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October 24, 2014

From Our Inbox: Emailer upset Snyderman took it ‘apond’ herself to break quarantine

Here at NewscastStudio we’re regularly inundated with emails from TV viewers who apparently think our site is the official site for their local TV station or even network news division. The comments range from people complaining about being ripped off by a local contractor or other business to “our” supposed bias or ignoring of a […]

October 24, 2014

CCTV may finally being moving to new HQ building

CCTV may finally be moving into its headquarters — years after it was originally scheduled to — reports the Wall Street Journal. The Beijing building’s construction was fraught with delays. Originally scheduled for completion before the 2008 Olympics in China, that was pushed back before a 2009 fire in the complex. That fire, though not in the […]

October 23, 2014

Chicago station replaces anchor with Ebola in reopen

A technical glitch at Chicago CW affiliate WGN-TV caused its morning anchor’s smiling face to be replaced with an image of the Ebola virus. The station was airing its normal reopen and after the announcer read anchor Larry Potash‘s name, the audio track continued with Robin Baumgarten‘s name, but the control room inadvertently switch the video […]

October 22, 2014

‘View’ changes the view … again

Another day, another round of changes for “The View.” As we wrote Tuesday, the ABC daytime talk show kicked off the week with a substantial overhaul of its set and graphics, which had itself come on the heels several smaller changes that included a new desk and changes to the on-set graphics that had been […]

October 22, 2014

Golf network launches with mix of virtual and real set design

BACK9NETWORK recently launched from new studios in Hartford, Connecticut, with carriage from DirecTV. The network worked with FX Design Group to create a series of virtual and hard sets for the launch, which air on various programs including: “The Turn,” “Off Par,” and “The Clubhouse.” “We wanted our set design partner to understand the atmosphere we were looking […]

October 22, 2014

CNN takes over Jacksonville station for ‘Debate Night’

WJXT-TV transformed its morning show set, located in Studio B, into a debate stage for Tuesday nights Florida gubernatorial debate. The changes include new graphic panels on the set and logos for both CNN and WJXT-TV. CNN’s “election stars” were added to create a border around the bottom. CNN also brought along its debate podiums, […]

October 21, 2014

CNN readies ‘Election Center’

CNN has updated its Washington, D.C. studios for the upcoming November general election. The “CNN Election Center” is back, as large letters have been placed above the RP screen, where CNN Washington usually appears. Stars have been added around the sets header, with the large cube-blocks returning as well. Overall, CNN appears to be reusing […]

October 21, 2014

Yet another new ‘View’

We’re starting to think “The View” should change its name to “The View: For Now, Anyway” given its seemingly endless amounts of changes to its on air look. The ABC daytime talker unveiled yet more changes to its set and graphics Monday. On Monday’s show, despite what is probably the most drastic change since the […]

October 21, 2014

Seattle station mixes up Peyton Manning, Gary Payton

KOMO-TV, the ABC affiliate in Seattle, has found itself in a bit of a name mixup. The station, which was covering Peyton (note the spelling of “Peyton”) Manning’s new touchdown record, put up an OTS with what it thought was Manning’s photo. The photo was actually of Gary Payton (note the spelling of “Payton” here). Not only is […]

October 20, 2014

Raleigh station continues ‘corny’ trend of anchor desks made from unusual materials

We’ve already seen an ice anchor desk (again and again and again), a trend that segued into a sand desk — so now, from the same station that brought you the latter, it’s time for a corn anchor desk. WRAL-TV, the CBS affiliate in Raleigh, has created an anchor desk made from corn. The desk includes […]