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tmorgan96334 posts since 6 Jan 2012
BBC World

Sky Sports Revamp

I only have Sky Sports in SD, find the quality of them is pretty good compared to many other SD channels, so couldn't justify paying extra to have them in HD.

Sky Sports SD is 704x576 compared to the rest of sky which is 544x576 rubbish.

That's an interesting one. I'd have thought the opposite would make sense.

In Australia Foxtel absolutely kills the bitrate of the Fox Sports SD channels so their product looks really bad in SD, in order to force more people upgrade to HD.
tmorgan96334 posts since 6 Jan 2012
BBC World

London Tower Block Fire


The difference with Kay is that she maintains some form of gravitas and will change her delivery to suit. Derbyshire on the other hand presents her bulletins as if she's on 5 Live still.

I think this is one of the most ridiculous statements I have read on TV Forum in ages


Not a Kay fan clearly? I'm not exactly a Kay Burley super fan, but at least she's covered events such as 9/11 with gravitas. Can the same be said for Victoria?

All we're seeing here is the Kay bashers against the Derbyshire bashers. I'm at least trying to be centrist to this debate.

On 9/11 she said something along the lines of "the entire east coast of the US has been decimated". Gravitas...
tmorgan96334 posts since 6 Jan 2012
BBC World

London Tower Block Fire

VD Show is just utter padding - this interview should have been cut short minutes ago, the man said his bit but he's now repeating what he's saying. There is nothing to report other than what the main narrative is.

He just went off screen in tears after talking about a man throwing his two kids out of the tower to save them. Poor bloke.

Horrible disaster.

Having watched the news develop, it does deserve continuing coverage. More people will have been killed by this than the terror attack in London.
tmorgan96334 posts since 6 Jan 2012
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TV Exit polls

Think officially they stand outside selected stations and ask people how they've voted.

It was stated on a BBC News article that Dimbleby gets informed of the exit poll as early as 9:45 (or maybe 9:30, can't find the article atm) as he said he has to go into lockdown until going on the air at 9:55 so they can't be standing outside stations as late as 10pm, bearing in mind if you have a queue and the clock goes ten you should still get a vote. In theory.

Yes I believe they do. During 2015 the exit poll was updated at 11pm to reflect new information which was submitted after 9pm.

So the 10pm exit poll is data before 9pm, and then the last hour comes in at 11pm.
tmorgan96334 posts since 6 Jan 2012
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Sky News presentation - New studio onwards

Probably because they don't trust them like they did last time.
Why?

The polls for both Brexit and Trump were correct. In both instances it was actually analysts and media outlets which interpreted them wrong. It's not the polling organisations' fault that large sections of the press were completely dunderheaded in their approach to analysing the polls.

Trump lost the popular vote, as the polls showed, but won in the states he needed to win in.

Brexit was within the margin of error. It was an error on the part of news organisations to say that the polls were favouring Remain, when in fact they weren't.

I think Sky News reducing the prominence of polling is disingenuous, considering they and other news outlets are the primary reason polls have a poor reputation. Polling in and of itself is largely accurate.
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tmorgan96334 posts since 6 Jan 2012
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New look BBC One - Jan 2017

I'm going to break with everyone in saying that a little light-heartedness is needed in idents right now, even if it is a little drab. I quite like what I have seen of them so far, especially the bog one. It's a little quirky and outside the norm for an ident, but who says BBC One can't break with tradition a little bit?
tmorgan96334 posts since 6 Jan 2012
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London Terror Incidents


If I'm honest, I haven't heard what the word is, I don't know how bad the word is. But this will still be shown in the US and in Australasia.


Its the worst swear word you can say if that helps you guess it.

Yes. The 'C' one.

As an Australian mind you (we use that word much more often than Brits or Americans), who cares?

It's news. It shouldn't be censored or sanitised.
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tmorgan96334 posts since 6 Jan 2012
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Sky News presentation - New studio onwards

In the case of Sky News, the "product" is the journalism. Not the graphics.

The average viewer will not notice a graphic not transitioning on screen as a wipe. Simple as that. And it is utterly boring to see you banging on about it on every single page of this thread recently.


This forum is about Presentation, if you want to talk about Journalism maybe you should try another forum?


The problem is that you bring nothing but negativity. Constant moaning & pedantic nit-picking. Bet you're hard work to interact with daily

What an awful thing to say.
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tmorgan96334 posts since 6 Jan 2012
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Manchester Terror Attack

Oh, I think there is someone in the 9/11 thread who is upset that Crossroads has moved to ITV2… there are always people like that who don't really think twice before posting.

There's a 9/11 thread on this forum? Wow

Yep, took literally 30 seconds to find
https://tvforum.uk/tvhome/world-trade-centre-35259/
Thanks, I tried to find myself but that was fruitless.
tmorgan96334 posts since 6 Jan 2012
BBC World

Manchester Terror Attack


I remember that on the day of the Beslan siege someone on this very forum complained that Loose Women had been cancelled in favour of extended news coverage.

Oh, I think there is someone in the 9/11 thread who is upset that Crossroads has moved to ITV2… there are always people like that who don't really think twice before posting.

There's a 9/11 thread on this forum? Wow
tmorgan96334 posts since 6 Jan 2012
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New BBC corporate font: BBC Reith

I like it, but I'll wait to see what else they accompany with it. The BBC as a whole needs a complete clean-out and reboot of its on-air appearance, minus the BBC blocks.

Looking at the ECP commonly aired across the BBC's TV channels, it's quite an ugly thing, especially with the Gill Sans. Certainly a new font will help, although a more robust and dynamic cross-promotional strategy would definitely be a good move. Looking forward to what I see next.
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tmorgan96334 posts since 6 Jan 2012
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Sky News presentation - New studio onwards

Yes - granted, the coverage itself has been good, however there have been more communication breakdowns and little bloopers than I can ever remember seeing, I assume that Adam answered the way he did through frustration because in the previous half an hour or so there were a fair few more issues not just the two I posted, and him saying what he did was out of frustration rather than unprofessional, so no blame to Adam here.

Graphics are good though, but still prefer the big screen at the old studio to the one in the Glass Box.

Edit: Another one there, Adam going to a break before saying actually we're going to Jon Craig

Fair enough to point it out, but do you not have anything better to do than post a moment-by-moment account, complete (somehow) with a sense of moral effrontery?

I dunno, it's a presentation and TV forum so I guess it's topical to discuss that the presentation is a little messy at times and furthermore a sign that perhaps the production quality has fallen.
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