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  1. MAJOR news in the world of NHL broadcasting Don Cherry has been all but fired (the president used "immediately step down") from Sportsnet/Hockey Night in Canada after, basically, complaining based on his own observations during Coach's Corner about immigrants that don't wear poppies on Remembrance Day.
  2. Is ESPN basically finding some way to change its scoreboard every season? Now it's a silver/"normal" colored version of what they used during the finals.
  3. Somebody likes the Yankees...
  4. In Canada, you would have seen a red emergency alert screen as soon as it was issued. Canadian networks never do this kind of coverage to begin with, and even if they do, they still have to immediately and officially pass all alerts specifically designated for broadcast. They can't pick and choose, or pass things via the news departments instead.
  5. Bits and pieces of it have promise (especially that map motif), but it feels like they're trying to be Nexstar on a budget (especially with that ugly "Local 32" for the Fox sister) .
  6. Looks like the graphics are staying the same but they're transitioning them to the new CTV imaging font they've been using since last year. Plus the L3s from the local update have also been using that font too. Guess we're not getting new news graphics any time soon. Global has some interesting flat graphics, perhaps they may make their way to newscasts?
  7. I have a possible reason for why Sportsnet may not have updated their NHL graphics: their contracts with the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers are up after this season, and given how cheap our networks are in this department, they probably don't want to make new intros for regional broadcasts if there's a chance one of them will only be used for a single season. Conveniently, the current graphics also meet this criteria, as they had acquired rights to the Canadiens as well. I'm expecting the Oilers to renew with Sportsnet, though. Rogers is a major team sponsor and the naming rights holder of their current arena, so I fully expect them to keep it. But the Flames present a potential opportunity for TSN.
  8. This is what the Raiders network had at the Winnipeg game, and it doesn't quite match up (different font, and the tail is square rather than V-shaped. The Rams looked like the same one with a different font.
  9. So last month TSN had a rather strange graphics glitch during one of their CFL games. In particular, they actually had on-field down/distance graphics. However, TSN doesn't use on-field downage graphics. Plus, they had NFL team logos on them! Given the quality of that graphic, it feels like one of TSN's trucks had errant graphics from an NFL preseason broadcast in its system (the Rams did play the Raiders, but I checked highlights from both teams, and their graphics didn't match up);. Perhaps this may be the reason why TSN doesn't use them. (CFL has a lot of on-field advertising)
  10. TSN's experimenting with having a shots on goal counter (the third, besides FSN and Sportsnet, to do so)..
  11. The pre-show had Fox graphics. but thankfully the main show is back to the usual WWE bombasticness. But Seth Rollins, Renee Young and Booker T with Fox Sports mics in hand is a surreal image that will either symbolize the show being "legit" in the eyes of the ahem WWE Universe, or concern that it was literally going to look like a normal professional sports broadcast from the top-down
  12. Sportsnet: Nothing new, even with their promos suggesting the possibility of a flat package, it seems like the Blue Jays were a higher priority right now. NBCSN: We got the SNF ticker and new inserts with a diamond motif, but it looks like the studio graphics are still the typical NBC 2015 look.
  13. It seems as if that, although I would not formally consider it Fox Sports because WWE is its own thing in a way, they did decide to co-opt one part of Fox's general sports presentation -- the top-corner bug. This is also a major departure from how WWE has handled its bugs to begin with (usually it's just in the bottom-corner, with the network bug in the other corner not unlike every other Canadian simulcast of a U.S. sporting event) I hope they won't be trying to make this look like a normal Fox Sports broadcast despite all the unclear cross-pollination I've seen in promotion. On a side note that L3 is from the existing SmackDown graphics and that font screams "early-2000s".
  14. Rugby World Cup is here, which means that NBC got to raid the pantry for a Sky rugby reporter to join them in Connecticut. Their graphics scheme for the tournament is rather flat and funky, and doesn't really scream "rugby", in my opinion (and is then immediately contradicted by NBC's glossy defaults). But how would I know this? TSN is also taking their feeds as a whole rather than doing their own studio show like they did last time. When most of your games are on in the overnight hours, I can see why this is likely cheaper (but also a bit disappointing given we're actually in this tournament).
  15. Okay, so we all noticed that mysterious new ticker they introduced on the NFL coverage this year. Looking closer, at it, I did notice one thing: the IndyCar races have been using a slightly different design for the leaderboard tally than NASCAR (for one, always using the vertical one. The NASCAR coverage seems to flip-flop), a darker green flag color, and bits and pieces of this one graphic (particularly the title/lap count. Everything else still uses the normal fonts) use a font that is not otherwise used anywhere else in NBC's current package but is on that new ticker.
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