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  1. 3 points
    Since this appears to be a cash grab for political ad revenue, this is probably the best and cheapest way to do it. This could very well be Scripps' entry into remotely-produced newscasts. I wouldn't be shocked if the WPTV and WFLX deal is up at the end of the year. They could just reassign staff to the new WSFL newscast and call it a day.
  2. 3 points
    I live in Broward and we kinda do but wish we had something more in focus to Broward. That is why the sun sentinel is still around
  3. 2 points
    Broadcasting & Cable says WSFL will start news in the spring. With a timeline that aggressive, they’re absolutely going to be relying on WPTV. Anchor the show from West Palm, throwing to a handful of reports from MMJs based in Miami. Mix in statewide content from the various Scripps Florida properties and you’ve got a (pre-recorded?) hour at 10 to get them started. Build from there with the eventual goal of being fully based in Miami and offering shows in the morning and possibly the late afternoon/early evening, as well. https://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/scripps-to-add-local-news-to-station-in-miami-market
  4. 2 points
    Saw pieces of it, too, this week. Very very blue. And very flat. Weather graphics use the cartoon-like icons, similar to Sinclair stations. Looks modern and clean. I’m happy with what I’ve seen so far. They’ve sent the style guide out to stations already. We won’t launch it until spring 2020, but others will launch well before that.
  5. 1 point
    It would be interesting to see WFLX going in-house. Not sure how big the WFLX facilities is and whether it could house a news department (studio and newsroom space). It'd remain to be seen whether Gray wishes to build a news department from scratch, assuming the arrangement with WPTV is to end, and if WPTV is tapped to produce WSFL newscasts. Hopefully we learn more soon.
  6. 1 point
    From the few video clips I sampled on YouTube, they could use the room where they tape Inside South Florida (albeit they would need to add an actual anchor desk and at least a couple of decent sized monitors). The windowed backdrop might actually be a nice change from the other sets the Miami stations use. I'm assuming they still have the control room from their "The Morning Show" days. But yeah, it's hard to envision a scenario without WPTV being heavily involved on that timeline.
  7. 1 point
    The West Palm Beach TV market also includes several counties to the north. While West Palm Beach could work in being in Miami's DMA, it wouldn't make logistical sense north of there. But I like the idea of a tri-county newscast. I do think Scripps could just simulcast "The Now South Florida" from WPTV, with localized weather inserts for WSFL. Using that scenario, they could get news on WSFL by the end of 2019, if they wanted. Then launch WSFL newscasts in other time slots in 2020 or whenever.
  8. 1 point
    Because it’s in the West Palm Beach DMA.
  9. 1 point
    What about a tri-county newscast? After all we're a tri-county region. I've always wondered why Palm Beach county is not in the Miami DMA.
  10. 1 point
    From what I have seen, that horrible box on the left is gone. And there will be *some* customization. I’ve been told our look will be what most of the CBS and ABC stations will use, which leads me to believe there may be some variations, albeit maybe subtle, in versions for NBC, FOX, etc.
  11. 1 point
    And one of the top considerations... "Do I gotta pee in the cup?"
  12. 0 points
    I like to watch the local news at 6 PM, because that half hour also includes sports. Frequently, I don't get home from work early enough to watch it live, so I will set my DVR. Only problem is, the "6 o'clock news" never starts at 6:00 PM, but rather at 5:58 PM. ON ALL FIVE STATIONS IN MY TELEVISION MARKET (Boston). So if I DVR the news at this time, it "misses" the start of the broadcast, sometimes the ENTIRE lead story! Today, WCVB went a step further and started their "6 o'clock news" at 5:57 PM (see the attached image). 180 seconds ahead of schedule. WHY DO MY LOCAL TV STATIONS DO THIS????? WHAT'S SO FREAKING SPECIAL ABOUT FIVE FIFTY-EIGHT PM????? IT REALLY IRKS ME AND MAKES ME WANT TO JUMP OFF A BRIDGE!!!!!
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