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  1. 6 points
    It’s 11:00! Al Schottlekotte News time!
  2. 5 points
    TEGNA lied and I'm not surprised. Where did this idea come from the Tegna was "giving up" on this stuff? The departure of Joel Cheatwood? Even if that's a logical conclusion to make, developing a new show from conception to debut can take 6-12 months. So this new KGW show was probably in the works long before he left, if he was even involved at all.
  3. 5 points
    I feel people have less of an issue with the change in format than they do with the titles of the newscasts. Some of these new ideas are rough, yes. Historically (probably) these shows don't seem to have a high success rate, but I blame that on there being a bunch of young Baby Boomer and old Gen Xer executives thinking they understand the younger generations more than they really do or abandoning an idea when it doesn't return immediate success. Plenty of young folk appreciate long-form, serious, investigative storytelling. The problem is local TV doesn't have time for it. And like many other things on the internet, this forum ignores successful new ideas/takes in favor of those that failed. What's an example of a station that radically changed a newscast and actually saw success from it? I don't know because I only ever hear about the failures. I'm rambling, but the point is... How will you know if an idea to shake up the status-quo will work if you never try it? News is like investment - every once in a while you have to take a risk. It'll either pay off brilliantly and you look like a genius, or it fails miserably (and embarrassingly) but at least you now know what doesn't work. One newscast will stand out from the rest and either viewers will like it or not. Finally, it IS possible to keep a traditional newscast but change how it looks or is presented. Something as subtle as changing the lightning can make a huge difference in a newscast's mood.
  4. 4 points
    Breaking news: TV stations frequently have "all hands on deck" meetings. Breaking breaking news: Scott just likes looking for trouble and is still bitter about his failed TV career.
  5. 4 points
    Because what worked so well for noon, has got to work for a 5pm show that's 20 years too late....right?
  6. 3 points
    I think I’ll stick with what we have... however I like the music on the French one... I can’t stand all the junk floating above the lower thirds as an intro with the bubbles and arrows.... it’s much more cluttered than anything you get here... American consumers would find this... boring... they aren’t really interested in straight news as much as confrontation and excitement... that’s the part that really needs changing before we talk graphics... I actually ended up not going into the business because I got to see the sausage being embellished to dress up a story and it didn’t feel right... the photographer I got to ride around with was from Britain.. didn’t get along with him often but I did manage to get him to talk about the differences between his time at the BBC and his time state side... fascinating conversation...
  7. 3 points
    Disney owns the FX trademarks. I doubt they’ll drop that brand. Half of 20th Century Fox was 20th Century Pictures, from which the searchlight tower logo, the fanfare, and Darryl F. Zanuck were carried over in the first place. So this is almost a full-circle rebrand!
  8. 3 points
    Heck, they could make it without other groups.
  9. 3 points
    This is what Tegna looks like right now.
  10. 3 points
    At least they are trying something different. Local TV news has been stuck with the same consultant-driven formula for years. It looks the same from California to Maine: Ken-and-Barbie anchors, your-first-look-at-the-weather, endless mentions of the station's app, the consumer report, the health report, SuperDoppler 8000, inane chat with the sports anchor, excessively flashy 3D graphics, live reports from murder sites, etc. Some of these experiments may not work out, but you can't change things for the better by sticking to old, tired formulas.
  11. 3 points
    Yeah bring back 36 to the name and here would be the PERFECT logo for it.
  12. 2 points
    These pictures from WNT's stage manager show that like we suspected, WNT tonight is on temp set with an L shaped video wall while their normal space is renovated. I bet the space will be ready by the Iowa Caucus coverage on Feb 3
  13. 2 points
    We have all-staff meetings twice a year. It's no big deal. But in this case, KTLA might be naming its new general manager.
  14. 2 points
    Don't forget... black-ish and grown-ish on The ABC Television Network.
  15. 2 points
    I streamed a little bit of What's New and (at least the part I saw) is pretty much Lunch Break...just at 5pm. The show itself isn't bad, it's just not what people want to watch.
