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Everything posted by ProButtonPusher

  1. Why is TVNT worried about a guy who makes several million and knows exactly what he signed up for with his work schedule?
  2. I think the reason they’re even sitting there is to adjust lighting. Phew, people this set hasn’t even been seen through a studio camera yet.
  3. Nexstar should have Stephen Arnold do updates for Instant Classics.
  4. The dark spaces are where the anchors will sit sometime between now and 2024. Darker backgrounds help them “pop” on the set.
  5. James Spann works for Sinclair, so not sure he’d be making many appearances on WGNA. I think the whole thing is that it feels like a local newscast, covering national news. People still TRUST local news — there’s no “big and small market” about it, it’s a universally recognized aspect of local news. I think viewers seeing the reporters from their own community on NN is a huge asset.
  6. If the line up to that microwave dish wasn’t cut, then the link would probably still work. It looked like it was still aimed in the right direction. I did see another angle, however, that showed the top of the tower poking through the roof of the building, which means rain has gotten in. Hopefully not too much equipment was in the area. A temporary STL using a satellite uplink would definitely be easy to pull off, and perhaps necessary if they’re out of the building for a while.
  7. For the record, the tower we see twisted and downed is not their main transmitter tower, it’s the tower that sends the signal up to it, north east of Lake Charles. It may not be in any better shape, but I haven’t seen any reports on that.
  8. Can David whispering “goodnight” and the cold fade to black stop as well, while we are putting in our TVNT requests?
  9. I’m going to assume the ticker is frozen, as this is the STL tower right above their building.
  10. You all do realize they’re heavily promoting their OTT presence, right?
  11. It’s hurting my head. I’m guessing the non-licensed assets of KTVA have been sold to Gray, and Gray is putting those non-licensed assets on KYES. so, KTVA is effectively just a license and transmitter now, with no programming?
  12. How sure is everyone that the local station didn’t make this decision? Why is the blame for things people don’t like placed squarely on the corporation? The logo is retro and kinda cool. Not everyone needs to agree, but it is something different.
  13. Not to be that guy, but studio size ≠ set size.
  14. You can say this about most news studios you see on TV.
  15. CNN Center is very much alive if you watch CNN International. They mention Atlanta often as well, something daytime shows based out of New York don’t seem to like to do, even though their control room is in Atlanta (anything after New Day and before The Lead is switched in ATL).
  16. The pooling happens A LOT in SF, for what it’s worth.
  17. Just like many of the things we notice on here, in the grand scheme of a merger like this, it’s not a big deal. It’s quite an undertaking to switch web platforms, train staff on how to post, make the necessary back-end changes. As long as the content is getting posted, and the viewers are able to use the website, should they care if the layout is similar?
  18. The tide is changing, and the possibility of sharing equipment from a centralcast location is indeed becoming possible (and reliable).
  19. Generally, the way most modern hubs work is having the equipment racked at the local station (servers, sat receivers, etc), and those are remotely controlled over IP. Sending the local newscasts to-and-from a hub creates unnecessary bandwidth and latency. Internet connections are at a point where remote computer connections and an IP stream of the station’s output (sent back to the hub) are all that are necessary.
  20. Completely off topic (but it’s TVNT so ) I have no idea why Bill St. James hasn’t been used by local stations as they look to replace CVD.
  21. And since design trends are cyclical, I imagine we will soon start to see things like [ FIRST IN HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE ] [ PRESENTED IN UP-CONVERTED DIGITAL 4K ]
  22. The staffing just doesn’t work out sometimes. The right amount of people were off at the wrong time. It happens. Sometimes we make mountains out of molehills here, especially when it comes to substitute anchor situations.

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