Cable News

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 […]

December 15, 2014

MSNBC ‘shifts forward’ with new online offeirng

MSNBC is launching “Shift,” a new online-only interactive video offering. Combining live news events with original show franchises on culture, sports, economics and more, Shift marks MSNBC’s first venture into Web-only programming, an effort that follows closely on the heals of CBS News’ CBSN. The Shift interface allows viewers to seamlessly move between live events, new shows, original […]

December 9, 2014

‘Colbert’ broadcasts from nation’s capital

Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” is broadcasting from George Washington University this week using a very presidential setup. Fitting, as President Barack Obama stopped by the show on Monday. Jack Morton PDG designer Larry Hartman and fabricator blackwalnut worked with Comedy Central on the project, part of Colbert’s final two weeks on the network. The setup […]

December 9, 2014

CNN honors heroes with environment designed by Clickspring

CNN’s annual tribute to heroes aired this past Sunday and honored individuals who made “extraordinary contributions to humanitarian aid and make a real difference in their communities.” The show taped at the Museum of Natural History in New York City, similar to last year, in the Irma and Paul Milstein Family Hall of Ocean Life. The […]

December 9, 2014

CNN repurposes ‘Piers Morgan’ set for Cosby interview

The former home of “Piers Morgan Live” played host to a CNN special on the recent accusations against TV star Bill Cosby with some key lighting changes and subtle modifications. The special, hosted by Don Lemon and Alisyn Camerota, included five women in the network’s New York studios who have come forward to accuse Cosby of […]

December 8, 2014

CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’ to move studio

CNBC‘s morning show “Squawk Box” is prepping to leave the channel’s Englewood Cliffs, N.J. studios for a new home in downtown Manhattan. The network has rented studio space just a few blocks from the Fox Business Network studios on the Avenue of Americas and will move production of the show there, according to the New […]

December 3, 2014

CNN.com to reboot in January

As we first reported in October, the new CNN.com design will rollout in January 2015, according to Alex Weprin of Capital New York. “Come early January 2015, CNN.com is getting a reboot, as the news site gets a much-needed design refresh. The design isn’t finalized, but one addition on the beta site is a live ‘ticker’ that […]

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 […]