January 29, 2015

ABC illustrates what flames look like

Just in case you’re not sure what flames coming from an electrical outlet might looks like, ABC News has you covered. During a “Good Morning America” report this morning, the network aired a package about the deadly fire at a Maryland mansion, reporting that officials have confirmed the blaze was set by a faulty outlet that […]

January 28, 2015

Broadcasters prepare for Super Bowl with RCS gear

Reality Check Systems has deployed 24 of its mobile hardware/software solutions to networks such as DirecTV, ESPN and NFL Network in anticipation of Super Bowl XLIX. This is the ninth year RCR has supported graphics for the game, with this years technology including 18 Bullets, one Twitter Bullet, a custom touchscreen and four tailored systems […]

January 26, 2015

Snow blankets CNBC/MSNBC

While not every NBC network is calling it Winter Storm Juno, they’ve all adopted the same Blizzard ’15 graphics package. The look includes a very snowy road scene with bold blue lettering.

January 22, 2015

Troika updates website

Motion graphics firm Troika has launched an updated website. Visit it here. Troika works on many network-level packages, including the recent “SportsCenter” rebrand, “Thursday Night Football” package and “ET” rebrand.

January 21, 2015

‘Good Morning America’ adds anchor names to open

ABC’s “Good Morning America” recently tweaked its opening sequence to include a slightly altered look and the three main anchor’s names. The revised opening adds more yellow and red ribbons with names of anchors Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos and Lara Spencer appearing on screen and in the voiceover. The ribbons, which are prominently featured in most […]

January 20, 2015

‘The Nightly’ launches on Comedy Central

Comedy Central’s newest satirical look at the news debuted last night from the former studio of “The Colbert Report” and features a set that’s full interesting quirks. “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” features a roundtable format that discusses current issues with a black focus. The shows set captures the world of television news and […]

January 20, 2015

CBS tweaks ‘Face the Nation’ open

Without much fanfare, CBS’s “Face the Nation” updated its intro, removing the various shots of Washington. Only a shot of the Capitol remains in the opening tease, with the CBS Eye and the date overlaid. The remainder of the graphics package that debuted in January 2014 remains.

January 13, 2015

HLN simplifies graphics in rebrand

Along with its new set, HLN debuted one of the cleanest, most straightforward TV news graphics packages on the air today. The new look includes a ghosted bug that carries the show’s name in a speech bubble inspired by the network’s new logo. In addition to the new graphics, the network moved to a new […]

January 9, 2015

No CNN, this isn’t the President of France

France’s Minister of the Interior Bernard Cazeneuve addressed the media about the rumors currently swirling, but the person running the graphics jumped ahead to the next press conference. No CNN, this man is not French President François Hollande.

January 9, 2015

NYC station puts bug on ice

In case the nationwide back-to-back coverage of live shots with reporters standing outside saying it’s cold out (and ending up in the hospital with frostbite) isn’t enough to get the point across, WABC-TV found another way to emphasize the sub-zero temps blanketing its viewing area — by adding some ice to its bug. The New York […]