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skbl17

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  1. RTM (Malaysia's state broadcaster) has since replaced those graphics as part of a group-wide rebrand.
  2. The licensing regimes are not the same; CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC are cable channels, not terrestrial channels like ABS-CBN. Very few of the cable channels' operations are FCC-regulated. You'd have to have Trump (or a Dem POTUS in the case of Fox News) somehow convince the cities where the cable networks have their HQs and bureaux to cancel their business licenses/certificates of occupancy AND convince the cable operators and/or cable franchising authorities to drop the channels from their lineups. NBC, Fox, ABC, and CBS would be "easier" to deal with in that they're terrestrial networks whose O&Os and stations are licensed by the FCC. Trump (or a Dem POTUS in the case of Fox) could come up with some stupid argument that none of their affiliates are acting in "the public interest", which would be grounds for the cancellation of their stations' licenses if such an accusation could be proven. Of course, the accusation would not be proven, as the networks and station ownership groups would immediately head to court, and the courts would shoot such a crazy stunt down. If not, we have much bigger things to worry about than station licenses being cancelled. In other words, no, there is no risk of an ABS-CBN situation happening here short of the establishment of an actual dictatorship.
  3. 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!"
  4. 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 or experimental ATSC 3.0 stations This list also includes stations that are undertaking trial broadcasts. Raleigh-Durham: WRAL Phoenix: KFPH-CD, KASW Dallas: KSTR, KTXD Las Vegas: KSNV, KVCW, KLAS, KTNV Nashville: WTVF, WKRN, WZTV, WUXP, WNAB Orlando: WRCF-CD Pittsburgh: WPGH, WTAE, WPNT Portland: KPDX, KPTV, KATU, KGW, KOPB, KOIN, KRCW Santa Barbara: KSBB-CD Salt Lake City: KUTV, KJZZ, KTVX, KUCW Austin: KXAN, KBVO, KNVA, KEYE Oklahoma City: KOCO, KFOR, KAUT, KOKH, KOCB Washington: WJLA and WTTG are planning to run an 8-week trial of ATSC 3.0 - no start date announced yet 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
  5. 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?
  6. 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:
  7. Your link is redirecting me to the Nostalgia subreddit.
  8. 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.
  9. I hope that's not the final logo too. Even by C Clarity-era Tegna logo standards, that's just lazy.
  10. To add on to this, I think WSB itself had the bones of a good, flat-ish package from 1998 to 2006.
  11. While NewsChopper 2 now looks as if it's in motion - as opposed to the last open where it seemed like it was a still photo animated across the screen - that NewsChopper 2 shot still looks awkward and out of place compared to what's going on behind it. I'm also not a fan of that weird jerk the motion camera does near the end. Makes the whole thing seem a bit sloppy.
  12. Well, MCTYW had a good run at WNEP. Hope they're ready to C Clarity.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Nothing. Lists are still banned per the site's Guidelines:
  16. Drove by WAGA's studios today without even noticing it. I always forget they're not in Midtown Atlanta with the others. :classic_laugh:

  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Why not let CBS buy WGCL? There was already some discussion on that. Would make for an extra duopoly as well (WGCL/WUPA).
  20. MBC, South Korea (2018). MBC's flagship program MBC Newsdesk has rebranded again, just a few months since the program's last refresh after the broadcasters' strike. They kept the remixed version of the classic theme though, so that's good:
  21. Not necessarily news-related, but TVNewsCheck reports that WAGA will launch a new half-hour entertainment show called The Georgia Scene starting July 20. The show will run for a 8-week period as a "summer preview show".
  22. Still crappy. Oh, and they make those personnel changes more often than they change branding, graphics, and logos, which happens frequently enough. But they have a duopoly now (WSB can't even say that!), so that's something, I guess.
  23. The set and graphics are pretty good, but I don't think I'm alone in thinking of DR's TV Avisen when I hear that theme.
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