thanks to the Tegna duo! They might have passed on Dr. Oz and ET, but they picked up Right This Minute (WTIC, 3:00 AM hour) and 25 Words or Less (WCCT, 4:00 AM hour). Boston may have issues with two shows but Hartford seems to be an all-around mess. In fact, it seems like the whole lower half of New England has issues somehow (Springfield's ignorance of NBCU product, Providence and WLNE).
    1 point
  23. First it was the Broadcast Networks, Now CNN is upset with Nexstar. Get Ready to see NewsNation be the biggest failure in company History. https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2020/9/8/nexstar-vs-cnn
    1 point
  24. See that makes absolutely no sense. You would think that Patriots All Access would be on WSBK only. But also at the same time it probably wouldn't had mattered if PAA was on 38 because from what I've been told on Discord, WBZ likes to find any and all excuses to preempt the Merv Griffin shows, you should see the Buy A Vowel boards on how often WBZ preempts Wheel/J! for anything in general (not just the Pats) I truly feel sorry for the people who live in the Boston market that otherwise doesn't have any other option to explore alternative options in order to watch Wheel/J! on a consistent basis. Those people deserve much better.
    1 point
  25. This is just me, but I know what I like and I know what I don't and I like NewsNation and I will keep watching it and I know in time people may possibly see the benefit from it and realize on those other cable shows in primetime that the news matters first not for their name to be in the title. And personally I don't care about the ratings as should a lot of people. News matters first.
    1 point
  26. I think slogan promotion turns off potential viewers period regardless of their political ideologies. I personally don't like the idea of having anchors/reporters say such things during a newscast when their responsibility is to be objective/impartial. Save that for the promos.
    1 point
  27. A Twitter exchange I had at 1am that turned bizarre led me to think a lot tonight about NewsNation and how it's playing to potential viewers. So far, most Twitter conversation about NN has been from the right-of-center to right. This is a consistent theme I have noticed monitoring social media in recent days, and I have identified several reasons this might be the case: Slogan promotion turns off potential viewers on the left. Looking at you, "balance, not bias". In trumpeting their adherence to this principle, they may be actually causing their viewership to become even more imbalanced. Casual left viewers might be hearing that slogan and feeling like this is a competitor to Fox News. In this moment, conservatives might be more inclined to sample a new news product they haven't heard of. It feels like people on the left and center-left want to stick to names they know (e.g. CNN, MSNBC), whereas people on the right are actively looking for new voices—particularly if they are disaffected viewers of Fox News Channel. If you're not familiar with Nexstar, as is the case for the average TV viewer, NewsNation looks like TV news startup #47. Nothing about it provides the cues that say "mainstream media" on a national level—even though, ironically this operation is as "legacy" as new news operations get, given its reliance on decades-old local TV newsrooms and people that once worked in them! This is one factor that might boost interest on the right but dampen it on the left. Is Antenna TV promotion hurting? The thread that got weird on me fast actually was about someone on the left who was skeptical about NN merely because it was being heavily advertised on Antenna TV alongside other "conservative grifters" and MyPillow. Is "both sides" a structural fallacy? From the bracket logo on down, Nexstar's "both sides" positioning might be flawed, and this is a macro problem well beyond Bradley Place. I think this is growing ever more common as a theme on the left, where most people and actors expect the two-party system of American politics to display some symmetry whereas it's actually becoming increasingly lopsided. The entire concept of NN as it is positioned might actually be playing into a structural fallacy. And it's one that generally doesn't bother local TV stations, from which NewsNation borrows so, so much in terms of content and presentation. Potential gatekeepers: It's so weird to think this, but in 2020, Nexstar has built a new news product that will in about a month go behind a TV Everywhere paywall. That will remove a lot of cord cutters—and young, left-skewing people—from the audience. (It also appears WGN America has lost some distribution here and there in its years of general irrelevance, and it doesn't seem to be on many vMVPDs.) Oh, and Nexstar REALLY needs to get WGN America's West Coast feed sorted out so this program airs live nationwide. The wind on this archery target might already have been pushing the audience to the right of the dead-center bullseye given the middle America focus. I was asked why I was even looking at tweets about NN. I know the #KHive people won't see this message, but I might as well say it. I've been interested in the local TV business since I was little, and I was practically raised on cable news. This is the most ambitious project related to local TV news in years. It's the biggest gamble of Perry Sook's career, and there is intense scrutiny on whether this will be a winner or a failure we file alongside News Out of the Box or This Day. When Sook bought Tribune, he bought WGN—which included a lot of extra studio and building space, people with expertise in national television production, and a directionless cable channel already in millions of homes that was an effective blank slate. All three are part of the NewsNation recipe, as are (of course) all the Nexstar newsrooms. And a personal note. I'm a news junkie! Of course NewsNation is not my only source of news. Certainly I consume content that would be recognized as further toward the left, whether that be CNN or The Intercept. But I also have found it useful enough as a complement to those other sources to follow and watch regularly.
    1 point
  28. I do agree with you but I posted it because it kinda looked like those full screen graphics that have the CBSN look to them.
    1 point
  29. That's their Investigative unit package. They've had it for a while. From what I've heard from people "in the know": -The weather graphics were only changed to the CBSN local package because most stations don't have the resources to maintain two looks. -Any plans for new graphics are indefinitely on hold due to the Viacom takeover and COVID. I'm considering closing this thread, it's becoming a "graphics speculation" thread where people just point out any random oddity as a "sign" of new graphics.
    1 point
  30. I think maybe aside from the "Possible PG&E Shutoffs," nothing else looks really new? See the similar recent example from CBS Chicago below, which has also already implemented CBSN. I wouldn't hold my breath on anything genuinely new for their on-air newscasts -- probably going to have to wait until maybe next year or even the year after.
    1 point
  31. "Feud" is going to WGBA. Expanding the 4PM show isn't too surprising to me; WFRV's 4PM is also 1 hour. The 9A is interesting, though.....
    1 point
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