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  1. Scott shouldn't talk. I can barely understand the point he's trying to make with as many errors as there are in that post.
    6 points
  2. WRC will get them in time for the Winter Olympics… Nobody seems to complain - everyone there’s focused on reporting the news… J
    4 points
  3. WFIE's evening newscasts last night began originating from the newsroom on their Alert Desk, which is the old weather center set crammed in the newsroom. They last put up a new set in 2009 and revamped the duratrans in 2018 or 19.
    2 points
  4. Actually, something I didn't consider: Tegna has a history of taking old sets and moving them elsewhere, I guess it's always possible they build out this set, and then a few years from now, build them a new set in a new facility and take the now "old" set and move it to one of their smaller market stations. It's a win-win. A secondhand big market set moved to a small market will last an easy 20 years. Which one of their Texas stations has the old KUSA set? Maybe they'll get it. That thing's already old, give it a few more years and it's going to look like they're broadcasting
    2 points
  5. From WABC during General Hospital today. Not awful, but certainly not better than what they had before. Arguably, the previous gold red blue ABC design was the best logo in the network’s history. The onscreen bug during WNT looked like it was made on Microsoft paint.
    2 points
  6. I hate speculation… but… A lot of recent graphics rollouts have come with upgrades to new CG systems. For example, Fox had major issues with the new Chyron Prime system which delayed launches at a lot of stations. There could be some kind of hardware upgrades coming along with these graphics and that’s why the rollout might be slow and staggered and not lining up with new set launches.
    2 points
  7. I half expect the morning block to be called the Continental Breakfast Show - Pastries included. The show ends at 11am, because that's checkout.
    2 points
  8. What's really bad if you're on Sinclair's side is this: Asking for nearly half a billion in fees That's clearly wayyyyyyyyyy too much
    2 points
  9. For how good, yet low-profile Newsy has been for Scripps, they knew having it as a traditional cable channel wasn't working and ended it in June for a streaming-heavy model, along with OTA coverage on the Ion stations. I wish Nexstar would realize the same thing, along with cannibalizing their station's audiences in primetime (If you hear about Newsy on a Scripps station it's usually for their investigative reporting, not generic crime/human interest roll stuff like NN).
    2 points
  10. “Also down the road may be a streaming version of NewsNation.” https://www.nexttv.com/news/perry-sook-84-of-the-country-has-no-earthly-idea-what-newsnation-is The fact that this is not the priority RIGHT NOW is the problem. So, if you have brand recognition but people don’t get the cable channel what’s the point?
    2 points
  11. New set construction appears to be underway at WNCT in Greenville NC. The current set dates back to 2012 IIRC. They are broadcasting from a temporary set currently and their main anchor says it will be a few months before the new set debuts.
    1 point
  12. I'm sorry, but I do Not like the new logo. It is atrocious. I agree with iron lion, the previous logo was Way better. This ewww logo is a step backwards, IMO.
    1 point
  13. Out of the bunch...Charlie and Mugo are clear standouts. Weekday afternoons/nights are in dire need of a shakeup and moving Jim and Marie to front the 4P (and maybe the 6P), would be a huge step in the right direction for WBBM. But alas, big changes like that may be left up to the new GM to make.
    1 point
  14. I couldn’t find the article at that link. Here’s one. https://www.google.com/amp/s/deadline.com/2021/08/atts-warnermedia-talk-fox-to-sell-tmz-1234812552/amp/
    1 point
  15. A friend of mine emailed Pete Delkus about it. Here’s his response she forwarded to me: “Yes, WFAA is leaving our Victory studios the end of the year. We’re moving to a brand new studio back at our Young Street location. It will not be open to the public. Sorry…wish it was but…” You’d be surprised though. As long as they’re delivering the product from a certain location, even if that location’s days are numbered, they won’t want to do anything that could jeopardize their product. i.e. cheaping out on a set because they’re gonna move in two years (let
    1 point
  16. I have it on good authority that there's a major reno happening in the Young St studio. Haven't seen designs, but if they get the funding the staff is hoping for it will be "the coolest studio/set in local TV," according to my source. I can't imagine that kind of investment if they plan to vacate in the next few years.
    1 point
  17. And a link for context: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2021-08-09/anchor-rob-nelson-exits-struggling-cable-channel-newsnation What a disaster. I'm sure the drastic reduction of NewsNation Prime didn't help. I'm guessing the writing is on the wall that Prime is going to be cancelled when the September lineup comes out. Wouldn't be surprised if either Marni or the weather team go next. Well, maybe one of the meteorologists gets a spot on the morning show, but I don't see weather in the evenings being a thing much longer.
    1 point
  18. I can almost guarantee that WFAA will sell their land in the next few years, once this development gets off the ground. I wouldn't expect much of an upgrade to the Young St. studios as a result. The days of WFAA in that spot are very likely numbered.
    1 point
  19. This is why they're beginning to consolidate their affiliations onto one channel and are all-in on ATSC 3.0; they're beginning to get way too greedy for their own good. And I will never subscribe to Dish, but tying Bally and the Tennis Channel to CW and MyNet affiliates is a losing proposition for SBG.
    1 point
  20. That’s such a shame. It became a favorite with crowds after Mavericks and Stars games.
    1 point
  21. All it needs is a waffle iron and some of those buffet servers. "Live at the breakfast bar...I mean Breaking News center..."
    1 point
  22. And with football season almost here and with Marv Albert having recently retired; I had an NBC intro recently acquired from 1991
    1 point
  23. And just a few days after what would have been original WTVJ anchor and news director Ralph Renick's 93rd birthday; we get this 1954 edition of the Ralph Renick Report
    1 point
  24. My grandmother will be pi$$ed, as a regular KIMA news watcher and Young & The Restless fan for decades. She has a little rabbit ear just for that purpose and thankfully Ahtanum Ridge is line-of-sight from her farmhouse. And this isn't the only time...remember Fisher vs. Dish? 6 month blackout in 2009, cost everyone months of local programming in the Northwest. That rabbit ear was bought for that purpose!
    1 point
  25. Maybe because I've gotten used to the idea of it, but the bug looks solid, but we all knew the ring-bordered version was superior, from launch. The solid blue version was added to the GMA weather graphics from the midday hour, and it's serviceable enough. Still gonna be rough on most of the O&O's, but that's a whole other thing I'm not going to touch on now.
    1 point
  26. ABC started using the new logo as their on-screen bug during The View today.
    1 point
  27. Both the peacock and eye had slight changes done in the past.
    1 point
  28. How do you know that's "clearly way too much?" It's impossible to make that determination without any context. How long of a time period? How does it compare to similar deals Sinclair has with other distributors? All of these quotes are just public posturing to get the public to pick a side. For all we know, "nearly a billion in fees" may be what other distributors are paying Sinclair. If they are, then it's clearly NOT way too much.
    0 points
  29. Aug 9 and they still on Look N. with the other stations that still haven’t debuted the new look, you’d think it’s embarrassing now that the olympics are over.
    0 points
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