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JRY96 posts since 16 Feb 2016
Sky's coverage tonight is perhaps the worst I've ever seen from them.

They're present at virtually no counts, there are no graphics whatsoever, they have a crap counter in the top left which is very annoying, they're well behind on all of the results. The analysis is extremely poor.

It's constantly Adam Boulton reading out results but no graphics to actually show what is going. The rare time graphics do come on they are often out of date and with mistakes.

Why can't they just use their normal elections graphics suite?

The BBC which is fairly poor, is the only place to go tonight, analysis, presence at counts, speed of results and also immediate analysis and proper graphics.


I'd agree with you on Sky's coverage tonight. It's dull, dull, dull. Not just the presentation (which looks awful - and has made me think, where will they present a General Election from? Surely a purpose built studio, as the three they currently have just don't work!) but also, the format. Lots of results being missed, and I'm sorry, but Adam Boulton just once again proves why he's not suited to fronting big programmes like this anymore - he's bad enough on All Out Politics. Sky really need a shake up with their Election programming.
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TTRWE66 posts since 9 Jul 2018
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Sky's coverage tonight is perhaps the worst I've ever seen from them.

They're present at virtually no counts, there are no graphics whatsoever, they have a crap counter in the top left which is very annoying, they're well behind on all of the results. The analysis is extremely poor.

It's constantly Adam Boulton reading out results but no graphics to actually show what is going. The rare time graphics do come on they are often out of date and with mistakes.

Why can't they just use their normal elections graphics suite?

The BBC which is fairly poor, is the only place to go tonight, analysis, presence at counts, speed of results and also immediate analysis and proper graphics.
WW Update4,599 posts since 6 Feb 2007
Here's an odd on-air experiment from 1977; during the 8 p.m. news, to illustrate the importance of energy conservation, TF1's anchor instructed households across France to turn off unnecessary lights and then showed the drop in the power grid demand:

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Brekkie30,997 posts since 4 Jan 2003
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A few more grabs of the BBC Scotland Channel output. I'm not actually watching it though - Scotland is one EU electoral region, so the discussion is somewhat boring and dry.

Looks good but does seem unnecessary duplication and surely the Nine is more like C4 News - be there tomorrow to provide the analysis and leave the rolling coverage to someone else.


Also I might be wrong but I'm sure info I saw earlier said Scotland don't count until tomorrow morning anyway.
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Mike W4,853 posts since 30 Apr 2006
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Interesting....

I can only assume that the whole look will need changing if they're going to go for these graphics. The black astons don't suit when the titles and the look are all white.

The way it pops up is quite nice. But the Midlands Today logo is horrific. Reith just does not look good like that for a main logo at all.


Did anyone capture the video of this? Would be nice to look at how they animate again as it looks like we'll be getting this across all BBC News a week tomorrow.

I have a video that I used to create the GIF a few pages back.
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rdd3,283 posts since 21 Jun 2001
JRM's sister appeared on RTÉ using the BBC footage from Huw in Studio B.

About the RTÉ coverage tonight; it began at 10pm tonight & will finish at 1:10am.

Bryan Dobson is in Studio 3, Miriam O'Callaghan is in the RDS & David McCullough is in the RTÉ Election Centre.


It’s been an odd one for the Euros, only Dublin has and will have any counts declared tonight, one of the others (Midlands NW) has already adjourned for the evening and the other, South, is the one with the marathon 23 candidate ballot paper that is proving a nightmare for the count staff and won’t have a first count till 1pm tomorrow.

I’m sticking mostly with the BBC.