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Spencer For Hire5,545 posts since 13 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
ITV Anglia's Chris Page and ITV West Country's Kate Haskell are demonstrating a touchscreen forecast in this Tweeted video.

Is this a sign of things to come as a future change for ITV Weather?!

I'm not sure if it really adds anything to the forecast really.


I’ve yet to see a touchscreen add anything to any aspect of TV presentation.

Call me old fashioned, but I’d rather images on a screen behind a presenter change without them awkwardly having to press on it.
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Andrew12,918 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
ITV Anglia's Chris Page and ITV West Country's Kate Haskell are demonstrating a touchscreen forecast in this Tweeted video.

Is this a sign of things to come as a future change for ITV Weather?!

I'm not sure if it really adds anything to the forecast really.


I’ve yet to see a touchscreen add anything to any aspect of TV presentation.

Call me old fashioned, but I’d rather images on a screen behind a presenter change without them awkwardly having to press on it.


I agree, no touchscreen, whether it’s on the election results or ‘screeny’ on Peston ever results in anything better for the viewer than if the gallery changing the screen behind the scenes, also you wouldn’t have the presenter pressing it over and over when it doesn’t work.
Woodpecker205 posts since 19 Jan 2018
Central (West) Midlands Today
ITV Anglia's Chris Page and ITV West Country's Kate Haskell are demonstrating a touchscreen forecast in this Tweeted video.

Is this a sign of things to come as a future change for ITV Weather?!

I'm not sure if it really adds anything to the forecast really.


I’ve yet to see a touchscreen add anything to any aspect of TV presentation.

Call me old fashioned, but I’d rather images on a screen behind a presenter change without them awkwardly having to press on it.


I agree, no touchscreen, whether it’s on the election results or ‘screeny’ on Peston ever results in anything better for the viewer than if the gallery changing the screen behind the scenes, also you wouldn’t have the presenter pressing it over and over when it doesn’t work.


The Dutch public broadcaster NOS used to use a touchscreen for weather forecasts and election results, which worked about as well as you can imagine, as can be seen in the video below (starting from about 5:40):

RDJ2,461 posts since 25 Oct 2003
Central (South) Midlands Today
I’ve noticed in recent times the clicker has increasingly become an outdated piece of technology, especially for the BBC.

More forecasters seem to prefer to time their slides so that it fits perfectly into the allotted time.

I think clickers are only used now for longer forecasts where they have time to tell the weather story and just in case they need to suddenly end it for some Breaking News etc.
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Steve in Pudsey9,317 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Clickers are perhaps of more use during live forecasts that are part of a busy hour of breaking news or a regional programme where the duration can end up being very fluid, so being able to skip to the next part of the sequence or stay on a point for a little longer so that the forecast contracts or expands is very useful.

Eddie Mair wrote a nice piece a few years ago about that skill, describing weather presenters as "sickeningly good broadcasters"
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