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  1. the plan for new graphics was underway at the same time the journal stations were picking up the previous generation of graphics... by the time it was KGUN's turn planning was already underway... it just took them longer than they expected to get to this point... this roll out is over a year behind the original schedule... not sure what got them so off track... the acquisitions likely...
  2. only a handful of their nbc stations used the nbc version of inergy... not worth the extra expense for two stations to use... always enjoy this site... quick to say stations need local flavor... while also saying all stations need to "look/sound like" their affiliation... there are lots of sleepy fox affiliates out there... not everyone is wsvn...
  3. they won't be back... their departures were financially driven... with a convenient side effect of the station bringing in younger talent to replace them... unless they want to come back a much lower salary... no longtime anchor wants to be an mmj...
  4. 90%... probably around 99%... almost everything... even sports... is taken word for word from newsource... not just packages... VOs... VOSOTS... it's all newsource... with maybe a few words changed... not saying filling your show with wire packages is bad... lots of stations do that.... just not to this degree.... they must be pretty confident nobody will ever contest their inability to follow embargoes... just saying...
  5. do you have any evidence to support those claims??? seems to me like a lot of tegna stations are doing fine... even winning awards for their work!!! there is no evidence whatsoever that the graphics and the music have impacted viewership... just a tvnt conspiracy theory... the format??? maybe... but the graphics??? who cares??? one person on facebook??? if you all had your way and brought the industry back to the roarin' 90's that you all consider the golden age... the industry would be dead by 2021. tegna made $552 million last quarter... 2% more than last year... sounds to me like they're doing fine...
  6. the everlasting battle between graphics and the newsroom... most lower thirds have a character limit... most producers hate the character limit... because they can't figure out how to keep anything short... if it were up to some producers, lower thirds would be fancy closed captioning... the real story there was the arrest...
  7. writers, producers, unpaid interns... some anchors skim their scripts for hard to pronounce words... but they don't sit down and fact check it... their job is to read what scrolls up that prompter... i'm ron burgundy?
  8. this pkg is a big disappointment... it has all the makings of something done in-house... at least tegna went outside the hub to get a designer... doubt there will be a warm reception to these from many stations management teams... to go from flashy renderon graphics (which most of the old jbg stations have used since 2004) to... this... this might be the second coming of the burnt orange scripps pack... i give it a few years before it gets replaced... hopefully the rumors of the "alternate package" are true...
  9. i can assure you... everyday health was 100% done in-house and pre-dates scripps ownership of the station... and long before tmj started working with the graphics hub (that did not happen until right before tmj debut the current gfx)... if my memory serves me correctly... that lower third was thrown together in an afternoon... any resemblance to a scripps graphic is purely coincidental... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo5iF85FGv8 not the same...
  10. newsnet will be one of "those" networks... passed around between forgotten stations in a particular market until it folds... start a budget news network, get budget stations... how many .11's are they on?? the service is probably free for affiliates... newsnet makes their ad revenue off the national life insurance ads... and then there's this... so much for unbiased... (attached for when he deletes it.)
  11. oh... to be one of you that hasn’t experienced a change in ownership... it might take YEARS for the ex-Trib stations to be fully homogenized by their new owners... there is a lot more important gear that needs to be swapped out first... master control automation and newsroom systems come to mind... a lot of tribune’s in-house systems will need to go... to say nothing of networking/IT infra... graphics are going to be low priority... Trib is on Viz, and viz hardware can last a while...Scripps still hasn’t replaced the Journal gfx on KGUN... it’s closing in on five years... i predict these graphics will be around until late 2021 at the earliest...
  12. thought this might be of interest to some of you... especially those around LA... your chance to own some local TV history!! recently was in the los angeles area and paid a visit to Apex Electronics surplus at the suggestion of an engineer i know... what a joint! the place has an indoor portion made up of tall shelves crammed with old electronic equipment... and an outdoor junkyard that has a selection ranging from airplane parts to microwave antennas to piles of old betacam decks... a dumping ground for electronics the studios and networks no longer want... didn't get any pics myself, but this video from 9 years ago will give you a good feel for the place... right now... they have a lot of old gear with NBC asset tags on it... probably from NBC Burbank?? to think what that gear "saw"... the analog signal of Carson passing through them... saw something from just about every other local station too... KCOP/KTTV video patch bays... KCBS edit controllers... old studio cameras with Paramount asset tags (KTLA??) old radio cart machines... some of the first grass valley switchers made... all part of the history of tv broadcasting in the area... anyone ever find a place near you like this??
  13. i would not put it past him.... sam shane was popular in sacramento... gone... marty griffin in pittsburgh... not an anchor... but still popular... gone... plenty of other departures of popular, well-paid talent who were shown the door at those two stations... even more people behind the scenes... news directors... managing editors... executive producers... cutting the fat off the payroll....
  14. this guy has been lasting less than a year in all his roles at CBS... he was named KDKA GM almost a year ago... lasted less than a year in sacramento... now they're moving him back to the west coast... not long enough to settle in... just long enough to fire people CBS wants gone... be prepared for some staffing shake ups at KCBS/KCAL...
  15. no doubt about it... classic management interference right there... sports broadcasts bring in the big bucks... don't want to piss off a client with your tornado warning ticker covering their phone number... and the postgame sponsor paid for the whole show... not the part covered up by some weather guy with his sleeves rolled up... WGN has only so many games left to milk sweet ad revenue from... and of course... nobody wants to deal with angry cubbies fans... drunkenly hooting and hollering to the poor assignment desk about how distracting the weather double box is...
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