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FO
Footballer
Six One is a bit weird right now. The sport presenter is not standing up as normal and the main presenter is sitting at the right hand side of the desk. I think that RTE News could be rebranding again.
CI
cityprod West Country (West) Spotlight
Six One is a bit weird right now. The sport presenter is not standing up as normal and the main presenter is sitting at the right hand side of the desk. I think that RTE News could be rebranding again.


Very unlikely. The Sports presenter had conducted an interview at the desk in relation to the main story of the day, the death of the Munster Rugby coach in Paris, so they'd obviously decided to do the sports at the desk. On the weekend Six-Ones, usually branded RTE News and Sport, the news presenter usually sits on the right hand side anyway, for easier handover visually to sports, so with the left hand side of the desk free, it made sense for the sports guy to sit there.
FL
flaziola
Also, Nine o'clock news aired with no changes to format.
LX
lxflyer UTV Newsline
As above it was simply the fact that the main story was a massive sports news story, the untimely death of Anthony Foley, and the fact that the sports presenter was interviewing Tony Ward in studio - nothing to do with rebranding or reformatting at all.
CI
cityprod West Country (West) Spotlight
RTE2's Newsfeed is an odd bulletin in my view.

The anchor appears on screen for no more than about 15 seconds out of a 2.5 minute bulletin. Everything else is out of vision. Even the weather update at the end feels a little odd, with forecasts by province. Ulster, Connaught, Munster & Leinster.

I can't see why they even justify the use of CSO studio for that bulletin. You might as well do it like 3e's The Thread and have the whole bulletin anchored out of vision.
FO
Footballer
RTE2's Newsfeed is an odd bulletin in my view.

The anchor appears on screen for no more than about 15 seconds out of a 2.5 minute bulletin. Everything else is out of vision. Even the weather update at the end feels a little odd, with forecasts by province. Ulster, Connaught, Munster & Leinster.

I can't see why they even justify the use of CSO studio for that bulletin. You might as well do it like 3e's The Thread and have the whole bulletin anchored out of vision.

I agree with you.
RD
rdd Founding member
It is simply a carbon copy of 60 seconds on the old BBC Three. Except there's only two bulletins instead of running all evening. Seems to have been done solely with the aim of keeping some sort of news presence on RTE Two.
CI
cityprod West Country (West) Spotlight
rdd posted:
It is simply a carbon copy of 60 seconds on the old BBC Three. Except there's only two bulletins instead of running all evening. Seems to have been done solely with the aim of keeping some sort of news presence on RTE Two.


There used to be two, now I think it's only one, at just before 7pm.

Also, 60 seconds was always voiced live. The whole out of vision part of Newsfeed, is not voiced live, it's pre-recorded.The difference in tonal quality between the anchor segments and the out of vision segments is a dead giveaway.
SD
SuperDave London London
I think there are still 2 editions per night but usually just an hour apart. They could do with adding a couple more later in the evening.
CI
cityprod West Country (West) Spotlight
I don't think so. It used to be that the 7pm one would appear on RTE Player, and the 8pm one would appear on Facebook. Now they're the same video.

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FO
Footballer
Today's afternoon news headlines came from the studio that they use for the Saturday One O'Clock News. The afternoon news headlines normally come from the main studio.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Rehearsing US election coverage perhaps?
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