Cable News

November 21, 2014

NECN changes out logo

New England Cable News debuted a new logo earlier this fall. The new logo, which trades dark blue and yellow for black and red, also features a more rounded typeface and adds a yellow arrow between the “e” and “c.” The channel’s previous logo, shown above, featured a blockier typeface and two partial red rings. […]

November 20, 2014

Comedy Central retitles ‘Colbert Report’ replacement

Comedy Central has announced a name change for the program scheduled to replace the “Colbert Report” in January. Originally to be titled “The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore,” the show will name premiere under the banner of “The Nightly Show with Larry Willmore.” Willmore, pictured above, is a veteran of the “Daily Show,” was selected earlier […]

November 20, 2014

Concentric rings, clock theme inspire MSNBC title card

MSNBC has started using a short but eye-catching animation before videos posted to its social media accounts. The three-second animation starts with a bright white screen and a few rings and quickly becomes multicolored (likely an illusion to the NBC peacock) rings and gear-like shapes that rotate. If you look closely, you can also see […]

November 20, 2014

CNN channels movies for Keystone XL explainer

During its coverage of the Keystone XL pipeline vote, CNN used its virtual environment technology to create a map that looked like it was taken straight out of a Hollywood science fiction flick. Tom Foreman, who typically hosts the virtual environment segments, mapped out the path the pipeline would have taken through North America using […]

November 18, 2014

CNN misidentifies houses of worship in L3

CNN made a major faux pas this morning during its coverage of a synagogue attack in Jerusalem. The network’s lower third continually identified the house of worship as a “mosque” despite, as Mediaite points out, that on-screen interviewees verbally referred to the building as a synagogue. Earlier this month, CNN mixed up President Barack Obama […]

November 17, 2014

Fox Sports South overhauls studio

Fox Sports South debuted a new state-of-the-art production studio in October. Based in Colony Square in Midtown Atlanta, the studio renovation created multiple presentation areas for the network and moved it inline with Fox Sports’ new look. “With the studio renovation, our intention was to create a sense of ‘place’ for the fan,” said Gary Hartley, […]

November 10, 2014

CNN typo mixes up Obama, Osama

CNN fell victim to the similarity of spelling of “Obama” and “Osama” Friday. The segment on the cable network, which was focusing on the Navy SEAL who claims to have killed Osama Bin Laden, included a lower third that proclaimed “SEAL who claims he killed Obama under attack.” Earlier this month, CNN fell victim to removing a letter in the […]

November 7, 2014

MSNBC ‘Opposite Day’ segment flips show upside down

During Thursday’s “Politics Nation,” host Rev. Al Sharpton protested the Republican sweep of Congress by flipping his show upside down briefly in a segment appropriately titled “Opposite Day.” At the tail end of the segment, the control room flipped the image of Sharpton, who was standing next to a flat screen monitor in MSNBC‘s Studio […]

November 5, 2014

Virtual tech takes step back during 2014 election coverage

Over the past few years, we’ve seen full virtual and hybrid environments become a pivotal part of broadcast and cable election coverage — but that trend appears to have taken a bit of a step back this year along with a more restrained approach to hard sets. Only Fox Business, BBC World News and CNN made use […]

November 5, 2014

CNN gets caught hiding iPads behind Microsoft tablets

When is an iPad not an iPad? Well, CNN on air personalities seem to think hiding one behind a competing tablet device product does the trick. Sharp eyed viewers noticed that several CNN anchors and commentators seemed to have a second tablet propped up behind the Microsoft Surface tablets that were prominently visible on camera. Upon […]