BBC One/BBC News Channel handover

Updated: 22nd July 2019.

With the BBC News branding/graphics refresh, we were curious about a relatively minor element of BBC presentation – the status of the BBC News Channel sting used for the handover when BBC One programmes finish for the night.

BBC One Network has updated their sting with the latest BBC News logo, as can be seen in this example from the handover that occurred a few minutes ago:

VIDEO: BBC One Network handover to the BBC News Channel. Announcer: Delroy Haynes. TX DATE: 19th July 2019. SUPPLIED BY: The TV Room. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 1168-01.

Full marks also to BBC One Northern Ireland. Here, the BBC News logo has always been included (network didn’t always include the BBC News logo in their version of the sting). In time for last Monday night, the logo was updated to the new BBC Reith version. Here’s a recording from last night:

VIDEO: BBC One Northern Ireland handover to the BBC News Channel. Announcer: Gavin Healey. TX DATE: 18th July 2019. SUPPLIED BY: The TV Room. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 1168-02.

BBC One Scotland has generally followed the same practice as network, although they did use the 2008 ident long after it was discontinued. Last night’s handover confirms that they are still using a logoless sting.

VIDEO: BBC One Scotland handover to the BBC News Channel. Announcer: TBC. TX DATE: 18th July 2019. SUPPLIED BY: The TV Room. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 1168-03.

Don’t know what the heck is going on at BBC One Wales. Here, not only is there no logo, the sting footage is zoomed.

VIDEO: BBC One Wales handover to the BBC News Channel. Announcer: TBC. TX DATE: 18th July 2019. SUPPLIED BY: The TV Room. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 1168-04.

By Sunday night, BBC One Wales had replaced the zoomed sting with an updated version, complete with new BBC News logo:

VIDEO: BBC One Wales handover to the BBC News Channel. Announcer: Leanne Thomas. TX DATE/TIME: 22nd July 2019, 12.40am. SUPPLIED BY: The TV Room. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 1168-05.

Acknowledgements

FEATURE IMAGE:

PICTURED: a still from the BBC News opening titles. SUPPLIED BY: Online/BBC iPlayer. COPYRIGHT: BBC.

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