  16. 2 points
    Tell it to "KYC management and Tegna, they're screwing everything up. They need to listen to the people. They want traditional newscast back.
  17. 2 points
    I seen that video. It was so cringy. They need to go back to Channel 3 News. Immediately because this is getting ridiculous.
  18. 2 points
    Interesting. They already produce PA Newsmakers which is distributed across the Commonwealth. I guess they wanted a more locally focused program for Harrisburg.
  19. 2 points
    As for the silly news titles, can you think of anything sillier than Eyewitness News and Action News? Sure, they have been with us for a long time, so we're used to them, but if you think about it, both titles just scream consultant-driven gimmickry.
  20. 2 points
    In other words, not really. Thank god we still got WMAZ unscathed. Once they touch them, we'll know by then TEGNA is messed up.
  21. 2 points
    Ok so they already changed its 7PM for Tonight with Cassidy. Now, they wanna change their 6PM news to The Story with Dan Haggerty? What now? A WKYC West version where every single broadcast gets a different feel now? I wanna be the first to welcome KGW to fourth place now. Guess I'll be watching FOX 12 Oregon for my 6PM news (though I don't live there. Lol.)
  22. 2 points
    Gotta look a little harder, next time.
  23. 1 point
    Have to say, the Denver7 bug looks good when it's flattened.
  24. 1 point
    Just posting the original Instagram links would be easier than uncropped screenshots.
  25. 1 point
    The 2 in the background looks pretty decent.
  26. 1 point
    Unlikely ATM. Tegna will never let WKYC go
  27. 1 point
    Looks like the show debuts next Monday 1/27 according to TV listings. They posted a few more tweets today as well. Here is one of them.
  28. 1 point
    I honestly don't even know if there are any complaints in Cleveland about this, but I wouldn't be completely shocked if there are. They do need to listen to the people, but they won't. And while TEGNA has screwed with most of their stations, WKYC got screwed up with the most. And that needs to change.
  29. 1 point
    Earlier today, Newshub (Three's news service) premiered its new graphics and theme music. Excerpts of Jornal da Band from February 2008. High-definition telecasts began 2 months before, in December 2007, with Band being the first in Brazil to adopt the new technology for news programs. The newsroom looks great, but not the anchordesk. A full edition of the Australian Today show in August 2003. Before watching this video, I'd never imagine that they still used the late 1990s theme for the intro. A time later, they replaced it with commercial songs, such as U2's Beautiful Day and Coldplay's Clocks.
  30. 1 point
    I know that DISH has a new agreement with the legacy COX stations from March 2019, thus I'm leading to believe that the issue with the NWB stations either merging them into the COX agreement or making a new agreement with all the Apollo stations. I also wonder whether the prolonged NWB/AT&T dispute in 2019 resulted in a agreement that included all the Apollo stations.
  31. 1 point
    A follow-up on this: Soo Kim has responded back to Tegna's baseless claims and I'll just let the quote's from Mr. Kim speak for itself on this one: All I'm gonna say is you might need 2 or 3 boxes of popcorn for this one.
  32. 1 point
    I have to imagine KJRH is probably next in the rollout of new graphics unless they have someone else in line to receive the new package before KJRH gets them
  33. 1 point
    I mean, CBS had the chance to get back into Hampton Roads...
  34. 1 point
    I guess the CW O&O in Seattle (KSTW) is not mentioned on those plans, but then again, neither is WFOR's sister station, MyNetworkTV affiliate WBFS or KTVT's independent sister station KTXA.
  35. 1 point
    Lauren does Fridays, and isn't in promos, so I'd imagine she'd join Jarrett for the Friday edition, or he'd handle it, solo.
  36. 1 point
    Indeed. This is exactly why some of us like it when TV stations try something different -- even if they don't always get it right.
