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  1. Surprised they didn't call it Today Fifth Hour.
    10 points
  2. A couple of things stood out to me in NBC's announcement regarding NBC News Daily. First, the network said, "NBC News will provide signature world-class reporting and breaking news coverage in a first-of-its kind, live in most markets mid-day news offering." It was the "live in most markets" comment that stood out to me. Well, today The Los Angeles Times gave me more by stating, "The anchors for the program will depend on the time zone, as the newscast will be live across the country, using the hours shown on the NBC News Now stream. Stations will get the team of Morgan Radford and Vicky Nguyen or Kate Snow and Aaron Gilchrist." So essentially the network will simply broadcast an hour of NBC News Now. Or I guess you could say NBC News Now will stream four hours of NBC News Daily. In any event, it is using one crew to create a program simultaneously for the NBC broadcast network and the NBC News Now stream. And thus, the economics of this programming decision makes sense. NBC gets lower production costs and probably similar ratings. Meanwhile, you move production-cost heavy "Days" over to Peacock where you have two revenue streams: subscriptions and advertising. The other thing that I was curious about was "the option for NBC stations to add local news.” TV Newser reported that, "NBC stations do have the option of adding local news instead of this new national news offering." I'm hearing that statement is not accurate. NBC is not relinquishing the time slot back to affiliates. It is the ability for stations to add local news into the national show, not cover up the national broadcast with a local newscast. Think of it like the five-minute station breaks during the Today Show (7:25, 7:55, etc.) where local stations do news and weather.
    7 points
  3. That view looks god-awful.
    6 points
  4. I know we joke about the age of the typical soap opera viewer, but university students were surprisingly loyal soap viewers, at least when I was in school. People would gather in the common areas of dorms to watch every day. That was also a time before cell phones, of course.
    6 points
  5. GMA3 already does this, allowing ABC affiliates to do a quick news update before the second half of the show.
    6 points
  6. I think Days is the last relic of the era when NBC had Sale of the Century, Another World, Santa Barbara, Scrabble and Daytime Wheel of Fortune.
    6 points
  7. "I don't like something, so instead of just not tuning in, it shouldn't exist for anybody."
    6 points
  8. seems like a waste of time and money to put a temp studio across town for just a week. this is obvious Gray trying to promote their new facility at assembly
    5 points
  9. Might as well put Matt Lauer on the morning show and Charlie Rose a talk show as well. NN doesn't feel like the centrist outlet it launched as.
    5 points
  10. I just hope the FCC gives the big fat "NO!" to Tegna on the deal.
    5 points
  11. I would love to see something like that. Even better: A local version of Nightline. Not the crappy Nightline we have now. The OG Nightline: Ted Koppel Nightline. With the amount of hours Fox and independent stations with their own in-house news department are adding, this would give people something different from another late night talk show with the same five jokes every night. How many times have we all seen the local news only spend two minutes talk about the upcoming city budget, but never really talk about what is really in it? Also, I would like to hear what the mayor or other local leaders have to say after the State of The Union address. National issues do become local ones.
    5 points
  12. Tell that to the people who still watch and tweet about it. As well have a podcast dedicated to genre. Oh yeah, that will go well with them with that flipping' comment.
    5 points
  13. Days' budget had been cut over the years. The shows model was to tape way in advancement, so in July they were taping Christmas shows. A few years ago they fired the cast, but that was apart of the process for NBC to pay for the license fees. Sony treated Days' liked the red headed step child. They had reduced the pay for many of it actors, and the budget had been reduced alot. There was never any room in the budget for alot of things. Bold contract is up with CBS in 2023, and The Bell Family owns that show outright. They would have more staying power, because the show makes alot of $$$ overseas. The family both sold Bold and YR internationally. As for YR they have the biggest budget too, but CBS has cut their license fees over the years. Veteran actors have taken paycuts over the years. YR as well Bold have made $$$ overseas selling the show internationally. One reason Another World was cut was because NBC wanted to owned the show. P&G wasn't going to sell it to NBC so they axe the show for Passions. P&G wanted out of the soap business with Guiding Light and World Turns. Bold contract is up in 2023 & YR contract is up in 2024. ABC owns General Hospital outright, so they can axe them at anytime they want.
    5 points
  14. It's likely that the temporary move out of the main studio building has something to do with work going on inside. Due to the nature of a TV station, there's certain work that must be done every so often that is made extremely complicated by having to work around broadcast schedules. Need to replace electrical equipment? You have a small opening on the weekends to do the work. Swap out a router? Rebuild a control room? You're hastily swapping things around and making people work 18 hour days to get everything moved and the new stuff installed while still putting shows on the air. It's not impossible, but it's a lot of work. A whole week to do the work? No rush? Who wouldn't want that?
