April 6, 2014

ChyronHego joins weather business with purchase of WeatherOne

ChyronHego announced at NAB that the company has reached a definitive agreement to acquire WeatherOne AS, a leading provider of weather forecast solutions for broadcast and digital media. WeatherOne is a privately held company that is headquartered in Oslo, Norway. “We are committed to providing our customers with top-tier solutions that create a complete end-to-end […]

March 20, 2014

Baltimore station says current temp is -9999 degrees

WMAR-TV, the ABC affiliate in Baltimore, had some kind of glitch this morning that resulted in the current time and temp bug overlayed over its network feed to tell viewers it was a bone chilling -9999 degrees. Meteorologist Mike Masco tweeted a photo of the erroneous bug, which appeared during “America This Morning” — though in […]

March 18, 2014

Timelapse of ‘AMHQ’ set construction

Here’s a timelapse of the “AMHQ with Sam Champion” set construction at The Weather Channel:

March 17, 2014

‘AMHQ with Sam Champion’ debuts on Weather Channel

“AMHQ with Sam Champion” debuted today on The Weather Channel. “AMHQ” broadcasts from the main TWC studio in Atlanta, also home to “Weather Center Live.” With the addition of the “AMHQ,” phase two of two, the studio now has a 360 degree environment. The studio was designed by Clickspring Design and fabricated by blackwalnut. Clickspring Design […]

March 3, 2014

Chicago ABC’s rebrands WX

WLS-TV, the ABC O&O in Chicago, has rebranded its weather segments as “First Alert Weather,” following in the footsteps of the station’s main news branding change. The station, which returned to the “Eyewitness News” branding late last year, was marketing its weather forecasts as “ABC 7 Weather” and “ABC 7 Eyewitness News Weather.” The change […]

February 26, 2014

CBS Atlanta debuts new brand, set design

CBS Atlanta, WGCL-TV, unveiled its new brand this week, complete with a new set. “The CBS station I have spent half of my career at now is the Madonna of stations. Reinvention is our brand,” wrote Stephany Fisher, WGCL-TV anchor. “After being Clear News, Atlanta’s News Channel, CBS 46, & CBS Atlanta, we are returning […]

February 18, 2014

First preview of ‘AMHQ’ set design

The Weather Channel is readying “America’s Morning Headquarters with Sam Champion,” “AMHQ” for short. Debuting March 17, the show will originate from Atlanta and feature a unique style of weather reporting. “The conditions and forecasts they report will be graphically displayed in a way Champion describes as ‘almost like 3-D, putting the viewer in the […]

January 29, 2014

Ohio station builds ice chroma key wall

We’ve seen multiple ice anchor desks sprout up over the country during the winter weather coverage over the past few weeks. Not to be outdone, WSYX-TV, the ABC affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, built what it’s calling the “First Warning Ice Center” — an outdoor chroma key wall wrapped in real and faux ice. The green screen […]

January 28, 2014

Atlanta team coverage spreads to 14 boxes

Twitter user “TriNitroToluene” tweeted this screen capture from WSB-TV, the ABC affiliate in Atlanta. For the station’s team coverage of the winter storm hitting the region, the station used 14 boxes, each with a reporter’s face. The 14 box setup was featured a few minutes into the station’s 5 p.m. newscast (video here). Incidentally, another […]

January 22, 2014

Winter Storm Janus awkwardly loses a letter in on air graphic

Anyone living in the snow belt this winter can tell you winter weather is a pain in the butt — and an on air slip up on the Weather Channel seems to reinforce that. The flub, which was posted on the “CrappyDesign” Reddit, shows a Weather Channel forecaster in front of an in-studio video wall […]