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harshy6,212 posts since 24 Mar 2001
No idea who’s in charge of the main channel but they will probably stay away from Reith and keep the oneness going because it’s cheap as chips to make.
natwel27270 posts since 14 Mar 2019
Meridian (South East) South East Today
BBC Two probably changed their idents in 2018 because the idents had then had their time, in fact the channel branding as a whole had become tired. But what I don't understand is the fact that Oneness looks sh*te. The BBC also almost certainly have been told it looks that way. So why can't they throw money at something new already? If they last any longer than the end of this year, I will definitely not be happy.
Spencer For Hire5,894 posts since 13 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
BBC One already uses its own, bespoke font. The argument for Reith is long-term it will save the BBC money by not having to pay for commercial font licences. So, I’m not sure it’ll use Reith at all, unless it’s been stated they will elsewhere?


Do we know if the BBC actually owns the BBC One font in the same way as it does Reith, or is it just licensed (exclusively) from Fontsmith, with ongoing relicensing fees? If that’s the case there would still be a financial case for switching BBC One’s font to Reith.
Last edited by Spencer For Hire on 7 July 2019 10:28am
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whoiam989883 posts since 22 Dec 2007
BBC World News
Let's see if Fontsmith will release the retail variant of the current BBC One font around the time the channel switches its font to BBC Reith (like what they did with earlier ITV plc corporate font, Sky News and Channel 4).
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