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Wales Today Central Square launch

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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
BBC Wales Live returns next week so will be interesting to see if they continue to use their own set or now move into the main news studio.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
BA
Ballyboy UTV Newsline
A new look would also be nice
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
The Scrum V set looking great with the yellow lit desk. Probably the best of the new sets.


Last edited by Brekkie on 2 November 2020 11:21pm
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
DT
DTV Meridian (South) South Today
The Scrum V set looking great with the yellow lit desk. Probably the best of the new sets.


Although interestingly what looks like the old Gill Sans BBC Sport logo.

9 days later

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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
BBC Wales Live starting out in the corridor using the screens as seen on the sports coverage, then switching to their own studio which from the end of the programme looks like it may be in a space open to the main walkthrough area.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000p5x8/bbc-wales-live-04112020
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
UT
UTVLifer Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
BBC Wales Live starting out in the corridor using the screens as seen on the sports coverage, then switching to their own studio which from the end of the programme looks like it may be in a space open to the main walkthrough area.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000p5x8/bbc-wales-live-04112020

Maybe they are in the large studio on the ground floor but using another wall instead of the window?
NW
nwales New member Wales Wales Today
Thought this looked great, although the positioning of the embedded LED or rear projection screen for the remote interview with Vaughan Gething was a bit off, with the image not filling the frame on the left and top right.
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In terms of which studio space it came from, in this capture from the beginning of the programme you can see the curved glass windows looking into the studio which has been used for the BBC Wales sports coverage (look to the right of the pillar)
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You can see those same windows again in this wide shot, so it's not making use of that studio.
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This Broadcast article https://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/tech/bbc-wales-reveals-studios-and-post-facilities-in-new-hq/5132362.article mentioned the following...

Quote:
On the ground floor, there are three TV studios and an additional flexible space, which is adjacent to the studios and next to a big open atrium area . BBC Wales plans to use this for either audience handling or as another shooting space, as it will be equipped with a lighting rig.


...so this would seem to be the first use of this additional flexible space on air. If you look above the set camera left in the photo above, there seem to be some sliding glass doors, which could possibly separate this area from the main atrium when the building is a bit more bustling in the future. There seems to be a cyc track too, so this space looks to be a pretty useful extra studio.
AndrewPSSP, TheSebastian and Brekkie gave kudos
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Thanks for adding some caps.

The screen used for the interview with Vaughan Gething really did look like something dragged from the old studios kicking and screening.

So from the Broadcast article I take it the space used by BBC Sport is actually the biggest studio, and as you say this is outside it in the atrium.
Last edited by Brekkie on 11 November 2020 8:41pm
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
IS
Inspector Sands
The other thread about the new BBC Wales building is locked, so this seems like the next best place.

Here's the auction of kit from BBC Wales Llandaff
https://www3.ppauctions.com/auction/306/bbc-wales-3-day-sale?page=&perpage=30&sort=TIME_ASC&view=LIST
DT
DTV Meridian (South) South Today
The other thread about the new BBC Wales building is locked, so this seems like the next best place.

Here's the auction of kit from BBC Wales Llandaff
https://www3.ppauctions.com/auction/306/bbc-wales-3-day-sale?page=&perpage=30&sort=TIME_ASC&view=LIST


Only elements of the Wales Today set that are on there are two of the three 103" plasmas.
WI
Willz Central Reporting Scotland
DTV posted:
The other thread about the new BBC Wales building is locked, so this seems like the next best place.

Here's the auction of kit from BBC Wales Llandaff
https://www3.ppauctions.com/auction/306/bbc-wales-3-day-sale?page=&perpage=30&sort=TIME_ASC&view=LIST


Only elements of the Wales Today set that are on there are two of the three 103" plasmas.

What lot are they?
It’s underrated
DT
DTV Meridian (South) South Today
Willz posted:
DTV posted:
The other thread about the new BBC Wales building is locked, so this seems like the next best place.

Here's the auction of kit from BBC Wales Llandaff
https://www3.ppauctions.com/auction/306/bbc-wales-3-day-sale?page=&perpage=30&sort=TIME_ASC&view=LIST


Only elements of the Wales Today set that are on there are two of the three 103" plasmas.

What lot are they?


Lots 2156 and 2157.

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