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TheRob

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  1. TheRob

    Out & About

    Studio fire in D.C. will force some network relocations. https://www.newscaststudio.com/setstudio/nbc-news-capitol-hill-2/?utm_source=TW&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=TWPost
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    WDAF-TV renovations/set

    Renovations inside our station have moved to the studio. Say hello to our tiny temporary newsroom set. We used a lot of blue paint. Gutting and rebuilding the studio is going to take a long time, but a new set with better lighting will come out of it. The renderings I've seen look nice.
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    Sinclair to Launch Free Streaming Bundle

    Sinclair is launching its own streaming bundle, which will include its local TV stations. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/all/local-tv-giant-sinclair-broadcast-group-launches-free-streaming-bundle-n959396
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    Retransmission Consent squabbles

    I won, because I bet a co-worker the blackout would end before the government shutdown would end.
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    Retransmission Consent squabbles

    The Tribune-Spectrum blackout has ended.
  6. TheRob

    Out & About

    This is something. It's in the Seattle Times (paywall), but KCPQ fired an editor for using doctored video of President Trump.
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    WDAF-TV renovations/set

    The weather office remains in a separate room. All new sets have malfunctions and ghosts in the machine. When we launch it, we'll keep newscasts basic for a while. You'll probably see more of it in the morning news because half of the studio is the news set, and the other half is three separate interview sets. In fact, I think the 9:00 a.m. show will be staged entirely at one of those interview sets.
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    WDAF-TV renovations/set

    I think we're ready to go later this week unless any new technical issues appear.
  9. TheRob

    Out & About

    In a temporary schedule switch, KCTV has moved Inside Edition to 4:30 p.m., so they can air Chiefs specials at 6:30. Presumably this will last until the Chiefs lose.
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    Out & About

    https://fox4kc.com/2018/12/21/fox4s-rob-collins-is-leaving-mornings-moving-to-fox4-sports/
  11. TheRob

    Scripps - General Discussion

    Interesting that in this era of adding newscasts everywhere, KMTV is cutting news. They're dropping midday and 4 (or does that become "The Now" in the future?), as well as early evening weekend shows, but they're tacking on one of those half-hours to the 6:00 p.m..
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    Out & About

    Happy holidays, try to stay out of jail. https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2018/12/18/cops-arrest-palm-beach-anchor https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2018/12/18/seattle-meteorologist-is-arrested https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2018/12/18/arrested-memphis-reporter-heads-to-court
  13. TheRob

    Out & About

    Sad news from Detroit:
  14. On-air tribute: https://www.10tv.com/article/chris-bradley-passes-away-age-53-after-battle-leukemia
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    Out & About

    She certainly did. She doesn't post much to social media anymore. I'm guessing she has a new job outside of TV, or she's following the new fiance somewhere.
  16. The earthquake in Anchorage this morning knocked all the TV stations off air. I would assume many radio stations were affected too.
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    KTVA newsroom sustains major earthquake damage

    KTVA is still streaming over Facebook, just walking around the building for the most part.
  18. TheRob

    Out & About

    I know most won't have a WSJ subscription, but the meat of the article is what you would expect. More than 1 million consumers canceled their cable-TV or satellite subscriptions in the past quarter, one of the largest seasonal drops ever, stepping up pressure on pay-TV providers to generate revenue elsewhere. Old-guard companies have turned to streaming services and partnerships with digital video startups to stanch the loss of pay-TV subscribers, yet figures reviewed by The Wall Street Journal show that those tactics have failed to halt the erosion of what used to be one of the entertainment industry’s most profitable businesses. https://www.wsj.com/articles/outlook-for-traditional-tv-goes-from-bad-to-worse-1542632401?mod=hp_lead_pos3
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    Out & About

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    WDAF-TV renovations/set

    We didn't have much choice on the debate. It came together in about 36 hours. Rep. Yoder refused to participate if it took place at the newspaper, since they had endorsed the opponent Sharice Davids. KCPT was already using its studio for recording a K.T. Tunstall concert, I think.
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    WDAF-TV renovations/set

    As far as I know, the wood floor was original to the station. It even had little holds for wrestling ring posts. But when I started here, we had a different floor on top of the old floor. After removing an old set, the old wood floor was "re-discovered" and incorporated into a new set. It's neat, but can be a challenge because it doesn't muffle the sound of your shoes, especially for women who wear sharp shoes (click-clack-click-clack). The new floor should be quieter.
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    WDAF-TV renovations/set

    As far as the studio goes, they've been putting down the new floor. The original wood floor is now a relic, like an old basketball court, carved up. We'll put a piece of it on display somewhere. All the lights arrived last week.
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    WDAF-TV renovations/set

    Actually, we put the graphics on last Thursday (first day of sweeps). I'm not surprised by the opinions.
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    The Tribune Saga, Part 3: New Sale Talks

    Investors want their cash, and they wanted it yesterday. Many corporate owners and bosses are "Team MAGA," but more importantly they are "Team $$." Given the public backlash against Sinclair, many would be wise to let the TV stations do their jobs and generate revenue. I find it hard to do if advertisers bail and lawsuits accumulate. If Hicks (with a lot of help) wants to buy, he inherits an existing infrastructure, and he can be as hands-off as he likes. If Hicks wants to micro-manage or burn it all down or launch a national platform to compete with FOX News Channel, it's his money to lose.
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