As for the Press Preview, it just feels so formal now and less natural. The big screen in the new studio is not as good for these segments in comparison to the old screen and a sofa and a more relaxed set-up would be much better suited to such debate, the old set-up was so much much better for it.
I've always felt that one of the main strengths of the Press Preview was it's relaxed feel, so I agree that it's a shame to see that it is now presented from a desk. That said, if Sky News are going to present 'News at 10' from the 'Glass Box' (which it suits much better), there really is no way to present it is old form unless there is a more suitable studio for relaxed programmes in Sky Central. If there was, it might also be more suited to where Sunrise is presented from as I don't really feel that it is really suited to the 'Glass Box' either.
I would assume the Glass Box is only the temporary home for the Press Preview until the other new studio is ready.
Ironically Andrew Pierce mentioned the studio tonight, with Anna saying its the 4th 'studio' they've used together. I suspect she meant set. That will be 5 come the summer then.
I think lowering the desk to coffee table height might help to ease off the overly formal look to the PP though.
The lowering of the desk would definitely help in the short term.