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skbl17

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  1. skbl17

    Nexstar to acquire Tribune

    Well, MCTYW had a good run at WNEP. Hope they're ready to C Clarity.
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    International Video Thread

    On March 3, Chile's Canal 13 relaunched their Teletrece (T13) bulletins in celebration of the channel's 60th anniversary. I really like the music; better than the previous package in my opinion. Some of the graphics are a bit small and hard to see, though.
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    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    No, the entire clip is part of the newscast. The first few seconds is the intro to a short "NHK News" bulletin, not a network ID. I don't even think Japanese TV stations do hourly IDs, they only ID themselves at startup and closedown.
  4. Nothing. Lists are still banned per the site's Guidelines:
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    New WXIA Set and Logo

    WXIA's fall over the last decade has been really painful to watch; it will take a lot more than a new set, new, completely meh logo and a crappy new slogan to fix the problems at 11Alive. Well, longtime WXIA employees already seem to think that's the case: WGCL has actually poached quite a bit of their talent the last couple of years.
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    A day in TV license court

    Not really: according to the 2017-18 Annual Report, license fee revenue makes up 76% of the BBC's total income.
  7. Click "Unread Content" at the top right of the page.
  8. Drove by WAGA's studios today without even noticing it. I always forget they're not in Midtown Atlanta with the others. :classic_laugh:

  9. skbl17

    Report: Charter launching new Spectrum News channels

    I really, really like that Spectrum News 1 theme. Really wish we had a Spectrum News channel here in Atlanta, but Comcast's iron grip on the region precludes this.
  10. Earlier today I was wondering why @rkolsen and not @Weeters had closed a thread in the Breakroom for breaking site rules; I remember thinking, "Wait, are there new mods or something?" Anyway, I for one welcome our new overlords. Congratulations, and best of luck to you all in keeping this site's house in order.
  11. Agreed. You'd think WJZ would have used this change to fix their odd music situation, even if that meant fully embracing Enforcer. This reminds me of WKBW a bit: after adopting the most recent Scripps pack, the station used this odd mix of MCTYW (bumpers) and Inergy (intros) for a while longer, but it seems that MCTYW has since been dropped. Will WJZ follow the same path? Only time will tell.
  12. Finally, it's been a while since WJZ had readable graphics! Bug's on the right for the first time since, what, 2000? The music status quo from yesterday remains the case: production music for the intro, Chroma Cues for the bumpers.
  13. skbl17

    Cox sells majority TV interest to Apollo

    I'm not sure I buy this, but maybe your point is flying over my head and I can't see it. It's true that WGCL isn't a strong CBS affiliate (and I've repeatedly criticized their news operation in the past,) but CBS is no stranger to nonexistent or poorly-rated news operations: they still own WWJ, which doesn't even have a news department despite being a top-20 market station! Doesn't WFOR place dead last behind all the Spanish-language stations in Miami? As for NFL teams, I'll bring up WWJ. The Lions are an NFC team, and unlike KOVR and the Raiders there are no nearby NFC teams to share coverage of. As for Disney, I just think we're being a bit too certain in the idea that the networks won't bite for WSB. Atlanta's a top-10 market and WSB has always been the #1 station here. Cox isn't just a group with a bunch of stations in 30-to-40 market DMAs. WSB became Cox's largest station by market size when KTVU was traded to Fox. Atlanta's not Jacksonville or Memphis. Now if Cox sells as a group or merges with another broadcaster, then this is all moot. But if they sell station-by-station, I wouldn't blindly dismiss the networks as WSB suitors just as much as I wouldn't blindly dismiss Sinclair because of their current merger troubles with Tribune. Or maybe I don't know any better, I dunno.
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    Cox sells majority TV interest to Apollo

    Why not let CBS buy WGCL? There was already some discussion on that. Would make for an extra duopoly as well (WGCL/WUPA).
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    Cox sells majority TV interest to Apollo

    No, I think this is TV-only:
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