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Rkolsen2,538 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World
WDAM is a station in Hattiesburg, MS where the weather computer pushes out automated maps and conditions. It’s named Max 3 as it’s the third weather computer that rarely gets airtime. Normally in the US stations have a dedicated weather computer outputting a radar image and another for other graphics and a controller. So this creates and outputs a lot of maps that may never make it on air.



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Mouseboy332,572 posts since 10 Feb 2014
MEGACAST!!! Lol saw this the other day. Apparently its only used for their social media. Its kindly brilliant and fun and they apparently know its info overload. But looking it at......its got everything you need in one capture. RADAR, DATE, TIME, CURRENT HI/LO TEMP, WEEKLY FORECAST, DAILY FORECAST, RAIN GAUGE & even the ALMANAC.
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Rkolsen2,538 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World
It might tell you everything but on the other hand it tells you nothing.


In all honesty I think they were just looking for something to use this otherwhile idle computer for. They probably want to push it to its Max (no pun intended).
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WW Update4,527 posts since 6 Feb 2007
Staying in South Africa, here's a 2013 forecast from eNCA, e.tv's news channel:



You may recognize the meteorologist: Derek Vam Dam, an American, now works for CNN International.

Soon after his arrival of South Africa, e.tv produced promos poking fun of his frequent mispronunciations of South African place names:

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Mouseboy332,572 posts since 10 Feb 2014
Due extreme cold many news directors in the epicentre of the Polar Vortex, Chicago. Has directed its field reporters to broadcast live from inside a building or inside the vehicles. So over the past few days many reporters are typically filing live reports from the front passenger seat facing the cameraperson behind them with a view out the windscreen. Very smart call. Unlike the network news reports who still think its smart to stand outside along the shores of Lake Michigan in -45 windchill and try to talk.




From the venerable Chicago media writer Robert Feder
https://www.robertfeder.com/2019/01/31/chicago-tv-news-warms-common-sense/

Quote:

Chicago TV news warms up to common sense
Often criticized for putting reporters and news crews in hazardous situations unnecessarily, Chicago television finally got smart this time.

Local stations covering this week’s dangerous deep freeze wisely avoided gratuitous live shots of reporters standing outside in subzero temperatures even as they admonish viewers to stay inside.

“Your safety is of the utmost importance to us,” Jennifer Lyons, news director of Tribune Broadcasting WGN-Channel 9, wrote in a memo to staff. “Over the next few days, please take all precautions to stay safe.”

Typical of the common sense exercised by local news managers was this directive from Lyons: “I ask that there be NO outdoor live shots Wednesday and Thursday. Try to find a location where you can be inside and see outside behind you.”

For the most part, local stations showed reporters standing inside buildings or sitting in their vehicles rather than on the streets. National networks reporting from Chicago appeared less accommodating, requiring their correspondents to brave the bitter cold for their standups.

In her memo Lyons also reminded WGN crews to leave cars and trucks running to avoid batteries dying and to pack extra batteries for cameras.

One more thing: “We are going to leave hand-warmers at the assignment desk for everyone to take out with you.”
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Mouseboy332,572 posts since 10 Feb 2014
Due to the rainfall. KABC Los Angeles in rolling LIVE coverage. There are mudslides, swollen rivers and other issues that present themselves across Southern California when it rains. As usual KABC has its full team out reporting all across the region.
You should be able to see live streaming coverage here
https://abc7.com/live/?ex_cid=vuemix_HP_live
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Mouseboy332,572 posts since 10 Feb 2014
KHOU 11 HOUSTON that was flooded and virtually destroyed whilst they were covering Hurricane Harvey has started to put the finishing touches on their new building in the Galleria area of Houston. They now have much more space and 2 studios and 3rd broacasting location from the centre of their newsroom.
https://www.khou.com/video/news/len-cannon-takes-you-on-a-tour-of-the-new-khou/285-6eb01565-5aed-4472-a116-2a76db75725b?jwsource=cl
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Rkolsen2,538 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World
KHOU 11 HOUSTON that was flooded and virtually destroyed whilst they were covering Hurricane Harvey has started to put the finishing touches on their new building in the Galleria area of Houston. They now have much more space and 2 studios and 3rd broacasting location from the centre of their newsroom.
https://www.khou.com/video/news/len-cannon-takes-you-on-a-tour-of-the-new-khou/285-6eb01565-5aed-4472-a116-2a76db75725b?jwsource=cl


TEGNA still uses geoblocking. That links no use to the majority of users of this forum, unfortunately.



Here you go. Hopefully YouTube isn’t blocked. But this is the same video as in the link.

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Woodpecker380 posts since 19 Jan 2018
Central (West) Midlands Today
VTM, Belgium (Flanders), 2001:



I have posted this video into the international news thread, but I thought it was also worth posting here for the perhaps slightly unusual way of presenting a weather forecast (32:27 onwards above - the video cuts off towards the end of the forecast). Rather than standing in front of a blue/green screen and waving his arms about, the meterologist presenting here uses his pen to point at a TV set displaying the maps.

Same channel, albeit now with a more conventional style, 2018:

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