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Everything posted by TSSZNews

  1. I'm a little surprised ABC isn't putting World News up in the Times Square studio for time being. They own that studio space. They're not afraid to use it for a ton of other productions. Phbbbbbt. I want a FIVE STORY ITN-style atrium set for ABC News. One for WNT! One for Nightline! One for This Week! One more on top of This Week for WNT! I dunno what they'd make the 5th story for, but they have that Disney MCU money now! Do it!
  2. Anything and everything is on the table when the affiliate agreement comes up - and FOX has shown in the past they absolutely are willing to play hardball with Nexstar to the point of affiliate swaps.
  3. Almost makes you wonder why they didn't just keep the midterm set and use it permanently... Hoping for heavier use of AR and virtual elements as well. That component of ABC's midterm coverage was good, and AR is badly underutilized in daily news production in the United States.
  4. Maybe, but the current logo was in dire need of some kind of update.
  5. Honestly, DX/DXX/DXM would be a pretty hilarious middle finger to the existing brand. Doubt it's necessary though. I don't think enough cable TV watchers associate those particular cable nets directly with FOX.
  6. Nexstar isn't going to give up political ad revenue in the top market in a potential swing state AND a newscast that now BEATS FOX 29 regularly at 10:00 to help drive that revenue unless it absolutely has to.
  7. It's even weirder when you consider they're still airing the CBS Evening News (or half of it anyway) at 6.30PM - and, I assume, the CBS TOH updates in the overnight. Wonder if that contract has to fully expire before we see the fruits of this agreement. And doesn't (Viacom)CBS -- or the shareholders of -- own almost 3/4ths of Entercom still? DC's got you covered since WRC mets give the forecast on WTOP. I think any arrangement in NYC would be...a stretch. Accuweather's still going strong on WCBS and WINS - with Craig Allen and the occasional CBS 2 talent from time to time on 880.
  8. I'm in the almost certain minority who likes the look because it actually looks like sports. The touchdown animation is definitely too huge if you have a smaller TV, but I'm thinking they're aiming for the audience that has huge 4K screens. Here's what I will say - FOX is definitely downconverting to 720P for the OTA audience, and it showed the most during the halftime show. Completely horrendous picture quality during that.
  9. I've noticed it too - a lot of ghosting. FOX OTA is still 720p, so I imagine they're trying to cut corners and only do one feed, native 4K for the apps, then downconvert for the stations.
  10. Feels like they're trying to tie in a little more with NFL Network and Thursday Night Football. I'm on the record with the belief FOX is going to try and own the ENTIRE NFL broadcast package rights when they're up in a couple years, so with that in mind, the direction doesn't surprise me.
  11. Spoiler: Instead of flat boxes, now it's underlined Comic Sans text. Probably. Maybe.
  12. I'll make it related - a lot of the locals in Philly are cutting out of sports and breaking in for a local press conference (Kobe was a graduate of Lower Merion HS), and I believe some of the networks are going to carry a special report at 5PM ET.
  13. It would be an absolute shame if the Broadcast Center is sold. There's a ton of history in that building and not just with the heritage of CBS News. It would also put production of some unrelated shows into doubt - I know Last Week Tonight tapes there, as do a few other shows. It's not cheap to rent those studios out - why kill a revenue generator? Visually, I could see setting up shop at Times Square proving beneficial for some shows, but I wonder if those offices have the bandwidth to house everything--network, local, digital, ALL the cable properties...would 60 Minutes (which is across the street) dare move with them?
  14. If it's truly a custom for Scripps and won't be syndicated, it's probably not going to get an official name.
  15. Didn't really know where to put this but here-- Are any of the other NBC O&Os running a 7PM news in place of their early local news that (I assume) is getting pre-empted by coverage? Because WCAU is.
  16. Honestly--the logo isn't bad at all. Feels like a much more natural evolution of what's there currently.
  17. IIRC, at least a few years back, WTHR had a very different CG setup and graphics workflow than most stations. I don't think they're on Lyric. The same could be true for WBNS.
  18. Not surprised WPIX would keep what they're keeping - and it goes to my point earlier that this is a package that's only going to work in smaller, more traditional news markets. Also tells me PIX may not be long under Scripps ownership. Retaining the Trib look in Virginia, though...that I'm a little shocked/skeptical about. WTKR has a little momentum behind it in the ratings but I don't think enough to justify this. Scripps eventually got Move Closer off of WKBW FFS! Makes you wonder how confident corporate is in the new design.
  19. This has to be purely for political dollars, or Seattle would be in the mix. CBS is probably kicking themselves for tossing WGNT (Virginia/NC) and WTVX (West Palm). Only show I could see surviving after the election is the one in Atlanta. And don't they already HAVE local cut-ins in Detroit? Why not test the waters again with WWJ and maybe increase your returns? That all aside, If you had asked me the company that would try this first in major markets, my first guess would not have been CBS.
  20. Guessing CLTV had to make the sacrifice for News Nation. Hope a lot of those staffers are considered for the new project.
  21. An absolutely essential upgrade. Nice job.
  22. There's allegedly a coastal storm in the forecast for New England this coming weekend so...
  23. One: Cut a hole in a box Two: Put your set in that box (And maybe an ugly logo redesign) Three: Make them open the box And that's the way you doooo it
  24. I think you'd be very surprised how much people--from all walks of life--enjoy an affirming echo chamber every now and then.
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