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  1. WTIC is starting their Tegna transition. Also WNYW rip-off at the start but hey, never miss an opportunity to sell an ad.
  2. Yeah, and what about the stations that produce their own news in primetime, like WTNH and KRON? Sure, in KRON's case, they could advertise the live airing at 5PT, but that still conflicts with their 5 and 6pm news. Actually, it would conflict with all of Nexstar's west coast evening newscasts. They would essentially be competing against themselves.
  3. You do know that Universal Music broke away from Universal Pictures in 2004 when GE bought them so they’re actually not subsidiaries. Via Wikipedia NBC makes their own graphics packages in-house, as well as several other companies, so how would that be different than production music?
  4. Live PD is officially cancelled on A&E. Also, it appears the CW Plus has moved Cops and Live PD to late nights. According to the CW Plus's website, Cops should air at 6am and Live PD at 5pm eastern. But, I checked the TitanTV listings for various affiliates and Judge Jerry is now at 6a and Blackish is at 5p (an appropriate choice imo). Live PD and Cops now air at midnight and 1am respectively. Guess they're getting the can warmed up for them when the contract ends.
  5. As a Gen Z’er, here’s my take. I think the graphics are fine. Yeah they’re basic and bland, but when I watch the news, I don’t want the graphics to distract from the content. Having a fast paced 3D design is good for sports to hype up the viewers, so why do we need that for news? I don’t want to be amped up when I watch stuff about the latest robbery/murder/bakery that sells cupcakes for dogs. Plus, young people are obsessed with aesthetic. Just look at Instagram. A flashy 3D graphics package doesn’t fit with that. So, if you want to appeal to millennials, a flat package won’t guarantee it, but it’s less likely to turn them off. Sure the package isn’t perfect. I would want to bold some of the text to make it stand out, and some of the animations could be smoother, but again, it’s fine.
  6. News Music Now has been on a roll lately. They just put up Impact V6 and V7. V7 sounds super good, especially with good headphones. Since V7 was commissioned by WKBN, I felt this was the logical place to post this.
  7. Forensic Files II has been renewed for 2 more seasons. The premiere got nearly a million viewers and it was HLN's highest rated crime program. In my opinion, I think the HLN cable channel should just go all in on true crime, or "murder porn" as I like to call it. I love Robin Meade, but her show doesn't really fit with the rest of the channel's programming. Granted, HLN is currently 3rd among the murder porn channels, but with a full relaunch, a ramp up of original shows, and a marketing blitz (after the world goes back to normal, of course), I think they could siphon some viewers from Investigation Discovery and Oxygen. As for the Headline News brand, I could see CNN using it for an online streaming channel. All the other big news orgs have one, and CNN is lagging behind in that regard. Have Robin or Mike Galanos as the lead anchor, keep Morning Express live for a couple hours, and make Anderson Cooper's Full Circle the flagship show at 5 (but I don't know if Cooper would be willing to do a full hour that close to his CNN hour). Outside of those slots, they should bring back the original Headline News format we knew and loved. I mean, it's working for CBS, so hopefully it'll still work for the OG.
  8. News Music Now has the package for your delectation. Odd that they're getting Stephen's latest stuff but they still don't have Guardian, which was made 5 years ago.
  9. Yeah. It aired live at 8pm on every commercial and public station in the whole state of Georgia, according to WSB. I wonder if other states would be willing to copy this format. Apparently according to FTV, Oklahoma had a televised statewide prayer session, but I'm not sure if that counts. I could see New York doing this, considering they have about half the cases in the US. Then again, I don't think the networks are keen on preempting an hour of primetime in the largest market with no ads, but maybe I'm just being cynical.
  10. Another programming note from Georgia. WSB produced a one hour town hall featuring the state's governor. All the stations in Atlanta teamed up to conduct interviews for the program. WSB talked with the governor first, WAGA spoke with a medical expert, WXIA had Atlanta's mayor, and WGCL interviewed the state's emergency management director. Univision's O&O and Georgia Public Broadcasting also participated. Near the end of the special, each interviewer asked the governor one question. The town hall was simulcast across the state on all commercial and public stations.
  11. Is TWC still with Stephen? The 2014-present music package is from Man Made Music. I found a YouTube video where This is the Place is heard in a teaser. There, it's settled. Interestingly enough, the Belo graphics make a brief appearance.
  12. Here in Savannah, they’re not even bothering with spacing anchors all over the set. All 3 stations only have 1 news anchor per newscast. The only exception is WTOC’s local talk show Morning Break, which had 2 hosts at the main desk and one at a stand up area. As for expanding newscasts, WTOC has expanded their existing half-hour 4pm news to a full hour, bumping Right This Minute to 1:30am. Further down Chatham Parkway, WJCL is not adding any news to their schedule. WSAV is following WNBC’s lead and they are live from 11pm-midnight. Unfortunately, their advertorial at 11:30am is still in place. They already have midday news at 11a, so they should expand it to a full hour. Also, yesterday SAV rebroadcast last year’s St Pattys Day Parade since this year’s was cancelled for obvious reasons. I guess they didn’t want to give refunds to advertisers or something.
  13. I don’t know where else to put this, but News Music Now just put up most of the Beyond music package for your delectation.
  14. We now know who she’s working for. She’ll be on WAGA’s 11:00 news and their new 4:30pm program. Oddly enough, the show will premiere on March 30, one week after Georgia’s presidential primary on the 24th. https://www.ajc.com/blog/radiotvtalk/fox-atlanta-adding-newscast-with-new-anchor-christine-sperow/16XlYK3MohLg0gaf8jS7NK/
  15. A petition is going around demanding that Fox cancel TMZ on TV after they broke Kobe Bryant's death before the family was notified. I'm not sure why they aren't calling for WarnerMedia to cancel the show considering they're the ones who make and distribute it. I know Fox O&Os is TMZ's top station group, but there are dozens of other broadcast companies that would also have to cancel it. I guess people don't understand the nature of syndication. Also, if that were to happen, what would stop WarnerMedia from distributing it with the CW daytime, similar to Robert Irvine? As of 6:20pm et, the petition has 175,000 signatures and counting. It's growing extremely rapidly, considering they reached 100k at 5pm.
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