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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
BC1 v London Live. No wonder Harry and Meghan are leaving! Very Happy
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
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WW Update
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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WW Update
From Chicago, WMAQ's coverage of a blizzard on today's date 41 years ago:



Part 2 (collapsing buildings, airport chaos): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CINL3VCG3xM

Part 3 (weather forecast, interview with Mayor Bilandic): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFHGppKgLQc
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WW Update
From New Zealand, news promos for TVNZ's 1 News, 2020:

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melpax World News
Surprised the areas aren’t going 24/7 like the US local stations do.


While the commercial networks have broken into programming when needed, the ABC news channel was live 24/7 during the worst periods. The ABC is also the designated emergency broadcaster, and people here will generally tune to the ABC when there is an emergency. However if large scale fires occurred in areas such as the Dandenongs or the Blue Mountains, which are basically outer suburban Melbourne & Sydney, then the commercial TV coverage would probably be nearly 24/7 as well. The current Victorian fires are mostly in remote areas well away from Melbourne - Mallacoota is a 6 hour drive from Melbourne.

Another aspect is that people will also use radio as their primary source of info in these situations - in a bushfire, electricity is usually the first utility to fail, so people are told to keep a battery radio handy as part of their emergency kit. People are also advised to tune to their 'local' ABC station during a danger period so they can get information for their specific area.

This is a series of warnings from the local Melbourne ABC radio station a couple of weeks back
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WW Update
A graphics reel from Cayman 27 in the Cayman Islands (2011 update):



This was done by a designer who became well-known for designing many elements of CNN's look in the 1980s and '90s.
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globaltraffic24 Central Reporting Scotland
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…



Does anyone know why Spanish headline sequences/cold opens are so long?


It’s the weird theory that viewers might want to see the full news bulletin in a short sharp fashion and then be drawn in to watch the whole programme. My guess is that viewing figures drop a lot once that initial 5-10 minute window is over. Try Portugal. They do standard headline sequences but the prime time news shows regularly start and stop at completely bizarre times to prevent viewers from easily switching over at the start of a competitor’s programme!
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WW Update
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:

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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Doesn't look like their current schedule is anything special.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
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WW Update
Doesn't look like their current schedule is anything special.


They were recently sold and stopped producing most of their original national programming in favor of reruns. The launch of the three-hour newscast will be a relaunch of sorts for them.
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NYTV London World News
Doesn't look like their current schedule is anything special.

Part of that was due to ownership changes. Sinclair Broadcast Group was previously the frontrunner in buying WGN and was reportedly planning on splitting up WGN and WGN America bit that never happened and WGN instead went to Nexstar instead
Formerly knows as "asnycBBC"
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WW Update
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/

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