November 17, 2014

‘Today’ tweets about ‘great show’ featuring beheading news

It’s one thing to get excited about your show’s rundown — but it’s another to tweet about it being “a great show” when it’s full of bad (or downright tragic) news. NBC News‘ “Today Show” found that out the hard way with a tweet posted to its Twitter account Sunday morning. The tweet, which has since […]

November 13, 2014

NBC hit with two ‘peeing’ incidents: First forecaster, now #Rokerthon

Move over Movember. Not now, No-Shave November. At NBC the peacock has apparently declared it Pee-vember. Twice in as many weeks NBC has been hit with two incidents that, depending on who you talk to, may or may not have involved on air talent relieving themselves on air — but either way there was certainly […]

November 13, 2014

‘Today’ converts small side room to studio for 34 hour forecast

One of NBC News‘ big sweeps stunts is a (hopefully) recording breaking 34-hour long weather forecast presented by Al Roker. For the forecast, the “Today Show” converted a small room off of the Studio 1A‘s Orange Room into a studio for Roker. The room has a narrow wall of windows that overlooks Rockefeller Plaza, allowing […]

November 6, 2014

‘GMA’ presents ‘Go Pro Show’

ABC News‘ “Good Morning America” has pulled out the Go Pro cameras for its latest sweeps stunt. The network equipped members of its team with the cameras, which became a popular way for people to record a “point of view” shot while walking, hiking, playing sports or performing extreme stunts. The devices have seen explosive […]

November 6, 2014

CBSN launches with tidy graphics, messy set

CBS News has launched CBSN, the network’s foray into the 24-hour news business with a clean graphics package and cluttered newsroom set. The channel, which is available via streaming TVs, the CBS News website and apps, is produced as a collaboration between CBS News and CBS News Digital. For a logo, CBS opted to simply […]

November 5, 2014

Virtual tech takes step back during 2014 election coverage

Over the past few years, we’ve seen full virtual and hybrid environments become a pivotal part of broadcast and cable election coverage — but that trend appears to have taken a bit of a step back this year along with a more restrained approach to hard sets. Only Fox Business, BBC World News and CNN made use […]

November 4, 2014

Election 2014: A look at the title cards

Here’s a quick look at the various title card/opening graphics being used tonight during the coverage of the midterm elections: ABC BBC World News Bloomberg CNN C-Span Fox Business News Fox News Fusion MSNBC NBC PBS Telemundo Univision

November 4, 2014

CBS turns Studio 57 into election night home

Normally home to “CBS This Morning,” Studio 57 is serving as CBS’s election headquarters for the midterms. Last night we saw a preview during the “CBS Evening News.” Slight changes were made to the space, with the addition of patriotic graphics around the set and a projected CBS “Campaign 2014″ logo on the desks riser. […]

October 27, 2014

NBC plugs Williams’ experience in promos

“NBC Nightly News” is touting its anchor’s experience in a series of new promos that have been seeing heavy airtime on the network. The promos feature still photos of Brian Williams reporting from the field in a variety of locations, with subtle “Ken Burns style” movement incorporated into each frame. The spots are narrated by […]

October 16, 2014

‘Nightly’ continues to adjust on air look

“NBC Nightly News” continues to tweak its on air look, including camera angles and graphics, after reworking its set in early September. On Wednesday’s broadcast, the network used a different opening shot, with the camera shooting anchor Brian Williams at a similar angle to its pre-show teases. The shot started wide, as shown above, with […]