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No. You can still be creative while expressing today's design languages. Having 3D elements doesn't make it a guarantee that it'll be "creative" if one doesn't understand how its supposed to work with

That's not a rip-off, that's the actual package. At the time, CBS syndicated the look to affiliates like WGCL who needed a quick cheap look to hide reminents of the failed Clear News concept.

WLS in Chicago and WSBT, a CBS affiliate in the neighboring South Bend market:  

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The uploader, who used to work for a Citadel station, said that basically their internal motto is "get the cheapest people and equipment we can and try to make it look like New York City."
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WWL-TV and KATC-TV also dabbled in usurping graphics for their newscast intros in the 1980s, being sister stations at the time (KATC was sold to Loyola, WWL's owner, in 1971). They both even used the same music jingle package: TM Productions' "The Best Things In Life" (1979).

 

KATC-TV Action 3 News 5PM open (1983):

 

WWL-TV Eyewitness News 4 Weekend 6PM open (1980):

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I was in the Springfield, MO market and noticed that the 10 minute newscast that Fox affilate KRBK has graphics that seem similar to the Fox Tribune ones. Anyone else think they look similar?

 

http://www.foxkrbk.com/

 

If you sort of squint... it still wouldn't look anything like the Fox Tribune graphics.
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I know I mentioned this on another thread but it looks like WBBH's new graphics are a knockoff of Look F.

 

http://www.nbc-2.com/clip/10576705/community-counts-booze-for-a-good-cause-this-weekend

 

This is very odd because competitor station WINK has a much authentic version of Look F (even though it's a CBS affiliate).

 

http://www.winknews.com/Local-Florida/2014-09-13/Possible-name-change-for-Ft-Myers-bridge-causes-controversy

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I know I mentioned this on another thread but it looks like WBBH's new graphics are a knockoff of Look F.

 

http://www.nbc-2.com/clip/10576705/community-counts-booze-for-a-good-cause-this-weekend

 

This is very odd because competitor station WINK has a much authentic version of Look F (even though it's a CBS affiliate).

 

http://www.winknews.com/Local-Florida/2014-09-13/Possible-name-change-for-Ft-Myers-bridge-causes-controversy

Still looks great to me. But weird... Wink has it

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Another Look G ripoff, courtesy of KNBN in Rapid City, SD:

 

http://www.newscenter1.tv/news/watch-newscasts

 

 

 

What. The. Hell?

 

It should also be noted that they ripped off the Today Show's current and recent graphics on their morning newscasts as well.

 

They're not necessarily as bad as y'all say, they're pretty good for (very) small market TV.

 

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Another Look G ripoff, courtesy of KNBN in Rapid City, SD:

 

http://www.newscenter1.tv/news/watch-newscasts

 

The Look G attempt isn't bad considering the market size and effort they put into it. It's not a straight up ripoff either like KHSL/KNVN's. Theirs is pretty bad. Interestingly it appears that the opens and talent bump are played out from master control since they're in a HD and the odd transitions from the studio feed to the talent bump etc.

 

For the morning show, oh it irks me that they're using Montserrat (a free Google font) and not Gotham. Could you guys really not afford Gotham? If they'd used Gotham then their ripoff would actually be pretty good.

 

Well, at least they have a BIM site now. Whatever they used before was crap.

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Hoak seemed to have a thing for knocking off Hothaus. WMBB, Valley News Live, KNOE (the closest knockoff of the final Belo look)... That WMBB look was also picked up by KHAS and KNOP too when they went HD last year. (although KHAS/KSNB now uses a stock Gray look)

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