September 19, 2014

CNN confuses Cardinals logos on map

In its ongoing coverage of NFL domestic violence coverage, CNN showed viewers a fullscreen map depicting the locations of the teams that have ongoing cases against players. The latest team, the Arizona Cardinals, “deactivated” player Jonathan Dwyer after accusations against him surfaced. In the map, CNN showed the states of each team along with a team […]

September 17, 2014

NH1 launches statewide news effort

NH1 News launched this week, bringing an independent television news source to New Hampshire. Owned the Carlisle Media Group, NH1 has 35 staff members in place and plans to cover the entire state through a multimedia effort. NH1′s website is slated for launch next week. “We want to be relevant, we want to be independent,” […]

September 17, 2014

Houston station ‘reinvents’ the wheel with hourly forecasts

KHOU-TV, the Gannett CBS affiliate in Houston, has a new gimmick for its weather forecasts — the “Weather Wheel.” The wheel, which, quite naturally, is sponsored by a local car dealership, is basically a fancy way of presenting an hour-by-hour forecast. During select forecasts, the station uses an animated half circle full screen graphic that […]

September 16, 2014

‘The View’ revamps set, logo

ABC’s venerable daytime talker “The View” has given itself a head to toe makeover. The show, which relocated from its 67th Street studio in Manhattan, its home since it debuted in 1997, to the former “Katie” studio on 66th, received a complete makeover that includes a new set, new logo and graphics package. The set, designed […]

September 15, 2014

Fox News graphics contradict each other on U.S. strikes against ISIS

In what might be a lesson that perhaps it isn’t necessary to clutter screens with text, Fox News was caught contradicting itself when it aired a lower third proclaiming the U.S. has taken “no action” against terror group ISIS — while, on the same screen, a sidebar bullet point claims the U.S. has conducted at […]

September 9, 2014

Vizrt and Maxon to release powerful workflow at IBC

Vizrt, a leading provider of content production systems for the digital media industry, announced today an integration with MAXON’s 3D modeling, painting, rendering, and animation software, CINEMA 4D. The integration, to be demonstrated on the Vizrt booth at IBC 2014 (hall 7 booth A10), allows projects from CINEMA 4D to be directly imported into Viz […]

September 9, 2014

‘CBS This Morning’ updates show open

CBS updated its morning show Monday, changing the shows opening sequence. The opening now includes timelapse footage from across New York City with an updated logo treatment. The shows tease has also been updated, adding a larger show logo and graphic. Instead of including the date during the tease, the anchors now have the date over their […]

September 8, 2014

CNNI changes over to new graphical look

Last week, CNN International rolled out the new CNN graphics package. The only major difference between CNN and CNNI is the coloring of the CNN logo. CNNI uses a white logo on red, while CNN uses a red logo on white.

September 8, 2014

Chuck Todd gives sneak peek at ‘Decision 2014′ look

In his debut as “Meet the Press” moderator, NBC News‘ Chuck Todd briefly mentioned and gave viewers a preview of the network’s new election graphics package. NBC will use its longtime “Decision” branding for the upcoming election and the graphics appear to be largely the same. The new logo includes a new, wider typeface and […]

September 7, 2014

‘This Week’ adds ticker

“This Week” updated its graphics today, adding a ticker to the bottom of the screen. The ticker provides a rundown of stories and is present at all times. While it takes up valuable screen space, the ticker actually helps the graphics package. Previously, the package had some spacing issues with things oddly placed. The ticker […]