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New BBC corporate font: BBC Reith

To replace Gill Sans in print and on screen (May 2017)

HA
harshy Founding member
I don’t like how high these new graphics are, on outlets without that ticker/flipper it’s going to look too high.
HA
harshy Founding member
ALV posted:
Does anyone have a clue on when exactly Reith will be rolled out on Monday? Probably 12AM (to coincide with overnight simulcasts) or 6AM?

Whatever they do I hope they can roll out the graphics on NC and WN at the same time so to maintain consistency... and let’s hope on WN Red Bee Pres will be having the new tickers ready at the same time with the galleries in BH. Or else we will be seeing mismatches where we will be seeing new graphics at TOTH but back to the old during the BOTH filler programmes...

We've heard that the new Breakfast look will launch on Tuesday, and that the first new countdown will be at 8:58:30am, so they're probably going to launch Reith on the NC at 8:30am for Business Live, or wait until 9am. I'm unsure about World's launch of Reith but it'll probably be within a similar space of time.

Again, these are just assumptions I'm making based on what I know, so I could be wrong.

It should be on for the Briefing maybe overnight will be in Studio E to prepare for the switchover?
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Ittr

It should be on for the Briefing maybe overnight will be in Studio E to prepare for the switchover?

I'm not sure if anything before Breakfast would actually be able to have the new look, because we know from a tweet by James Mobbs that Breakfast will have the current (outgoing) look on Monday.
HA
harshy Founding member
Breakfast is the odd one out, unless they show the old graphics for uk viewers and new graphics for World.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
I don’t like how high these new graphics are, on outlets without that ticker/flipper it’s going to look too high.

Tend to agree though in a way keeping them practically 4:3 safe probably helps with that, certainly the sport ones, as the illusion is they're practically the same distance from the edge of the screen. Full width strips will be odd though - hopefully the logic behind that strip will make some sense when we see the entire package in action.
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MO
Moz Wales Today
What’s on BBC World 9am Monday morning?
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JO
Josh
Moz posted:
What’s on BBC World 9am Monday morning?

Regular bulletin, just after Business Live finishes
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MD
mdtauk London London
It's probably due to duty shifts, and so those responsible for the graphics changeover, are due to start after the Breakfast Team, and so Tuesdays Breakfast would reflect the new templates
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Or they can use the time when Breakfast is on air on the News Channel to do some of the work while Studio E is off air?
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rob Founding member Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Breakfast is the odd one out, unless they show the old graphics for uk viewers and new graphics for World.


Breakfast isn't changing until Tuesday.
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natwel27 Meridian (South East) South East Today
Wake up to Reith with BBC Breakfast.
CW
Charlie Wells Moderator Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Chris Cook has confirmed via twitter that the first new look countdown on the news channel will be at 9am Monday. Also James Mobbs has confirmed (via twitter) that Breakfast's new look won't be shown until Tuesday.

I seem to recall one of the more recent updates/tweaks to Breakfast also took place on a Tuesday. Makes sense as staff can perform any final tests after Monday's edition. Presumably saves coming in specially on a Sunday or extra early on Monday morning.
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