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Everything posted by Viper550

  1. It didn't take long for the new ads to go absolutely haywire.
  2. 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).
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. That NFLN scoreboard is giving me strong "preseason" vibes (in fact it looks a lot like the Packers' one)
  6. 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?
  7. 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...
  8. Fox NFL Sunday is getting a new studio
  9. They hired SNF's producer, and he clearly took the old NBC scorebug's aesthetic with him.
  10. 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.
  11. Only inevitable we'd get a Bally knockoff at some point.
  12. 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)
  13. Bally seems to have done a tweak to their scoreticker, removing the shaded area below it entirely.
  14. 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
  15. 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)
  16. 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)
  17. Seeing Fox graphics and their NFL music on NBC is really throwing me off
  18. 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.
  19. Sportsnet sometimes saves graphics changes for the season opener. The rollout has been a bit of a mix: the MLB package has had flatter fullscreens/intros that would definitely not look out of place with the new graphics, but some sports (i.e. Raptors and curling) are using only the new L3s/scoreboard and keeping the rest of their packages. Curling is also using the old scoreboard
  20. Though, by contrast, NBC's music doesn't sound as "dated" (it's the punchy 80's synthesizers that do it) While we're on the topic, Record's is also a lot more contemporary
  21. Yeah, and Globo definitely has their own ways; that music is very 80's
  22. The mountain on the side looks a little off to me but it's nice to see OBS starting to get a bit more inventive
  23. NASCAR's getting a new look. It's stylistically closer to the NFL package (illustrations and all) but with more of a "comic book" look. Running order display is pretty much identical except for BOLD ITALIC FONTS EVERYWHERE https://www.autoweek.com/racing/nascar/a38884019/fox-sports-turning-nascar-driver-superheroes/
  24. 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
  25. 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.
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