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, that features a faux […]

July 21, 2014

Pac-12 streamlines production with Vizrt automation

Pac-12 Networks will use Viz Mosart every day for producing sports highlights and halftime shows throughout the school year. Looking to increase its ability to create and distribute fast turnaround highlights for its studio shows and live sports productions, Pac-12 Networks is fully automating its two production control rooms by installing two new Viz Mosart […]

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 15, 2014

Al Roker gets ‘halo’ from WX map

Twitter user @SondoBill noticed that NBC’s Al Roker appeared to get “sainted” on Monday’s “NBC Nightly News” when the sun in a weather map behind Roker gave his head a glowing halo. Roker was making an appearance on “Nightly” to discuss the weather when a graphic showing severe storms across the country featuring a virtual […]

July 15, 2014

José Díaz-Balart debuts on MSNBC from Miami studio

José Díaz-Balart’s self titled show debuted Monday on MSNBC from a new studio in Miami. The studio works in some Miami flair with colored backlit striping and a wrap-around view of the skyline created using flat screen monitors. The set matches the MSNBC style of sleek and modern while adding some unique personality. Various mementos decorate the […]

July 3, 2014

Troika continues ESPN ‘SportsCenter’ partnership with rebrand

Troika partnered with ESPN “SportsCenter” to develop an innovative brand identity, driven by “The Center of Sports” brand concept that conceptually and visually unites all aspects of the presentation from set integration to insert package and across all signature show package elements. The extensive brand identity toolkits Troika created and delivered provided the conceptual foundation […]

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

‘All In’ updates graphical look, music

MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes” debuted an updated look this week, dropping the shows orange color palette in favor of a deep red. The show begins with the pre-recorded open, which now uses a series of boxes and videos, giving a feeling of higher production values. The new open includes red bars floating through […]

July 1, 2014

Always check your work…

Today’s reminder to always check your work comes from “EWTN News Nightly.” Or, maybe they just really have a lot of liberty…  

July 1, 2014

Fans redesign FIFA World Cup graphics package

Large multi-national sporting events usually have terrible TV graphics that broadcasters are forced to use, just look at the OBC’s Olympic graphics. Designers Guus ter Beek, Tayfun Sarier, Jordon Cheung and George Grace decided to do an uninvited redesign of the FIFA World Cup package based on flat design and illustrations. “The World Cup of […]