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JRY107 posts since 16 Feb 2016
Newswatch viewers - zzz. I really hope the BBC don't cave into the moaners and change the graphics, they're without doubt the biggest change we've seen in quite a while, even more so than other graphics packages - in terms of the use of different fonts, and for me, the introduction of a flipper.

I can't fault them, and my favourite element certainly is the breaking news straps - they're bold, but clear. I love the 'breaking' that flashes when it first pops up.

My only bug bear (aside from Victoria Derbyshire desperately needing another redesign to match the new graphics) is that the flipper has so little content on it. Five or six news headlines, contact and interactive information. Really? Surely, surely, the software can cope with more information - why no sport, why no business? It really does bewilder me.
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Custard56 (previously Jay Lee) 631 posts since 7 Apr 2015
London
Newswatch viewers - zzz. I really hope the BBC don't cave into the moaners and change the graphics


I wouldn't worry. In all the years I've watched things like Newswatch and Points of View, the BBC only ever pays lip service to the opinions aired and, at best, brushes them off with some facile corporate response.
Ros_Atkins3226 posts since 18 Feb 2019
London London
Dateline London remains unchanged with the Helvetica font currently still in its opening graphics at present, and also still has the original Gill Sans version of the BBC News Logo on the endboard. (As seen below)

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This is Outside Source live from the BBC Newsroom.
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Moz5,523 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Wales Today
the flipper has so little content on it. Five or six news headlines, contact and interactive information. Really? Surely, surely, the software can cope with more information - why no sport, why no business? It really does bewilder me.


I ask again. How many stories did it used to have when it was a ticker? I’m sure it was only about 4 or 5 news stories.
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Moz5,523 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Wales Today
At the moment the Film Review is on and the flipper is just showing 4 breaking news headlines. I think this is a good idea - a way of keeping us up to date with this while other content is on. It’s right that they’re not showing other news on it so that the breaking news is front and centre.
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Juicy Joe1,551 posts since 25 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
the flipper has so little content on it. Five or six news headlines, contact and interactive information. Really? Surely, surely, the software can cope with more information - why no sport, why no business? It really does bewilder me.


I ask again. How many stories did it used to have when it was a ticker? I’m sure it was only about 4 or 5 news stories.


I think it seemed like more stories before as the stories would have taken longer to scroll across the screen. But now as they are shown in full quicker, it seems as though they are repeating the same things over and over again.
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Brekkie32,981 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Banned for 1 week
HTV Wales Wales Today
Or just drop the text on the quarter hour at least. IMO the flipper does look much better and is far easier to read than the ticker but some stories do require more than one line and could do with another line to put the story into context, and flipping between different lines of a story is no worse than it scrolling across was.
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