March 24, 2015

New look for ‘CBS Evening News’

Emphasizing the Cronkite-era world map throughout, “CBS Evening News” updated its graphics package on Monday. The new look draws heavily from the “Face the Nation” logo and package, using a new logo for the broadcast: The show begins with the viewpoint panning over an extruded 3D version of the Cronkite-era world map that CBS has been using extensively […]

March 24, 2015

‘Isi Sh*t List’? No, it says ‘Isis Hit List’

This OTS could have gone really bad, really fast if someone hadn’t paid attention to spacing.

March 20, 2015

‘Noticiero Telemundo’ updates graphics

Telemundo’s national newscast, “Noticiero Telemundo,” debuted an updated graphical look this week. The shows opening, which begins with a flow of purple light rays arcing through space and ending around the Telemundo logo, remains from the previous graphics update in 2013. The shows insert graphics, like the lower third, include clean lines and subtle animations. The new graphics […]

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 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 11, 2015

Top o’ the morning: ‘Today’ L3 slips into leprechaun lingo?

O’ “Today,” how lazy or trendy (or Irish?) are you trying to be? During its coverage of the University of Oklahoma scandal involving members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity caught of video yelling a racist chant, the “Today Show” aired a lower third banner that gave some additional details on the story — but apparently […]

March 10, 2015

Worldnow launches ‘Channel-in-a-box’ solution

Worldnow has introduced its Channel-in-a-Box solution, a cloud-based virtualized broadcast platform for automated channels on the Web, mobile, over-the-top and digital sub-channels.   The new solution allows content owners to affordably leverage live and existing video assets, graphics, tickers and feeds and distribute it over a variety of platforms combined with traditional advertising and advanced sponsorship […]

March 10, 2015

ChyronHego goes private

ChyronHego, the “household name” of TV news graphics software and hardware, has been taken private as part of a previously announced deal to reshape the troubled company. The company, which was previously traded on NASDAQ but suffered extremely low trading prices of under $1 per share, is now owned by Vector Capital. As part of the $120 million […]

March 2, 2015

Thomas Roberts debuts on MSNBC dayside

With a mix of headlines, social media and Steadicam shots, “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts” debuted today. Using an upbeat format with quick changes and less talking heads discussing politics, the show feels like an MSNBC program from a different era. The show actually flowed from one story to another, instead of drowning in debate […]

February 24, 2015

MSNBC moves to a simpler graphic look

MSNBC rolled out an updated graphics package this week. Similar to the 2014 changes by CNN, the updates include an updated header bar and lower third. The new L3 has a singular focus, and removes the previous branding box. The new lower-third includes large upper case text that spans nearly the width of the screen. The […]