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tmorgan96358 posts since 6 Jan 2012
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Sky News presentation - New studio onwards


*sigh*

I suppose we should wait and see, but...

1. return of the unchanged, dull glass box

2. same bland, hard to read on screen graphics, never ending swoosh noise

3. tinny, boring intro and music

Meh.


It's no longer the bold, brash and ambitious Sky News that we all used to know.

I remember Sky News being my news channel of choice when Freeview first launched in 2002 and I would pick that over BBC News 24 any day.

Now I barely ever watch Sky News as it's just so boring, staid and plain unwatchable now. And moving back into the glass box of horrors is just making matters worse.

It’s still leagues about BBC News though

No it's not. I was recently in the UK and I felt watching both, that the BBC was a much more appealing product. Authorative and well-presented. Watching Sky News was like watching a group of interns trying to put together a news channel (no offence) - the whole thing felt disjointed and strangely designed to be both boring and plain.
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tmorgan96358 posts since 6 Jan 2012
BBC World

The Australian News Thread

It’s a ******* breakfast show, not a ******* blockbuster movie.

Unfortunately, the commercial networks in Aussie are still hung up on dated 'Voice of God' exaggerated promo voiceovers.

Definitely Nine and Ten, although I wonder how much of it is self-mocking. Ten's voice of god, especially in the I'm a Celebrity ads, seems a lot more tongue in cheek.

Nine is atrocious though.
tmorgan96358 posts since 6 Jan 2012
BBC World

BBC1 Christmas 2017 Idents

It's quite surprising how negative or mixed this forum has been about the look. It received a very warm response on Reddit with a lot of people praising the effort of the animation and the recognition of the struggle many single parents face in trying to weigh up their job with spending time with their kids. It's especially hard at this time of year during what is supposed to be a happy and festive time, when many 'traditional' families have big Christmas dinners or events which a lot of single parent households can't afford to have or attend. Especially at Christmas, single parents and their kids can really struggle, so it's nice that the BBC acknowledges them and puts them in the public's consciousness.

A lot of people here are comparing it to adverts from shops and are saying that this doesn't mean anything or say anything about the BBC's brand or programming. To that I say, does that really matter? At this time of year, the most important thing someone can do is spread joy, and if the BBC uses its idents and stings to do a little bit of that, I'd say their idents are encapsulating Christmas perfectly.

As for the people complaining that the BBC is trying to push diversity, well these families exist in real Britain too and they celebrate Christmas like you and I, so embrace them and welcome them to Christmas.
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tmorgan96358 posts since 6 Jan 2012
BBC World

Sky News presentation - New studio onwards

I've had it confirmed that it will be Dominic Waghorn presenting World View, with Mark Austin co-presenting from DC for the first show.




Was there a press release? My sources told me that as there wasn't a press release, I couldn't it out. I was about to tease on twitter that it would be a very 'diplomatic' program as Dominic Waghorn used to be diplomatic editor


My source is VERY reliable.

Well if it's in caps lock bold, it must be true.
tmorgan96358 posts since 6 Jan 2012
BBC World

Idiosyncrasies of presentation in America

The massive influence of the BBC is basically it, really.

The BBC is big enough to dictate how the market operates, and since it has no profit motive nor breaks during programmes, BBC pres is set up in a very dissimilar way to American networks. ITV and others feel the need to at least copy some elements of the BBC's style, or risk being perceived as too alien or too American.
tmorgan96358 posts since 6 Jan 2012
BBC World

Ofcom tells BBC to show more UK-made programmes

The issue you're all forgetting is that those who have the best qualifications on paper are all men, because men on average have better education and career opportunities.

So both of you have rushed to say that having no quota is the best way to equality, and in doing so have just reinforced a patriarchal society.

Change doesn't happen without changing the framework or system which has reinforced the problem in the first place. A quota is quite effective in ensuring women get a significant amount of experience to then be able to compete with men in job applications in the private sector, and a lot of modern policy is encouraging the public sector to play a stepping stone for women looking for experience.

So no it's not dangerous. It's reasonable policy.
tmorgan96358 posts since 6 Jan 2012
BBC World

NY1 - Relaunches with new look

I don't think it's correct to say that the stereotype is outdated. You admitted such in your opening post - the new NY1 look is very different market.

Compare it to any other major news organisation in New York except PBS and you'll see that the news organisations are by-and-large very sensationalist and in-your-face. And many of those organisations are far more popular than NY1 ever will be.
tmorgan96358 posts since 6 Jan 2012
BBC World

NY1 - Relaunches with new look

Love it. Clean, understated and authoritative. It doesn't scream at me like other NY or US local newscasts.

I wonder how it'll fare in the NY market though. I can see it doing great but at the same time, a lot of it could be too "dosile" for American tastes, which I suspect are far more used to television news blaring breaking news alerts and polluting screens with garish graphics.
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tmorgan96358 posts since 6 Jan 2012
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BBC News links with CBS News Globally

Amazing. An evening newscast is relying on an overseas broadcaster for coverage of a part of its own country.

Not saying that CBS wouldn't have mobilised resources themselves to cover Irma, but nevertheless it's still a weird arrangement. Could you imagine a CBS News story playing on the BBC News at Six, about evacuations in the UK?
tmorgan96358 posts since 6 Jan 2012
BBC World

BBC Sport - new graphics (Reith font)

So... you would have a co-channel trail pointing to Proms coverage on both BBC Two Northern and BBC Four... with on-screen branding consisting of BBC Two and BBC Four logos, plus a "Northern Ireland" lying by itself at the bottom of the screen?

From the perspective of a tourists to Northern Ireland, watching TV in their hotel room... what would they imagine the "Northern Ireland" is for? Would they know it was supposed to be attached to the BBC Two? Might they initially think it should go with the BBC Four? Or perhaps they'll look at it and wonder if the concert is taking place somewhere near their hotel?

In that case, there is only one entity that needs a regional/national identifier. It is only in cases of repetition I suggest it be dropped in favour of a single national/logo


So... take that Proms trail and add in a visual reference to BBC One Northern Ireland, in addition to BBC Two Northern Ireland and BBC Four. You still have the issue of your "Northern Ireland" lying at the bottom of the screen and a tourist not knowing what the "Northern Ireland" is in reference to.

The obvious answer is to have BBC Northern Ireland as a logo by itself, with "Two" and "Four" as squares next to the BBC NI logo.

Similar theory to the current slides from BBC Sport with the "One"One positioned opposite.