PICTURED: a still from the opening titles of BBC Breakfast where live location shots are used.

BBC Breakfast live-scene titles

BBC Breakfast recently introduced live-scene opening titles.  The examples below were broadcast on Friday 16th November 2018 and Monday 26th November 2018 respectively, when a portion of the programme was presented live from London, in the

PICTURED: BBC Two ident - Absorbing.

New ident debuts on BBC Two

Another new ident was added to BBC Two’s mood-themed ident set this evening.  The latest sequence shows what looks like a series of different coloured paints moving backwards and forwards, without mixing together.  The ident

PICTURED: The TV Room logo graphic.

The TV Room returns

On the morning of Sunday 14th November 1999, The TV Room launched, showcasing channel idents/branding, past and present, from the main UK and Irish television channels.  During the next decade, the site’s coverage and scope

PICTURED: Subtitles graphic.

Are all these subtitles reminders really necessary?

For many years now, the main UK television networks have offered subtitles for all their programme output.  Whether a programme is pre-recorded or live, subtitles are a standard feature.  The primary audience – deaf viewers – certainly

PICTURED: UTV ident.

How much life in the UTV brand?

Nobody knows if ITV has a game plan but the circumstantial evidence would certainly suggest that the UTV name is being downgraded.

PICTURED: UTV's former headquarters - Havelock House, Ormeau Road, Belfast (11th November 2018).

Havelock House – a final look

UTV ceased broadcasting from Havelock House in June 2018, following a relocation to the top floor of the City Quays 2 office block.  The station had clocked up almost 59 years of broadcasting from the

PICTURED: Channel 4 break bumper.

Channel 4 unveils rebrand of digital channels

Channel 4 has revealed details of an image makeover for its portfolio of TV channels.  On Thursday 27th September 2018, E4, More4, 4Seven and Film4 will all launch new on-screen identities.  The Channel 4 corporate

PICTURED: BBC Two ident - Car.

BBC Two branding stuck in the 90s

On Thursday 1st January 2015, a collection of idents from the 1990s and early 2000s – which had been brought back into use during 2014, as part of BBC Two’s 50th birthday celebrations – were

PICTURED: BBC One ident - Sea Swimmers, Clevedon.

The dullness of BBC Oneness

A new look was introduced to BBC One just before 1am on Sunday 1st January 2017. Other than those directly involved in the project (led by BBC Creative) and senior members of the BBC leadership

PICTURED: BBC Two breakdown graphic.

Power failure interrupts BBC Two tennis coverage

Just forty minutes into BBC Two’s coverage of the Eastbourne International tennis tournament on Monday 25th June 2018, the broadcast fell off air. Screens initially went blank just before 2.40pm.  Seconds later, BBC Two Presentation

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