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tmorgan96305 posts since 6 Jan 2012
BBC World

ABC News Australia

The typeface is... not great. I know it's a custom design, but it doesn't work for me. In particular, the weather graphics when shown on screen are not easy to read - looks fuzzy to me. I suspect that owes to the lack of HD production (my eyes are just fine!).

The blog on the ABC site about the relaunch states it is a font which is supposed to be both serious and also have a quintessential Australian element to it. I can kinda see what they're going for, but yeah we'll have to see how long it takes to date.
tmorgan96305 posts since 6 Jan 2012
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FOX News - a day in the life of

How is O'Reilly still on this channel? Paid off lawsuits to numerous former female employees of the network and yet he was on their Outnumbered show at lunchtime with four women presenters spouting the usual rhetoric.

Welcome to the world of Murdoch, where terrible conduct which would usually be career-ending instead is deflected and treated as "liberal outrage" or "PC gone mad".
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tmorgan96305 posts since 6 Jan 2012
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BBC One HD still can't broadcast regional news in England.

Now that there is effectively a separate version of PSB3 for each ITV sub region, what are the remaining challenges to getting regional BBC 1 HD onto Freeview?

I guess therel has to be mux kit for each region producing PSB 3, so it's just a case of getting a feed of BBC 1 HD with upscaled local news inserted to that kit.

Would that require the regional studios to have a sustaining HD feed or could the regional opt switch (or mixer GPIs like the old system for digital) trigger a router at the coding and mux centre to switch the BBC one HD input to upscaled (regional) BBC One SD?

Or is the main issue BBC politics and that it couldn't be done on satellite yet?


There's nothing difficult technically, just buy more codecs, upgrade distribution and contribution to and from the English regions to HD circuits, buy some upscallers for the ERs that are still SD, and provide all the associated monitoring and 'glue' at the CCM centres. It's just a case of money, THAT's the primary problem !


Yes - and it is very difficult to justify spending money to upgrade BBC One HD to broadcast SD upscaled content (only Plymouth, Salford and London originate in HD)...

Yes it is justifiable.

Viewers shouldn't have to change the channel in order to see regional programming. It should be just available on the HD channel, even if it isn't in HD.
tmorgan96305 posts since 6 Jan 2012
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Westminster Security Incident

By complete coincidence I'd found your video of the BBC News at Six earlier Rob and was watching it.

Does anyone have a vid of the BBC News at Ten?

Also, I've seen it captioned on astons 'eye witness'. Are eye and witness kept separate in the UK? In the US and Australia I've always seen it spelt 'eyewitness'.
tmorgan96305 posts since 6 Jan 2012
BBC World

Westminster Security Incident



Like how they instantly deflect the blame on to their correspondent.

Gutless. This is a great lesson as to why you should never report anything in a situation like this unless it has been verified by a direct source.
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tmorgan96305 posts since 6 Jan 2012
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Good Morning Britain

Everyone seems to like the new look. Am I the only one who thinks it looks pretty ugly? It doesnt look very modern. Id say its a downgrade on the previous look.

Yup. Hate it. They've kept using the same style over and over and over since the launch, refreshing the look with pointless little tweaks here and there.

Personally I just think the graphics have always sat awkwardly on screen, and they still do.
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tmorgan96305 posts since 6 Jan 2012
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BBC News Mock 1999-2004

It's not an exact recreation.


Then why bother in the first place? It looks like you've spilled custard all over the screen and not cleaned it.

Because he took pride in doing it anyways? Just because it isn't an exact replica of the original, does not mean it's not a good effort. I swear this forum has ridiculously high standards for mocks. Saying someone's effort was akin to "spilling custard on the screen"... grow up dude.

I'm guessing you were going for a 2D look with that Alex? It could use some work, but the basic premise is there Smile 3/5
tmorgan96305 posts since 6 Jan 2012
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New look BBC One - Jan 2017

Does anyone else think that BBC Sport Scotland endboard (1:23 in the above vid) is a mess? (I assume Network is similar). Like, stuff is randomly located in different parts of the screen making it hard to actually take in all the information.

