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About TresGriffin

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  1. Random aside, but for some reason whenever I hear someone mention The Doctors, I think of the old soap opera and not the current talk show...
  2. Could use a little polishing. Do that and make some new lower thirds, OTS, etc. and I’m cool with it. (Though a part of me also wishes they’d just “borrow and modify” the WFTV graphics.)
  3. That’s just it. To me, it looks incomplete and rushed. Also, I feel like my real gripes are the lack of serifs, the 1s are too fat and that garish color choice.
  4. Yeah, I don’t take issue with C Clarity as a whole, just certain cuts. At least these actually look like “1”s. There’s only one scenario I can think of where this logo would’ve worked: A pre-9/11 WPIX, seeing as this logo resembles the twin towers at an angle.
  5. ACK! WXIA’s new logo...
  6. So, WXIA just unveiled a new logo and I’m not feeling it...
  7. Yeah, I’m definitely seeing some KABC/KGO/KFSN influence here, along with a slight hint of KMOV (which I would really like WGCL to get its hands on)
  8. I suppose they’ll be the Chet and Nat of Cincinnati.
  9. I could actually see WSOC being some value to Disney if they combine certain resources with WTVD. For example, if something major is going on in Raleigh that's of interest to the whole state (i.e. something at the state government level), WSOC could just toss to a reporter from "our sister station in Raleigh" and vice versa.
  10. Actually, an O&O WSB might still refer to their newscasts as "Channel 2 Action News". WABC actually still refers to their newscasts as "Channel 7 Eyewitness News" in their openings. (Granted, they're the only station in the group that doesn't refer to themselves as ABC "X" at all times).
  11. My point exactly. As I see it, it’s not that Disney wasn’t interested in buying WJLA (and WFAA, for that matter). It was that that Albritton and Belo weren’t interested in selling those stations separately. But for reasons I mentioned before, I feel Disney would be remiss to not have at least considered buying these three: WSB is one of their strongest affiliates nationwide, WSOC’s resources could be combined to a degree with WTVD, and WFTV is in WDW’s turf. Incidentally, if The Mouse buys Cox’s ABC’s affiliates, it sets up Meredith to make a clean buy for the remainder of Cox’s stations, since that would eliminate the Atlanta conflict.
  12. This is why I've always said don't sleep on the possibility of Disney being the buyer of certain stations. I've always felt that the reason they "don't buy stations" as people are so quick to throw around is that stations they'd truly want were never available for them to buy. And before anyone says "but what about WJLA and WFAA?", those were cases where their owners were looking for a single buyer for their entire group of stations. Disney wasn't going to buy all of Albritton and Belo just to get WJLA and WFAA, respectively. Now, if this is also the case with Cox and they're looking for a single buyer, then Disney is out. But if Cox has been open to a split sale, I don't see why Disney wouldn't be seriously considering purchasing their 3 ABC stations, seeing as these are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities up for grabs, especially in the case of WSB which has always been Cox's "baby". All three of them come with some benefit to Disney: - WSB is pretty much synonymous with local TV in Atlanta. It's the dominant station in a top 10 market. - WSOC could provide some synergy with would-be sister WTVD in Raleigh, sharing resources in North Carolina. - WFTV exists in a market where Disney is the area's biggest employer. I'm sure there's opportunities for some degree of synergy there. When it comes to this whole Cox sale, many creatures seem to stirring, even a "Mouse"...
  13. My “Disney buys WSB” thought is an edge case, indeed. The reason why I think it’s possible (and not necessarily probable) for WSB to go O&O is because it’s pretty much one of ABC’s strongest affiliates and in a large market. They’re pretty everything a network could want for one of its affiliates. For all we know, ABC/Disney may have been keeping a close eye on Channel 2 for a while but never approached Cox because they know buying their flagship station would be an exercise in futility. But now that the station is on the market, there might be a bit of a “hmmmm” coming from some office at ABC.
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