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Sky News | October 2019 Onwards

New Westminster Studio and Kay Burley Launch - 1st Sept 2020

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Brekkie Recently warned Wales Wales Today
Funny how everyone loves the glass box now.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
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BFGArmy Channel Channel Islands
I actually think the Westminster backdrop seems quite well suited to the SROS programme except for the programme logo being in front of the House of Commons which doesn't look great (though I guess the amount of time you'd see that bit on screen wouldn't be significant as most of the time the camera would be zoomed on Sophy or whoever she's interview).

Maybe rather than the programme logo they could do diagonal lines by Sophy and the interviewer (in the style they are in the logo) but transparent like the Sky News logo is there and maybe make put the programme title on the background (again transparent like they have the Sky News logo.)
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London Lite Founding member London London
The backdrop looked good for SROS, but the glass box had more creative camera angles. Ridge also looked restricted being in the same position for 90 mins where as she would be able to move about in her chair previously.

The only improvement of sorts was during The Take where she and Rob Powell were able to provide analysis in the same studio.
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Aaron_2015 West Country (West) Spotlight
Funny how everyone loves the glass box now.


Some of us have been defending the glass box since it launched. Wink

With some tweaks to the atrium surrounding the glass box, it could make a very effective backdrop. Some creative lighting, a range of monitors and maybe a ticker somewhere in the background would really bring the atrium to life. Sky Central itself looks like a really nice space, it’s modern, bright and feels fresh. It’s a nice contrast to the very dark, gloomy backgrounds on BBC and ITV News studios.

Unfortunately they insist on having the desk face the big screen and the surrounding corridors, so much wasted potential. The actual studio itself, however, is a nicely designed space.
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skyviewer
Funny how everyone loves the glass box now.

It has become the lesser evil, nothing to do with love!
alexjac0788, Stuart and Meridian AM gave kudos
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derek500 West Country (West) Points West
I've always liked the glass box. It's even better now that they use that camera angle where you see the trees through the windows. Tend to notice it on Mark Austin's programme, especially when it's windy! I never noticed it in the early days.
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ginnyfan World News
Even the limited view glass box is better than that washed out mess in Westminster.
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Meridian AM Meridian (South) South Today
Even the limited view glass box is better than that washed out mess in Westminster.


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https://youtu.be/uWPkDoNd4oo
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valley
I've always liked the glass box. It's even better now that they use that camera angle where you see the trees through the windows. Tend to notice it on Mark Austin's programme, especially when it's windy! I never noticed it in the early days.

That reverse shot has been there since the start on The News Hour, but there have been times where there have been things in the way.
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
The new Millbank studio works well for Sky News Tonight, but still can't used to it for the other shows including Kay's.
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all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Even the limited view glass box is better than that washed out mess in Westminster.

No need to exaggerate.
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mediamonkeyuk Granada North West Today
How short is the loop on the backdrop? Annelise Dodds being interviewed by Kay just now and I’ve seen a red double decker just disappear off the screen behind her at least twice. It’s honestly like they’ve given up! Really sloppy. At least make the join unnoticeable. Better still, have a live shot so it is dynamic with the weather and seasons. As things stand, it will be dark at 7am in a couple of weeks but Westminster will be in full daylight
Last edited by mediamonkeyuk on 21 September 2020 8:55am - 2 times in total

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