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itsrobert5,882 posts since 23 Mar 2001
Granada North West Today
No worries!

ITV News did used to come from Studio 2 for a long while, but they moved back to Studio 1 some time ago. PCR1 controls Studio 1 and PCR2 controls Studio 2. The problem is that PCR2 is the backup ITV News control room so it can't remain as the 5 News control room. It will be until a new control room is built for 5 News shortly. The equipment for this will be brought from the Northern & Shell building.

The last time 5 News was based at GIR, it used PCR4, which now no longer exists. Back then, PCR2 was on the ground floor and was the control room for Studio 4, the ITV London studio.

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Mouseboy331,692 posts since 10 Feb 2014
I know it would be too much for ITN/Ch5 News to reach into their "heritage" and create a modern interpretation of their launch news format. With the tech available today, it probably would look brilliant and visually different than the Jago-lite and Jago-esque sets that all the national broadcasters are sporting these days. It always felt immediate and important that, and a little tongue-in-cheek and a little less polished and 'realistic' than the coiffed, hermetically sealed studio broadcasts. Not gonna happen I know, but it would be so interesting to see a 2016 take on that format. Having a good free-wheeling wander around a real working newsroom broadcast will always feel modern to me. As its so rarely done and done well.
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Inspector Sands10,412 posts since 25 Aug 2004







London Lite6,803 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Sangeeta Kandola presented the 2230 ITV News London bulletin as well, so may well be in the building for the 5 News Headlines this evening.

Incidentally, if you look at the chair used in the 1700 clip and the cap from VMPhil from 2000, they're different.
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mark1,548 posts since 27 Jun 2001
London London
I know it would be too much for ITN/Ch5 News to reach into their "heritage" and create a modern interpretation of their launch news format. With the tech available today, it probably would look brilliant and visually different than the Jago-lite and Jago-esque sets that all the national broadcasters are sporting these days.


To be fair, it's been done by others in recent years. Bolton & Co. on Sky News roamed around the Millbank newsroom in a way very reminiscent of the original 5 News. It did look good.

But those early days were not particularly successful ones for Channel 5 ratings-wise, so I can't imagine there'd be a lot of appetite for recreating anything from them.
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