PICTURED: presenter Jo Coburn introducing an edition of Politics Live on BBC Two.

Bizarre playout decision by BBC Two

At 11.30am today, BBC Two and the BBC News Channel were showing a special news programme, covering Boris Johnson’s first appearance at the despatch box as Prime Minister.

PICTURED: BBC Newsline set. Presenters: Tara Mills and Barra Best.

BBC Newsline: Reith and new virtual set

Updated: 25th July 2019. Just over a week since the BBC Reith font was rolled out on national and regional BBC TV news programmes, BBC Newsline continues to rebel, sticking with the old Helvetica graphics.

Teleshopping returns to ITV: has overnight linear TV had its day?

The return of a full overnight programme schedule on ITV has proved short-lived. From 1st August, Teleshopping will occupy the early hours up to 3am in all ITVplc regions including UTV and Channel. Some would

PICTURED: botched/unofficial BBC logo in use within the BBC.

That botched BBC logo just keeps popping up

That unofficial BBC logo that’s been sitting on the web for years – you know the one – has found its way on to our screens on many occasions, within programme titles. It’s like an

PICTURED: BBC North West Travel News graphic on social media.

Branding standardisation needed for BBC regional social

The recent refresh of the title sequences of BBC TV’s regional news programmes saw a much-needed drive towards branding standardisation. Since the Lambie-Nairn titles package was introduced in 2008, various regions had gone rogue and

PICTURED: ITV Creates ident.

Talent takeover month for ITV Creates

ITV Creative has announced details of a ‘takeover month’, where student and graduate designers and artists will have the opportunity to produce their take on the ITV logo, as part of the year-long ITV Creates

PICTURED: BBC One 1985 clock (recreation).

BBC One closedown curiosities from the past

In the days before BBC News 24/BBC News Channel, BBC One closed down overnight. The BBC One announcer would bid us goodnight over the channel clock, before putting up the BBC One globe symbol and

PICTURED: proposed updated look for BBC Broadcasting House, Belfast.

BBC NI submits planning application for HQ redevelopment

Updated: 24th July 2019. BBC Northern Ireland has submitted a planning application for the redevelopment of Broadcasting House in Belfast. The proposal confirms speculation that the existing buildings will be retained, although the office block

PICTURED: BBC One clock.

BBC brand refresh – 1981 style

In September 1981 the BBC One globe was modified – the electronic colour was changed and the logo was modified. They were subtle changes which most viewers would scarcely notice. They were not the equivalent

PICTURED: BBC News opening titles.

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

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