Cable News

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 […]

June 18, 2014

CNN Clinton town hall keeps audience in the dark

CNN‘s much hyped town hall with Hillary Clinton opted to put the focus, at least visually, on Clinton and host Christiane Amanpour, rather than the audience at the Newseum studios in Washington, D.C. Producers opted to keep the audience shrouded in blue-ish, darker lighting for much of the program while keeping Clinton and Amanpour well lit.  The […]

June 12, 2014

Weather.com launches cleaner look for hompage

The Weather Channel has launched a redesigned website. The centerpiece of the Weather.com redesign is a new homepage that boasts a large featured image that also includes a current conditions box to the left. Below this, smaller boxes point users to additional featured content. The remainder of the page includes headline scrapes grouped into categories […]

June 9, 2014

Website testing tool flaw exposes CNN.com experiments

Late last week, a vulnerability in a popular online testing tool was discovered that allows anyone to view what kind of content experiments the site is running — and included in the examples cited was popular TV news site CNN.com. Optimizely is a service with thousands of clients that allows them to conduct a wide variety […]

June 9, 2014

CNN.com spotlights new money section

After Time Warner split its multiplatform financial news sites last week, CNN.com has been making a prominent effort to plug its new Money section. Late last week, the site was running an extensive advertising campaign that included taking over the entire background of the CNN.com homepage as well as turning the “Money” link on the […]

June 6, 2014

Split screen confuses CNN anchor

CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour was confused by a split screen showing President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin — thinking the two men were standing next to each other at an event marking the anniversary of D-Day. As Mediaite notes, Amanpour was reporting live when she said “And there they are together!” she exclaimed. “Are they?” “No, […]