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  1. Saw this today- apparently NBC is rolling out local streaming channels from O&O's on Peacock branded as "NBC [location] News", available regardless of where you're watching (much like ViaCBS has all the CBSN channels available on PlutoTV). Here's an article from Cord Cutters News, and a brief article/explainer from NBC Philadelphia. EDIT- jumping around channels, it appears NECN is now free to anyone as part of "NBC Boston News". However, you still need cable authentication to stream on the NECN website. I looks like NECN is being used to fill time around NBC 10 Boston newscasts. Checking out Philly, Chicago, and South Florida, they're all re-running morning/afternoon newscasts.
  2. I'm surprised they kept her up for as long as they did. I know it's the top of the newscast and a main story they're covering, but they couldn't shift to the next report and give her time to regroup and then come back to her? Also that accent of hers had me feeling like I was back home and I had to look her up. Sure enough, Tori Yorgey is a Philly-area native.
  3. I'd be surprised if they kept Rick at 10. Not to call the 10 team the "b" squad", but I get the feeling they'd like to keep their "premiere" talent on the 11 and have a separate team they can highlight on the 10 (and give viewers another reason to flip over to 6 at 11). Plus, I would be surprised if Rick isn't also named to the 6pm once that time comes at the end of the year. If he does drop the 10, the question would be- who gets the 10? Taff has already been shifted off to earlier in the day. Bring Walter Perez to weeknights? Call up Gray Hall from weekend mornings?
  4. It appears TONIGHT will be Jim's final 11pm broadcast, with verification via The Philadelphia Inquirer
  5. It appears TONIGHT will be Jim's final 11pm broadcast, with verification via The Philadelphia Inquirer
  6. Wasn’t there an announcement earlier this year that CBS will be phasing out the “CBSN” branding in favor of “CBS News [City]”? Perhaps that logo in the article is an idea of what to expect on the other CBSN outlets.
  7. Noticing during the 4 that they’ve returned the anchors to the desk with no distancing side note: also noticed in some clearly dated soda aisle b-roll a few bottles of “Diet Pepsi Jazz”, which was an interesting mid-2000’s throwback
  8. Granted they have the full force of FOX News behind them in terms of production and news gathering, but with regards to weather- so does The Weather Channel (with a nearly 40-year head start!), and FWX absolutely put them to shame with this coverage overnight.
  9. Curious if any stations in the Midwest are carrying the FWX feed as severe weather rolls through tonight. I know local weather teams are likely to be at the ready, but I believe I read here that KCPQ took the FWX feed during severe weather recently before local coverage began
  10. I caught FWX airing a report today from Scripps’ KSTU. Good to see them working with a non-O&O to procure content, and it makes me wonder if the FWX OTA launch will include some non-O&O’s out of the gate as well
  11. I saw this thread yesterday and WISH I would’ve posted then, because I 100 percent thought “they could just re-air 9am Good Day to fill an hour”. Save for any Breaking News that might happen, it’s relatively evergreen for the day. It’s the only hour I DVR in case my boo or I want something goofy and light to watch in the evening. They could even air it after The Feed at Night for an extra hour of late night competition.
  12. So the pivot is from harping on about Live PD to doubling down on NewsNation's small viewership which, again, I don't think anybody can dispute. But comparing NewsNation to Fox? To Newsmax?! Hannity and News Nation Prime are two VERY different shows with completely different objectives and target demos. Which brings me to my next point- maybe the target demos for NN just aren't there. Why are people tuning into Fox and Newsmax? To hear what they want to hear; they love that feedback loop. They're not looking for objective news. And anybody who is has had the last 15 years to find it elsewhere, outside the cable box. Unfortunately, blowing up WGN America may ultimately prove foolish as it's viewership efforts prove fruitless. Nexstar could have gone the Newsy route- get NN onto diginets on their vast broadcast station footprint, and then work their way toward cable distribution. They could dismiss comparisons to the cable nets by zeroing in on their "local" footprint and relationship with their local stations, or whatever smooth lines they want to use. Instead they have the Detective John Internet chiseling their tombstone and comparing them to Newsmax because... they all have "news" in their name? I don't get it. But here we are!
  13. It definitely seems like a covid case within the active members of the studio- could be anyone from on-screen talent to a camera operator to a producer, but it's about the only reason they'd be separating everyone again
  14. It's quite a stretch to compare impressions of Newsnation and Real America's Voice (which is cringeworthy just to type). Newsnation is a facts-based news effort making an appeal to ALL potential viewers from an unbiased position (that we now know has shifted center-right). RAV is explicitly targeting hard-right viewers with explicitly biased programming, essentially giving viewers what they want to hear. Yes, them having more impressions is indisputable. But one is offering apples and casting a wide net, the other is offering oranges and shooting fish in a barrel. "Why doesn't anybody like my artisan cookie while Miller Lite is selling so well?" Also, Live PD is not "the only thing possible that could ever save NewsNation". We get that the show is missed, and yes, it's viewership numbers were indisputable. But unless they make it the Live PD channel, one or two hot hours out of a week's worth of programming does not make a smash hit network. Also- production costs? Which carries more liability- Dan Abrams behind a desk in a dark room or a full camera crew riding around with on duty cops? Does anyone think Nexstar wants to spend that money or bear that responsibility?
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