It's a different view of Media City than the one used by NWT, and also doesn't have anything superimposed (i.e. anything akin to the scrolling "North West Today/Tonight" text). No more "disco ball" banners!
However, it does look heavily "CGI-ed" (or whatever). I'm wondering that it might even be still photographs rather than moving footage (?), with things like the rippling of the water added afterwards. It has the same "idealised" fake look as e.g. BBC World News' London backdrop.
They're seemingly also continuing with the sky being perpetually stuck at "sunrise" (pinky/orangey) coloured for the entire duration of the programme, even at times of the morning when the real world is either pitch black or post-sunrise/broad daylight/blue skies.
In fact, the sky above the Media City buildings looks like the *exact same* CGI sky as before (complete with the identical flock of birds flying left-to-right every few minutes).
EDIT: I wonder whether they've replaced the knackered sofa with an identical new one?
Last edited by Lou Scannon on 14 October 2019 6:56am