December 18, 2014

‘World News’ uses main studio as weather wall

“World News Tonight” has found another use for its new curved video wall — a standup location for weather reports. The network was covering the severe storms hitting the West Coast and had meteorologist Rob Marciano stationed on the “World News Tonight” set in New York. Anchor David Muir, meanwhile, was in Washington, D.C., so […]

December 18, 2014

‘GMA’ still tagging videos with ex-anchor names

This is either a big oversight or someone being pretty smart. We happened to notice that the ABC News website is still tagging, using special code meant for news oriented search engines, its stories with former anchors’ names. A close inspection of the video pages found on that feature “Good Morning America” content (which are hosted under the […]

December 15, 2014

Seven News relocates during Sydney crisis

With studios just 50 meters from the Lindt Cafe and the Sydney hostage crisis in Martin Place, Seven News was forced off the air and evacuated during its Monday morning broadcast, causing a mad scramble to relocate its news operations. The event unfolded live on Seven’s “The Morning Show,” which has a street side studio […]

December 15, 2014

MSNBC ‘shifts forward’ with new online offeirng

MSNBC is launching “Shift,” a new online-only interactive video offering. Combining live news events with original show franchises on culture, sports, economics and more, Shift marks MSNBC’s first venture into Web-only programming, an effort that follows closely on the heals of CBS News’ CBSN. The Shift interface allows viewers to seamlessly move between live events, new shows, original […]

December 12, 2014

Fartgate: Was ‘View’ host poking fun at stinger?

The Internet has been abuzz with reports that “View” host Whoopi Goldberg broke wind during a segment on Wednesday’s show. Shortly after the show came back from a break, guest cohost Ashanti was discussing why she opts out of getting a flu shot when a muffled sound could be heard. Goldberg excused herself and set […]

December 10, 2014

Industry Insights: How often to update your TV news set design?

With November sweeps in the books, it’s time to start thinking ahead for 2015 and beyond. At NewscastStudio, we often hear the same questions from general managers, news directors and creative service professionals. In that spirit, we’ve created our first Industry Roundtable. Over the next few weeks, multiple industry professionals will weigh in on the biggest […]

December 9, 2014

NBC honored for Sochi Olympics broadcast

NBC Sports Group took home five Olympic Golden Rings awards for its broadcast of the 2014 Sochi games. The biannual awards honor broadcasters for outstanding coverage. Other award winners include BBC, CCTV, Ten and CBC. NBC’s awards included gold for Best Olympics Program, which honored the networks 18 day multichannel broadcast. Other awards received by NBC: […]

December 1, 2014

ABC launching daily Facebook newscast

ABC News is launching a social media newscast on Facebook hosted by “World News Tonight” Anchor David Muir. Starting today, “Facecast: The One Thing “will feature a one-minute news update on the social network every weekday beginning Dec. 1, according to the network’s press release announcing the new offering. Facecast will give Facebook users a […]

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 […]