CBS overhauls special report graphics

CBS News has introduced new special report graphics. 

The overhaul includes a new countdown slate and title with a heavy underscore drum beat.

The new open uses a red, black and white ring motif that ties into the CBS eye logo and also has visual connections to the CBS O&O graphics package.

In addition, the lower third insert graphics have been revised to follow the outlined shapes used on both “CBS This Morning” and “CBS Evening News.”

A white box on top includes a live bug, a CBS news logotype and the words “special report,” with the first and former being in red.

The red and black ring motif is also used on the animated background that appears behind anchors.