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New Sky channels: Crime, Comedy, Documentaries, Nature

Sky Documentaries, History and Nature now launched

TT
TellyTime
Oddly, they have the updated 5 STAR logo which no-where else seems to have.

Even C5's On Demand service on Sky haven't updated the 5Star logo, or even removed 5Spike from the intro ident, yet 5Spike has been rotting in the grave for many months.

I still don't understand why it's not given the same name as on other platforms.


Because what Sky offers 'on demand' from the Channel 5 network isn't the full My5 service that's available at My5.tv and via the app in various places (App Store, Google Play, PlayStation, Xbox, Freeview Play, Freesat, Virgin TV V6 etc).
JL
J. Lyric
Just goes to show that people just don't care anymore. Rolling Eyes

...that is, for changing things.
boredom_true
KU
Kunst World News
You can definitely tell Sky have a problem with colour palette choice

Sky News are likely to keep red (with black), as Sky Sports is (along with blue), but how many variations of red are we gonna get?

At the moment is:
Sky One & Two - light blue
Sky Witness - black
Sky Atlantic - dark blue
Sky Comedy - orange (stylised)
Sky Arts - mixed colour palette (stylised)
Sky Crime - yellow
Sky Documentaries - bright red
Sky Nature - green / grey with green inscriptions (according to the environment)
Sky History - grey / black (according to the environment)
Sky News - black + red
Sky Cinema - red
Sky Sports - blue + red

Even if it's not really a BIG problem, I'd prefer something like that, while keeping red prevalent, but not SO prevalent

Sky One & Two - light blue - it's a basic colour after all)
Sky Witness - black - it fits the channel
Sky Atlantic - dark blue - it fits the channel perfectly
Sky Comedy - orange (stylised) - see above
Sky Arts - mixed colour palette (stylised) -see above
Sky Crime - yellow - see above
Sky Documentaries - bright red - OK a bit overused, but it's OK, as I couldn't see another acceptable colour for the channel
Sky Nature - green - just keep the green all the time, no need to use the grey variant
Sky History - grey - just use the grey variant all the time
Sky News - black + red - I think
Sky Cinema - I think as long as the different shades of reds are used, it's OK. Purplish like Sky Movies would probably be too much
Sky Sports - try something different for God's sake though! I was thinking about an all blue logo, but I had realised Sky Atlantic had it.. so, probably "cyan" (someone should make a mock), different shades of it? Rejig the graphics a little bit, as they're fine
JL
J. Lyric
Kunst posted:
Sky Sports - try something different for God's sake though! I was thinking about an all blue logo, but I had realised Sky Atlantic had it.. so, probably "cyan" (someone should make a mock), different shades of it?

Something like this, perhaps?

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boredom_true
Stuart, Kunst and BiggieSMLZ gave kudos
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BiggieSMLZ Granada North West Today
Am I the only one here thinking that Sky Kids would launch its own channel?
Ahh, the joys of TV.
KU
Kunst World News
Kunst posted:
Sky Sports - try something different for God's sake though! I was thinking about an all blue logo, but I had realised Sky Atlantic had it.. so, probably "cyan" (someone should make a mock), different shades of it?

Something like this, perhaps?

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Yeah, thanks!

Although probably darker, more teal-like, but still in different shades
TT
TylerToons Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Am I the only one here thinking that Sky Kids would launch its own channel?

Well with Disney closing down their children's channels, that may seem more than likely... Although Sky does own a stake in the Nickelodeon channels.
And on that bombshell, Good Night!
KU
Kunst World News
Am I the only one here thinking that Sky Kids would launch its own channel?

Universal has its own channel in the US, but I doubt they'd care in the UK
JL
J. Lyric
Kunst posted:
Kunst posted:
Sky Sports - try something different for God's sake though! I was thinking about an all blue logo, but I had realised Sky Atlantic had it.. so, probably "cyan" (someone should make a mock), different shades of it?

Something like this, perhaps?

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Yeah, thanks!

Although probably darker, more teal-like, but still in different shades

Maybe this strikes your fancy a bit better?

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I also did one with the Rai Sport brand colors, if that's interesting in any way

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boredom_true
JL
J. Lyric
I've recently done an audit of the current Sky typeface range, and it's honestly baffling how little they have / how all over the place it is.

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As you can see in the "Text" area, they don't have all that much - simply Light to Bold, and just one italic.

So I thought to myself - "Why not have the lads do a new revision of everything?"

A new version of the Sky typeface, with more weights - Medium Italics, Bold Italics, that kind of thing - a display font maybe.

I see it as adding more pieces to the pie - resulting in a more "complete" Sky typeface.

A proper "condensed" weight would work too, in my opinion - one that actually looks like the Sky font, and doesn't look like a modified Trade Gothic.

I don't mean to diss Newlyn in any way, shape, or form - he's the creator of the entire Sky typeface range currently - logo, too - but rather, a suggestion that something be done about this whole thing.

I don't think it makes sense.
boredom_true
VA
valley
You also have to consider all the fonts (some custom and some generic) used for Sky Sports - then you have quite a wide mix.
Last edited by valley on 4 July 2020 2:23pm
MD
mdtauk London London
You also have all the fonts (some custom and some generic) used for Sky Sports and you have quite a wide mix.


I think some of those fonts are sample text from a PDF file

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