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Newsroom2,116 posts since 2 Mar 2005 Recently warned
I think it was Jago (the guys who did BBC News) who did the original set designs for AJE. Does anyone know where the original London newsroom and studio were? I can't seem to remember :/


Knightsbridge Green, West London.
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Hatton Cross3,557 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
Second building after turning left off Hyde Park Corner roundabout.
It was based in the basement of No 1 Knightsbridge, I believe.

Sir David Frost joked when he was hired by AJi, its location was ideal as he could use the upmarket fine dining restaurant of The Lanesborough Hotel next door, as his canteen.
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Justin418 posts since 9 Oct 2014
BBC World News
Kahmal Santamaria doing a very fine job holding together AJE's rolling coverage of what's happening in Iran. Helpful timechecks when throwing to various correspondents in the Gulf, plus AJ's two reporters in Washington. Also managing quite well (with no speculation) on the breaking story of a downed airplane in Tehran.

Meanwhile the BBC has been throwing to its two reporters... in Los Angeles and Singapore, and they're currently on a taped edition of Hardtalk.
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HarryB2,157 posts since 1 Nov 2013
First time i've noticed but Stan Grant presented the morning shift from 0700GMT to 1000, and then Dareen Abughaida presented a newshour from 1000 to 1100, Stan then came back from 1100 for a half hour bulletin and then Dareen returned from midday for a usual shift. I've not noticed the presenters stop during their few hours on screen to swap back with someone on a bit earlier. I thought they just had a 3 or 4 hour rotation between presenters.
KT4YU108 posts since 10 Jul 2005
London London
I've just seen a new TOTH ident on the channel, one I've never seen before, I can't record the video, but I've recorded the audio and screengrabs! If someone can record the whole thing it aired at 8AM GMT today.

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Al Jazeera 2020 Ident - Desert

Do we know who did these? i.e. Who's responsible for the rebrand, both audio and visually?
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lukenews10 posts since 12 Sep 2010
BBC World News
I can confirm that the music is not composed or produced by Tim M Rabjohns from Shriek Music or Ghiya Rushidat. Tim is no longer working in TV or music.

Yaniv Fridel of Soho Sonic Studios was the original composer of the five-note sonic logo. He did not play any role in the re-arrangement of the news theme for the 2020 refresh.
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KT4YU108 posts since 10 Jul 2005
London London
Looks like the same guys who created the AJA studio and London studio/newsroom were responsible for the new AJE Doha set - Veech x Veech:
http://veechxveech.com/journal/

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Image from VeechXVeech web site

Also, I think I've figured out who's responsible for the visual changes, well, if AJA is a lead - Ross Henderson, who appears to have done quite a bit of work on AJE: