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International News Presentation: Past and Present

CH
Charles World News
KTVU broadcast the annual Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco. It's the largest Chinese New Year celebration outside Asia and brings hundreds of thousands of people out into the streets.

https://www.ktvu.com/video/652964
WW
WW Update
In 1993, KIRO in Seattle ditched its traditional desk-based set and adopted a state-of-the-art open set that combined the station's radio and TV operations and had the assignment desk -- or "Command Center" as it was called -- at its heart. Instead of sitting at their desks, the anchors delivered the news standing up and walking around the set.

Here is how the new set and format were introduced to viewers just before the launch -- go to the 3:30 mark:



KIRO's bold experiment was a ratings failure, and the station adopted a more traditional format just six months later.

Here's a 2017 article about the failed format: https://mynorthwest.com/545326/remembering-seattles-news-out-of-the-box/

(Thanks to Samantha and sfomspphl at TVNewsTalk.net)
EL
elmarko Central Reporting Scotland
Who stops watching a news show because of a difference in how the anchors move around set? Honestly, I don't get people.
GL
globaltraffic24 Central Reporting Scotland
Who stops watching a news show because of a difference in how the anchors move around set? Honestly, I don't get people.


It depends on how they 'used' the working set when it debuted. It was the early 90s when the concept was quite new. A live, active newsroom environment can be great for building excitement and a sense that the news never stops. It can also be a complete distraction for the viewer, who ultimately just wants to know what's going on in the world.

Although, I blame the awful black and white floor. Who signed off on kitchen tiles for a newsroom?!
WW
WW Update
^^^^

BTW, their 1987 news intro is really something special (starts at the 2:08 mark):



The "circles" visual theme vaguely reminds me of this 1980s HTV Wales intro:

https://youtu.be/ZPbTZYWS6QE?t=882
WW
WW Update
Revised news intros from TVNZ in New Zealand:

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


And here's a historical compilation of NZBC / TVNZ 1 intros from the 1960s to this year's changes:

Last edited by WW Update on 14 February 2020 3:45am
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JW
JamesWorldNews Central World News
Love the look of this.

Thanks for the caps, Lee.


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MO
Mouseboy33
Who stops watching a news show because of a difference in how the anchors move around set? Honestly, I don't get people.


It depends on how they 'used' the working set when it debuted. It was the early 90s when the concept was quite new. A live, active newsroom environment can be great for building excitement and a sense that the news never stops. It can also be a complete distraction for the viewer, who ultimately just wants to know what's going on in the world.

Although, I blame the awful black and white floor. Who signed off on kitchen tiles for a newsroom?!


I'll just put this here. This is how it should have been done and probably what they were trying to do.
Citytv Toronto
I'm here to give you something to talk about! You're Welcome.
https://youtu.be/1g18oiI2WIU
IN
Independent World News
My apologies if it's already been mentioned, but ABC News in Australia looks like they're in the process of getting a new set. They've been in their newsroom and local Sydney studio for weeks now. News Breakfast in Melbourne is in their new set. If I had good knowledge of video capturing software and weren't so paranoid about viruses, I'd upload a few videos. But luckily their YouTube livestream can be seen outside Australia.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Worth saying too ABC News Breakfast is now nipping at the heels of Today - they've beaten them once or twice since Today was relaunched in January.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
BB
BBI45 Central (East) East Midlands Today
My apologies if it's already been mentioned, but ABC News in Australia looks like they're in the process of getting a new set. They've been in their newsroom and local Sydney studio for weeks now. News Breakfast in Melbourne is in their new set. If I had good knowledge of video capturing software and weren't so paranoid about viruses, I'd upload a few videos. But luckily their YouTube livestream can be seen outside Australia.

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And of course, the thing you must not do if the ape is enraged is the Macarena.
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030293 Wales Wales Today
Revised news intros from TVNZ in New Zealand:

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


Anybody else getting a hint of NRK here?

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