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December 18, 2014

‘World News’ uses main studio as weather wall

“World News Tonight” has found another use for its new curved video wall — a standup location for weather reports. The network was covering the severe storms hitting the West Coast and had meteorologist Rob Marciano stationed on the “World News Tonight” set in New York. Anchor David Muir, meanwhile, was in Washington, D.C., so […]

December 18, 2014

‘GMA’ still tagging videos with ex-anchor names

This is either a big oversight or someone being pretty smart. We happened to notice that the ABC News website is still tagging, using special code meant for news oriented search engines, its stories with former anchors’ names. A close inspection of the video pages found on ABCNews.com that feature “Good Morning America” content (which are hosted under the […]

December 18, 2014

San Antonio station moving to new home

Sinclair‘s WOAI-TV in San Antonio is prepping to say goodbye to its home of 65 years and move in with its sister stations. The station, which was the market’s first, is leaving downtown for the headquarters KABB-TV, the city’s Fox affiliate, on the northwest side of the city. That building has been recently renovated and includes […]

December 18, 2014

Chicago sportscaster apologizes for ‘cut your wrists’ OTS

Chicago sports anchor Mark Giangreco, during a analysis piece on Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, appeared next to a graphic reading “Cut him or cut your wrists.” Viewers of WLS-TV, the ABC O&O in the third largest market, didn’t take kindly to the thinly veiled reference to suicide and flooded the station with complaints. “My […]

December 18, 2014

MSNBC goes informal for Shift set design

Shift by MSNBC launched this week, beginning the networks full time foray into original streaming content. Shift includes multiple original programs, serving as a testbed for MSNBC talent development and show ideas. Using Studio 3K by Clickspring Design, MSNBC has used existing space with some new elements for the Shift venture. A riser with midcentury modern […]

December 17, 2014

CNNI’s ‘World Sport’ sports new look

“World Sport” debuted a new look this week on CNN International. The design revolves around a shield logo, which is very fitting for a sports show. Using a blue and white color palette, the new look is a departure from the shows previous red and yellow logo. In the opening titles, the shield illuminates piece […]

December 17, 2014

Industry Insights: Is virtual ready for primetime?

Virtual sets can be seen across the air in Europe and Asia, but are they ready for the American viewer? This question continues to plague designers and station management, as they look for new ways to do more with less. ITV News uses them with success while CNN uses it as a presentation gimmick, leaving the […]

December 16, 2014

San Francisco station broadcasts from new location

KRON-TV began broadcasting from its new location on Monday, sharing a building with competing station KGO-TV at the ABC Broadcast Center. The renovated space at 900 Front Street is just blocks from the San Francisco Bay and includes a new newsroom, control room and studio. While far from its glory days of an Emmy Award winning two […]

December 15, 2014

Seven News relocates during Sydney crisis

With studios just 50 meters from the Lindt Cafe and the Sydney hostage crisis in Martin Place, Seven News was forced off the air and evacuated during its Monday morning broadcast, causing a mad scramble to relocate its news operations. The event unfolded live on Seven’s “The Morning Show,” which has a street side studio […]

December 15, 2014

Bloomberg merging news website with BusinessWeek

Bloomberg News and its sister publication Bloomberg Businessweek will merge their online homes in 2015, reports the Financial Times. The combing of the two properties will allow the two properties to create a single platform for online news, while the print magazine will continue to be published. Bloomberg purchased BusinessWeek from McGraw-Hill in late 2009 […]