PICTURED: presenters, Tomasz Schafernaker and Simon McCoy "filling" due to a problem with the weather graphics.

BBC Weather graphics still loading

A delayed start to the weather update at 3.25pm on the BBC News Channel – as the weather graphics were still loading, when Tomasz Schafernaker was due to present the half-hourly bulletin. Presenter Simon McCoy

PICTURED: the new BBC Weather logo.

BBC Weather adopts BBC Reith font

BBC Weather today unveiled an updated TV graphics package. Nothing major – just a change of font, from Helvetica to BBC Reith. The bespoke BBC font is being rolled out across all BBC services on

PICTURED: still from Jackput 247 title sequence.

Changes on the way for late-night ITV

Few discerning viewers will be saddened by the end of Jackpot 247 – ITV’s overnight gaming show. From 1st July, the overnight slot is being filled with…programmes. Mostly repeats of daytime programmes and factual output.

PICTURED: BBC Two breakdown graphic.

Epic fail for BBC Two playout

Tuesday evening (18th June 2019) and if you switched over to BBC Two just in time to catch the start of episode two of The Family Brain Games, you were in for an unwelcome surprise.

PICTURED: BBC One Northern Ireland information slide.

2005 BBC strike

Last updated: 2nd February 2020. BBC staff went on strike from midnight on Monday 23rd May 2005 for 24 hours. They were protesting at plans to cut 3,780 jobs and privatise parts of the Corporation.

PICTURED: still from the BBC Business Live opening titles.

BBC Business Live titles update

The piecemeal rollout of the BBC Reith font across BBC News continues. On Monday morning, the BBC Business Live titles were updated to BBC Reith. Naturally, all other graphics used within the programme (e.g., lower-thirds,

PICTURED: BBC Scotland's The Nine set.

In the papers

The Sunday Times BBC insiders are reportedly concerned that some high-profile reporters and presenters, such as James Cook and Martin Geissler, may jump ship as the corporation’s new £32m Scottish channel turns in disastrous ratings.

PICTURED: a still from the opening title sequence of a BBC One news programme in 1999.

BBC News: the beginning of the Lambie-Nairn/David Lowe era

On 10th May 1999, the BBC’s television news service was relaunched. But unlike previous revamps, this would be a more substantial upheaval – an attempt to unify the image of the television news operation across

PICTURED: Studio N1, BBC Television Centre (1994).

BBC News virtual era ends

On Sunday 9th May 1999, the BBC News “virtual set” was aired for the final time. First introduced in April 1993, the set revolutionised the BBC’s television news presentation. Until this point, the majority of

PICTURED: presenter, Sophie Raworth, appears on air unintentionally, due to a technical glitch.

BBC News technical errors

Since moving to its new base in New Broadcasting House in 2013, the BBC’s domestic TV news service has suffered more than its fair share of technical issues. Indeed, even for those of us who

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