Studio 14: Being used temporarily (started yesterday). Will still be used for Inside Story, Counting the Cost, and Planet SOS.
Studio 12: this studio has been out of commission for a while. Formerly used for Inside Story and Counting the Cost a few years ago. It's being turned into a virtual studio... similar to ITV News and BBC News’ Studio A, where only the desk is real (in fact, it's the one from Studio 11) but everything else is virtual. It will LOOK like Studio 11.
This will be used until the real Studio 11 is done, with Studio 14 as a backup.
Although there will we new graphics and visual packages, I’m not sure if the AJE music will be updated or refreshed. I quite like the music as it is, to be honest.
Am I understanding correctly that the new look will be premiered, then, as a ‘temporary’ virtual studio first? That’s fairly unusual isn’t it – usually it’s a temporary studio with the OLD look, not the new one. Of course, I’m quite possibly reading this wrong – in which case, apologies.
Doesn't the above post say the VR studio will be using the desk from Studio 11? That sounds to me like the VR studio will be emulating the old/current look?