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Mouseboy332,440 posts since 10 Feb 2014
For any Australian news/info channel, that really looks good. The new 9 News sets look good. But they are part owners of this channel. They spent some money. Especially since the channel it came from was seemingly an offshoot of the SkyNews Australia channel. Still dont like the name. I know they are trying to appeal to the average viewing. But frankly I think they leaned to heavily toward that viewer when choosing a name. Will the average business viewer or will they will stick with Bloomberg or CNBC?

The set seems to have been designed by the Al Jazeerza set designer. Has a similar look and feel. Hmmm?
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Charles554 posts since 11 Nov 2009
BBC World
It looks very similar, but I have my doubts that it's the same exact set. The video wall is seamless unlike the AJAM one, it has a little more of a curve, and the desk is definitely different.

My money (get it?) is on them either commissioning the same designer or they asked their designer to do a Control+C of the AJAM set, or both.


Ah, AJAM. What a nice, little, yet flawed news channel. I honestly had forgotten about it. I wish I recorded more of it off my cable box as there's very little online video evidence of that channel's existence.
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Mouseboy332,440 posts since 10 Feb 2014
Hmmm maybe. But AJAM may have sold off the tech parts (IE Screens). But it is very similar. The desk could have been easily modified. The end sections lopped off and the ALJ logo removed from the centre. But as you said they could have commissioned the same designer and they pulled a stock set design. It would be cheaper than getting a completely new one designed and created. Plus as AJAM is no longer on air, no one would notice or care if they used the same design.
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Rkolsen2,320 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World
It looks very similar, but I have my doubts that it's the same exact set. The video wall is seamless unlike the AJAM one, it has a little more of a curve, and the desk is definitely different.

My money (get it?) is on them either commissioning the same designer or they asked their designer to do a Control+C of the AJAM set, or both.


Ah, AJAM. What a nice, little, yet flawed news channel. I honestly had forgotten about it. I wish I recorded more of it off my cable box as there's very little online video evidence of that channel's existence.


Hmmm maybe. But AJAM may have sold off the tech parts (IE Screens). But it is very similar. The desk could have been easily modified. The end sections lopped off and the ALJ logo removed from the centre. But as you said they could have commissioned the same designer and they pulled a stock set design. It would be cheaper than getting a completely new one designed and created. Plus as AJAM is no longer on air, no one would notice or care if they used the same design.


My guess is that it’s brand new. AJAM has been closed for two years, I bet Al Jazeera wouldn’t want to deal with the pain of storing a very niche set (that no cable network or national would touch as its used and not American enough) and one that they have no purpose for. It’s not like there’s a huge market for set pieces or designers.
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stuartfanning762 posts since 15 Feb 2004
Looks nice but can't see the channel being profitable in the long term - which is rather ironic really.

Yes though it has to be asked how can a channel that covers the Australian Stock Market minute by minute during the day survive, when one covering the whole of Europe never mind the UK can't. CNBC Europe can't even cover the European close of market properly these days, although Bloomberg does a bit better job.
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