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JO
Jonwo

Wheel of Fortune to return?

Jonwo posted:
Take with a pinch of salt but The Sun are claiming that Alison Hammond is to present a pilot of Wheel of Fortunes which could lead to a series. https://www.thesun.co.uk/tv/13342390/this-morning-alison-hammond-host-wheel-of-fortune/

I assume given Sony owns the format that it's going to made by Stellify, no broadcaster yet but it could easily be on BBC One or ITV. Will be interesting to see if it uses the elements of the American series or use elements of the British version of the format.


Funny, over here we're getting a version of WoF too. (besides the syndicated one.)

Is the primetime version an hour or half an hour? I think an hour could potentially hurt it as a format.
DT
DTV Meridian (South) South Today

ITV News

The one thing that does let down the current ITV News set is that it is VR. If that was a physical set it would look amazing and easily be one of the top news sets of all time. Obviously, VR gives greater flexibility and allows a freeing from physical space constraints. And obviously, ITN's VR is miles ahead of the BBC's. But the current ITV News set would work so well in real form - VR just has a certain flatness to it, particularly in the lighting. ITV's regional news sets sort of show how good a physical set would look, if it weren't for their bizarre choice to make 50% of the backdrop black.

I feel this whole discussion, though, is because of the tendency of some members of this forum to confuse 'being more than 5 years old' and 'tired'. In design terms, 'age' is not something that correlates linearly with time - some 5 year-old designs have aged worse than some 20-year-old designs; just look at the current BBC logo and its predecessor - one is ageless and the other aged like an apple. One of the hallmarks of a good design is how long it takes to look tired, and I think that the current ITV News look is a fairly solid design in these terms. The fact that the current ITV News look is more minimalist than previous looks helps it in this respect as minimalist designs generally age better than non-minimalist designs.

I think too many forumers got used to the 2000s - where the BBC and ITV couldn't go more than 2 years without a rebrand or refresh.
LW
LWTfan1968 World News

Wheel of Fortune to return?

Jonwo posted:
Take with a pinch of salt but The Sun are claiming that Alison Hammond is to present a pilot of Wheel of Fortunes which could lead to a series. https://www.thesun.co.uk/tv/13342390/this-morning-alison-hammond-host-wheel-of-fortune/

I assume given Sony owns the format that it's going to made by Stellify, no broadcaster yet but it could easily be on BBC One or ITV. Will be interesting to see if it uses the elements of the American series or use elements of the British version of the format.


Funny, over here we're getting a version of WoF too. (besides the syndicated one.)
I think the reason I don't get replies is because I'm 5 hours behind most of the forum.
LW
LWTfan1968 World News

Pointless Sound Fault

ironically i would of actually caught the first fault had my school not been remote, as i would of used that trickery i used to get the Panorama fault to watch the end of Pointless leading into the news. Also "minus 24" for some reason reminded me of News 24.


Um, sorry I don't quite follow. What does your school being remote have to do with anything? You do realise this is TV Forum, any noteworthy breakdowns/issues on TV get videos made (as above) that you can watch at your leisure?


because when im blended (aka part remote, part in school), my mom drops me off at my grandmothers, and my computer is right next to the tv. The TV has a Fire Stick with an app that allows me to watch international TV, and I usually watch the begging of BBC News at 6. So I would of caught it live. I said this on the Panorama fault too.

But yeah, it has nothing to do with the topic really. Sorry!
I think the reason I don't get replies is because I'm 5 hours behind most of the forum.
EL
eladkse

The Sport Thread

Looks like it might have been an issue with the feed BT were providing the other broadcasters, rather than (another) fault with BBC 1. The world feed presentation, which normally joins BT/BBC's draw presentation as soon as it starts, spent nearly a minute holding on a graphic before joining BT just before the bag was emptied.

JO
Jonwo

Wheel of Fortune to return?

Take with a pinch of salt but The Sun are claiming that Alison Hammond is to present a pilot of Wheel of Fortunes which could lead to a series. https://www.thesun.co.uk/tv/13342390/this-morning-alison-hammond-host-wheel-of-fortune/

I assume given Sony owns the format that it's going to made by Stellify, no broadcaster yet but it could easily be on BBC One or ITV. Will be interesting to see if it uses the elements of the American series or use elements of the British version of the format.
LW
LWTfan1968 World News

BBC THREE versus BBC SCOTLAND

honestly they should just have bbc scotland be some of one's programming during off air time, and dissolve bbc one scotland (ik this sounds dumb, but at least hear me out). Then move the Nine opposite Newsnight and make more like Newsnight for no reason (and then when that inevitably fails, just replace the Nine with Newsnight.) And then put some BBC Three programmes at 9. And then revive 2 Scotland, perhaps under a new name (2S?). And then since 2S will not have the Curve, give Scotland the curve. They already have a type of curve, why not give them this curve? (because it has more variety!)
I think the reason I don't get replies is because I'm 5 hours behind most of the forum.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today

Pointless Sound Fault

ironically i would of actually caught the first fault had my school not been remote, as i would of used that trickery i used to get the Panorama fault to watch the end of Pointless leading into the news. Also "minus 24" for some reason reminded me of News 24.


Um, sorry I don't quite follow. What does your school being remote have to do with anything? You do realise this is TV Forum, any noteworthy breakdowns/issues on TV get videos made (as above) that you can watch at your leisure?
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today

YouTube Gold

Some people really love to take the credit for so much online that is not even remotely to do with them - bit like a certain person's supposedly genuine uploads of programme junctions and interval music Rolling Eyes


Hmm...
LW
LWTfan1968 World News

Pointless Sound Fault

ironically i would of actually caught the first fault had my school not been remote, as i would of used that trickery i used to get the Panorama fault to watch the end of Pointless leading into the news. Also "minus 24" for some reason reminded me of News 24.
I think the reason I don't get replies is because I'm 5 hours behind most of the forum.
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

BBC One Christmas idents 2020

Even if the first day of Advent happens to be in November?
Write that down in your copybook now.
AW
Andrew Wood Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today

BBC One Christmas idents 2020

I am just annoyed about one thing: Forget lockdowns, Brexit, misery, and gloom. It's no excuse for a Christmas ident to be launched in November,

Yesterday was the first day of Advent. As good a day as any to start Christmas presentation.