I despise the crappy CGI gallery.
I think that the pan-regional backdrop should be e.g. "ITV News"-branded Venetian blinds (CGI ones shown on the screens, not actual physical blinds!), as this would still maintain the "window" conceit, whereas the view magically changing from an outdoor one to an indoor one completely spoils the illusion.
If the design of the CGI gallery at least looked better / more realistic, that'd be something. The red "On Air" light in the middle is particularly awful.
It'll never happen, but alternative outdoor backdrops for when things go pan-regional would be a nice idea too (e.g. Taunton for West Country? Leicester for Central? etc) Not sure that there would be any suitable choice of location for some pan-regions though, especially TT&B.
Last edited by Lou Scannon on 4 July 2019 10:16pm
I'm still a European.