I'm obviously behind the times here!
In the past, BBC News has tried to cater to 14:9 and some 4:3 parts of the world. 2013 was when the last set of graphics were designed, and the guidelines for international programmes suggest the standard 16:9 safe areas as used by Sky News, etc.
It is possible the next set will be designed to also fit those 14:9 safe areas.
That’s one thing I wish they did. BBC needs to supply the US with either a straight out 16:9 widescreen feed or letterboxed 16:9 in a 4:3. Their 14:9 in 4:3 isn’t working well anymore especially as content is moving out of safe areas.
Don’t let anyone treat you like you’re a VO/SOT when you’re a PKG.