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  1. 8 points
    Scripps isn't paying money to go into New York just to run "2 1/2 Men" and "Friends" reruns ad nauseum and make it into WWOR2.
  2. 7 points
    Overnight, BBC News debuted new graphics using the network’s new custom font, Reith. It first appeared on air during the 9am (GMT) newscast on the BBC’s domestic news network. Local news has also received an upgrade, while the BBC’s morning show will debut its version of the graphics Tuesday morning.
  3. 7 points
    Of course it wasn’t necessary. It wasn’t necessary for them to change the lights to blue or for Norah to wear a pantsuit either. It was a choice. This is nothing new, by the way. When Charlie, Diane, and David each took over WNT, they all cited Peter Jennings in one way or another. For people who work in that business, it’s an act of respect. As I said, the 20 second nod to the show’s legacy was just as much for the CBS News staff as it was for the audience.
  4. 5 points
    Strong debut. The blues give the show an evening feel, not too different from the blues of WNT and NN. Norah has a commanding presence and brings her own gravitas. This is a show I would watch. The nod to Murrow was just as much for the CBS staff as it was for the audience. She can give a 20 second nod to the show's history in the debut episode and still establish the show as her own. They aren't mutually exclusive.
  5. 5 points
    I thought Norah's debut was excellent. As an employee of various CBS affiliates since 1996, I think this is the best Evening News has looked and felt in quite a while.
  6. 5 points
    What a f4cking idiot. How do these anchors still not realize that they shouldn’t say things like this when they’re mic’d whether they think they’re live or not?
  7. 4 points
    Your one-time purchase or subscription for a newspaper basically paid the cost of printing it and delivering it. The content? That was funded by the ads inside. Back in the golden age of newspapers, those were expensive ads. Everyone read the newspaper so they could charge a lot of money for the ad space. Now, the same news is available online, in some cases for free. Advertisers don't want to pay to subsidize the cost of the newspaper anymore, because nobody's reading it. So in comes the paywall. Now the subscribers are actually paying for the content itself. The same goes for TV. TV ads are decreasing in price. Newspapers somewhat responded to this by cramming more ads into less space. Decrease the size of the paper, increase the number of ads. Costs go down, revenue goes up. Except it's much harder to cram more ads into TV. Local TV has never been "free", you paid for the content you received by suffering through commercials. Viewers tend to notice when video is sped up to fit more ad time in (and yes, this is a thing that has been tried). Newscasts are now littered with sponsorship logos in an attempt to cram as much ad real estate into the day as possible. TV viewership is falling. Advertisers know this. People have more things to distract themselves with during commercials. Advertisers know this too. They want to pay less for the ad time because of these things. So the stations need to make money from somewhere, and free on the internet doesn't always cut it, especially in small markets like Fargo. So, just like newspapers, it's time to make the people who want the content pay for it. I've long said the best indicators of where this industry is going will be from the small markets. They're the ones being hit hardest by the changing industry. If it works in Fargo, it's going to start creeping upwards. And if it doesn't work? Well, there are a lot of buildings out there that used to be newspaper offices... Remember, Scripps/WCPO started experimenting with something like this in 2013, and the service is still active.
  8. 4 points
    I’m fully expecting CBS to hold auditions for Norah’s replacement if they’re not somehow the #1 newscast starting today.
  9. 4 points
    How well is WRTV doing in the ratings? Because they might have something to say about it too. I fully expect that within the next year or two we will be discussing in future ratings sweeps threads about how both Indianapolis and Columbus have become very competitive. Because in my opinion stations like WISH, WXIN/WTTV, WCMH and WSYX/WTTE were just waiting for someone like a Tegna to purchase the 2 90 pound gorillas that is WTHR and WBNS. Well... They finally got their WISH.
  10. 4 points
    It wouldn't be as big of a deal. However, there would probably a lot of confused baby boomers. On the other hand, if you take The Office off of Netflix... oh wait...
  11. 3 points
    That has to be the world's ugliest TV station logo. Why don't they just use a Circle 7 like everybody else?
  12. 3 points
    For the 50th anniversary of the launch (July 16, 1969), CBSN streamed the coverage in real time, later posting the entire thing to YouTube. Included is the CBS Morning News, a WCBS bottom of the hour local update(!!!) as well as the commercials, and of course Uncle Walter anchoring from Cape Kennedy. https://youtu.be/zYnF31el-ik
  13. 3 points
    That open looks like a small market tried to rip off a station with an actual decent graphics package. The field of view on the logo shots just looks odd. The motion just stops abruptly and out of sync with other movements... Looks rushed and cheap (like the rest of CBS' graphics) Don't even get me started on those lower thirds. Looks like a template they bought off one of the many stock graphics sites out there.