    4 points
  15. The temporary and new set were designed by BDI with the temporary one to be the new permanent set for Atlanta Telemundo. https://www.The Other Site.com/2022/08/09/wgcl-assembly-altanta-temporary-set/
    4 points
  16. The Revolution was a 'fad show' and done from its first week; a very blatant and nasty attempt to try a reality show during the day. Unlike Starting Over though, it outright insulted its target audience and was completely focused around weight loss and fad diets and saying 'you're never good enough, take our advice!'. The Chew likely would've stayed on until at least March 2020 had Mario Batali not ruined everything though. I think CBS has finally found a Talk cast that isn't confrontational, and LMAD has found a perfect format and niche, so that's worked out for them. I do see NBCND lasting; if anything it'll only help NBC affiliates finally stop slacking on their local noon newscasts as the place where corporate must-runs and cheaper advertorials go to die, along with B-team anchors before their retirements.
    4 points
  17. The TVNewsTalk On Your Side I-Team Investigators have learned that this is much more than a new set, they are completely gutting the second floor studio and former newsroom to build new studios for WPIX and NewsNation. The On Your Side I-Team has obtained the demolition plans for the second floor showing the removal of the old newsroom and technical spaces (Note that dashed lines indicate a wall that is slated for demolition.) You can find them here. At the end of last year, a studio was renovated on the 10th floor, which is probably the studio they are currently using. It will probably be some time before this project is complete, as the demolition plans were just approved in early July.
    4 points
  18. Saw a new KDKA sports promo. Don’t have video of it but it uses the deconstructed eye and blue color scheme that matches the CBS network look. It was sharp looking.
    4 points
  19. I honestly wouldn't mind, it's a major improvement despite being temporary. Just add a desk, add another area for weather and call it a day
    4 points
  20. Impressive temporary set.
    4 points
  21. Keep in mind, the era a lot of these are coming from was when it was still entirely possible for a station's in-house graphics department to create an entire news graphics package on their own. It wouldn't surprise me at all if that's where a lot of these unknown ones came from, especially the larger stations (i.e. WPIX and WGN) You see a lot of TVbD knockoffs because a lot of stations looked at their work and went "we can do that ourselves for much less". You don't see it much anymore because most stations barely have a graphics department, and unless you really like working in local TV, most decent designers jump ship to different lines of work.
    4 points
  22. Aside from the Dodgers, I’m sure his famous moment came when he was the play by play announcer for the 1986 World Series on NBC, Especially when it came to game 6. After Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner botched that famous catch resulting in the Mets winning it, Scully uttered a more famous quote three minutes after that moment that went: ”If One picture is worth a thousand words, you have seen about a million words”, and there’s more to that quote.
    4 points
  23. Crazy as it is seems, but I don't think we will ever see someone on daytime in the league of Oprah ever again. I would love to be proved wrong though. The daytime landscape is different from what it used to be; streaming and social media have taken away daytime television's relevance since you can get entertainment and infotainment anytime in the palm of your hands. Big-name media giants have all tried to replicate the magic with already-established personalities like Anderson, Meredith, Katie to lackluster results. With the cable industry being a former shell of itself, I totally see broadcasting going to the wayside eventually and the local news industry evolving to meet customer demand on other platforms. I think that this is the reason why you are seeing more newscasts these days rather than stations investing in a talkshow, it's just easier and affiliates are preparing for a time when their audience will more likely see them on an app, social media or on their Roku box. When we get to that point, are network affiliations be of importance? If you ask KTLA, the answer is "not anymore".
    3 points
  24. If Larry King was still with us, his infomercials would have higher ratings!
    3 points
  25. I hope they open it up again—go back to open newsroom.
    3 points
  26. Hmm 360° track like BBC isn't really something that's ever been done before in the US, is it? On the surface it would be very unique (especially if it was used for local news - hypothetically). I still miss that Rock Center studio.
    3 points
  27. Agreed! If we're gonna get more news, mix up the formatting at least!
    3 points
  28. WNEP is doing what avid fans of the station have done for years.... They're uploading old newscasts of theirs to YouTube, and even featuring them on their OTT feeds! I don't know if "Talkback 16" went back that far, but it would be interesting if it did!
    3 points
  29. Fair point, but I think MSNBC has spent the past decade and a half communicating that they’re a political network. I mean, they literally called themselves “the place for politics,” so I don’t know if an extra network newscast is the thing that signals that. Plus, I was mostly confused about what an earlier comment said, about signaling to Chris Jansing that they don’t care about her show
    3 points
  30. WKYC had changed their graphics for the newscasts. The weather on the left is gone.
    3 points
  31. This move could produce a single digit barrage of calls to the local NBC affiliate, when it finally goes away. The same number are the ones who light it up when DOOL is pre-empted by some kind of NBC News special report or local weather warning.
