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bazinga1,024 posts since 26 Dec 2012
STV Central Reporting Scotland
There seems to be a lot of departures of late, with the BBC not replacing any of them, or at least waiting a while. To me, it doesn't matter which presenters present at any time, or if they have a ceritian slot, frankly i couldn't care less but clearly some do. And there does need to be a familiarity of presenters for programmes such as Breakfast, so viewers can built up trust in it, relate to them etc.
Surely, a reashuffle is needed within BBC news, promoting presenters and using the talent they have, rather than bringing people in.
JamesWorldNews7,113 posts since 22 Aug 2004
STV Central BBC World
There seems to be a lot of departures of late, with the BBC not replacing any of them, or at least waiting a while. To me, it doesn't matter which presenters present at any time, or if they have a ceritian slot, frankly i couldn't care less but clearly some do. And there does need to be a familiarity of presenters for programmes such as Breakfast, so viewers can built up trust in it, relate to them etc.
Surely, a reashuffle is needed within BBC news, promoting presenters and using the talent they have, rather than bringing people in.


Building up trust in and relating to presenters applies equally to other slots as much as it does to the Breakfast slot, especially on the global World News channel, where "Breakfast" is at different times of London output depending on where in the world you are!

The Naga Munchetty 5am bulletin will be shown at 4pm in Sydney, for example. So, familiar faces at regular times applies around the clock.

A reshuffle internally, as implied in your closing statement, probably somewhat answers your opening statement in the first paragraph.

Whilst World has always had reasonably fixed slots with fixed faces, AJE proves that such a scenario is not essential. I agree with you in that regard.
@JamesWorldNews | Formerly BBC WORLD
bazinga1,024 posts since 26 Dec 2012
STV Central Reporting Scotland
There seems to be a lot of departures of late, with the BBC not replacing any of them, or at least waiting a while. To me, it doesn't matter which presenters present at any time, or if they have a ceritian slot, frankly i couldn't care less but clearly some do. And there does need to be a familiarity of presenters for programmes such as Breakfast, so viewers can built up trust in it, relate to them etc.
Surely, a reashuffle is needed within BBC news, promoting presenters and using the talent they have, rather than bringing people in.


Building up trust in and relating to presenters applies equally to other slots as much as it does to the Breakfast slot, especially on the global World News channel, where "Breakfast" is at different times of London output depending on where in the world you are!

The Naga Munchetty 5am bulletin will be shown at 4pm in Sydney, for example. So, familiar faces at regular times applies around the clock.

A reshuffle internally, as implied in your closing statement, probably somewhat answers your opening statement in the first paragraph.

Whilst World has always had reasonably fixed slots with fixed faces, AJE proves that such a scenario is not essential. I agree with you in that regard.

Yes, i suppose your right. My thought was that, a rolling news channel doesn't need such familiarity with the presenters slots but needs a team of familiar faces, if you get what i'm trying to say.
NYTV (previously asnycBBC) 441 posts since 9 Apr 2009
BBC World
There seems to be a lot of departures of late, with the BBC not replacing any of them, or at least waiting a while. To me, it doesn't matter which presenters present at any time, or if they have a ceritian slot, frankly i couldn't care less but clearly some do. And there does need to be a familiarity of presenters for programmes such as Breakfast, so viewers can built up trust in it, relate to them etc.
Surely, a reashuffle is needed within BBC news, promoting presenters and using the talent they have, rather than bringing people in.


Building up trust in and relating to presenters applies equally to other slots as much as it does to the Breakfast slot, especially on the global World News channel, where "Breakfast" is at different times of London output depending on where in the world you are!

The Naga Munchetty 5am bulletin will be shown at 4pm in Sydney, for example. So, familiar faces at regular times applies around the clock.

A reshuffle internally, as implied in your closing statement, probably somewhat answers your opening statement in the first paragraph.

Whilst World has always had reasonably fixed slots with fixed faces, AJE proves that such a scenario is not essential. I agree with you in that regard.

Yes, i suppose your right. My thought was that, a rolling news channel doesn't need such familiarity with the presenters slots but needs a team of familiar faces, if you get what i'm trying to say.

If BBC World News is that short on presenting talent, they could take a page of NHK World and swap the news presenters every hour.
Formerly knows as "asnycBBC"
AdamABC254 posts since 2 Apr 2013
So in regards to the Jon Sopel move, is the role of Editor classed as a more senior position than having your own show?

Maybe there is more money & experience in this role if he hasnt done it before.


I suppose the experience is quite amazing if you haven't done it before, although, with global, he got to present live from many locations. Would an editor really be paid more than a lead anchor, though? It's also nice that we can get to see Jon again back on domestic screens more often.