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NBC News, MSNBC, ABC News and others from across the pond

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JosiahStuart London World News
The shape of the desk is a holdover from the Diane Sawyer era of World News Tonight. It is nice to hear the old Edd Kalehoff theme return, although I will miss listening to the Hans Zimmer theme.
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bkman1990 UTV Newsline
Jesus wept. That headline sequence takes an age to get through just to start a full news bulletin.

Imagine watching that unfold with David Muir announcing the headlines while you're watching him at home every night. It feels excessive, tedious & looks like a chore to watch it all the time. Why did ABC News in America take it to this level if the viewers become eventually annoyed to make them not watch the bulletins after a short period of time.

I don't get their strategy if they think this new headline sequence was a good idea in hindsight.
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NYTV London World News
WGBH Boston, PBS, USA. Recently, WGBH 2, the PBS member station behind Frontline , the PBS World channel and the Masterpiece franchise, introduced a new branding including a modified version of their long time logo from this

To this

They adopted a new colour and dropped the "W" from their on-air branding (but "WGBH" is still used in its formal name)

ETA: Per GBH, the "W" is off to a new journey


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Stuart West Country (West) Spotlight
Of course in English & Welsh criminal law, the term 'GBH' would conjure up Grievous Bodily Harm.

I guess they use a different term in the USA, unless they a planning it as a crime drama channel. Very Happy
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JosiahStuart London World News
The 'GBH' in WGBH's call sign comes from Great Blue Hill, which is where their first transmitter was located.
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Jeffmister World News
Jesus wept. That headline sequence takes an age to get through just to start a full news bulletin.

Imagine watching that unfold with David Muir announcing the headlines while you're watching him at home every night. It feels excessive, tedious & looks like a chore to watch it all the time. Why did ABC News in America take it to this level if the viewers become eventually annoyed to make them not watch the bulletins after a short period of time.

I don't get their strategy if they think this new headline sequence was a good idea in hindsight.

While I agree with you that the WNT headline sequence goes for far too long, their viewers must not have a problem with it considering it's the most-watched news bulletin (and indeed recently, the most-watched show full stop).

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FrancesC
Jesus wept. That headline sequence takes an age to get through just to start a full news bulletin.

Imagine watching that unfold with David Muir announcing the headlines while you're watching him at home every night. It feels excessive, tedious & looks like a chore to watch it all the time. Why did ABC News in America take it to this level if the viewers become eventually annoyed to make them not watch the bulletins after a short period of time.

I don't get their strategy if they think this new headline sequence was a good idea in hindsight.

While I agree with you that the WNT headline sequence goes for far too long, their viewers must not have a problem with it considering it's the most-watched news bulletin (and indeed recently, the most-watched show full stop).

So could NBC reverse the sequence to the old style? Imitating ABC, the peacock made Nightly’s title shorter to 5 seconds, and the studio became darker… Never a fan of this.

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Mouseboy33
Variety Magazine is reporting that CBS This Morning may be relocated to the Viacom/MTV/TRL Studio in Times Square. Making the CBS morning programme neighbours to ABC's GMA down the street. The set space was just used for the CBS election coverage for the presidential election.

https://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/report-cbs-this-morning-may-move-to-times-square/465140/

Quote:
imes Square-based Good Morning America may be getting a new neighbor next year.

Variety is reporting that CBS News is considering moving CBS This Morning to a massive studio at the Times Square headquarters of its corporate parent, ViacomCBS, on a permanent basis.

The Viacom studio at 1515 Broadway features panoramic views of Times Square and was once home to MTV’s Total Request Live. CBS News used the studio for 2020 election night coverage, and seemed to enjoy using the space.

“The Election Night set gives us a lot of space to work with and follow all Covid-19 protocols,” CBS News election night coverage ep David Bohrman told us in October. “It’s all the bells and whistles, including dozens of video walls, virtual mapping and augmented reality effects.”

According to Variety, the idea to move CTM to 1515 Broadway has not moved beyond early discussions, one of these people says, and no changes are imminent.

When reached, a CBS News spokesperson declined to comment.

CBS This Morning has originated from a studio inside the CBS Broadcast Center in New York for years, although it was forced to broadcast from The Ed Sullivan Theater for a chunk of 2020 due to multiple Broadcast Center-based staffers having been infected with the coronavirus.

The CBS Evening News and CBS This Morning used to share the same studio in the CBS Broadcast Center, as did HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and TBS’ Full Frontal with Samantha Bee prior to the pandemic.

Evening News moved from New York to CBS’ Washington D.C. bureau last year.
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Jonwo
I was thinking, 'aren't they planning on selling that?' but realised that one they're planning to sell is a completely different building!
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Charles World News
I bet they do it, if only to make some big, self-serving corporate statement that CBS and Viacom are one again. MTV has barely used that entire space ever since the first run of TRL ended.

I'm not sure if it's the best idea. Streetside studios can really be hit-or-miss. The Today Show has the original and arguably the best one: good location for crowds, decent view, and right across from headquarters. The Early Show's studio was somewhat underwhelming.

ABC's is okay, though the prominence of the window view has wavered over the years. The bright lights and heavy advertising were a fine backdrop for TRL, but maybe that's not the best for a news program.

One upside to Times Square is that it can certainly draw a crowd. If CBS ends up moving in there and uses the windows (which, unlike election night, I think they would), then it would be a very, very similar execution as GMA. The single biggest mistake CBS made with the Early Show was that it tried to clone too much of what the other two networks had.

It would be a shame to see Studio 57 mothballed. When it debuted, it was stunning, full of energy, and it inspired a lot of copycats. Now, they've stripped away a lot of what made it unique and try to make it look like any other set that you'd see on CNN.

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CallumF Central Reporting Scotland
Two very interesting articles below from the LA Times as a result of an investigation into CBS News/CBS O&Os - particularly about how CBS came to acquire WLNY in New York.




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mark Founding member Granada North West Today
I noticed that KTLA, the CW affiliate in Los Angeles, now has more than 15 hours of local news a day.

Their schedule is all news, apart from 2-3pm, 7-10pm and 11.35pm-4am.

Does any other US local station (apart from dedicated news channels) do more local news output than this?

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