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CNN: The Continuing Soap Opera
swillh2k2 replied to Eat News's topic in US Cable NewsI imagine since it's rolling dayside news coverage and not a personality-based show, they aren't teasing it. Dayside is essentially "have it on in the background"/"check in occasionally" programming vs. the more opinionated primetime shows or the morning offerings (where the most eyeballs are).
The Channel 6 Action News Thread
swillh2k2 replied to HulkieD's topic in Philadelphia NewsBrian's come a long way when he was known as "Brian Taffe" and working for what was then known as YNN (now Spectrum News) in NY hosting Capital Tonight.
WABC - 7 Eyewitness News
swillh2k2 replied to Smitha A's topic in Station ChatterI know it gets its share of critics #onhere, but I don't hate the current WABC look. It's simple (without being too simple), clean, and well-executed. Not everything has to be elaborate and splashy. (Of course, there was the NEWS YORK'S #1 NEWS incident, but...)
Shepherd Smith to join CNBC; Launch a new evening show
swillh2k2 replied to dman748's topic in US Cable NewsMentioned it in Discord, but Chris Licht at least has to give Shep a call, right? It's almost too good a fit with the vision he has for CNN.
Atlanta News First
swillh2k2 replied to CircleSeven's topic in General TVCan't find it in Discord, but after seeing it on TV, it's essentially calling out WSB doing it "just to make money" and stating their (46's) commitment to the community not being temporary. I'll add that 11 Alive has started to take some digs at ANF on some billboards I've seen around town. One says "Breaking News F1RST" and another says "Severe Weather F1RST", with the number 1 in the 11 Alive logo in place of the "I" in the word "FIRST".
NewsNation The Turmoil Saga of NewsNation
swillh2k2 replied to TVLurker's topic in US Cable NewsIn fairness to BBC America, it's an entertainment channel co-owned by AMC Networks and BBC. That said, they did roll a ticker pointing viewers to BBC World News and BBC.com:
2021-22 NHL and NBA seasons
swillh2k2 replied to Viper550's topic in Sport CenterI pulled up the Ducks game and it looks like they have a team-specific open. I didn’t record it but if you have ESPN+ you can take a look. With the NBA starting up this week, I’m guessing they’ll roll out team-specific opens for those teams as well. Here in Atlanta they’re still using the generic open for Atlanta United (with a brief highlight reel beforehand), but I’m assuming that will change in 2022.
swillh2k2 replied to jdcnow's topic in General TVHate to hear this about Paul. I remember him from his Weather Channel days.
CBS Sports debuting new graphics
swillh2k2 replied to Georgie56's topic in Sport CenterWasn’t mentioned but it looks like CBS is waiting until next season to update its regular season college basketball graphics. The old score bug was in place for the Kentucky/Auburn game yesterday and the open was the same outside of replacing the old CBS Sports logo with the new one. Instead of the CBS Sports NCAA logo in the upper right hand corner, though, it had a CBS | SEC logo. They did a bracket special prior to the game using the current March Madness graphics, so it remains to be seen if that will carry over through the tournament or be updated.
I have no knowledge of HS football in Missouri, but I’m not liking the Ravens’ chances in that one
Wow. I enjoyed watching Christine when I lived in Charlotte as she and John Carter made a great team. Looking forward to seeing her on FOX 5!
I like the graphics. Surprised some are saying that it's a downgrade from the previous look. There should be plenty of tweaks before the 2020 NFL season begins and as they make their way to other properties, I think.
I'm sure there will be another variation for the other sports it carries.
Today was Brigida Mack's last day at WBTV...she is leaving the station after 10 years. Her reporting work, involvment in the community, as well as launching their 4pm newscast and (now-defunct) 8pm newscast on their .2 (Bounce TV) were really some key reasons why WBTV has overtaken WSOC for No. 1 in the ratings.
The worst news opens of all time
swillh2k2 replied to RGSJenkins's topic in News Music & VoiceoversThis actually isn't that bad.