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  1. https://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/news/2023/08/11/fox-affiliate-wsvn-moving-to-broward-county.html Okay this is big news! I copied from South Florida business journal, in case you missed it. "Fox affiliate WSVN Channel 7 filed plans for a new headquarters and broadcast station in Miramar, which would clear the way for major development in its current home in North Bay Village. Meanwhile, station owner Sunbeam Properties is working on plans for a major mixed-use project in Miramar that’s connected to the relocation of the TV station, CEO Andy Ansin said. The City Commission will consider the site plan and a special exemption for WSVN’s new station on eight acres at the southeast corner of Miramar Parkway and Red Road on Aug. 16. It’s located just off the Florida’s Turnpike exit onto Red Road. Sunbeam already owns the vacant property, which is part of its Miramar Park of Commerce. The two-story station would total 71,272 square feet and have 262 parking spaces plus a 65-foot communications tower. Ansin said the dishes would beam the station’s microwave signal from Miramar to the antenna farm near the county line, instead of the signal coming from North Bay Village. The new facility would include news studio, a second production studio, a newsroom, a weather broadcasting room, video and production control rooms, executive offices, and a staff dining room and kitchen. Ansin said the building would be constructed to continue functioning during a Category 5 hurricane, with two generators, a fuel tank for vehicles, and a backup AC. It would also be on elevated land in case of flooding. “The city of Miramar is a great place to do business and we understand the permitting process,” Ansin said. “The location at Turnpike interchange and Red Road is a wonderful place to gather news from. It’s centrally located. And it’s a good place for employees to get to and for us to hire from.” WSVN has 300 employees and 30 job openings, with salaries for new positions as high as $135,000, he said. The new station would include a second studio so WSVN could fill programming and perhaps commercials and third-party productions while the newscasters are occurring in the other studio, he added. Oklahoma City-based Rees is the architect of the project. Ansin said moving WSVN to Miramar is conditioned on the approval of another project Sunbeam will present to the City Commission in a few months. Ansin said Sunbeam filed development plans for the northeast corner of Red Road and Miramar Parkway, seeking approval for about 2,800 apartments, a hotel, and about 300,000 square feet of commercial space, including about 40,000 for a grocer, 40,000 of entertainment and 120,000 square feet of restaurants. “We need to have more services in Miramar before we move Channel 7 there,” Ansin said. “And also for the business park. In order to keep all these companies in Miramar, it’s necessary to have more services for their employees.” Moving WSVN from North Bay Village would be complicated and expensive, Ansin said, as the station wouldn’t go off the air for a second. It would set up all the new equipment in Miramar while still broadcasting in North Bay Village, run some beta tests in Miramar, and then “flip the switch” to move the broadcast to Miramar, he said. Pending approval, WSVN could move within three years, Ansin said. The reason for the move: Sunbeam is pursuing a major mixed-use project in North Bay Village. In October, the developer won village approval for up to 7.3 million square feet of development on the 12.9 acres it owns there. WSVN has been in North Bay Village for 60 years, but its waterfront site is a prime development location. Ansin said Sunbeam would start redevelopment on the south side of 79th Street first, in about 24 to 30 months, before redeveloping the WSVN property on the north side of the street. The first building would be a 40-story mixed-use tower, he said. “It will create a whole new image for North Bay Village,” Ansin said. “We want retail and restaurant space on the water, and then on the second floor another restaurant with a big open terrace.”"
    6 points
  2. They also grabbed philadelphia57.com. Smart move. Not that anyone's more likely to manually type (or peck on their phones) "philadelphia57.com" over "philly57.com", of course...
    2 points
  3. I'm working on tossing old CDs and DVDs I've had laying around and I came across these work sample images taken from Giant Octopus' website in 2003. Probably the peak of their design trendyness. It's amazing how much things have changed in 20 years!
    1 point
  4. Sunday Today (sans Willie) updated to the new Today Show look this morning. Its bug has a white horizontal NBC News logo, versus the colorized stack one used during the week. Wonder if Hoda and Jenna are next to update to the new look?
