The Newsroom

An Là Titles Refresh

GO
gottago London London
The whole programme needs a refresh - from titles to set. The set is AWFUL. A classic example of 'we have a small studio, so this is the best we can do'. It really isn't. They need to get a proper technical team up to Inverness to update set elements, address the stark lighting and deal with the poor picture quality. NRK Oddasat is a good example of where they should be aiming. The set is nothing special and has its issues, but it's in another league from An La.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfQuYrhZxk0

What's that walkie talkie-looking thing she's holding at the end?
HC
Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today
At first I thought it was her self op autocue device, but it would'nt have a telescopic arial on it.

It looks like a primative gallery talkback device. Either the normal studio talkback system was broke, or maybe she due to deliver a live 2-way into the main NRK evening news afterwards, at that is the way she received the programme sound and gallery talkback from the mothership in Oslo?
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CH
chris Granada North West Today
It seems like the first titles were made by Lambrie-Naim and all the last batch of titles (including these ones but also, for example, programes like Afternoon live, The Briefing, etc..) were made on-house. They are trying to copy the original branding but failing in doing so.


Newsround was made in-house by James Mobbs and those titles looked great. NWT’s 2011 titles also looked pretty good and I suspect Mobbs may have been involved in them too.
MI
m_in_m Anglia (East) Look East
At first I thought it was her self op autocue device, but it would'nt have a telescopic arial on it.

It looks like a primative gallery talkback device. Either the normal studio talkback system was broke, or maybe she due to deliver a live 2-way into the main NRK evening news afterwards, at that is the way she received the programme sound and gallery talkback from the mothership in Oslo?

That looks like what BBC Sport presenters for news bulletins hold when standing up so I think it might be the autocue.
KU
Kunst World News
...Anyone else feel like it's high time for News to just get a new look entirely, or is it just me? Rolling Eyes

No, but I don't like the "box"
GE
thegeek Founding member London London
I know I'm watching on a small screen, but I can't make out what what any of the images in the globes are meant to be - save for the full-screen one, which appears to be Edinburgh, not exactly centre of the Gàidhealtachd.

The old ones at least gave you a glimpse of places in Scotland and around the world, though finishing on a trawler was verging on a bit too provincial.
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BA
Ballyboy Recently warned UTV Newsline
The images are

: Big Ben

: looks like a rock

: The White House

: looks like Shanghai

: Edinburgh
Last edited by Ballyboy on 4 December 2020 8:31am
EM
Emily Moore Granada North West Today
The images are

: Big Ben

: looks like a rock

: The White House

: looks like Shanghai

: Edinburgh


The "looks like a rock" image is the Calanais Standing Stones, on the Isle of Lewis.
BA
Ballyboy Recently warned UTV Newsline
ah thank you very much
EM
Emily Moore Granada North West Today
There's also an image of a croft in front of a mountain after the Edinburgh full-screen one (with the AN LÀ title card) but it's too generic and brief for me to be able to recognise it.
BK
bkman1990 UTV Newsline
It's not much of a refresh isn't it. I do agree with one thing here, that one poster here mentioned already with the NRK look, there needs to be a similar wholesale change applied in how BBC An Lá presents it's news to the public who speak their own version of Gaelic. There is no reason why the BBC should let that look continue well into the era of 21st Century news broadcasting. The audience should deserve more from their licence fee to try & modernize BBC An Lá for a modern audience.

I would give the opinion that, in a few years time, the BBC should make more efforts to drastically improve BBC An Lá for it's audience.

I think it should look like a lite version of Nuacht TG4 who are based in Galway in the west of Ireland. TG4 at that time made a really serious investment in their news programme studio facilities over two years ago. I would say that level of investment has made a huge world of difference in the feel of the programme is broadcast to it's audience who are Irish speakers primarily based in the Gaeltacht.

To an Irish audience, it looks fresh, it looks inviting & it looks more authoritative to anyone who wants to watch it or TG4 or Nuacht RTÉ on RTÉ One which is on every evening or on the RTÉ News Channel which is shown in Ireland & worldwide. The presentation of the studio looks better. It's studio can be adapted to look big with very minimal effort when other news programmes are shown on it throughout the year. BBC An Lá should be given the feel of Nuacht TG4, while half the size of Nuacht itself, but apply it with the current BBC An Lá look to the set & new titles. They may enough room for a BBC NBH Lite set to be put into it so it can look modern & inviting.

It also should be broadcast in HD if the BBC is able to do it given their current cutbacks.

However with saying all that; I don't know how big the BBC An Lá set is in Inverness.

Can anyone give us that information if you don't mind?
Last edited by bkman1990 on 4 December 2020 11:37pm - 4 times in total
GL
globaltraffic24 Central Reporting Scotland
It's not much of a refresh isn't it. I do agree with one thing here, that one poster here mentioned already with the NRK look, there needs to be a similar wholesale change applied in how BBC An Lá presents it's news to the public who speak their own version of Gaelic. There is no reason why the BBC should let that look continue well into the era of 21st Century news broadcasting. The audience should deserve more from their licence fee to try & modernize BBC An Lá for a modern audience.

I would give the opinion that, in a few years time, the BBC should make more efforts to drastically improve BBC An Lá for it's audience.

I think it should look like a lite version of Nuacht TG4 who are based in Galway in the west of Ireland. TG4 at that time made a really serious investment in their news programme studio facilities over two years ago. I would say that level of investment has made a huge world of difference in the feel of the programme is broadcast to it's audience who are Irish speakers primarily based in the Gaeltacht.

To an Irish audience, it looks fresh, it looks inviting & it looks more authoritative to anyone who wants to watch it or TG4 or Nuacht RTÉ on RTÉ One which is on every evening or on the RTÉ News Channel which is shown in Ireland & worldwide. The presentation of the studio looks better. It's studio can be adapted to look big with very minimal effort when other news programmes are shown on it throughout the year. BBC An Lá should be given the feel of Nuacht TG4, while half the size of Nuacht itself, but apply it with the current BBC An Lá look to the set & new titles. They may enough room for a BBC NBH Lite set to be put into it so it can look modern & inviting.

It also should be broadcast in HD if the BBC is able to do it given their current cutbacks.

However with saying all that; I don't know how big the BBC An Lá set is in Inverness.

Can anyone give us that information if you don't mind?


Unfortunately I can’t access the old pics as they were deleted. @chickyb was the user that posted them WAY back in 2008 when An La. if the user is still on here, I’ll message them and ask if they have the pics. It gives you an idea of just how tiny the space is. It used to be the office for the Head of BBC Inverness and even had old strip lights within touching distance of the studio desk! Probably the smallest news set the BBC actually has (not counting contribution studios like Dundee)
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