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Critique3,181 posts since 9 Aug 2009
Anglia (East) Look East
Glass box is back.
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For those who didn't see it they showed this shot at the end of the TOTH instead of Sky News logo slide, with the camera slowly moving down. It may well have been a mistake as the straps disappeared and reappeared a few times, but I hope it wasn't as it's nice to see wide shots of the studio - they kept it on the shot long enough too that it would have been an ideal time for an 'This is Sky News with Anna Jones' voiceover from Bruce Hamill!
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Inspector Sands13,760 posts since 25 Aug 2004
Can someone explain what the 'automated newsroom' is?


I’m guessing it’s this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmGmN8_yJAM

That's for printed news articles rather than broadcast ones. Quite a few websites have articles generated by computers, but doing that with a TV news report is a very different matter


TV News galleries have had automation for years, as have studios. As we all know, the BBC have utilised a lot of automation in their studios in Broadcasting House


This is what Sky announced they were doing a couple of years ago:
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/jul/07/sky-news-sky-sports-automation-robot-cameras
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richard h1,404 posts since 11 Apr 2003
For those who say there are no changes to the graphics here are a couple of comparisons

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I hadent noticed until I saw them next to each other that the bit in the red is smaller than before and I don't like the reduction on gap between the top and bottom lines of text. Hopefully they will push it back up a tad to make it easier to read

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I'm going to say I prefer the previous ones simply because they are more centralised

Changes to the lighting in the glass box - that's it. They haven't even replaced that boring blob behind Anna
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EastEngland541 posts since 3 Jun 2017
Changes to the lighting in the glass box - that's it. They haven't even replaced that boring blob behind Anna


I think the lighting makes the glass box far better - I hated how bright it was at night and now that's been addressed it looks far more welcoming and less clinical.

The box was terrible at first but the addition of extra lighting and blue and red in the background made it better and adjusting the lighting in the box itself has made it better still.

With better lighting, better sound and a better format for Press Preview I think the box will go a long way to being a good studio for Sky News and signs are encouraging.
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Brekkie31,792 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Banned for 1 week
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I don't think the Glass Box itself was every really the problem (even though it had obvious issues) - it's how it sat alongside the other studios which were still being used and it just stuck out like a sore thumb. Trouble is now they're back in there it's the same issue - great to have three studios (though I don't see the need) but they need to look like they are all part of a coherent brand.
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