Casualties in the changing TV landscape

A raft of closures and mergers amongst minor digital channels has been announced in recent days but will more follow? The casualties include 5Spike, which is being merged with the Paramount channel, and Horse and

Engineering information for the TV and radio trade

Last updated: 30th December 2019. Other than TV and radio tradesmen and engineers – and presentation enthusiasts – few members of the public will have known about, or paid much attention to, a short unbilled

Pres implications for ITV Daytime in the new year?

ITV’s new morning schedule starts on 6th January 2020 but will it mean changes to on-screen presentation? The main change concerns the scheduling of Lorraine and This Morning. Lorraine will run from 9am to 10am,

General election treats for pres fans

General elections are big events for broadcasters. Huge efforts go into mounting the overnight programmes – reporters and crews need to be on hand at as many counts as possible and be placed close to

BBC One Christmas ident aired in error

BBC One Yorkshire and Lincolnshire aired one of this year’s Christmas BBC One idents in error this morning, in the junction leading into the regional Sunday Politics programme. Christmas presentation is not due to launch

Archive footage provides evidence of early use of STV branding

A great little find from the archives was recently shared on Twitter by STV Footage Sales.  Better Viewing was made by STV in 1957 to help their viewers understand how to get the most from

New ident debuts on BBC Two

A series of wooden blocks of various shapes feature in the latest in the ‘Curve’ series of idents on BBC Two. Thought-Provoking 2 aired at 10pm this evening.

Special BBC One ident promoting His Dark Materials

BBC One tonight aired an altered version of one of its idents. Kayakers – filmed in Northern Ireland – had its night sky updated with visuals from His Dark Materials. The new BBC One drama

Sound fault disrupts Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two

A sound fault took this evening’s edition of Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two off air for a few minutes. The sound dropped out during a live interview midway through the programme. Presenter Zoe Ball

The BBC test card and in-vision teletext

TV Presentation has a cousin – trade test transmissions and in-vision teletext pages.

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