August 29, 2014

ABC bringing back ‘Tonight’ in ‘World News’ title

“ABC World News” is adding the word “Tonight” back into its title when David Muir takes over after the Labor Day holiday. The network has updated the graphics on its website to include Muir’s name as well as the word “Tonight” in the logo, as shown here: In addition, NewscastStudio has obtained an image of what appears to […]

August 29, 2014

ABC helpfully provides 3D rendering of woman throwing glass of water on man

On Thursday’s “World News,” ABC News was covering the recent “slew” of airplane incidents regarding altercations between passengers and decided that, apparently, it was necessarily to illustrate what a woman throwing a glass of water on a fellow traveler looks like. Since there was no actual video footage of the incident available to ABC, the […]

August 29, 2014

First preview of ‘ABC World News Tonight’ graphics

NewscastStudio received this first preview of the new “World News Tonight with David Muir” title card. It’s similar to the past graphics, with the exception of the updated show name. Network News Music is also reporting that the current theme music, composed by Hans Zimmer, will remain.

August 26, 2014

‘Today’ Emmy backgrounds add sparkle

NBC‘s “Today Show” marked its coverage of the 2014 Emmy Awards with a special graphics package dominated by purple backgrounds and 3D marquee-style lettering. The graphics, which were primarily used as backgrounds on the video walls in the network’s Brokaw News Center in Los Angeles. On Monday’s show, Al Roker appeared in front of the […]

August 25, 2014

CBS News updates ‘Evening News’ studio

CBS News quietly rolled out updates to Studio 47, the home to “CBS Evening News,” this month. The center backdrop, a map inspired by the broadcast’s Cronkite eras, is now backed by a bright blue tone instead of the previous version’s blurred monitor imagery. Previously Lighter toned panels are now present on either side of […]

August 21, 2014

Changes coming to ‘The View’

ABC’s “The View” is undergoing many changes for its upcoming season. Along with new co-hosts, a new set is in the works. Monday “The View” shared the image above on Facebook with the text, “Construction is underway. A whole new VIEW begins this September. Change is good. #TheView.” The show previously announced it would leave its […]

August 19, 2014 sees dip in visitors

Since launching a widely panned redesign and losing its referral traffic from MSN, has seen a 22 percent drop off of traffic since the beginning of the year. According to TVNewser, the site has lost over 12 million unique visitors in the timespan between January 2014, when the redesign was launched, and the end […]

August 19, 2014

Venerable NBC announcer dies

Don Pardo, an announcer for NBC who is famously known for his work on “Saturday Night Live,” but who also contributed to NBC News programs, died Aug. 18. Pardo, who began his voiceover career over 75 years ago in 1938, was heard by millions of Americans every Saturday night introducing the cast, guest host and […]

August 14, 2014

‘Today’ L3 goes pink for anchor’s baby girl

“Today” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie gave birth to her baby, Vale Guthrie Feldman, Wednesday and the show lead with that news. For the segment making the announcement, the show colored its blue lower thirds pink, complete with a “Breaking News” tag on top. The show also showed several photos of the new baby and mom, as […]

August 11, 2014

New goes live

Six months after originally launching, NBC News today rolled out its refreshed homepage. The goal of the new homepage is to improve user experience, after many readers complained about the sites layout.