  14. 3 points
    To bump this thread I think WSB is about to roll out some new graphics very soon possibly a slight change to the logo this is from tonight’s 11pm newscast
  15. 3 points
    That show had a long run in syndication, I tell you what.
  16. 2 points
    What in the world makes you think this?
  17. 2 points
    Hopefully it's only that and not the other networks they own (CBS Sports, Showtime, Pop, Flix, etc...) I think we're beginning to see these disputes taken up to a whole new level. AT&T still will not allow HBO on Dish. Cinemax is being phased out on Xfinity for their in-house Hitz channel. The networks had better start making their content a-la-carte when they start demanding too much money for it. It's the only way in this vertically integrated disaster we're seeing with these mega-mergers. No one should have to sacrifice a whole service because another channel is ONLY available on a competing bundle.
  18. 2 points
    This is the same station that still uses "TheDenverChannel.com" as it's web address, after all...
  19. 2 points
    While the play button is getting pretty tired across the board, I can't say I hate it. Easy to read, not an uninspired flat design, full width of the screen used with no stupid branding box to the left. It's something I could live with, but I'll believe it when I see it used on-air.
  20. 2 points
    Kari Lake is a pathetic example of journalism. I refuse to watch Fox 10 here in Phoenix until she's GONE. I've had the unpleasant task of helping her at a local health food store. She was rude, pushy, and thought she owned the place. The temptation to smack her was oh so great.
  21. 2 points
  22. 2 points
    They went back to the original Jeff Glor look with the show logo in a horizontal banner, but the red lower-thirds have been turned blue. (Glor's logo eventually got moved into a box on the left side.) I do think the blue looks way better, though still overly simple and uninspired. I'm surprised they went so heavy on the New York City skyline for a broadcast that is leaving New York in the next couple months. Perhaps it's to make the transition to Washington even more obvious. But the buildings do look nice in that studio. At least twice, they put Norah's name on a lower-third. I'm not used to seeing a network evening anchor have their name show up in anything other than a logo during his or her broadcast. Super nerdy detail but this is TVNT so I had to bring it up. The broadcast seemed to have more urgency. It felt tired under Glor.
  23. 2 points
    There are WAY too many OTS shots. It seems to be the only thing they used in that show. With Glor, they insisted on using the same monitor effects shot over and over. I don't get it. You see more variety of shots in a typical local news broadcast. When Pelley anchored I felt like they used the studio well. The new lighting and feel of the set differentiates it nicely from CTM. I don't really understand all the NYC imagery they're using considering the broadcast is moving to DC soon. I really like the updates to the theme music so far.
  24. 2 points
    Yet she won't get fired, given who her employer is and also that it's Phoenix. She's untouchable at KSAZ because her actions aren't enough to hurt her or the station's brand.
  25. 2 points
  26. 2 points
    To be honest, it would of had to be Cox and even in its current form. WHIO is a strong station and WBNS would of been a great fit for them there. I think it fits more with WBNS and WTHR's culture and style more so than TEGNA's Social Media Focus. It's not the best fit in the world.
  27. 2 points
    You are not the only one... The steamboat whistle sounding before the open was part of WMC-TV’s history for a long time. Gray should’ve recognized the steamboat relevance to the station.
  28. 2 points
    Well, after nearly 20 years with the exact same set; KTVB finally has a new set. Plus, its a nice change from the Tegna Set-in-a-Box (which I personally don't mind). https://www.ktvb.com/gallery/news/tour-the-brand-new-ktvb-set/277-d03e1b38-20c4-4582-bc63-6a69f485aa06
  29. 2 points
    Failed Marketing Idea??? Or Al Primo's guest bath?
  30. 2 points
    "Later this year" is what people on here were saying last year. I'll believe it when I see it.
  31. 1 point
    Maybe the hit was non-sponsored and the producer took the time back for other news. Are the shows even sold out right now?
  32. 1 point
    I find it amusing that Tribune continues to send us notifications to join various HR/cyber security initiatives, even though the company won't exist in a few days. I'll be interested to see what the company does with KDAF. The station might as well be an abandoned building right now. It simulcasts 97.9 the Beat in the morning. A lot of investment needs to be made. No one is losing news. It is your cheapest product to produce. But layoffs are always a concern with a corporate ownership change.
  33. 1 point
    FTV is reporting that NEXSTAR x TRIBUNE DEAL IS VERY CLOSE TO BEING A DONE DEAL SOURCE: FTV: https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2019/7/18/the-nexstartribune-deal-is-thisclose It could spell bad news or very close to bad news for WPIX in New York City. IMO I think the news division may get dismantled.