    3 points
  32. I don't think Hot Bench moving to overnights (or sold off to the Sinclair/Nexstar duops) will be a criticized move by KSL. It seems like they moved DOOL (as has been proven over the years) not because of any plots which went against "Mormon values" (like when they aired SNL again as their Saturday night Utes sports show declined), but they just plain got sick of having to shuffle around the schedule and deal with viewers when the show got pre-empted, so they just pushed it to overnights so that it had a steady timeslot where it's easily recorded without fear 95% of the time of a pre-emption. They'll be fine to get a news show at that time...or just keep their schedule as-is if they fear the NBC News replacement ends up as sponcon fluff most days if ratings don't work out. But the thing is the affiliates have lost power...like the 'you don't like it, deal' trash involving the College Football Playoff (and Rose Bowl) being cable-only, stations can no longer argue against the networks to keep shows, and it's terrible that now they have to play tech support to help their loyalist viewers navigate Peacock instead of having the recourse to just air the show if they chose to under an equivalent 'internal syndication' deal to the Litton E/I blocks.
    3 points
  33. I mean, wasn’t a similar argument used for the Broadcasting Act 1990 for the lessening of government oversight and regulation of ITV (Which was arguably done for political reasons as well)?I guess the merger and accusation era will only continue, even if the UK media market is already highly consolidated.
    3 points
  34. Here are some more pictures on how it is being used. I will go as far to say it looks more visually appealing than the outgoing set by a thousand years. Very much like the temporary set they used before the outgoing set debuted, it is more elaborate than most small market permanent sets. Obviously the standing desk is a complaint let's hope the new set won't have that!
    3 points
  35. Actually, they got into the FAST realm before FOX Weather. Its called LiveNOW from FOX.
    3 points
  36. You have to assume there will be a number of affiliates not happy right now to learn their schedule is incompatible thanks to NBC giving an hour over to news, and since Kelly Clarkson is a lead-out from DOOL in some markets, her flow is also screwed up. There are still NBC affiliates that have never recovered from the Santa Barbara hour going back to them and having to fill it with a C-level talk show (or now Dateline), which is why NBC couldn't give up the Another World/Passions hour when they expanded Today the second time. And now the affiliate base has to take the brunt of the 'what is a Peacock', 'can't you just air it anyways just hook up your TV to Peacock and broadcast it' and 'I will never watch your station again' calls. If this was announced a year out maybe it would work out well. Now it just seems like a panic 'follow the leader' move because ABC lucked into a good thing with GMA3WYNTK and NBC itself has such a deep hard news vacuum between 7:40 a.m.-6:30 p.m. outside breaking news days. And oh God this is inevitably gonna have a 'deal of the day' segment like GMA3WYNTK and The Talk isn't it? And...(LeBron timeout pain GIF)...MSNBC. You already have a news channel. You're basically telling Chris Jansing you don't care about her 1 p.m. show. ABC at least gave plenty of notice All My Children was ending and had the 'we don't have a news channel' excuse to cover the move.
    3 points
  37. If anything, I'm surprised the news program didn't adopt the Today brand, could have easily been called "TODAY in the Afternoon". Looks like GMA3 has some competition. Days and GMA3 seems like they were neck-and-neck in the ratings: https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2022/07/daytime-broadcast-ratings-for-the-week-of-july-11-15-2022
    3 points
  38. Actually YouTube TV is their first pay TV provider. Verizon would be their first cable provider. Considering FOX Weather is streaming first, I don't think they'll lock it down anytime soon, or else they'll lose most of their user base. Also, look at Newsmax. Their stream is completely free despite being on many cable providers.
    3 points
  39. Since they were nice and credited us: NewscastStudio has confirmed the split is for WNBC/WNJU.
    2 points
  40. I'll give NBCND about... 13 weeks. Because I don't see it happening.
    2 points
  41. KDKA Eyewitness News 1983 KDKA Eyewitness News 1987 WSVN Channel 7 News at 10 1989
    2 points
  42. Big fine incoming (we hope) COX and Tegna are in the deep.
    2 points
  43. Late but, after seeing this TMZ interview it's pretty evident why Wendy Williams was absent from her show's final episode.
    2 points
  44. They had another one of these segments on the 11:00 p.m. newscast, 8/4/22, beginning after the 23 minute mark. The first guy complains about the theme music, the next woman thinks that people from out of state should be banned from buying lottery tickets and they keep joking about the theme music right into the commercial. Hilarious. .
    2 points
  45. The previous FNIA and SNF Logos were in use from its 2006 launch, which probably meant it was time for a refresh.
    2 points
  46. I seriously don’t understand what message this is supposedly sending to the people at their cable channel. Can’t the network and MSNBC coexist? Also, wouldn’t this mean they were “sending a message” when they expanded Today years ago?
    2 points
  47. According to Ella, the new studio doesn't launch until October.
    2 points
  48. Well, that is indeed a shame, but life does go on. Soap operas are beloved dinosaurs, but dinosaurs all the same. Better to have it on Peacock than cancelled outright. Also, if NBC had given the time back to the affiliates, the hour would likely have been filled with some combination of local news and lifestyle fluff, leading to even more complaints about it somewhere on the board. NBC News may not be glamorous, but it's better than infomercials. I think that should be their new slogan.
    2 points
  49. I'm surprised they got rid of Days for more news, I guess there has been too many break ins with Special Reports (and to compete with GMA3) that NBC just said ok, we will do this. I also wonder if this means we will see more local newscasts on some affiliates as well at 3 PM ET.
    2 points
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