March 25, 2015

‘Today’ tapes ‘Pretty Woman’ interview on ‘Meredith’ set

The set of “The Meredith Vieira Show” played host to a “Today Show” reunion interview with the cast of “Pretty Woman.” The interview, done in conjunction with Fandango Movieclips, was taped in Studio 6A with Matt Lauer interviewing stars Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hector Elizondo, Laura San Giacomo and director Garry Marshall. The cast sat on […]

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 19, 2015

NBC sends drone up to cover cyclone damage

NBC News has taken a big step in the use of drones as newsgathering tools — using one to cover the cyclone damage in Vanuatu. The network previously used a drone to capture images of a frozen Niagara Falls for “NBC Nightly News,” but this latest application is arguably much more “news-y” than what was […]

March 19, 2015

NewscastStudio kicks off Set of the Year awards

NewscastStudio, the premier resource for television news set design, has announced a complete overhaul to its annual Set of the Year awards, including several new features for 2015. The website, which has awarded this honor for the past five years, will keep its popular fan voting component but also add a judging panel of television industry […]

March 17, 2015

Green is universal on St. Patrick’s Day, even in the Orange Room

It’s one thing for anchors to wear green clothes on St. Patricks Day — but what about decking out part of the set in green. A bit much? Maybe, especially if that part of the set is called the “Orange Room.” Apparently not content to let its interactive hub the “Orange Room” only shine on […]

March 17, 2015

ABC News added to Roku

ABC News is now available on Roku devices. Roku users now have ABC News live video and on demand content, local news from several major markets and a wide range of historical video footage from ABC News’ archives. During breaking news and special events, Roku customers will have immediate access to multiple content streams, live 24/7, […]

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 4, 2015

‘Nightly’ gets its own weather maps

Since NBCUniversal‘s 2008 acquisition of the Weather Channel, the cable network’s maps and graphics have popped up all across the NBC family — including “NBC Nightly News,” MSNBC and CNBC — but now at least one property has veered away from that practice. “Nightly News” has started using weather maps that aren’t branded with the […]