  37. 1 point
    Betsy has proven herself good at both news and weather, but I fear that the station is stretching her too thin and overusing her. Plus, picking her to co-anchor the 5pm show was a slap in the face to the other talent who could have done just as great of a job as Betsy. I think they want the ratings to be good in that slot. Here's a question I have: Wasn't Jay supposed to do both the Noon and 5pm shows? I thought Lunch Break would continue alongside What's New. To be honest, the moves that WKYC has made have been head-scratching and baffling. The elevator-button logo, strange program titles, the stunt hires (that comedian, Baker Mayfield's wife, all those sports anchors doing the news, Plain Dealer vets), the dumb segments in the morning that have nothing to do with the news yet making them desperately try to be like both the "Today" show and WJW, the aforementioned Lunch Break, letting go of solid talent, bizarre graphics. It's turned me off from watching the station. Speaking of their morning show, there is this article from Cleveland Magazine on one of their AM reporters Austin Love:
  38. 1 point
    Hartford and Springfield are two of the few markets which have never had a MeTV station in any way (WZME's tailspin into ShopLC/Sonlife irrelevance over the years can't be counted as serious, especially as they wanted to be NYC-exclusive). Weigel will pay for carriage for sure; it's undeniably worth it in a market with so few signals to begin with.
  39. 1 point
    Like WABC’s News York microtext.
  40. 1 point
    Other than WOWK, Nexstar hasn't done much to the ex-WVMH stations. They're STILL on the KTLA look from long ago.
  41. 1 point
    That's a NICE set. Dang.
  42. 1 point
    Not gonna lie, but I kind of like this logo.... ...If we took WKYC's disaster of a logo out of the picture, that is.... They've ruined that idea. I've never been a fan of WCNC's logos going back to when they brought back "36". They've just look boorish and dated, especially with the fonts they used. I liked the "NBC 6" logo and the one that just had WCNC and the peacock (in the Carolina's News Connection days)
  43. 1 point
    The first post of 2020 on this topic! Longtime Perth anchorwoman Monika Kos is changing channels: after 22 years as a presenter of TVW7's Today Tonight, she'll anchor 10 News First beginning January 13th. Here's a short promo: ITV's Good Morning Britain has been reformatted today. The 6:00-6:30am segment is now anchored by Charlotte Hawkins and is fully devoted to recap the day's major headlines; Susannah Reid and Piers Morgan will take over from 6:30-9:00am. Here's some stuff that I left out in 2019: Rede Record's new look for its national morning newscast. The anchordesk and the newsroom's green lighting are quite rare, but I love the music theme!
  44. 1 point
    And here's a German-language news open from Arte -- with some wonderfully contemporary graphics and music:
  45. 1 point
    This would be a big down grade for KSBY and WLEX.
  46. 1 point
    Not to digress even further on the movie end of things, but the sex/violence issue is precisely why Disney started Touchstone Pictures in the 80's. They're just using Fox (a bigger, more well-known name) for that now.
  47. 1 point
    Some more avant-garde news graphics on display in this news promo from Arte, a binational channel based in France that produces its news (and other programming) in two versions, French and German. It's an "alternative," highbrow channel and its appearance reflects that orientation:
  48. 0 points
    Well, maybe that's what millenials, gen x'ers and youngsters want to watch in terms of getting their news, but I'm a gen x'er and I don't want this to be my news. I prefer the traditional format than a social media-based newscast and that's because I'm old fashioned myself. I prefer KGW News at 6:00 than The Story or KGW News - LIVE at 7:00 than Tonight with Cassidy.
  49. -1 points
    Good that both New York's Very Own and Impact aren't going anywhere on WPIX and WTKR/WGNT. Can't picture the new Scripps graphics on those stations, including WTVR here in Richmond (but I can picture a news open for WTVR, though). Speaking of WTVR: Really? I love y'all, but you're still keeping Moving Forward, a package you and now-former sister station WTTV brought back from the dead in 2015? Nothing against Moving Forward (it's a good package, though), but it's 12 years old and it's time for an update.
  50. -1 points
    That's not happening. WGN9's status with national programming is done. Which is why I don't understand why Nexstar doesn't rebrand WGN America.
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