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WW Update4,361 posts since 6 Feb 2007
The pedestal they have seems incredibly awkward and the newscast seems really casual. Are they going for a young audience?


I think RTL II is a channel aimed at a younger demographic, so I guess they are.


And as part of that youth-oriented approach, the newscasts on RTL II (or RTL 2 as it originally styled itself) have long featured an "alternative" approach to presentation.

In the mid-1990s, RTL 2 used the American Action News brand:



A few years later, the channel adopted a minimalist look and feel conceived by British graphics designer Neville Brody:

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Brekkie30,261 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Today in Australia have announced Deborah Knight, the shows most regular fill in over the last year, as the replacement for Karl, co-hosting with Georgie Gardner. Tom Steinfort joins as the shows newsreader, though with an increased role.

https://tvtonight.com.au/2019/01/deb-knight-tom-steinfort-join-georgie-on-today.html
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
WW Update4,361 posts since 6 Feb 2007
I wonder why they use open captioned subtitling. Of course, Singapore has many ESL speakers who benefit from subtitles, but with today's digital technology, it's so easy to add closed captions for foreign language learners and the deaf without distracting other viewers.

By the way, this is what the newscast looks like these days (w/ less distracting subtitles):

WW Update4,361 posts since 6 Feb 2007
RTP, Portugal, 2000 -- note that they still used a mechanical clock at the turn of the century; it's an interesting contrast to the modern graphics:

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WW Update4,361 posts since 6 Feb 2007
The previous look and the refreshed look (introduced on Jan. 7) of 1ère / France Télévisions' news for the tiny French territory of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon just off the cost of Newfoundland, Canada:

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