I see the point being made when those screengrabs are put side by side.
I'll take a stab at why those 'scenic' angles were binned.
A) more staff, therefore more distractions going on behind the presenter for the viewer.
B) Light balancing issues with daylight coming in from outside, leading to glare and reflections?
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