    1 point
  5. New set + look tomorrow (Monday 8/14) at 4 pm
    1 point
  6. Someone take the graphics machine away from Jim Irsay, he's not qualified to run it!
    1 point
  7. According to the Colts' network, the Bills have re-located to Indianapolis but are still playing in Buffalo.
    1 point
  8. Surprisingly, MTV was airing music videos and a marathon of Behind the Music in celebration of the 50th anniversary of hip-hop. They even had a TRL like audeince show at 5 PM ET. It was teriffic, felt like I was watching Fuse from a few years ago. It was the first time in years that I watched that channel for hours. Sadly, the schedule for tomorrow is a whole lot of Ridiculousness. Niche programming! Wish thise days could return. Maybe then there'd still be a reason to have cable.
    1 point
  9. I'm fine with the font, but definitely the new logo needs that white border
    1 point
  10. Looks like it’s all been confirmed that the CW is going to Ch 38 in Detroit. An official announcement should be made very soon. As for WKBD, I think they are indeed addling a 8 pm newscast as well. We should find out soon.
    1 point
  11. That's great to see Craig Allen back at 2, obviously wish it was for better circumstances. And I must give props to John Elliott for transitioning to weekday mornings immediately. It will be nice for viewers to see someone they know and not a random CBS meteorologist sitting in Colorado or Texas, although what they did given the circumstance made sense.
    1 point
  12. With preseason starting in earnest tonight, it’s time for the annual TVNT NFL Preseason Graphics Roundup! Patriots: no change from last year. Texans: no change from last year.
    1 point
  13. CBS 2 CBS News New York has added the ticker/flipper, but only on the online stream so far. The TV broadcast continues to show the tickerless ticker. I don't understand why it took them so many months to edit the one that they used with the previous look, because it's largely the same, just designed to align with the new bug. And I still think it's pretty useless. I wish they'd focus on making the ticker local. Also, tighten up the animations so there aren't so many times where nothing is displayed. The hyper local 7-day forecasts for various towns across the region lack details. I'd rather something more like now/tonight/tomorrow (or now/today/tonight, depending on the time of day) so that they could fit some text descriptions and not ignore low temperatures. Sports scores should be limited to local teams so that viewers don't have to watch every game's score slowly flash by. Lottery results are also weird to me, and take up too much time. But it seems the tickers are pretty automatic. Just pulling data from feeds and headlines off the website (headlines that are sometimes extremely vague).
    1 point
  14. I don't think you can draw much from URL purchases. Remember years ago when NBC purchased nbcdenver.com and everyone thought that meant KUSA was going O&O? Those were the days.
    1 point
  15. For that one TXA21 will more likely remain, if with a redesigned logo to meet this new city branding thing since they remained independent all through. Boston and Miami are the ones to look out for now (if they even remember they own WBFS).
    1 point
  16. And.....seattle11.com, boston38.com, florida33.com and sacramento31.com. I strongly doubt every station will go with these brandings. "KCAL" (& even "KCAL 9" ftm) is a stronger brand than a generic "Los Angeles 9" or "LA 9". Sad that "california9.com" was already taken.....
    1 point
  17. CBS has registered the following domains: philly57.com detroit50.com bayarea44.com newyork55.com pittsburgh19.com losangeles9.com atlanta69.com
    1 point
  18. The font is Barlow. It’s free to use. Makes sense why multiple station groups use it, one less thing to pay to license for 100+ stations…
    1 point
  19. Seeing as how WLUC is the absolutely dominant station in the area by a longshot, there's little incentive to change.
    1 point
  20. I concur on the font - it just looks too “chunky” (the only word I could come up with). The “SIOUXLAND’S NEWSCHANNEL” font is fine, but there are much better general L3/GFX fonts available. Even going back to the basics (Helvetica/Univers/DIN 1451/Frutiger/Myriad/News Gothic) would look better, IMHO. Just for god’s sake, please do not use Arial!
    1 point
  21. The GrayOne package looks nice and all, but I still hate the main font. I thought I read somewhere it was chosen because it was "easy on the eyes?" And the fact that Nexstar has a package that uses it in many markets....
    1 point
  22. The abc7NY Dominican Day Parade broadcast is the same as last year. No hosts, one camera to the left of the stage, which means there is no full view of the performances, and you frequently have people standing and walking in front of the camera.
    0 points
  23. https://www.kplctv.com/2023/08/13/ben-terry-1983-2023/?outputType=amp&fbclid=IwAR3B7SF7t6y8cSmemG1LPjCM3RFbfpLL3iHBZGYCXDBHrcQJZt7qffuOnwE I know this was already posted in the discord server but Ben Terry has left us this morning.
    0 points
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