November 26, 2014

‘View’ retools open, graphics

ABC’s “The View” has continued its on air look with the introduction of a new open and modified graphics package. The show, which has been struggling in the ratings, seems to be going through a period of teenage angst — where it quite can’t figure out what it wants to be. The show debuted a […]

November 25, 2014

ABC News merges Kansas, Nebraska

During its coverage of the protests and grand jury decision in Ferguson, Mo., ABC News used a fullscreen map to show other prominent locations where demonstrations were taking place around the U.S. Somehow, the border between Kansas and Nebraska was removed when the graphic was being prepared, resulting what we presume is now known was […]

November 21, 2014

Milwaukee ABC updates logo design

Hearst’s WISN-TV tweaked its logo this week, adding the ABC logo and moving the stations call letters. First used in 1976, the logo disappeared from the station until 2012, when it returned in a modern makeover. The change is subtle, and most views will likely not notice. The update streamlines the logo and makes it easier to […]

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 […]

November 19, 2014

‘Not Ass Cold’ in Kansas City

Kansas City forecaster Gary Amble had some good news to report — the weather was going to be warmer — but the way it was phrased, as a result of the typo, ended up sounding like a teenager wrote the fullscreen graphic. Instead of reading as “Not As Cold” (notice the single “s” in “As”), the […]

November 18, 2014

CNN misidentifies houses of worship in L3

CNN made a major faux pas this morning during its coverage of a synagogue attack in Jerusalem. The network’s lower third continually identified the house of worship as a “mosque” despite, as Mediaite points out, that on-screen interviewees verbally referred to the building as a synagogue. Earlier this month, CNN mixed up President Barack Obama […]

November 17, 2014

ChyronHego to be acquired by private equity firm

ChyronHego announced today it will be acquired by private equity firm Vector Capital. The news follows the recent acquisition of Vizrt by Nordic Capital. “We are pleased to have reached this agreement with Vector, which provides significant value to our stockholders. The disinterested directors of the Board believe that this transaction will provide ChyronHego with […]

November 17, 2014

‘News Night’ updates set on ‘The Newsroom’

One of NewscastStudio’s most common — and popular — types of posts are our reports on when a TV station or network makes changes or updates to a set. This post is true to that theme in many ways, except it’s a fictional network and fictional set that was updated. HBO’s “The Newsroom,” which is in […]

November 11, 2014

RCS debuts LaunchPad Touchscreen for real-time soccer analysis

Real time graphics company, Reality Check Systems has introduced a new, customizable solution to simplify touchscreen analysis for soccer broadcasts. Combining RCS’ proprietary software with third-party hardware and cloud data from domestic and international soccer matches, the solution is available in a variety of configurations and gives on-air talent access to real-time analytics and telestration […]

November 10, 2014

CNN typo mixes up Obama, Osama

CNN fell victim to the similarity of spelling of “Obama” and “Osama” Friday. The segment on the cable network, which was focusing on the Navy SEAL who claims to have killed Osama Bin Laden, included a lower third that proclaimed “SEAL who claims he killed Obama under attack.” Earlier this month, CNN fell victim to removing a letter in the […]