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  1. Eh, I'm glad it's just image branding. When I see that design I can't help but think they renamed the network, as the "F" is so overly stylized that it looks like a "V". "You're watching Fox Vox!"
  2. C-SPAN2 will also be simulcasting CBC's coverage starting at 9pm (EST).
  3. With television manufacturers and station groups starting the switch to ATSC 3.0 ("Next Gen TV",) the newest version of the U.S.'s digital television standard, I thought it would be prudent to start a thread about which stations have rolled out ATSC 3.0 transmissions. This thread is similar to the old HD News Thread from back in the day. The switch to ATSC 3.0 in the United States is voluntary. Unlike the analog-to-digital switchover (and more like the HD switch,) the switch to ATSC 3.0 is intended by both manufacturers and regulators to be more market-driven. As a result, there will be no mandate for new TV sets to include ATSC 3.0 tuners and no subsidy program for ATSC 3.0 equipment (like the converter box coupons from the ATSC 1.0 switch) will exist. Notably, ATSC 3.0 signals are not subject to the same must-carry rules for pay TV providers as ATSC 1.0 signals. I'll try to keep this post as up-to-date as possible, so feel free to reply with any updates or suggestions! ---- Markets that have active ATSC 3.0 stations Underlined stations are broadcasting in ATSC 3.0 only. Raleigh-Durham: WRAL (experimental on WRAL-EX) Phoenix: KFPH-CD (shut down ATSC 1.0 transmissions in 2018 for use as a test ATSC 3.0 station) Dallas: KSTR, KTXD Station groups that have announced ATSC 3.0 deployment plans Some of these groups are acting in concert with other groups to launch ATSC 3.0 services. Graham Tegna Scripps Fox Television Stations Meredith Nexstar Telemundo Univision Sinclair Capitol Broadcasting
  4. Yeah. Also, I'm genuinely curious: why does it seem like there's been a huge surge in the use of Stephen Arnold packages lately, particularly at Nexstar?
  5. Two Latin American broadcasters have made changes to their on-air presentation recently. Brazil: This past week, the local newscasts on the SBT owned-and-operated stations (Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Nova Friburgo, Belém, Brasília, Ribeirão Preto and Jaú) relaunched with a new look in line with the one used on SBT Brasil (the main national newscast) and the morning newscast Primeiro Impacto. While the graphics are the exact same, the local newscasts use different music. Here's the intro and headlines for the first edition of SBT Rio Grande (Porto Alegre) with the new look - the graphics (except for the name) and music are the exact same on all the other stations. Note that SBT Rio Grande still uses the 2016 graphics to introduce the sponsorship plugs, at least in this edition: Prior to SBT Brasil, some SBT-owned stations also run evening newscasts, namely the ones in Nova Friburgo, Porto Alegre, and Brasilia (SBT São Paulo gets an "early edition" of SBT Brasil in lieu of a local evening newscast). Here's the intro to the Nova Friburgo version, SBT Cidade; note the different music. While local morning newscasts on SBT-owned stations were a lot more common a few years back, nowadays only the station in Jaú has one. The music is the same as the midday version (the first video in this post). Personally, I prefer the 2016 graphics and music to this, but I have a hunch as to why SBT did it. The network's been on a consolidation streak lately (the various national news programs on SBT all had different looks and graphics until 2016 or so,) so this is may be an attempt to bring the local newscasts completely in line with the national branding. Also, by leaving out any mention or hint of locality in the local intros barring the name (as compared to the map in the 2016 version,) it's easier for the affiliate stations of SBT to adopt the new look as well. Unlike Globo, whose affiliates share the same look and feel as their O&Os, SBT's are a smorgasbord of different looks (this montage is from 2018 - the affiliate stations start at 1:11 in the video): Also unlike Globo and Rede Record, whenever an SBT affiliate wanted to use something similar to the O&O look, they would get a somewhat pared-down version of the O&O package. Note the difference between the "full-featured" version used on the O&Os (except for Ribeirão Preto [SBT Verdade], which used something different) and the bare-bones pared down version (here's the one used by affiliate TV Amazônia in Amapá - the newsroom shot at the end is totally generic, by the way, it's the same on all the affiliates that use this package). Chile: After hinting at the relaunch when they debuted their new multipurpose studio back in January, Mega recently revived the name Meganoticias for their newscasts, putting the Ahora Noticias branding to bed after six years. The music, while different, carries over the signature of the Ahora Noticias theme. Here's the sponsorship plug and intro to the first edition of Meganoticias Prime, the main evening newscast on Mega:
  6. Oh. 16x9 SD? Maybe I'm wrong then; I don't live in Victoria or on Vancouver Island so I can't verify if it's full HD. I'd be surprised if CHEK wasn't in full HD by now, considering how ubiquitous it is. Also, Emarsee posted a full montage of the new look:
  7. The newscasts, at least, have been HD for a few years now.
  8. In the summer of 2009, CHEK-DT in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada was on the verge of shutting down. Parent company Canwest opted to close its over-the-air E! network, leaving its stations sold off (CHCH, CJNT, etc.,) repurposed (CHBC,) or shut down (CHCA and CHEK). CHEK's employees and local business owners teamed up to buy the station from Canwest and save it from shutting down on August 31, and after securing a "stay of execution" for the station to allow time for further negotiations, the employee-led consortium and Canwest reached an agreement on September 4, 2009. The consortium purchased the station for $2, and Canwest provided transitional support as CHEK began a new era as a locally-owned, independent station. (There was a TVNT thread about all this, and the saga was mentioned in the thread on the break up of ABC 33/40). This year, the station is celebrating 10 years of independence, and why not celebrate by debuting a new set and graphics package? The previous set dated to 2009, with the last graphics package dating to 2012. I think this is a nice refresh, and the set is quite good for a locally-owned independent station. (Videos courtesy of Emarsee)
  9. That was the temporary set at Mercedes-Benz Stadium they used for the Super Bowl.
  10. I think of C Clarity the same way I think of Strive: I like certain cuts but not the whole package. Any cuts where the dumb vocals are nonexistent or heavily downplayed are usually among my favorites: WUSA's weekend 11pm open (they've probably switched to all cold opens since,) KENS's morning open, KIII in general...
  11. Your link is redirecting me to the Nostalgia subreddit.
  12. That's quite a departure from what they had. Also, while this change is probably just a coincidence and nothing else will change, the previous weather graphics were introduced in mid-2009, a year before the rest of the news GFX changed in September 2010. A really slow rollout of a new graphics pack wouldn't be new ground for WSB.
  13. Very appropriate Anchorman 2 clip:
  14. I hope that's not the final logo too. Even by C Clarity-era Tegna logo standards, that's just lazy.
  15. To add on to this, I think WSB itself had the bones of a good, flat-ish package from 1998 to 2006.
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