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Newshub

New Zealand's TV3 launches brand new multi-platform news service. (February 2016)

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NI
ninedesign
On Feb 1, TV3 unveiled Newshub - a multi-platform news service that covers radio, TV and digital channels owned by parent company, Mediaworks.

Focusing on the TV launch, the company said farewell to 3 News which had been on air since 1989 to make way for Newshub Live at 6pm for the first time.

With the launch came a brand new set, graphics, radio bulletins, website and app.

To accommodate the new Newshub, MediaWorks renovated its broadcast hub in Auckland with a modernized newsroom and new Studio 1.

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Filmed in TV3's Auckland Broadcast Hub, the space in Studio 1 includes two sets that are used for a variety of news and current affairs programs across Newshub.

The launch of Newshub also saw the introduction of the first News programme in New Zealand to broadcast in HD.

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The main studio was designed by Jago Design, known for their design for the BBC, BBC World, Sky News and ITV - just to name a few.

Studio 1 includes the main news area and flexible current affairs area, along with standing positions and a weather wall.

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Source: Newshub
Last edited by ninedesign on 6 February 2016 6:29pm - 4 times in total
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TM
tmorgan96
As an Australian, the fact that a NZ TV channel can launch a set and graphics package which is better than anything we've come up with is downright infuriating.
NI
ninedesign
The launch of Newshub was the first set and graphics upgrade since 2011.

Below is a video of the former 3 News , of which Newshub replaces. Hopefully this gives an understanding of the changes the company made.

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Justin
The graphics are a very slight improvement although it really hasn't changed the substance of the program. It's still as sensationalist as it ever has been.
Last edited by Justin on 7 February 2016 10:25pm
BR
Brekkie
So Jago have just essentially given them a variation of the BBC set.
NY
NYTV
New Zealand never had HD news programming until Newshub launched? Surprising to hear that.
NY
NYTV
As an Australian, the fact that a NZ TV channel can launch a set and graphics package which is better than anything we've come up with is downright infuriating.

Especially compared to a certain news channel.
WW
WW Update
So Jago have just essentially given them a variation of the BBC set.


Indeed. If I were the BBC I wouldn't be pleased with that similarity, especially if I had paid Jago Design to come up with a distinctive custom set design (rather than just for the use of some generic design).
DT
DTV
So Jago have just essentially given them a variation of the BBC set.


Indeed. If I were the BBC I wouldn't be pleased with that similarity, especially if I had paid Jago Design to come up with a distinctive custom set design (rather than just for the use of some generic design).


I'd call it 'swish' BBC. But on a more serious note, BDA and Jago do have a very 'generic' look they give to a lot of their programmes, often with very similar looking Lightwell backdrops. After designing N6 and TC7 in 2006, which are actually quite simple designs for what I imagine they got paid, several 'copycat' sets designed by the same agency emerged and this isn't the first W1 lookalike we've seen. That's the problem with some design agencies - reusing the same designs over and over again and often quite low quality designs.

If you look at some of their recent BBC work, you'll notice that, while Studios B and C are fantastic designs, Studio E (particularly the right hand side of the set) is just a mess and Studio D could of taken all of half an hour to design and leaves plenty of left over space in the studio. Furthermore their designs for Cardiff and Glasgow, which I imagine were paid for separately, are almost identical bar the area that joins the two halves of the set together - where Glasgow has a touch screen and Cardiff a mess. And let's not get started on their N6 style rebrands of the regions - which is an identical design rehashed everywhere for which they were presumably paid individually.
NG
noggin Founding member
DTV posted:
So Jago have just essentially given them a variation of the BBC set.


Indeed. If I were the BBC I wouldn't be pleased with that similarity, especially if I had paid Jago Design to come up with a distinctive custom set design (rather than just for the use of some generic design).


I'd call it 'swish' BBC. But on a more serious note, BDA and Jago do have a very 'generic' look they give to a lot of their programmes, often with very similar looking Lightwell backdrops.


Not sure I'd bother talking about BDA. It was always Jago (even when they were operating within the now defunct BDA organisation)
DT
DTV
A few BBC-esque designs on Jago's website

http://jagodesign.co.uk/work/project/tv4-news-sweden
http://jagodesign.co.uk/work/project/mtva-news-hungary
http://jagodesign.co.uk/work/project/fyn-denmark

Though they are making me slightly jealous, a lot nicer than some of the BBC sets but I imagine budget got in the way at the BBC - these designs are a hell of a lot closer to the original renders we saw than the final product.
BR
Brekkie
DTV posted:
If you look at some of their recent BBC work, you'll notice that, while Studios B and C are fantastic designs, Studio E (particularly the right hand side of the set) is just a mess and Studio D could of taken all of half an hour to design and leaves plenty of left over space in the studio. Furthermore their designs for Cardiff and Glasgow, which I imagine were paid for separately, are almost identical bar the area that joins the two halves of the set together - where Glasgow has a touch screen and Cardiff a mess. And let's not get started on their N6 style rebrands of the regions - which is an identical design rehashed everywhere for which they were presumably paid individually.

You presume a lot. I'd pressume the BBC would pay for the overall look and then implement it themselves in the regions. If they went back to the design agency for each regional refurb then they'd probably all look exactly the same.

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