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- MON 6TH JUN (11.15AM): ITN announces death of former editor-in-chief, Sir David Nicholas
- MON 6TH JUN (2PM): This week’s ITV idents are courtesy of Rosalind Davis and Justin Hibbs
- MON 6TH JUN (2.15PM): BBC Sport bulletins move to green screen studio
- MON 6TH JUN (3.40PM): Channel branding finally updated on BBC Sounds home page and player
- MON 6TH JUN (6PM): Updated signage at BBC Wales HQ incorporating new BBC blocks logo
- MON 6TH JUN (8.50PM): Sophie Ridge inadvertently uses offensive word on air
- TUE 7TH JUN (10.25PM): Service identifiers will launch soon on BBC TV
- THU 9th JUN (4.30PM): Behind-the-scenes images of the new BBC South gallery
- FRI 10TH JUN (1AM): That’s except for Channel 4 viewers in the Republic of Ireland
- FRI 10TH JUN (11.30AM): Morph’s back – as part of an accessible art trail
Monday 6th June
11.15am ITN announces death of former editor-in-chief, Sir David Nicholas
One of the “great innovators of broadcast journalism” and former ITN editor-in-chief, Sir David Nicholas, has died aged 92.
EXTERNAL LINK: ITN pays tribute to Sir David Nicholas
2pm This week’s ITV idents are courtesy of Rosalind Davis and Justin Hibbs
The next ITV Creates idents to get a repeat airing on the main ITV channel are by artists Rosalind Davis and Justin Hibbs, in collaboration with Jamal Sterrett.
The idents were first seen on ITV in July 2021 and were brought back into use from 1.30pm today. They’ll air in ITV junctions for the next week.
ITV: “Rosalind, Justin and Jamal’s ident brings together two distinctly modern forms of art for the very first time; Jamal’s otherworldly expression of the little-documented contemporary dance form ‘Bruk-up’ with Rosalind and Justin’s immersive sculptural Installations that confound perceptions of space.
“This is a highly innovative collaboration with ground-breaking potential, pushing both artistic practices into new territories. It is a pioneering first, both in terms of a meeting between these specific art forms but also representing the premier exposure of this dance form on a mainstream cultural platform to a mass audience.
“The creative collision of Contemporary Visual Art and Bruk-up Dance not only merges two complimentary artistic forms but also importantly extends the rich shared cultural heritage of British and Jamaican culture.”
2.15pm BBC Sport bulletins move to green screen studio
The 1.30pm sport bulletin on the BBC News Channel came from a virtual version of BBC Sport’s usual home in Pres1 in Salford.
BBC Sport’s green screen studio will be one of the temporary options for the bulletins, whilst major engineering work is in progress over the coming months to upgrade the Pres1 facility.
3.40pm Channel branding finally updated on BBC Sounds home page and player
The station selector on the BBC Sounds home page has finally been updated with the current logos for the various BBC Radio stations.
However, there are some branding anomalies within the Sounds Player, such as with BBC Three Counties Radio: on the station splash page it appears as ‘BBC RADIO THREE COUNTIES’ but when the Player page appears, the station is branded as ‘BBC THREE COUNTIES RADIO’.
There’s a similar issue with the branding of BBC CWR.
Thanks to Josh Reid for flagging the Sounds Player changes.
6pm Updated signage at BBC Wales HQ incorporating new BBC blocks logo
Thanks to Tom Selway for sending us this image of the updated signage outside BBC Wales HQ in Central Square, Cardiff – incorporating the new BBC blocks logo.
8.50pm Sophie Ridge inadvertently uses offensive word on air
Yes, it’s that old chestnut again – mispronouncing Jeremy Hunt’s surname.
Mr Hunt has only just come back on to the news agenda again, due to the speculation about a potential Conservative Party leadership contest.
Sophie Ridge can now be added to the list of broadcasters who have inadvertently used an offensive word rather than the Tory MP’s actual surname.
WARNING: this clip contains very strong language.
Tuesday 7th June
10.25pm Service identifiers will launch soon on BBC TV
The new “identifiers” associated with BBC services such as iPlayer and Sounds will make their first regular appearance on BBC TV this weekend (Saturday).
UPDATE: on Wednesday 8th June, BBC One Wales jumped the gun somewhat, by using the new iPlayer identifier in a local trail:
UPDATE: also on Wednesday 8th June, we were informed by one of the BBC Scotland playout staff that BBC Alba has already been using the service identifiers – though it’s not clear for how long they’ve been in use. But here’s an example from Wednesday evening:
Thursday 9th June
4.30pm Behind-the-scenes images of the new BBC South gallery
BBC Weather presenter Alexis Green has posted a short video of the new BBC South gallery.
Alexis said: “It’s call IGS: it’s Integrated Gallery System. Which means the majority of the programme is now automated.”
Friday 10th June
1am That’s except for Channel 4 viewers in the Republic of Ireland
Channel 4’s coverage of the UEFA Nations League can’t be broadcast in the Republic of Ireland. Consequently, we have the unusual situation where the Channel 4 announcer has to point out that the next programme is not available to RoI viewers.
Viewers in Ireland are presented with an on-screen notice instead of the UEFA programme: “Sorry the current programme is not available in your area.”
11.30am Morph’s back – as part of an accessible art trail
Aardman, Wild in Art and Whizz-Kidz, the UK’s leading charity for young wheelchair users, have launched a major new initiative – Morph’s Epic Art Adventure in London – which is set to be the first accessible, step-free cultural event of its kind.
The spectacular public art trail and tourist attraction will see up to 70 super-sized sculptures of Morph take over the streets of central London in summer 2023.
EXTERNAL LINK: Aardman and Whizz-Kidz launch Morph accessible art trail.
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