  34. 1 point
    A KETV update from July 10, 1981 - by this point Carol Schrader had assumed the lead anchor position and would continue to anchor until the “Newsplex” era in 1996. EDIT: The full newscast! Includes a long open with the KVBC 1980 Theme. Interestingly, it takes cues from KSL’s open at the time, and the graphical animations of this open would be recycled when they used “Newsbeat”.
  35. 1 point
    It's not necessary to provide a nod, mention, etc... (however brief) of the show's history. What inherent benefit does that provide? Plus, doing so (often trading off the Murrow and Cronkite name) cheapens their work/image imo. I would have rather Norah mentioned what new and exciting things SHE would bring to the newscast.
  36. 1 point
    Kaity Tong and Dan Mannarino are anchoring coverage of the Manhattan power outage.
  37. 1 point
    This is honestly better than Tegna's big market stations (KING, WHAS, etc). A nice, fresh look, and pretty decently sized too.
  38. 1 point
    People who thinks producers are making the decisions about whether or not to run talent opens, have no understanding of the hierarchy of a newsroom. Show opens are serious business, and their form, format and appearance are strictly the domain of the news director, creative services director and general manager. No producer in any station I’ve ever worked had unilateral power to drop, modify or replace an open. In the past, WABC has replaced the talent opens with generic stingers when: an anchor slot is open and a rotation of people are sitting in; an anchor is out on extended medical leave; a newscast is airing off the clock at an unusual time, such as after football; during continuous breaking news coverage, where a standard talent open might be inappropriate. Opens are not like teases or bumps where a producer or director can call an audible and elect to drop or change it. To station management, they are as important as the hood ornament is to a Rolls Royce owner. Whether an open is a short stinger or a fully produced talent showcase, it is the baby of those far above a producer pay grade.
  39. 1 point
  40. 1 point
    No sign of CBSN Chicago in sight, but WBBM is using some of the full screen graphics for local stories. Also, while it doesn't match the streaming look, they tested an updated 7-Day over this past weekend. While we're at it, let's throw in the ticker and bug adjustments at WCBS, too. (IceManNYR with the screenshot)
  41. 1 point
    New amendment tonight. Gray has posted a few letters from some of the politicians in the state supporting the KDLT deal. Some were questioning why this deal has been taking this long. The letters where written by U.S. Sen. Thune, Gov. Noem, current state AG Ravnsborg and former state AG Jackley.
  42. 1 point
    All this is, is.... Cox Enterprises' Cox Media Group -> Apollo's Cox Media Group That's it.
  43. 1 point
    All scared of being independents again. Be careful what you wish for because THEY ARE independents again. MyNet barely has a good enough website and promotions? Forget it. At this point, they're just independents.
  44. 1 point
    Kinda surprised that Court TV isn't using any of the library that has over 100K hours on the weekends that Katz & Scripps got from Turner and just air court trials from the past week. I would think airing more content would get more viewers to the network just saying is all as I saw the schedule online.
  45. 1 point
    But also using the slogan/theme for nearly 30 years! (1978-2006) J
  46. 1 point
  47. 1 point
    They certainly were able to last longer without looking horribly dated. Both KXLY and WISC's newsroom sets held up well despite their nearly two-decade ages.
  48. 1 point
    Honestly it was nice to see TV stations still use newsroom sets. I suspect whatever's in store will again be video-wall heavy. Few stations understand how to properly use such versatile areas, and that's why they're getting really old in the tooth for me.
  49. 1 point
    Here’s an interesting video about the flat design.
  50. 1 point
    I don't get all the KYW hate either. Ukee and new-Jessica are fine. Kate Bilo is very good, as is Don Bell. I'll admit the field reporters vary wildly in quality, but they're just reporting the facts on the ground, not doing in-depth analysis. I prefer the more upbeat coverage. I don't need if-it-bleeds-it-leads and over-dramatizing everything. I think what's killing them is that familiarity is what drives local ratings and high turnover is killing them there. Especially in the mornings, although I was thrilled when Meisha Johnson moved on. I know guys loved her because she was supposed to be a "bombshell" but I found her cloying, annoying and fake. Rahel Solomon was a huge upgrade over her predecessor, but now she's gone. I don't get why everyone here seems to hate Jim Donovan so much. Just because he's not in the traditional anchor mode? I like that's off-beat and has a personality. Too many stiffs behind the anchor desk. I switch between Ch. 3 and Ch. 10 in the morning, and honestly, except for money spent on production, I don't see a huge difference in their quality. Vai is a better newsman than Jim Donovan? How so? Bill Henly is likable, but so is Katie Fehlinger. I don't get the purpose 2 weather people at the same time serves. NBC10 news is prettier, but I don't see why that makes it better.
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