The day is on the left and time of day is on the right. The BBC One and BBC Sport logos are on the left but BBC Radio Scotland's is on the right. It would make more sense to have date and time located together and the BBC logos located together on the opposite side, with BBC One and BBC Radio Scotland's logos being the same size. That way all the information is tidily grouped and it doesn't take as long to read.
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tmorgan96305 posts since 6 Jan 2012
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ITV Launch New Promo Styles

The problem with the old cloaking is that it meant every trail had hundreds of versions in case it was cross promoted. The flow idea didn't work half the time anyway with sponsorship etc

I also prefer the time etc bigger. They were far too small before
I would've assumed such a system would've been designed to do those transitions on the fly using a computer in playout? Doing it manually for each ident sounds impractical to me.
tmorgan96305 posts since 6 Jan 2012
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Sky News presentation - New studio onwards

Remind me again what the script of the promo actually says...


Remind me again what appears in the studio behind Anna Botting...?

That is my point. If the product is superior to the rival's, then why nick their branding? It's laughable. I'd be just as aghast if the BBC were moving from ten o'clock and Sky suddenly went all beepy with globes everywhere.

I know Sky News branding has been heading in something of questionable direction lately, but this... Shocked

I think that - anywhere else but here - any sense of righteous indignation would be confined to those who wouldn't choose to watch the programme anyway, so it MUST stand on its own two feet editorially, and if I have anything to do with it - and I do - it will.

This is a presentation forum, so - shock horror - prepare to have your product judged on presentation...

Sky News at Ten looks like ITV. No two ways about it.
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tmorgan96305 posts since 6 Jan 2012
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International News Presentation: Past and Present

Just because it isn't 'European', doesn't mean it's American.

The voice of God has been a thing in Australia going back decades. Hardly an Americanism. In fact lots of your observations are historically quite 'normal' for Australian TV; perhaps their origins are from American TV, but to me American TV takes these things to an extreme whilst Australian bulletins tend to remain dialled back a bit.

The only thing I can agree is the transition swooshes are quite American, although Sky News UK have also used them.
tmorgan96305 posts since 6 Jan 2012
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New look BBC One - Jan 2017

I was quite happy to leave BBC One HD on at 6:30 if it was on in the background as the ambient noises were quite relaxing. What you have now is a period of silence interspersed with a period of bland music with people shouting over it. It's beyond annoying and makes me more likely to switch over to find something else and not return to BBC One at 7pm like they'd want me to.


Yea but, isn't the red caption of death only there until 18:35, the other 20-25 mins is a barrage of trailers ?

Nope, its 30 minutes of red screen.
tmorgan96305 posts since 6 Jan 2012
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Sky / Discovery Dispute

Lots of snobbiness in this thread. "Haw haw TLC who has value for it?"

I don't watch TLC but some people do, so obviously they would value the channel.

I think this is a wake up call to Sky to be honest. They might have the Premier League but not everyone wants Sky Sports; there are plenty out there who subscribe for entertainment and trimming back on content for those viewers whilst also raising prices is bad optics. Discovery may very well have hit a nerve here.
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tmorgan96305 posts since 6 Jan 2012
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International News Presentation: Past and Present

When Nine News launches in the Southern Cross markets, will both WIN and Nine -- local competitors -- use the same Cool Hand Luke theme?

Looks likely. WIN hasn't changed a thing about their bulletin since their affiliation change to Network Ten so at this stage it looks likely WIN will be playing a strategy of confusing viewers and hoping a number of viewers looking for the SCA-Nine service will accidentally tune into the WIN service.

For anyone unfamiliar with WIN, they're unbelievably petty. For a decade they inflicted viewers with solid watermarks on sports telecasts to cover up the Nine watermark. In 2007, when Nine and WIN were going through a spat, WIN placed a bar across the L3s of the Today Show to prevent regional viewers from seeing astons.

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