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  1. YTTV is also showing WPHL's logo with the CW logo tacked on alongside the now former WPSG "CW Philly" logo
  2. I had read that the weekend editions of the "News NOW" centralized newscasts had been discontinued but was surprised to see that KYW didn't revert to a local half-hour and instead dropped news altogether. The belief is that once the CBS stations drop The CW, they'll be adding more newscasts, so I'm optimistic that come Fall weekend news will be back. I always preferred their half-hour option at 10.
  3. I wouldn’t exactly say they “lost control” of their sister stations, but they did certainly lose valuable local news real estate. I’m also surprised those weekend editions haven’t been replaced with local newscasts, at least not yet. If we’re to believe what we read, local newscasts will likely be back (perhaps even doubled) on those sister stations, but we don’t know for sure to what level. Perhaps they’re waiting to re-add weekend newscasts if/when the full news expansions take place after the CW is dropped. Most people are under the impression that these sister operations will follow something of a KCAL route (who are heavy in news all morning and evening) but I’d imagine how many new newscasts are added will really vary by market.
  4. It's tacky and gross. Incredible to think how both Nexstar and Scripps both basically executed the same plan launching news networks, but with such starkly different products.
  5. As was expected. Overall, no big adjustments in shuffling syndicated fare out of 8-10pm and plugging in CW content, but I do wonder if Nexstar will make any attempts at expanding the in-house news department into non-traditional slots for the area (11am hour, 1-3pm, the 7pm hour). Going up against Good Day and the national morning shows is a tall task, this could provide additional news exposure with no (or just one other newscast) competition.
  6. It's the new silent 3 of CBS Philadelphia and CBS News Philadelphia. Screenshots and video are in the O&O graphics thread
  7. It's a wrap on the Eyewitness News era today as the full "CBS News Philadelphia" brand and (green!) graphics have launched today
  8. WPSG did have graphics that leaned neon green for their "Wake Up News" show after the switch from UPN to the CW
  9. I was thinking the green (IF the gfx actually end up being green) could have at least two meanings- one being the obvious Eagles connotation, harboring the city's affinity for the team, the other being the positive connotation of the term "green" in modern parlance. Also given the sheer size of the 3 in some of the new promos (even though I much prefer it's smaller usage in place of the "box" in the new logo), as has been said- it's definitely a testament to the "channel 3, channel 6, channel 10" mentality of the market. Aside from potential usage in the graphics and maybe on screens in the studio, I doubt the word "three" will be mentioned much, if at all, but for hardcore old-school Philadelphia viewers, just SEEING a three will perhaps help bridge that gap between the outgoing and the incoming.
  10. Word from the Discord is that Jim Donovan confirmed in his daily Facebook live this morning that the new look will be debuting on KYW tomorrow at noon
  11. The CBS Philly Vimeo has posted a few new imaging spots featuring a green theme and the new logo, that along with the fact that tv listings haven't reverted back to using the "Eyewitness News" name this week may point to something imminent (unless the user has actual inside info).
  12. Someone posted on the discord that KYW's Monday newscasts are (once again) showing CBS News Philadelphia. Maybe a double launch on Monday with WCCO? We'll see!
  13. I had to pull up the CBS Philly Vimeo because that screenshot felt like an April fool's prank. That 3 is... ridiculous. Absurd. Positively goofy. Also- it flies in the face of the "CBS Local News" rebranding and minimizing the old branding. The three is loose! No box, and towering over the "CBS News Philadelphia" logo. Presumably it will be boxed when the graphics ultimately relaunch, but I don't like what I'm seeing.
  14. The latest forecast posted at https://6abc.com/weather/ shows the new graphics, Brittany Boyer mentioned it toward the end of the weather cast, specifically when she pulled up the 7-day forecast. Speaking firmly from the “how dare they re-record MCTYW with an orchestra” camp, it does feel weird to see the 7-day displayed horizontally as opposed to the traditional WPVI vertical, but I like the new look overall. Walter even made mention after the segment how when he started at WPVI, they were still using their physical Velcro weather graphics
  15. I somewhat surprised (and annoyed) that KDKA got the revamp before KYW. KYW seems to be teetering on the edge of relaunching but, for whatever reason, hasn't yet.
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