BBC Northern Ireland’s main local news programme, BBC Newsline, launched a new look today.
Today’s breakfast and lunchtime programmes were broadcast from the temporary set in Studio 1 at Broadcasting House in Belfast. The temporary facility has been in use since August, whilst construction and technical testing of the new set-up in Studio B was in progress.
The updated set in Studio B was revealed on air at 6.30pm. It’s based on the design and technology used in Studio B at New Broadcasting House in London.
The Belfast set-up includes a desk, a monolith video tower and a large rectangular videowall.
Studio B retains its green screen facility which adjoins the main physical set. A virtual set is used for the sports segment within the 6.30pm weekday programme.
The weather presenter utilises a large section of the main videowall for the weather forecast at the end of the 6.30pm programme. All other weather elements (including during the 6.30pm opening headlines) are based in the small Studio C green screen facility.
It seems that reporters/correspondents will also make use of the main videowall for visual journalism, to help convey key information to viewers.
PICTURED: BBC Newsline opening titles. COPYRIGHT: BBC.