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  1. CBS renewed its PGA Championship rights, but ESPN has nabbed the cable rights beginning 2020. A unique feature? ESPN+ will be able to offer supplemental coverage during CBS's broadcast windows. I'm sure if CBS tries to use the same template they use for the Masters on ESPN (i.e. largely a CBS production but with some ESPN personalities sprinkled in), this might not be that bad.
  2. ESPN adjusted their updated college football scoreboard, extending it down a bit to move the timeouts and win/loss counters, and re-arranged the clock area to a stacked layout where the clock is bigger when the down count is hidden. A bit cleaner but still thought the old vertical one was better [MEDIA=twitter]1040371902869630977[/MEDIA]
  3. The ticker is awful But Saturday Night Football got some new insert graphics based on the CFP package too.
  4. US Open world feed has retouched graphics this year (different font and new color scheme for the new logo), but it's still arguably better than the actual ESPN graphics (unchanged, which is surprising given that they've gone back towards using dedicated looks for flagship events) [MEDIA=twitter]1034121025280065538[/MEDIA] (old) [MEDIA=twitter]638376123534065664[/MEDIA] Hilariously the video review still uses graphics based on the old 2006 CBS package.
  5. [MEDIA=twitter]1032982153871679488[/MEDIA] Off-model but a very good clone
  6. In other news, we're getting a new ticker soon. Despite its looks, it uses the same amount of screen space as the classic one. Which means TSN will still be able to cover it up with the even older red glossy one they're still using.
  7. The UGN one is very cheap (just a stock BG). A slightly newer iteration is also included for comparison (with use of the "splash" elements of the Start Here branding. Their current logo puts cheap Photoshop gloss on the 10 to make it match the current ABC logo)
  8. They have Lakana now but the layout is actually slightly different from the normal Nexstar layout.
  9. Bell's doing more layoffs to its local stations; particularly sportscasters, and particularly in Toronto.
  10. The Loney Bowl (Atlantic Canada's conference championship college university football championship, which itself got delayed due to some drama, but the team who originally won by default won anyway) appears to have ripped off Fox's old NFL scoreboard. [MEDIA=twitter]930541580829814791[/MEDIA] Also, on the same topic, the Canadian Bowl (our national junior football championship) ripped off ESPN's College Football logo (and I mean the current one) for its actual game logo.
  11. Gray is suing a pair of internet comedians who duped WEAU's morning show (and others) with their fake strongman act Chop and Steele
  12. It looks nice for cookie-cutter stuff, but it's still cookie-cutter. Though the Media General-esque elements on the WWNY version redeem that particular implementation.
  13. In comparison, how they look now is stunning. They had one package in between that (dare I say) reminds me of WKBW.
  14. They look a bit ... Media General-ish. Doesn't look like one of the "generic" Nexstar looks.
  15. I think it's more "walk up to a designer and say 'hey, we like this new CNN look. Think you could make the same thing but blue?'" Meanwhile KQDS did change ... a bit
  16. TVA/LCN in French Canada got a new look this year that seems very familiar, but I can't quite put my finger on it. Actually, no. It's pretty easy to figure it out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl8QSjzhBks
  17. The All-New ASN is going to be called Stadium, apparently.
  18. In another rare sports example, the IIHF U-18 tournament in Slovenia is actually using a knock-off of TSN's old scoreboard. [MEDIA=twitter]852962699487178752[/MEDIA] The possible reason? TSN actually does the world feed production for some of the IIHF tournaments (particularly the U20 championship and Women's world championship) with their own graphics, so someone probably had ideas. Either way, those bevels are ugly, and what did you do to our freaking flag?!
  19. About that "ASN is shutting down and giving its sports rights to Campus Insiders" rumor? Well, the part about Campus Insiders being involved is true, but it's not being shut down: ASN is being re-launched in partnership with the owner of said website. This may get interesting...
  20. An update on ASN; it's not actually dead. Apparently they're preparing some restructuring, and part of this involves, likely, moving the headquarters out of WPEC's studio. Anyone wanna bet that Tennis Channel may be involved?
  21. Sinclair has made another buy ... but this time it's something to boost Tennis Channel; Tennis magazine and Tennis.com. http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2017/03/01/sinclair-broadcast-acquires-tennis-com-magazinefor.html
  22. New Zealand's TV3 ... I mean +HR=E, got a new name and branding. Not many people seem to like it. I'm a little mixed, but their previous logo looked a bit dated and serious. This feels energetic and young, but the logo is a little off.
  23. John Kucko's Excessively Large String of Mic Flags is probably the best new Super Bowl tradition of the decade: Last year: [MEDIA=twitter]697656255108685824[/MEDIA] And now, consolidation is weighing him down even more this year. [MEDIA=twitter]826093988524470272[/MEDIA]
  24. Conspiracy theory, or actual glitch?
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