Cable News

September 8, 2014

CNNI changes over to new graphical look

Last week, CNN International rolled out the new CNN graphics package. The only major difference between CNN and CNNI is the coloring of the CNN logo. CNNI uses a white logo on red, while CNN uses a red logo on white.

August 26, 2014

Sky News updates Melbourne bureau

Sky News recently upgraded its Melbourne bureau, moving the set from a closet to a room with a view. Located in Foxtel’s Melbourne HQ, the new newsroom and set use bright backlit elements and large windows to create a modern home. The new location also includes an outdoor balcony that can be used for live […]

August 11, 2014

CNN launches flat graphics package

CNN updated its standard graphics package today, debuting a flat look with large typography. The new design is a change in direction for CNN, ditching the space allocated to plugging the show’s name and logo. Now, a small box shows the anchor’s Twitter handle and show name. The new design is very flat, with a […]

August 7, 2014

CNN confuses Niger, Nigeria in map

During a segment on the Ebola outbreak in Africa, CNN mixed up the countries of Niger and Nigeria on an on-screen map. Gimba Kakanda, who, according to this Twitter bio, is a poet and writer based in Nigeria, tweeted a screenshot of CNN’s map noting that Nigeria is actually farther south (and on the coast) […]

August 5, 2014

CNN using virtual Studio 7

CNN moved the rest of its dayside programming to New York City this week, virtually ending the networks usage of Studio 7 in Atlanta for weekday shows. So, what does CNN do? They fill the monitor wall with imagery of Studio 7. A CNN spokesperson told TVNewser that “this shot is part of the standard ‘Newsroom’ […]

July 23, 2014

Jon Stewart Kickstarter offers to put donors in graphics

Jon Stewart has “kicked off” a Kickstarter campaign to raise $10 billion to buy CNN and is, of course, offering up some great rewards, including some that involved the CNN graphics package. If you give just $10, you’ll be featured in a CNN “21 Box,” according to the website Stewart set up, LetsBuyCNN.com that features a faux […]

July 21, 2014

CNN’s video usage ‘denigrates a tragedy’

Inside Cable News has an interesting write up on CNN’s coverage of the MH17 tragedy, specifically how CNN is using visuals from the crash site. “I was watching CNN Newsroom with Jim Sciutto and Poppy Harlow and something was a bit off about what I was seeing. Both Harlow and Sciutto had video wall backgrounds […]

July 2, 2014

MSNBC ticker spews meaningless text

Apparently “Way Too Early” is on a little too early for the whoever runs the ticker over at MSNBC. On this morning’s edition, some strange text appeared on the ticker during a segment featuring CNBC London reporter Steve Segwick. The text, which read: “Only quite a fatuous individual would question the use of the mentally salubrious […]

July 2, 2014

ITV Wales debuts from new HQ in Cardiff Bay

ITV completed its Wales bureau move this week, launching from Cardiff Bay. Cardiff Bay may be familiar to British TV fans, as the home of “Torchwood” and many “Doctor Who” episodes. “The move represents a multi-million pound investment, combining a great place to work with the latest HD production technologies,” said Phil Henfrey, head of […]

June 27, 2014

HLN taking over CNN space in Atlanta

HLN will be moving into CNN‘s Studio 7 in Atlanta as the network moves the last of its live daytime programming to New York City, TVNewser has confirmed. The current Studio 7 set debuted in mid-2010, a few months after NewscastStudio obtained photos of what turned out to be the set under construction. As the network […]