Sky News looks **** at the moment. I don’t really have much that’s constructive to add to that, but the whole package of straps, stings, the new studio - they all look pretty poor since the new logo was introduced. Colours are too garish, and things look cheap and amateur. The only thing I really like is the glass box.
Only comfort is that since it last changed in 2015, surely they’re due an overhaul.
I don’t understand how Sky Sports can get it so right, and yet...
There also seems to be so little life in the shows. You’d get the impression from the way Ian King, Tonight and others are put together that they’d only been doing this for a few months - not nearly 30 years.
All the fuss over the channel with the Comcast/Disney sale... ABC and NBC must look at the channel and wonder what on earth all the fuss is about.
I'm not sure Sky Sports is in such a great state presentation wise - the new look that came in last year is pretty minimalist compared to what came before and they cut the number of studios significantly with most shows whether it be The Debate, GoS, MNF all coming from the same studio.
There's one particular section of that studio that has a massive vertical screen behind the presenter which just ends up looking ridiculous on-screen like this image below.
That said they still have the SSN studio which is easily Sky's best studio - it looks huge on screen and is versatile with plenty of presentation points.
Sky News's on-screen look isn't the most dynamic at the moment (and I think it could be a bit more lively while still being all about the news) but it's pretty clean and does the job and is at least settled rather than that period around 2006-2009 where the look and schedule seemed to be constantly changing.