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Sky News | October 2019 Onwards

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These seem like relatively complicated solutions to 'we see a red bus a lot'. Easiest thing, surely, if it's deemed a problem is to just make a slightly longer loop. Don't think you'd want raw camera footage or live feeds anyway – you really want to edit, enhance and colour adjust background footage, especially when it's going to fill the screen.


I didn’t say I saw a red bus a lot, the bus disappeared into thin air right before our eyes at least twice behind Annelise whist she was being interviewed. It just looks messy. Your point about enhancement is also a moot point given that it looks dreadful and washed out during Kay’s show. Oversaturated on AOP. Tonight just about gets away with it but there’s a definite wobble on that shot (wind during filming perhaps?)

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Sky News | October 2019 Onwards

I can’t be the only one wondering why they’ve bothered (and why they hyped it up). The old Westminster Studio was vastly superior and even chucking the new desk in there would have been better. Although, I would have done away with the orange lighting on KB@B. It looked dated and a purple or pink would have been more appropriate with the blue.

Also, why no new graphics? Not even the logo has changed. None of it makes sense anymore and I’m sorry but they shouldn’t have ever got rid of Sky News Centre at Osterley. That space was amazing and so fit for purpose. The glass box doesn’t come close and it is so inflexible with formats. Ok, we don’t need to go back to triple headed shows with people climbing stairs whilst reading headlines from 2005 but somewhere in between would be nice rather than the opposite end of the spectrum as now. I have to say, Sky News Centre never looked better than just before they left. In fact, when they decamped back there whilst the glass box was having its ‘improvements’, they should have stayed put. I mean, is no one at Sky actually watching the output these days? It looks dreadful and messy. The lighting is awful and they are just sleep walking from one disaster to the next. The apologetic tone they use to announce breaking news is beyond satire. Sky used to be ‘first for breaking news’. Now it’s like they don’t want Maureen to spill her cornflakes. Come on Sky! Get back to what you do best. Give your loyal viewers a reason to stay. At the moment, we might as well flick to BBC as the presentation is just as bland. Remind us why we picked you in the first place.