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Re: General TWC Discussion
« Reply #9691 on: April 03, 2018, 03:26:37 PM »
Due to the changes, it sounds like they are now extending their coverage to Midnight..

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Re: General TWC Discussion
« Reply #9692 on: December 11, 2019, 02:29:03 PM »
The video wall in the studio is being replaced. You can see from this IG story from Felicia Combs what the area currently looks like.

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Re: General TWC Discussion
« Reply #9693 on: December 12, 2019, 11:17:54 AM »
That old “V-wall” as they called it, is being replaced with a new Immersive Mixed Reality set. Will be interesting to watch what that will look like.
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Re: General TWC Discussion
« Reply #9694 on: June 08, 2020, 12:49:40 AM »
This may be a bit out of left field, but hear me out.

I recently moved for work and instead of splurging for the local cable company that carries TWC, I simply decided to get a streaming service. Since most of them don't carry The Weather Channel, this left me in a bind. But I still have my folks' cable login from home and so was able to get the TWC app for Roku and sign in.

Once there, I was surprised to discover that the TVE-authenticated TWC stream featured a locally-generated (like, by the device) LDL (featuring current conditions, 24 hour and hourly forecasts, 7 day forecast plus sunrise/sunset and moon phase info). Granted, the icons aren't animated nor can it generate an actual local forecast, but it can generate a crawl for an NWS product (I checked, you can change zip codes seemingly at will) and looks damn near exactly like the one seen on air down even to the typeface.

So my question is...if even basic consumer technology (I'm using the Roku built into a 4-year-old Insignia TV) can generate these graphics, why not extend carriage to these streaming services like YouTubeTV or Roku and have the consumer devices that are streaming generate the content? Or even have this technology built into the latest satellite receivers and basically have like a very basic STAR built in that can generate graphics?

I'm sure there are answers to those questions like stability issues, legal issues, hardware issues, etc. but it seems like something that isn't out of the realm of possibility.
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Re: General TWC Discussion
« Reply #9695 on: June 08, 2020, 07:44:16 AM »
They are already doing it, and/or planning on it. Also DirecTV has a built-in STAR UI in their later boxes. its still based on older graphics and is a bit buggy though. But, its there...

They have put out job offers looking for developers to create the next generation STAR technology. So, with that said, This is probably in the plan.

the Watch TWC App gets very sophisticated and able to do what cable network STARs can do. It may even take place of weatherscan as its own App instead doing similar things.
« Last Edit: June 08, 2020, 07:47:11 AM by techknight »