I noticed that BBC World seems to be showing the news ticker regularly on the newscast.
I would like to know does the newsticker always on every hour during the newscast? Because I thought they didn't run the newsticker on certain hours.
Yes, it was new policy from last weekend. It isn't running absolutely all the time, like CNN's does. It usually appears a little after the toth headlines, disappears for the break, then reappears a little after the quarter heads. It skips between headlines, business and sport.
I must say, I'm not keen on it. I heard back in December that there were plans for the ticker to be permanent, and I wasn't pleased then. For some reason, I just don't like continuous scrolling text - it's far too distracting. It might be better if the "normal" ticker was a deeper colour than aqua (or whatever colour it is!). That way, it wouldn't be as distracting during reports, and they could use the aqua version if there was any major news which requires more information than the astons can manage.