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  1. Apparently, TheGrio's affiliate base has been dropping like flies, and according to someone over on RadioDiscussions, it might be shutting down altogether (is there any official confirmation of this?).
  2. More stations have picked up these new opens.....
  3. It makes me wonder if Gray is now starting reconsider its "no-network-in-station-logo" mandate, considering that... Regarding stations with no network logo since the "mandate" started: 99.5% of NBC affiliates, half of the CBS affiliates, 1.5% of ABC affiliates, and no Fox affiliates (and this is without counting duopolies).... and it's been stuck this way since February. And since then, the rollout of GrayONE seems to have slowed down to a crawl, where station launches were much more frequent before then. And going back to bullet #1, now KKTV is keeping the CBS eye in their logo despite being the latest to switch to GrayONE only two weeks ago (as of this writing). Going slightly off-topic: WXIX has been starting to use the new GrayONE weather background behind its 7-day forecasts since at least last week. Screengrab is from last night's 11PM news.
  4. And potentially split up Paramount and CBS yet again should this deal go through... ^^^ That quote is from the Deadline article.
  5. This really flew under the radar... Apparently, Florida 24 Network is no more as of this month. (according to the Logopedia pages for them and WHDT) Also, florida24network.com now redirects to the Scripps News website.
  6. Run The Burbs and Everyone Else Burns have already been yanked off The CW: https://deadline.com/2023/11/run-the-burbs-everyone-else-burns-canceled-the-cw-pulled-1235615825/
  7. WCPO uses their normal time/temp bug at 4:00 (that would be the top image). Not sure about WLEX, but WCPO's 4:00 show appears to be at least 30% live, 70% Scrippscast, so maybe that's why?
  8. Cincinnati media blogger John Kiesewetter did a piece on Scripps' pre-taped autopilot newscasts, particularly WCPO's 4PM shows: https://www.wvxu.org/media/2023-11-01/wcpo-tv-news-shows-scrippscast-tvkiese So apparently, they're using proprietary technology (!) called "Scrippscast" to do this. To me, it basically just sounds like glorified control room automation that's designed to cut costs and nothing more. Regarding WCPO, it's just their 4PM newscasts and their weekly FC Cincinnati sports show* using the "Scrippscast" software at the moment, but the article mentions that their Saturday 11PM newscasts will be next to go the mostly-anchorless route. And according to their news director (quoted at the end of the article), possibly more... *I should also point out that FC Cincinnati Weekly looked more-or-less like a traditional sports chat show, complete with pre-taped packages, last I checked.
  9. It's been over half a year into the rebrand and these are the only stations using the new logo so far.
  10. Actually, I just caught a promo for Telemundo Cincinnati which is, indeed, on WBQC 25.1. https://www.telemundocincinnati.com/ According to Wikipedia, they made the switch two weeks ago on July 27.
  11. Someone speculated over here that EGAD may have been the ones who did the "flying TV screens" syndicated look that was used by KMOV, WLWT, WNYT and others. However, I don't see any stations who used that look on this client list. So it's still a mystery regarding who made those...
  12. Aren't they already starting to do this on a local level with some newscasts? (read: on (most?) local 4pm newscasts where "The NOW" used to be, most of it is pre-recorded national material from Scripps News)
  13. Okay, so I was able to tally up what we're dealing with this fall... Monday Scripted CW originals (one moving over from AMC) Tuesday International imports (Canadian and British; sourced from CTV, CBC and Channel 4) Wednesday International imports (Canadian; both sourced from CTV) Thursday Unscripted originals (FBoy Island; moving from HBO Max) Friday & Saturday Unscripted CW originals (all returning from 2022 season, one of which (World's Funniest Animals) I'm assuming is a clip show) Sunday "Family viewing night" (starting with the 'I Am' film franchise, whatever that is) **Are those Canadian/British imports already available on streaming here in the states? **Also, what happened to the NASCAR docuseries?
  14. I'm not exactly sure when (this week?), but it looks like the new graphics are now live on WFMZ (and the GFX montage was restored on Linear Drift's website). A couple videos of the graphics in action... https://www.wfmz.com/news/area/berks/man-convicted-of-reading-homicide/article_b5de8744-ebf1-11ed-842b-6fb6317e0bc0.html#tncms-source=Homepage-Top-Stories https://www.wfmz.com/news/area/lehighvalley/40th-annual-historic-easton-house-tour/article_3672b62a-ebff-11ed-a859-b7721f5b503e.html
  15. Be careful what you wish for...
  16. I found a ripoff of the 2015 KCTV graphics... https://www.behance.net/gallery/161927613/NEWS-TITLE-SUCH-TV-DL-STUDIO https://www.behance.net/gallery/161925491/HEADLINES-SUCH-TV-DL-STUDIO https://www.behance.net/gallery/161923247/NEWS-ALERT-SUCH-TV-DL-STUDIO
  17. Actually, there might be some hope on that: During telecasts of the NFL Playoffs, the bug on the top right corner was refreshed. And it looks like the new peacock design, but with a white border added; so there may be some applications where the border will stay intact.
  18. Where did you find this? Is this real? I'm asking because can't find this supposed "new" logo ANYWHERE. It's not on WTVQ's website, any of their social media pages, nor their FCC public file. Not only that, but a reverse image search turns up nothing.
  19. What will WFMZ do without WLEX to piggyback off of? Linear Drift posted the answer (though WFMZ isn't using these yet)... https://vimeo.com/789817430
  20. Renderon put up a case study of the red/gold WJAX/WF- I mean, WISH graphics package: https://www.renderon.com/wish-tv Remember, the only thing that's new is the open -- Even the montages for both looks are identical!
  21. Does anyone know who made the Quincy Media graphics that launched around 2011? It was their standardized look, but it was syndicated to non-Quincy stations. Specifically, WLTZ; and I think I've seen elements on KGNS from around the time they dropped the "Pro 8 News" branding. Video below for reference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=358mg60zxqw
  22. Vivid Zero added the new O&O weather graphics to their gallery: https://vividzero.com/work/abc-weather/ Considering that nothing else outside of the weather elements have shown up anywhere, plus Vivid Zero has put up a gallery of what's already made it to air, could this mean that the long-rumored new O&O look is just standardized weather graphics and that the "much more to come on this project" simply means that the rest of the O&Os will be adopting it soon???
  23. Came across this gem... http://www.hopesandfears.com/hopes/now/media/214739-illuminati-conspiracy-news-hidden So, there was a designer who was employed by a conglomerate and did graphics for its stations, and for some reason he decided to hide cult symbols in some of those graphics. The station group in question was not named, but if you connect the dots in the article, you may be able to figure who it was...
  24. OK, I know the "let's make the secondary station more prominent than the primary station where newscasts are based at" thing has been done before elsewhere (remember FOX45 News on ABC22 in Dayton?). But it doesn't make any sense here. KCBS is the West Coast flagship of CBS with the combined 2/9 news operation that will be named CBS News Los Angeles, except now it will originate from KCAL, the independent station, while KCBS, the West Coast flagship of CBS, will be relegated to secondary status. If this isn't the definition of @$$-backwards management, I don't know what is.
  25. After some digging, TAG did make the 2003/04 "ring" graphics, http://web.archive.org/web/20071017021506/http://www.t-a-g.com/portfolio/onair_hearst.html Unfortunately, the video does not work. (Not sure if it was a demo reel or just a compilation of WESH using it, the link on their home page suggests the latter.)
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