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tmorgan96265 posts since 6 Jan 2012
BBC World

New look BBC One - Jan 2017

Who signs off BBC pres? The trail for Question Time not only had the circle animation on the BBC One logo during the trail, but it also had the old plain red circle motif endboard. With a cheap looking font. Why don't they check all these things?


And, the This Week trail used the old 2016 fairy light circle end board. So, still inconsistent.

I feel like your signature sort of contradicts your point though. Those endboards are fully functional and almost identical bar a few elements.
tmorgan96265 posts since 6 Jan 2012
BBC World

Sky News presentation - New studio onwards

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK7-lDEN61s


It looks nice. Seems like they wanted to mimic Silicon Valley type amenities. A lot of the amenities seem to be useful but it's also likely designed so you won't have to leave campus and spend more time at work. The only thing that's missing is a quick walk in health clinic and pharmacy.


It's useless for parking though. My lad is working there at present, arrives at 05:30hrs to ensure a parking space

Is there ample access via public transport though?
tmorgan96265 posts since 6 Jan 2012
BBC World

New look BBC One - Jan 2017

The dog in mountain rescue makes the ident 100x better.

Which makes me think, we need an ident with just dogs sitting there looking at the camera at first, before slowly becoming disobedient and doing other things throughout the course of the ident. Would be a ratings-winner.
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tmorgan96265 posts since 6 Jan 2012
BBC World

How can BBC1 create a decent presentation?

Tonight if anything proves the BBC clearly has identity crisis, it also clear the people running the BBC are not on the level but its also clear, No one seems to know how to fix and resolve the current problem.

Well, yeah. The BBC is a big company and it could and has been shown to be able to create excellent branding in the past.

The BBC should be shooting for what the ABC (with a $1bn per annum budget, or ~600m pounds) has been doing:
tmorgan96265 posts since 6 Jan 2012
BBC World

New look BBC One - Jan 2017

Here's a post I made about BBC One on MediaSpy, I've pasted it here:

There's an idea there, but it hasn't been executed well.

What BBC One has tried to do with this refresh is try to convey their 'oneness' with the community and place emphasis on their public service commitments as well. The only problem with the execution is it's lazy. A few people exercising and swimming does not effectively communicate the core meaning behind the rebrand. They needed to do something more profound or eyecatching. It doesn't help that almost everything about those two idents is dreary as. A grey beach and a bland room with unflattering depictions of people, and then you see the BBC One logo. What does that tell you about your brand? What appreciation does that give me of the BBC in general?

Compare this effort to one of the ABC's idents of a dingo singing the ABC notes in a country landscape.



You have the outback (a quintessentially Australian backdrop), you have the ABC worm front and centre, and you have the iconic ABC notes. It's a really effective piece of branding, because you've just pelted the viewer with every important aspect of the ABC's branding in a short 10 second window. The ABC notes are there, as they have been for decades; Here's a playlist of ABC idents from the 1990s with the same iconic notes:



There are so many layers of branding in the dingo ident which call back to fond memories and make the viewer appreciate the history and importance of the broadcaster: its role in Australian culture, its reflection of our society, its own history.

I'm saddened that BBC One never developed a brand along the same lines, but regardless, they still could've rebranded the channel along familiar lines by continuing with the same musical notes they had during the 2006 circles era with new idents focusing on another aspect with some landscape shots of London or something.
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tmorgan96265 posts since 6 Jan 2012
BBC World

CNN International

It's a shame CNN is becoming a New York operation, because in my mind having every outlet based out of NYC only limits the ability for news outlets to properly understand or know the mood of the nation. Basically all of the media missed Trump's supporter base by the virtue of simply being based out of NYC. Being based out of a city like Atlanta is a benefit in and of itself, because whilst it is progressive-leaning like most major cities, it is located in the South. It's harder to miss/be blind to the reality of the other side when they literally surround you; the same can't be said about NYC, who's neighboured by ideologically-similar cities.

I'm a progressive, but even I acknowledge that media organisations tend to all cluster in areas, causing a fundamental disconnect between the majority of viewers and an ideologically-narrowminded press. I actually think it explains the poor state of trust and faith in the media as a whole, that they're pent up in areas which only represent a lucky few.

The same argument can be made in lots of places. NYC in the US. London in the UK. Sydney in Australia.
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tmorgan96265 posts since 6 Jan 2012
BBC World

BBC News Channel Presentation - 21/03/16 onwards

Crikey! I hope the BBC are providing counselling for the team compiling the Review of 2016 shows. Imagine scrabbling around trying to find something positive to put in! I guess Team GB should lift the mood a bit in some of these reviews this year.

Gravitational waves and the mysterious Ninth planet. There's some great progress which has been made this year in the world of science Smile
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tmorgan96265 posts since 6 Jan 2012
BBC World

Sky News presentation - New studio onwards

I'm baffled how people would stop watching something on the basis of a studio. Each to their own I guess, but I would have thought that content is king and (personalities and egos aside) you can't actually fault the journalistic quality of the channel at all.


Im sure the people that put a lot of work into studios would disagree. Why do you think they spend so much money on them? You could also apply the same logic to everything to do with the channel, graphics, music etc. What's the point if you just tune in for the news.

I watched Sky for the graphics, the studio, the people. All of them have now been changed and it seems Sky News is heading down a road that is not for me.

Agreed. The fact there's a forum dedicated to news presentation doesn't preclude the idea that a set can cost a lot and still be bad...


This forum seems to love praising great work (which is great) but never be willing to call out bad set design for what it is: bad. Even if it doesn't have any discernible impact on viewing, a set can still be ugly, poorly designed, cheap-looking, have bad acoustics, and the fact the product is still popular doesn't mean it's above criticism.

Sky News' old sets were/are quite slick and made you feel like you were in the newsroom. This new glassbox is little more than a set overlooking a reception desk and some beige open-plan office levels. Lame.
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tmorgan96265 posts since 6 Jan 2012
BBC World

CNN International

I watched the interview and it was really insightful into Megyn. It does indeed feel like she's preparing her audience for a channel swap, but another part of me thinks it could just be a move to scare Fox into giving her a better contract.
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