We’re really not going out of our way to find fault with the new BBC News on-screen graphics but the number of times that we happen to stumble upon an issue really makes us wonder how often these glitches are happening.
Most of the on-air problems that we’ve witnessed to date have been similar – the lower-thirds freeze and have to be removed. They usually reappear after 10 minutes or so – presumably following a reboot.
Today’s incident was a little more interesting. It looked as though the ticker was experiencing an issue initially. The story headline/summary text was then removed, followed by the programme title. The entire lower-third then animated off screen, before the story headline/summary text reappeared, minus its dark grey transparent background:
Lower-thirds were back to normal in time for the BBC News at One.
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