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Everything posted by rkolsen

  1. The whole signing off issue for such a long time seems odd to me at these two stations. I was just reading about what’s going on here in Baltimore. The date for phase 9 will pass by the time they can get a helicopter to lift the three TV antennas up. So in the meantime the three Baltimore stations will be using auxiliary transmitters (that they just bought) and antennas to meet the deadline. The transmitters are brand news as are the auxiliary antennas but they are mounted below the candelabra base, so there will be a slight reduction of power. Then the weekend at the end of May WJZ and WBAL will have to leave there buildings as it’s unsafe for them to be there as three antennas will be removed and three will be installed. But I digress.
  2. She’s also been on at 3pm the past week.
  3. If they’re doing a video wall type set with certain hard elements such as a desk, it could be built quickly. The video walls probably could be installed in a day or two (like they were in MSNBC 3A).
  4. rkolsen

    The "3" Thread

    I’m sure there’s also no rhyme or reason to the picking either. There are some that get a lot of use while others don’t. I do believe the photographer sends a image to the station so they can promote it. I’ve seen WBAL post an image of it up on Facebook a saying their mugs featured on tonight’s show. It would be interesting if they sent out a custom tease with the mug.
  5. I thought the OTA feed looked bad as well. Fox is producing the “4K feed” by upscaling a 1080p production and for the OTA broadcast downscaling from that 1080p production
  6. That was the first thing I thought. The map and the color scheme all scream NBC News to me.
  7. Forgive me. But this looks like a heavy duty refresh.
  8. I’m hoping is they have some roll in elements to make it look softer. I prefer the NECN set but since I’ve been watching I’m now not sure if it’s video wall where all the white brick background and sliding monitor.
  9. I thought the content was good but there needs to be some more chemistry.
  10. They don’t produce or own PA Newsmakers, you can see their website here and they have an extensive underwriter population. Its produced / recorded at JPL Integrated Communications and has a copyright Newsmaker Productions. So it sounds like Hearst’s bit is solely their carriage. WGAL Channel 8 (Harrisburg and Lancaster): Sundays at 11:30 AM WBPH (Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia): Mondays at 8:30 PM WKBS 47 (Altoona): Saturdays at 9:30 AM WPCB 40 (Pittsburgh): Saturdays at 9:30 AM MeTV (Susquehanna Valley): Sundays at 10:30 PM
  11. Should be mentioned I’ve seen this NECN logo in use for about a year for about at various promotional events/staff events. Sometimes they use a horizontal version with the same font two years ago.
  12. Where the two peoples names appear. It just reminded me of how MSNBC’s graphics packages have two boxed lines of different color.
  13. Looks like NECN got new graphics... the name straps look like the old msnbc graphics. Like to see if this is the next look as NBC Arthouse launches every Summer Olympics. The look appears to be a flat evolution of Look N.
  14. Here are some more photos that I’m surprised we didn’t catch showing all the other studios from Friday. https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2020/01/16/tour-nbcuniversals-125m-boston-media-center.html#g/466052/1 Thanks, maybe I misjudged when I saw a feed to encompass listed on a multiviewer along with cut in phone numbers. Previously with Encompass they were in the central-casting from what I understand as opposed to a hub and spoke model you mentioned. Although Comcast has enough bandwidth in the area, to and from it wouldn’t surprise me if they were doing just that. Especially given they’re setting up some smaller Telemundo’s with almost complete remote production where the cameras and everything are sent to KXAS’ datacenter complete with the switcher’s crate, multiviewers and all are sent back to the station where someone is either punching the show or running overdrive.
  15. Here’s NECN’s insta story with some more views. I really like the LED wall that’s showing bricks with the sliding monitor in addition to the one movable wall. https://imgur.com/a/do0QgLd
  16. Here’s NECN’s set, I like it. A little more creative that WBTS and WNEU.
  17. Here’s a tour:. I imagine they’ll have roll in elements and the walls will add versatility. NBC 10, Telemundo NI and NECN each have one studio. NBC Sports Boston has two. And the sixth is for special projects or when I imagine there’s a set to be replaced.
  18. I doubt it as everything is processed in at the Comcast Media Center in Centennial, CO straight to the transmitters/headends. I don’t think regular network programming passes through the station unless they want to run a custom ticker or something. I did however notice some audio problems with their online stream when WNEU launched and it seemed like today an ad was missing some audio on the WBTS stream as well.
  19. The only thing I can think of are WBBM’s ratings woes. WCBS is a stronger station than WBBM.
  20. One thing I’m surprised about is that there seems to be no weather pods given how much they emphasized weather coverage. I guess they have a roll on pod on set for extended coverage. Here WNEU has some AR for weather. Also it appears they installed Sony cameras, as many of NBC O&Os have been changing over to Grass Valley - including WCAU/WWSI. I assume the new plant is IP based on 2110.
  21. Like WABC’s News York microtext.
  22. They are keeping their helicopter, Jason just retired.
  23. I’ve been told by a well placed source that the new NBCUniversal Boston Media Center - the new home of WBTS, WNEU, NECN and NBC Sports Boston is expected to open Sunday January 19. The $125 million dollar project was announced in August 2018. The new facility is going to be 160,000 sq ft will have six broadcast studios and one designated for podcasting. Right now WNEU currently has to share with studio space with NECN.
  24. Where would Newsmax fall in on the spectrum?
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