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Everything posted by Viper550

  1. Sportsnet is back in social distancing mode on-set with split-screens, most likely due to Ontario public health orders and Canadian travel restrictions (which are much stricter than what exist in the U.S., which can have a full studio panel without weird split-screens and Brad Marchand drop an S-bomb on basic cable. Also noticed Sportsnet is using a generic replay wipe for the Boston/Montreal game, implicating they may be sharing video with TNT
  2. Rede Globo, a Brazilian powerhouse that had a habit of clinging to old design trends for decades past their sell-by date (although they got a bit better at embracing modern design trends in the mid-2010's), recently unveiled a major revamp to their brand identity. They had been rebranding and reorganizing a lot of their divisions, and had been slowly rebranding as TVGlobo since late-2020, but now it's official. It has a very neumorphic look that has unsurprisingly drawn many comparisons to the equally-massive BBC rebrand.
  3. Sportsnet debuted the NBA version of their new graphics and surprise surprise, it's just the NHL one but in the bottom-right instead.
  4. The BBC has undergone a major rebranding, with a tweaked corporate logo and new on-air presentation elements. It is a phased rollout, though; only BBC Four officially got new idents (still carrying on the quadrants theme they've had for a while now), with all the other channels mainly being limited to new promos/etc. As pointed out, the very first program to air wound up (Breakfast) still having an intro with the old logo on it.
  5. Did the Sinclair ransomware attack mess up Bally Sports Ohio's spellcheck?
  6. NESN is business as usual, but did add shots on goal to their scoreboard.
  7. In this, that came up shortly after the normal goal animation on the scoreboard
  8. And Sportsnet's new graphics are official The old Sportsnet graphics were dated out of the gate, especially when that was when all the U.S. networks were starting to go flat. These are a major improvement, though the team section is bugging me a little bit (the width, lack of team logos, and not doing the soccer-style layout anymore) Meanwhile in Montreal, TVA Sports is still using the old Sportsnet graphics, but they appear to have retextured them to be flat. I'm not sure if I like this.
  9. And yep, that ended up being the scoreboard. The lack of shots on goal is a little disappointing (could have easily took pages from some of ESPN's other events and had the wordmark to the top with Opening Night, and remove that NHL logo to make room for it), but it's a good first impression. Seeing the Monday Night Football-style AR graphics for the starting goalies was also a good sign, but I'm sure some fans are dreading whether a certain other MNF graphic will end up rearing its ugly head (those stupid CGI cartoon things) Something I also noticed was that I guess the NHL is no longer insisting that the Golden Knights be abbreviated as "VGK" on all scoreboards; ESPN was using "VGS" tonight. In addition, Sportsnet has debuted its new graphics; they're out in full force on their studio shows, but tomorrow we'll see them in-game for the first time. They remind me a lot of Fox's, except a LOT more white and blue, and with only one rounded edge. The ticker reminds me a bit of ESPN's, but they successfully resisted the "put a giant banner ad in the bottom-corner" trend at least. The Kraken playing preseason games against Canadian opponents makes this most likely one of the shortest-lived graphics in all of sports...
  10. Sportsnet is doing its own pre-game for the opening doubleheader: the new studio looks like a downgrade from what they had before (unfortunately I think TNT appears to have upstaged them), and I am hoping the theme music they used isn't the main theme because it was terrible (either that or they're saving the normal music - if they're still using it -- for their official opening night tomorrow). But finally Sportsnet has some new graphics; finally gone flat, and they look absolutely nothing like what they had before.
  11. We have another new hockey rightsholder here in Canada, with CBC having picked up some major junior games as part of a new CHL package (which sees TSN take over the main package Sportsnet used to have). This is also the first time we've had a CBC-produced hockey broadcast outside of the Olympics in a while: all of the graphics are the "standard" red/gold ones they use elsewhere (most of the L3s/etc. are a flatter evolution of the old HNIC graphics), and this scoreboard is very TSN-like
  12. The Point looks pretty shiny; there's a chance that this light/icy look could be the graphics we see during games, but who knows that will happen?
  13. The TNT graphics look pretty robust. Looks like a mix of Fox and Altitude. Only thing bothering me is how wide the box for the scores are, but I don't know yet if they're going to show shots on goal in it too.
  14. It's almost time; there has been a lot of NHL-related news in the media realm, given the new U.S. rightsholders, as well as Sportsnet getting a new studio and hopefully new graphics this year (if the renderings of their new studio are any indication). ESPN's logo was recently revealed, and it reminds me a lot of the previous NBA on ESPN logo so that's a good sign. Long-time HNIC voice Jim Hughson also announced his retirement today at the age of 64; although it was stated to be COVID-related, I wouldn't be surprised if him only doing Vancouver games last season was meant to lead into this.
  15. Stadium is now using the Bally graphics for its college sports broadcasts, using the "fixed" version also used for the Lions preseason games. Though in my opinion I probably would have had them made darker to match the rest of Stadium's branding. Though at one point it looked like someone at network control didn't get the memo, and put a Stadium ticker over the Bally ticker that is also a scoreboard).
  16. It's preseason for me too. Seeing the Chargers not use multiple eras of CBS graphics at once (or scuffed Monday Night Football) is a nice change of pace. Meanwhile, Colts and Seahawks are the same as 2019, but the Panthers have finally stopped using ACC on Raycom Sports hand-me-downs
  17. That Dallas package is giving me strong "NBC Thursday Night Football" vibes. Chiefs have gone from CBS to NBC with their move to KSHB Tampa Bay got rid of the swords, and brought back the old "put the scoreboard on the side of the screen that play is moving" behaviour too
  18. Jaguars are pretty nice, Seahawks are the same as last year, and the Raiders appear to still be subcontracted with NBC?
  19. At least they fixed up how they're doing football with the Bally dashboard (apparently they were putting the downage in the ticker area. Now it's more of a tab above the team. I would have personally used the tab widget they've used for shots on goal and pitch counts) Vikings are using the current Fox scoreboard, as well as the Falcons with their move to WAGA.
  20. CBC's graphics/intros look very polygonial this year, and I think they might have finally gotten past their use of the stock OBS lower thirds. The sub-licensees - Sportsnet and TSN - typically use their own studios but the CBC graphics package. This time around, it looks like that Sportsnet is using their outgoing NHL studio at the CBC building (it looked like this angle but I think with the desk moved closer to the video wall behind them) with different graphics and duratrans (coincidentally before Rogers took over, CBC similarly gave their old Hockey Night in Canada studio a last hurrah by reskinning it for the 2014 FIFA World Cup).
  21. Reports suggesting that NBC may be Amazon's production partner for TNF
  22. If it was that one track and field graphic, the font looks very "mid-2000s" But anything is better than Italic Arial Everywhere. Thenagain my favorite host graphics were Torino (with London a close second besides the fonts), mainly because it just looked a bit more distinctive over the boxy 2000-2004 graphics (which, imo, might have aged well if they were touched up, given they were close to the boxy/flat aesthetic everyone uses nowadays).
  23. On a side note, it looks like Sportsnet is going to be getting a new NHL set next season; it looks smaller and more conventional in comparison to their current one (which is located at the CBC's headquarters; this one is going to move back to Rogers' Toronto building, so this is probably a cost-cutting move).
  24. So it seems like they're patching the scoreboard to have the lower area be transparent. A little better
  25. CBC News Network recently got new graphics and, well... I can see bits and pieces of The National's package rubbing off on it, but how they've laid out the bottom bars and L3s seems a little weird. I almost expect the colored bar (here orange for the morning show, though more yellowish in other rolling news programming) to do something like the old Gannett graphics with the rundown...
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