RTÉ One ident pointer graphics

Whilst monitoring RTÉ’s output yesterday for the first appearance of their Christmas idents, we got an unexpected surprise in the 6.01pm junction. And it wasn’t a nice one.

RTÉ One deployed a rather large graphic overlay to promote Irish Sign Language coverage of the latest Covid-19 announcement by An Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Micheál Martin, which would be carried live on their Six-One News programme.

The graphic obscured more than a third of the ident. Whilst we understand RTÉ’s desire to properly promote an important public service, did the pointer graphic really need to be as large as that?

Suddenly a ‘Subtitles’ tag in the corner of the screen doesn’t seem quite so bad!

Last time we checked, RTÉ One was still using an in-vision signer on one of their pre-2014 idents (featuring the previous RTÉ One logo) to introduce signed versions of programmes, shown overnight on the channel.

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VIDEO: RTÉ One ident: Explorers. Announcer: Karina Buckley. TX DATE/TIME: 27th November 2020, 6.01pm. SUPPLIED BY: The TV Room. COPYRIGHT: RTÉ. VREF: 6762-01.

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PICTURED: RTÉ One ident: Explorers. SUPPLIED BY: The TV Room. COPYRIGHT: RTÉ.

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