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  1. Yeah that appears to be the case. The traditional scorebar appeared a few mins ago.
  2. The Flyers' first preseason game on NBC Sports Philadelphia is tonight and they trotted out this monstrosity of a scorebar. Please tell me this is temporary:
  3. Looks like a superior version of them yes.
  4. Love all of it except the lowers and the font weights they went with. TT Norms is a very versatile font with a variety of weights and widths and they went with medium condensed? As a designer I would have went a normal width and mixed thin/medium weights (for first and last names) for the talent lowers and medium weight for everything else. Secondly the lowers themselves are just too damn big with way too much wasted space. It is good to see the I Love Chicago signature be put out to pasture for the CBS jingle. Pretty sure I saw somewhere KYW would be debuting theirs somewhere around the fall season kickoff. Maybe this coming Sunday night after football.
  5. Not surprising. They're the only one of the NBC RSNs that didn't get the group set or any other upgrades to their facility. There was talk about them moving out of their dated facility in Bethesda and in with WRC but those plans were squashed even before COVID. BTW if it wasn't clear in the in press release, Monumental owns the Caps and Wizards so this would become a team owned and operated RSN.
  6. WPHL is for all intents and purposes an independent station and run themselves as such. Yes they carry the MyNet primetime stuff but they've long since distanced themselves from the network. I'm sure Nextar is eager to get their newly acquired network on their #4 market station asap. As for WPSG, CBS seems to have no issues owning unaffiliated stations in duopoly markets (see LA & Boston). I could definitely see them fully bringing back the Philly 57 branding (given that they already have done so in logo form when the CW was originally launched, but verbally only referring to it as the CW Philly).
  7. I assume none as exclusives. You might see select, if not all games available on those platforms as simulcasts.
  8. Curious the skyline photo they chose for the home page header. It's a tad dated as it's missing the Comcast Technology Center. Intentional omission given it houses the HQ of a competitor?
  9. The set has been under construction for awhile now and Kathy's been in the position on an interim basis for much of that time. I'm pretty sure she signed off on it. That said, with as much as the station is bleeding money, I doubt they'd rip out a set this close to the finish line.
  10. She's actually been there for awhile as they went through the whole mess with leadership. She was also a high up staffer at KYW back during their News Tonight era in the early 90s. It's a good hire as she knows the market inside and out so she can at the very least make the station watchable again.
  11. This was mentioned in the CBS 3 thread in the Philly forum a few months back when they first started broadcasting from the temp set(s). At the time due to Covid, everyone was positioned at different locations around the building. Now though the anchors are all together in the sat center with Weather and Sports done from a monitor in what they call The Great Hall. I'm guessing they'll be debuting their new set (which we can believe will be their version of the CBS O&O set in a can) and whatever new O&O graphics in time for the Fall Season.
  12. Erin Coleman came to WCAU from WGCL as well.
  13. NBC using the RSN animations and the 2015 insert package for the Sunday broadcast.
  14. This talent shortage isn't just limited to Action News either. Saw a promo for this week's FYI Philly with TaRhonda Thomas hosting with Alicia. You know it's bad over there when they have to have a hard news reporter host the station's entertainment show.
  15. I see NBC addressed the issue I had with the scorebar with the pitcher/batter text being illegible.
  16. Looks good. The text for the pitcher/batter could stand to be a bit bigger or at least bold. I wonder if they made this change to the template in preparation for the next package that we saw at the Super Bowl and are Peacock games going to be using that. I also wonder if the Peacock games will have a similar production set up like they did when NBC had the NHL where games that were played in markets that had an NBC RSN were produced side by side out of the same truck.
  17. That's an awful move imo.
  18. And those games will be available for free to both subscribers and non-subscribers.
  19. The STL logo used on their ballcaps would have been the ideal route to go. In fact that's what most networks use in their score bugs as opposed to the uniform logo.
  20. Part of the reason for the big affiliate swap of 1995 was NBC's constant issues with KYW preempting national programing in favor of local/Group W content and them wanting an O&O in Philly to better control it.
  21. I guess that's to allow Jessica to present her Top 6 segment live on the morning show and not have her working two separate day parts.
  22. Peacock gets Monday and Wednesday Night Baseball from ESPN per Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeozanian/2022/03/09/mlb-deals-with-apple-and-peacock-worth-115-million-annually-combined/?sh=438aa97a185c
  23. Their adaptation of this look for KYW was really good too: They really nailed the lowers and other insert elements and as mention before, the footage used in the opens was brilliant.
  24. WCAU's last package in 2000 before the NBC standardization. Brilliant package by Hothaus before they seemed to start cranking the same package out to different stations:
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