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skyviewer1,647 posts since 9 Feb 2011
Sky changed their graphics in 2018, so not too long ago. BBC News's prior graphics were from 2013.


This is actually laughable! Sky´s package (core graphics, ToTH and lower thirds) is from May 2015! Nothing changed in 2018 except a lowercase logo and the addition of some title cards, weather map and press preview graphics, beside this all is in the same style than 2015. They even reverted back from new news wall graphics used in late 2017 to the old 2015 style in 2018. So actually even a step backwards !

I thought they had tweaked the lower thirds slightly, but you are right, they are pretty much the same as in 2015. And Sky News could do with a refresh. I don't actually watch it much these days, so they haven't outlived their welcome like the BBC News on-screen graphics did Smile

It would even be a big progress if they stopped adding so much warmth in the camera settings, when the sun shines at the walls of sky central then it looks like a beige brownish hell, looked so much better fresher and more like a news channel in the early days of the glassbox till late 2017.
skyviewer1,647 posts since 9 Feb 2011
The fact the Sky lower thirds along with everything else pres wise is so bland currently has exacerbated the need for a revamp.

Euronews on the other hand is too bold, big and Americanised.

The tragic irony is that Euronews was meant to get a refresh, which has not happened. Now they are stuck somewhere in the middle-zone and nothing fits anymore. Straps too big and the fonts of logo and strap headlines don't match+ titles are cut off.
Reece24337 posts since 16 Mar 2017
Anglia (West) Look East
Sky News Today is using the desk positioned in front of the screen (same as 9pm) - looks much better than the usual corridor backdrop, although it would look better if they got rid of the Sky News logo.

Don't know whether this is an editorial decision or a change due to problems with the desk. During the Press Preview yesterday, the desk was in the different position to how Anna was sitting.
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mdtauk6,336 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
It does look better. If it's an editorial decision then isn't it just like throwing in the towel and admitting the glass box just doesn't work for what it was designed for?

I thought all along the current studio setup for sky news was about reducing running costs, especially as it is an operation that was going up for sale at the time.

Cost cutting, at the expense of viewer engagement, and programme output
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JRY107 posts since 16 Feb 2016
Sky's coverage of the British tanker seizure by Iran tonight has been very poor. Deborah Haynes has been (from what I've seen) their only extensive contributor since the story broke, first on the phone and now at a live point in Colorado. You'd think they'd be getting to various reporters (Diplomatic, for instance) and not just their Foreign Affairs Editor. Not to mention views and thoughts from guests.

Having said that, Deborah really has impressed. She struck me as quite nervous when she first started, but that's understandable given her print background (as with many of the recent signings, actually). But tonight she really has given great context to the situation - she's certainly earning her salary!
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London Lite10,886 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London


Having said that, Deborah really has impressed. She struck me as quite nervous when she first started, but that's understandable given her print background (as with many of the recent signings, actually). But tonight she really has given great context to the situation - she's certainly earning her salary!


There was a time where print journalists didn't make the transition to broadcasting, but Sky have been great at training up former print hacks. Beth Rigby, Kate McCann and Deborah Haynes have all made the transition. The trend for using print journalists has also spread to C4 News where Liz Bates from the Yorkshire Post will become their Pol Ed.
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