Fictional News Bulletins In Films & TV


The Campaign Movie (2012)

From 49 Sec


A news broadcast from TV show The Expanse that naturally shows the 9 minute delay to Mars and 15 minute signal lag to the asteroid stations :slight_smile:


It’s kinda weird that some of the graphic designers don’t really adhere to 16:9 (and 4:3) safe areas when in the cinematic 2.35:1 anamorphic aspect ratio. Also, in some cases, the graphics fill up the whole 2.35:1 screen, and then later fill up the whole 16:9 TV in the movie (which both of them have different aspect ratios) which seems inconsistent and unrealistic to me. Probably the designers just don’t bother about these safe areas because they either don’t know about it or just don’t care about aesthetic accuracy because it’s just fiction.

Apologies, I don’t know how to quote images properly, someone please help me on that.


Sharknado 2 (2014)


Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Breakfast Special

RNZ Checkpoint Special

NZ Herald Video on Demand


TV1 NZ Sunday Drama Seige
Watch here, only in NZ requires TVNZ OnDemand account


Originally posted by @TV.Cynic on the ABC News thread

Faux news report seen on Newton’s Law


:slight_smile: headline from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


Another show about TV news - the network in MMN


Dr Who S2 E12 Fear Her

London 2012, The Episode aired 24 June 2006

The actual graphics from the time

Interesting to note in 2012 these were the graphics at the time


Great News debuted in the US this week. The fake news program it is centred around is called The Breakdown.


Great news for fans of faux news that NBC has renewed Great News for another season.


Lester Holt on Law and Order spotted it last night on three


Unfortunately video is blocked into AUS


Turns out it is blocked everywhere so…




G’day Melbourne from The Leftovers :stuck_out_tongue:


Looks like something that is coming out of C31.


Actor Reid Scott plays former political aide Dan Egan who hosts a fictitious “CBS This Morning” on the HBO hit series “Veep.” Scott joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss his humorous take on morning news and the show’s success.


On tonight’s Shortland Street it featured a Jack Tame cameo and a fictitious 1 News now special on the Ferndale eruption.