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  1. Really liking the new graphics and scorebug for Monday Night Football on ESPN. Not only did they go back to the neon feel, but it's much more improved and cleaned up. And on top of that, they removed the yellow venom which is a step up. Not surprised tho that they kept the same bottom bar layout taking up the whole screen. Given that they will broadcast Super Bowl LXI in 2027 and since they have a common pattern of changing up their look every 4 years, it wouldn't surprise me if they wait until that Super Bowl to make any dramatic changes to the scorebug as well as their entire graphics look.


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  2. First tease for CBS's upcoming broadcast of Super Bowl LVIII seen in the NFL Copyright id before the start of every game this past Sunday. Not sure why it took me so long to notice this, but this is the first Super Bowl network logo to have CBS Sports in it. Not just the original CBS logo. Probably to imply their game will have two feeds with Nickelodeon doing a separate broadcast.


    Obviously no hints they will debut a new graphics package yet since this graphic is the same exact template they used for Super Bowl LV. I would think they will rebrand since their scorebug is aged out the most compared to all the other NFL broadcasters.



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  3. 7 hours ago, tyrannical bastard said:

    Bally, being a competing sports network was able to port their graphics package to Raycom to produce the ACC games they did in the past.


    As for the CW?  Seems like Nexstar didn't want to pay the extra $50 to come up with another graphics package.



    It's no secret Nexstar is likely running tight budget with The CW since they are trying to make the network profitable again. So it makes sense they wouldn't want to go over budget just to create a full graphics package for their College Football telecasts in a month and a half. They'll eventually do their own graphics package when they get to year 2 of the ACC telecasts. They just need more time to create a full graphics package. You can't rush perfection, unless you're willing to pay a lot for it.

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  4. I don't think so. They used the Bally graphics when this package aired on Bally Sports last season. Plus, they are using their own full screen graphics and their own theme music. My guess is, given they announced this deal Mid-July, they probably didn't have enough time to put together a full graphics package since they only had a month and a half to make it happen. Using the ESPN inserts is probably just temporary for this year or maybe just a few months. Curious to see how this will work for ACC Basketball since ESPN have a different graphics look for College Hoops. I wonder if they will do the same thing there.



  5. Saw this promo by ESPN advertising their Week 1 Monday Night Football game. Looks like they will debut a new updated logo for MNF this year. This obviously means they will have a new graphics package this year right? Curious to see what they will do. Wouldn't be shocked if they did a remastered version of the 2006 scorebug. They technically we're the first to do a bottom center scorebug way before it became a on-going trend for other broadcasters in 2020.



  6. Sneak peek at the studio setup location outside. Sounds like they are only doing two studio setups for game day coverage instead of three. This set looks like a downgrade compared to when they broadcasted Super Bowl LIV in 2020. Looks smaller than what they did before. At least the backdrop will look awesome for the camera shots.



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  7. Not a shock, FOX Sports is still using their recent football graphics package as part of their Super Bowl week coverage. Looks like they are going to wait til game day to do a full reveal. They did this the last time they broadcasted the Super Bowl in 2020. NBC and CBS have also done the same thing in the past two years prior when it comes to waiting til game day to launch their new graphics.



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  8. 1 hour ago, Manny NYC said:

    This is totally incorrect. The College Football graphics changed with the NFL in 2020.


    The insert graphics changed yes, but not the full screen graphics. These are the graphics I'm talking about. This design was introduced in 2017, they slightly changed it in 2020 only to adapt to the new insert graphics that debuted at Super Bowl LIV. But nothing major changed.



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  9. 19 minutes ago, 24994J said:

    I'd be surprised if they debuted anything more than some refreshed elements like this. I'll bet the scoreboard, lower thirds, and most standard insert graphics remain the same.

    Yeh, the current graphics package has aged pretty well. I wouldn't mind if they just go with a refreshed look. Similar to what CBS did for Super Bowl LIII. However, here is a few reasons why I think they they would do a full rebrand... or at least a big noticeable refresh.


    1. Their graphics font ties into the old Thursday Night Football logo. Now that FOX no longer has TNF, I would think they would want to launch a new brand identity away from their old primetime package. 


    2. Their College Football broadcasts this past season still used the same graphic package for the 6th straight season. This is probably because they are waiting to do a full rebrand for all their football broadcasts with Super Bowl LVII as the launching point. 


    3. If you pay attention to other FOX Sports broadcasts, you can see their lower thirds are starting to go full screen again instead of floating. The NFL broadcasts are the only graphics left that still use floating lower thirds. It's possible they are just keeping that same look for the NFL and waiting to make that big change when they broadcast the Super Bowl. As you can see here...






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  10. Yesterday with FOX's broadcast of the NFC Championship, they showed a new matchup graphic at the start of their broadcast. The rest of the broadcast pretty much used the same graphics package they have been using since 2020. Is this possibly a teaser to a new graphics package debuting at Super Bowl LVII? This new matchup design looks a little out of brand to their current package. The logos are very shiny and if you look closely, there is diagonal lines showing in the background of the team logos. Normally, I wouldn't think this would be a teaser. But after looking back at their past opening matchup graphics, they look completely different. So this definitely confirms the graphic used here is brand new.





