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Everything posted by Viper550

  1. ITV scoreboard isn't too bad. It's custom but the BBC's gives off "what if Fox just used the standard black graphics they're phasing out for the World Cup?"
  2. The world feed one is basically that but with the clock to the left and without the jersey colors. It's ugly. Also why are we still doing that tab,? You could have squeezed in Group A under the bug (or just shortened the tab to just say just "Group A"); it's redundant to the bug.
  3. With Canada being in the tournament for the first time since 1986, TSN has an on-location presence for the first time; usually they've done the studio segments from their main studio in Toronto (which debuted its current design during the 2015 Women's World Cup). Judging by their preview show, TSN's graphics seem to be an evolution of what they used for 2018, but more gold, black, and navy blue (for 2018 it was more white, red, and gold).
  4. The Trail Blazers have a new scoreboard that is totally not inspired by Fox's NFL graphics, we promise
  5. After using what appeared to be a hastily thrown together reskin of the old Sportsnet graphics last year, TVA Sports has new graphics for its French NHL broadcasts. Looks a lot like that one NBC used in the 2021 playoffs, but boxier. I'll give them credit for doing something a little different cause that doesn't look too bad.
  6. Global News has underwent a major rebrand, with new graphics for all of its newscasts (replacing one based on a now-discontinued imaging package used by the main network), and an updated website. There's a lot of white and red (with the local newscasts also adding in some blue accents). At times, especially with the serif fonts, it feels more like the Globe & Mail than Global, but it's definitely a well-needed update.
  7. While we're here, Sportsnet always times major rebrands/redesigns for the NHL season and MLB playoffs, and this year is no exception. Sportsnet Central got updated with a new set and flatter branding. It's definitely more in line with their current imaging (the previous set, introduced as part of the larger Sportsnet rebranding in 2011, was not too bad but seemed a bit small in comparison to TSN's more newsroom-based SportsCentre studio, and I swear they had been practicing social distancing at that desk for the video wall before that was even a widely-known term) and the look of the new NHL studio (which has a similar aesthetic but more curved)
  8. It didn't take long for the new ads to go absolutely haywire.
  9. Yep, Sportsnet can do local postseason broadcasts now. And also ESPN used remote production for the Toronto/Seattle and NY Mets/Padres series, with Toronto using an "enhanced world feed" production piggybacking off Sportsnet a la 2020 (but with on-site commentators/other crew members).
  10. Something I've noticed that might have been part of the new MLB contracts; did the 2020 wild card games have regional broadcasts? Sportsnet was doing local broadcasts for the Blue Jays games rather than simulcasting ESPN's feed. The last time they were in the postseason, there were no local broadcasts at all. Could MLB have taken a page from how the NBA has handled its Canadian broadcasts? (by contrast, Sportsnet and TSN did their own broadcasts for every Raptors playoff game).
  11. Some notes already; Bill Spaulding is the new voice of the Devils Eddie Olczyk is joining the Kraken booth as a second analyst, in addition to his TNT duties. Sportsnet cancelled Hometown Hockey, and a lesser version of NHL Live is being integrated directly into Sportsnet Now Premium Digital ad replacement on the boards (i.e. World Cup of Hockey and 2020 All-Star Game) is coming to all NHL games this season. MSG has new graphics: honestly feels like a downgrade (the previous ones felt unique, these ones feel like SNY for some reason) In addition, NBC's tweaked their scoreboard for regional games; it is still the same basic layout as before (the 2015 package, and not using the short-lived scoreboard from the 2021 playoffs) but it takes cues from the MLB update by switching to logos only and bigger score numbers, and has an inline shots on goal counter where score used to be. Those graphics are going to be ten years old soon, and they are not leaving without a fight.
  12. That NFLN scoreboard is giving me strong "preseason" vibes (in fact it looks a lot like the Packers' one)
  13. Fellow Disney subsidiary Star Sports is the host broadcaster for Indian national team cricket; is it me or does it look like ESPN's NBA graphics rubbed off on it a bit?
  14. We also had an interesting situation today: apparently ESPN sub-licensed two mid-major college football games to NFL Network. Seeing ESPN CFB graphics on NFL Network is a bit jarring, but given all the Thursday Night Football/NFLN Special situations we've had...
  15. Fox NFL Sunday is getting a new studio
  16. They hired SNF's producer, and he clearly took the old NBC scorebug's aesthetic with him.
  17. Agreed. Although I did notice NFL Network didn't scale the feed so the down marker is getting covered up by the ticker (not that it's also on the field too). It's a better version of NBC's new SNF scoreboard than NBC's SNF scoreboard. Honestly, just change the font to TT Norms and that wouldn't look too out of place on CBS either. Seahawks on KING isn't any different than last time.
  18. Only inevitable we'd get a Bally knockoff at some point.
  19. KPIX got bumped up to the previous CBS graphics, after having used a custom look for god knows how long. The Jaguars have a new one that is all over the place (and "ARIZ" is a very irregular abbreviation)
  20. Bally seems to have done a tweak to their scoreticker, removing the shaded area below it entirely.
  21. The Open finally got their graphics updated to match Golf Channel's current package; looks nice, and definitely less gaudy than the blue and yellow they had before (although to be fair it was meant to evoke the actual in-person leaderboard) Although this generic font they use alongside the Open's own serif font kinda cheapens it a bit
  22. Premier Lacrosse League makes its ESPN debut today. They are special enough to get a partial reskin of the college basketball scoreboard rather than the more generic scoreboard the NLL college lacrosse (and previously, college basketball) used, though it looks like it's meant to go with the rest of the "white rectangles" package) (though NLL games on ESPN+ use a slight variant of TSN's hockey graphics, probably because they're falling back on TSN as a bespoke broadcaster for games taking place in Canada, since they actually have more NLL broadcasting experience than ESPN itself)
  23. The XFL variant of the NFL scoreboard is back, but with different fonts that I think look nicer than the actual NFL scoreboard (though the numbers not being italic throws it off a bit)
  24. Seeing Fox graphics and their NFL music on NBC is really throwing me off
  25. Sportsnet has a new scoreboard, but it's basically just the same layout of their previous one updated to look more like the new flatter graphics they introduced at the start of NHL season. Honestly thought it was going to look more like the NHL one but this is serviceable too. The inserts haven't changed, likely because they foreshadowed this look to begin with. I also noticed Spectrum's got a flatter version of their graphics too.
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