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WW Update4,993 posts since 6 Feb 2007

NBC News and Sky News to launch a worldwide network

Off topic but baffling the US networks still think people, even on a premium service, should wait till next day for catch up content to be available. Pretty standard here for recorded shows to be available straight after broadcast.


I believe that time zones play a role here. If a program were made available immediately after its Eastern Time premiere, viewers in the west (let alone Alaska and Hawaii) would be able to watch it hours before it was shown on TV.
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WW Update4,993 posts since 6 Feb 2007

International News Presentation: Past and Present

An interesting experiment from WGN, a Chicago station whose national version (WGN America) is distributed throughout the U.S. via cable and satellite:

ARTICLE: https://reelchicago.com/article/wgn-america-to-launch-prime-time-news-nation/

EXCERPT:

Nexstar Media Group, Inc. announced today that its wholly-owned cable network, WGN America, which reaches approximately 75 million U.S. TV households, will begin airing a live daily three-hour national newscast called News Nation this summer.

News Nation will air in prime-time, from 8 pm ET to 11 pm ET, and will draw on the local market, regional and national expertise of Nexstar’s 5,400 local journalists in 110 local newsrooms across the country. The program will deliver news reporting that is fact-based, impactful, educational and unbiased.

TRAILER:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOdLtlOH4GA



I just noticed that Mouseboy33 opened a dedicated thread about the project. He sums it up nicely:

https://tvforum.uk/thenewsroom/newsnationnew-national-3hr-primetime-newscastwgn-america-45156/
WW Update4,993 posts since 6 Feb 2007

International News Presentation: Past and Present

An interesting experiment from WGN, a Chicago station whose national version (WGN America) is distributed throughout the U.S. via cable and satellite:

ARTICLE: https://reelchicago.com/article/wgn-america-to-launch-prime-time-news-nation/

EXCERPT:

Nexstar Media Group, Inc. announced today that its wholly-owned cable network, WGN America, which reaches approximately 75 million U.S. TV households, will begin airing a live daily three-hour national newscast called News Nation this summer.

News Nation will air in prime-time, from 8 pm ET to 11 pm ET, and will draw on the local market, regional and national expertise of Nexstar’s 5,400 local journalists in 110 local newsrooms across the country. The program will deliver news reporting that is fact-based, impactful, educational and unbiased.

TRAILER:

WW Update4,993 posts since 6 Feb 2007

CNN International

But this isn't a presidental debate, it was a Democratic Party primary debate. Have they even got it down to under 20 candidates yet?


In the U.S. system, the primary season is an equally important part of the presidential election process -- and it's still a presidential debate. (Tonight's event was, to give it its official title, the CNN/Des Moines Register Democratic Presidential Debate.)

By the time the two nominees face each other in a few months, much of the democratic process will already be over.
WW Update4,993 posts since 6 Feb 2007

CNN International

Is all of this just to save money?

Surely most of the International audience aren't interested in these US political debates.



U.S. presidential debates have major repercussions for the entire world and are definitely of significant interest to an international audience. People expect to see them on CNN International, particularly when CNN is hosting them.

For the same reason, BBC World News carried the British PM debates live, and France 24 carried the French presidential debates (with an English translation).
WW Update4,993 posts since 6 Feb 2007

International News Presentation: Past and Present

The 8 pm news on Valencian regional channel Á Punt got rebranded as "20H NTC"… and the new intro is full of computer chips…

Also, the headlines sequence is very long, even by Spanish standards: nine minutes! At this rate, it's as long as a news bulletin in itself…

(Advisory: the video starts with a few violent images from a trailer for the war movie Saving Private Ryan .)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jdP22nzF7k

And I thought the BBC were bad. Is the local channel government funded - they seem to have spent more money on that headline sequence than That's TV and Made have spent on all their local channels since they launched?


Yes, it's owned and operated by the regional government of Valencia (Generalitat Valenciana).
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