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Northerner

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    CKFM drops its entire on-air staff.

    Virgin Radio debuted a new morning show with Adam Wylde (formerly of Citytv's Breakfast Television) and TJ - who was brought in to take over the morning show in what was assumed to be an interim basis. Still a baffling decision why they turfed the entire on-air staff. Adam's mother is Marilyn Denis, long time co-host on sister-station 104.5 CHUM.
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    ABC going after NFL Sunday package?

    Abstract idea - east coast/central stations run an abbreviated version of their late local news in place of the halftime show in this scenario.
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    New Fox Sports graphics (2017 Edition?)

    When the Hurricanes played as the Whalers, I noticed Fox Sports Carolina also changed the colours of the scoreboards. Sportsnet does the same when the Raptors wear their Drake/Gold uniforms (the court also changes to match the jerseys). A few years ago when the Raptors paid homage to the Huskies, Toronto's original pro-basketball team in the 40s with inspired unis and a special court, TSN referred to the team as the Huskies on screen.
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    International Out and About

    Just watching "The Weekly" - which is a current affairs show hosted by Wendy Mesley on CBC (and presumably CBC News Network). Wendy was the primary backup and dedicated Sunday evening anchor during the Peter Mansbridge-era of The National and led the show during the transition to the new format. They've been on the air for a year now, using Studio 55 at the CBC - which is also known as the home of The National. Here's a few caps/photos. They change the colours around to suit their look (orange and teal vs. dark blue) which I am quite a fan of. They also borrow the graphics from The National - albeit with a different colour for the font. I've included a few photos from The National just for a comparison.
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    2018 NFL Season

    They are lightyears ahead of where they were pre-SB50. Then everyone updated (or in ESPN's case, went everywhere)! At this time, I'd love to see a Sportsnet refresh - they're not too 3D but could use an update. What they do on Tim & Sid is what should be across the network/HNIC.
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    2018 NFL Season

    I think it's too early. Maybe they change the colouring a bit - something related to the SuperBowl colours maybe. But I think NBC might be the only broadcast network to keep a separate look for the NFL (albeit a great one that should've been expanded to all their properties).
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    2018 NFL Season

    If ESPN keeps the scoreboard for next year after all, it would offer some kind of unification between their NBA/CBB looks. When I flipped it on, that's honestly what I thought they'd do.
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    A day in TV license court

    The CBC News Network is technically funded entirely by subscription revenues per each cable subscriber and advertising revenue. Since its considered an extension of CBC News, I'm sure the accountants have figured out a way to make it work out so those funds go into the CBC News piggy bank.
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    ITV's new look: January 1st, 2019

    Gotta admit, I like this idea of a rebrand. I look forward to visiting the UK TV Forums and seeing their reactions - I shouldn't poke too much fun because their love of idents has provoked my curiousity.
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    WSAZ 'Charleston Split' question

    They can - technically the 3 Atlantic and 4 Northern Ontario stations are licensed separately (their own call letters) with small local sales teams, creative staff and news reporters sending reports to one central location - Halifax for the Atlantic and North Bay in Ontario. The master controls are hubbed out however to Toronto.
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    WSAZ 'Charleston Split' question

    I'll just add for a comparison from up here; CFRN Edmonton (CTV) produces 5-minute inserts for several markets in Northern Alberta. They're seen on cable/transmitters. CFCN Calgary produces a separate 5pm show for the Lethbridge area before taking the 6pm show. CTV Saskatchewan does something similar with stations in Yorkton/Regina and Prince Albert/Saskatoon. Unlike the above stations, these stations are all separately licensed but the smaller stations take their news from larger nearby markets and have done so for many years. The Atlantic and Northern Ontario stations for CTV air the same newscasts with no inserts/opt-outs.
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    2018-19 NHL (and NBA) season

    Watching Clippers vs. Lakers on Sportsnet One via NBA TV - taking the Lakers/Spectrum Sportsnet feed (phew). NBA TV is taking the feed directly from the Spectrum - graphics, on-screen ads, everything. Not sure if this is something they're now doing this season for non-Players Only games or not.
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    2018-19 NHL (and NBA) season

    Recycled AND italicized it. But seriously, I was a fan of the entire NBC/TNF look. That should've been spread across but I digress.
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    Out & About

    Actually, yeah. It would've been a much better replacement for HLN. But I guess someone's watching Forensic Files
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    2018-19 NHL (and NBA) season

    Only thing that could hamper NBCS N.W. would be carriage issues.
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