Yes, people! Finally, 7News will end stretchovision madness and launch real HD.
Here’s what I learned:
– rehearsals were happening Friday evening
– the plex will/receive(d) subtle changes, nothing major
– anchor desk has grown a bit. The 7 logo at the front was replaced
– the blue duratran between the floors is going back to
how it was before, small. Or at least smaller than it is now.
– flat screens will be added to it?
– monitor wall may or may not change. WHDH replaced theirs
with almost a dozen large flat screen tvs
– “very ESPN-sportscenter ish”
– “LOTS of swooshes and flying 7s”
– “everything looks like its flying out of the screen”
– the new opens are much shorter
– color scheme is blue, black, red with chrome
no info but I’m working on it. My guess, something original
by Chris Crane, naturally
Field photogs will be shooting in 16×9 SD which will be upconverted
to HD. NO stretchovision and as few sidebars as possible.
Don’t expect any more major changes after this. Even with holding nearly 20% of the local tv ad market WSVN is still pinched by the bad economy.
They like every other station are having budget problems and allegedly won’t be filling open positions.
Doesn’t appear like they’ll acquire the WTVJ building at this point in time. Of course you never know but at the moment it doesn’t appear likely (maybe it never was?)
Sunbeam is still in litigation with the company that wants to build condos right next the studios.
7News HD will swooshhhh in with a bang sometimes during the first or second week of December.
And now you know. Thanks to the tipster for the info.