Networks

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

NBCNews.com sees dip in visitors

Since launching a widely panned redesign and losing its referral traffic from MSN, NBCNews.com 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 NBCNews.com 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.

August 7, 2014

‘Today’ anchor jams NBC News theme on ‘Tonight’

NBC News‘ Lester Holt took advantage of being a guest on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” by jamming out to NBC News theme song with the show’s house band. Holt joined the band and strummed out a portion of “The Mission,” the theme song for NBC News written in 1985 by famed movie composer […]

August 4, 2014

ABC News updates main studio

Last week, ABC News quietly updated its main studio in New York City. The change? A 12×2 curved monitor wall was added behind the anchor desk, replacing the 16×9′ rear projection screen. While using monitors instead of an RP may save space, and a bit of money, they add lots of lines to the background […]

July 30, 2014

Best news bloopers of July

Enjoy a roundup of this month’s best news bloopers, including when BBC News opened a segment by cutting to an empty anchor desk.

July 30, 2014

NBCNews.com promoting new homepage

NBCNews.com has begun teasing its “new, faster” homepage design to users. The site is running a banner across the bottom of the homepage that links users to a “preview” of the new homepage, which was released in June after the site’s February redesign drew heavy criticism from users. According to the banner, the new homepage […]

July 30, 2014

‘We’re gonna need a bigger L3…’

In the “Today Show” “coverage” of TV movie “Sharknado 2″ (which just happens to be airing on NBCUniversal owned Syfy), the graphics folks decided to a have a little fun by sending a shark fin wandering across the lower third. The black fin took periodic trips across the bottom of the screen during the show’s […]