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April 24, 2015

CNN customizes politics section header

CNN.com has redesigned the header of its politics section, following what appears to be a trend of separating out political news into a semi-standalone brand. This move follows Bloomberg’s creation of a politics section with unique design in October. The new CNN politics section includes a simplified fixed header that breaks down content into the categories of 2016, Washington, […]

April 11, 2015

Animated recreations go mainstream for news?

Animated recreations have been all the rage in cable news lately, drawing the ire of “Saturday Night Live” and many media critics, but a French based company is hoping to bring legitimacy to the practice of reconstructions through an online animation platform. Dubbed EasySim3D, the software from Virdys, allows fast and easy real-time 3D animation from […]

April 6, 2015

CNBC broadcasts from new San Francisco bureau

CNBC debuted its new San Francisco home today, located at One Market Plaza. The new bureau, dubbed CNBC@1Market, includes a small studio with views of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge. The bureau also houses partner Re/code, the website founded by Kara Swisher. Time-lapse of bureau construction: Interestingly, Bloomberg’s newsroom and studio is only a short […]

April 2, 2015

ESPN unveils new website

Disney-owned ESPN has unveiled a completely redesigned website that focuses on using screen real estate for prominently displaying scores and promoting other content as well as keeping a consistent experience across devices. The new design’s most prominent feature is a horizontal strip running across the top of the page that remains visible at all times […]

April 2, 2015

‘Phantom background’ loads behind ‘SportsCenter’ page

As ESPN look continues to evolve with a newly launched website, the use of the richly colored, flashy 3D graphics that were once the hallmark of the network has slowly been reduced, but one page on the new ESPN.com seems to have “held on” to that look in a rather odd way. ESPN has slowly been […]

March 24, 2015

RFD-TV set draws inspiration from farm, ranch architecture

Digital cable network RFD-TV debuted a new set that incorporates nods to rural architecture while still packing a newsy look. The set, located in Nashville, was designed by Jim Fenhagen and Camille Connolly of Jack Morton PDG under the direction of Gary Kanofsky and features a five-person anchor and panel area as well as multiple other venues. Showman Fabricators built the set and […]

March 17, 2015

CNN Philippines launches

CNN launched CNN Philippines earlier this week from studios in Manila, using a set and graphics with many elements borrowed from its U.S. counterpart. The mostly English-language channel is a partnership of Turner Broadcasting‘s CNN International unit and the Philippines’ Nine Media Corporation. The main studio used by the channel is a smaller space with a large […]

March 13, 2015

MSNBC ‘recreates’ gator habitat on set

After a giant alligator wandered onto a golf course in Florida, MSNBC‘s Jose Diaz-Balart had an actually gator in studio — complete with a backdrop to make the little guy feel at home. Ron Magill, the communications director of the Miami-Dade Zoological Park, joined Diaz-Balart in his Miami studio with a much smaller alligator he brought along. During the […]

March 11, 2015

Bloomberg Photoshops Hillary Clinton photo for promo

Bloomberg Politics has apologized for digital merging two photos of Hillary Clinton in a promotional image. The network sent out the image shown above to promote its coverage of Clinton’s press conference Tuesday. That’s when social media users began pointing out something didn’t quite look right with the image. With a little digging it was […]

March 9, 2015

ESPN debuts new Studio F in former home of ‘SportsCenter’

The former home of ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” Studio F in Digital Center 1, has a new set design that will serve multiple sports properties. The studio will primarily serve as a “wrap” studio, where content is produced for airing before, during and after events in which highlights and analysis are provided. “The new Studio F was designed […]