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  11. As part of their NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs coverage, the NHL officially made their debut on TBS. All of the graphics (not just the scorebug) had the TNT logo replaced with TBS. Even the main broadcast logo was changed. This is the first time I've seen Turner Sports go all out for this since they started broadcasting the March Madness Tournament. 


    Another thing to note, they actually used the entire TBS logo in all elements of the broadcast. Usually, they only use the letters like they have for the MLB and March Madness broadcasts.



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  12. Amazon has announced their first Thursday Night Football telecast will be a Week 2 matchup between the Chargers and Chiefs. Sounds like there will be no preseason broadcast this year but things could change.



  13. Thought I would start a thread on Indoor Football broadcasts. This year is a big season for the Indoor Football League, as they have a new team called the Vegas Knight Hawks. Which is owned by Bill Foley and the Vegas Golden Knights. The team has their broadcasts aired on My LVTV (MyNetworkTV Affiliate) and uses the Stadium Network graphics. (Probably because the station is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group.) Their score bug design is placed at the top. Which is not something I've not seen for football broadcasts in a while. What do you guys think?






  14. 7 hours ago, Georgie56 said:

    From the other thread, here’s the scorebug (h/t informalsky on the Discord)



    Dang, definitely not a fan of it so far. I was hoping they weren't going to officially replace the current slanted designs they had. This design looks like they are going back to the 2015 look but more modified with darker colors. This feels like more of a step back. 

  15. Don't know how I didn't catch this, but could this be a potential tease for the new NBC Sports graphics debuting at the Super Bowl? CBS did a tease similar to this during their last telecast before the Super Bowl. 


    Also, NBC just aired this during their nightly Olympic coverage. Could this be part of their new design?IMG_20220210_030417.thumb.jpg.d0eeed90870161873e3bd5fb737b8d9e.jpg

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  16. 6 hours ago, Georgie56 said:


    The regionals are still on the 2015 look, so you have to think they'd go back to using one unified package for everything.

    Isn't NBC trying to tell the regional networks though? If that's the case, I don't think they care about updating those graphics knowing they are likely going to change owners soon. Kinda like the way FOX handled the RSN transition agreement with Sinclair. Even though they debuted new football broadcast graphics for Super Bowl LIV, they still had the RSNs use their old graphics for College Football broadcasts before they rebranded to Bally Sports.

  17. 2 minutes ago, Spring Rubber said:

    Good point, and it does seem to logically follow that with NBCSN out of the way now, a new graphics package to usher in a new era of NBC Sports would make sense. Especially considering that the non-NFL graphics package dates back to 2015.

    If they are going to rebrand NBC Sports all together, they should just use the same package for all their other sports like CBS does. Outside of the Olympic broadcasts which only takes place every other year, doing separate graphics packages for different sports only make sense if you have the rights to other big four sporting events. After losing the rights to the NHL, NBC doesn't have deals with any other big four sporting events. The only broadcast companies that are best suit to do separate graphic designs based on the sport are ESPN, FOX and Turner.

  18. 23 hours ago, Samantha said:

    In the long press preview, Pete Gaudelli did confirm new graphics, sooooooo...


    So if they are debuting a new graphic design, will it just be used for their NFL broadcasts? They still use the old graphic package for Notre Dame Football and with the USFL coming into the fold, I hope they use the same graphics package for all their Football broadcasts like FOX does. Didn't like the fact they only kept the current graphics package for the NFL. It really made their Notre Game telecasts look like a downgrade.

  19. Looks like most of the graphics for the Nickelodeon broadcast are still using the old template that CBS Sports last used before Super Bowl LV. Maybe they didn't want last year's designs to go to waste after one season. I wonder if CBS Sports is going to keep it like this for their Nickelodeon broadcasts or actually have these updated to the current CBS Sports design template they use now for next season.

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  20. This Sunday with NBC's broadcast of the Divisional Playoff game between the Rams and Buccaneers will be their last game before the Super Bowl. Which means it also could be the last time we'll see this graphic package used. Will they debut a new look for Super Bowl LVI? This graphics package has been used for four years so it would make sense to change things up.


    However, I hope they keep this design package and instead just modify it. (Like CBS did for Super Bowl LIII) These graphic designs are the best yet for NBC and out of all the other NFL broadcasters, they still have the best look. Except maybe not for their Touchdown graphic. FOX has them beat on that for now.

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  21. Looks like Bally's has plans to introduce exclusive graphics for each sport once the new NBA and NHL seasons start in October. Makes sense since they launched with only a month left in the current Basketball/Hockey season. Seems a lot better if they do a full rollout at the beginning the season. Baseball will probably get the same treatment next Summer as well.



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