I just think that VR sets work better when they look a bit more like something you could actually build. ITV News might not look very exciting, but it just about passes for a real set, and that's why it works.
I agree with this statement. Just compare the previous ITV News set with the vast space and shiny yellow lines and columns to the current. Part of me feels like the replacement of the larger screen for facts, etc. pushes it a little, but a large screen is something that you’d expect to see in a TV studio.
What I don’t understand with the BBC Football set is where the studio is supposed to be placed. The faux ceiling implies that it’s beneath tiered seating, so is it supposed to be some sort of cornered pitch level box?
A random observation but I notice from Dan’s explanation video, the Blue Peter clip and the Tez O’Clock Show that the studio walls are visible, obviously not an issue for BBC Sport, but is it a stylised addition or do that lack the simple black/lit cloth at Media City?