Hatton Cross posted:
Couple of things I noticed.
1 CNNI had real trouble deciding what to do with the graphics last night. For a time they ran with CNN US graphics and ticker. Then the international red ticker monstrosity returned as did the CNNI animated world and share/market prices - which covered up part of the US originated astons. Much messy on screen fiddling around before it was sorted out. Why not just keep the CNNI world and US astons and ticker on screen?
2 Awful footage/live coverage crediting from the BBC. I was out of the country on July 7, but on that day without fail every German and Swiss broadcaster that used pictures from UK television news creditied them fully with an on screen caption.
So, it was a bit depressing to see the BBC take live coverage from CBC and put on a caption with the vauge credit - 'Canadian Television'.
So, Canada only has one tv station then does it?
Watching the same pooled pictures on CNN, at least they were putting on screen the broadcaster where the pictures were being originated from i.e 'CTV' 'Global or 'CBC'. If they could, why not the BBC?
It could be that CNN had to credit for copyright reasons (and so have to credit the broadcaster), whereas the BBC were astoning for information reasons. CTV or CBC may not mean anything to a UK viewer - whereas Canadian TV explains what the pictures are.
If the BBC didn't have to credit the pictures - and I think they were provided via APTN direct and so may not have required any on-screen credits in the UK, then I disagree. (The bulk of the live network coveage the Beeb took seemed to be sourced from CTV initially, with the CBC stuff being turned around pictures?)
Arguably you could have had "CBC : Canadian TV" or "CTV : Canadian TV" I guess...