PICTURED: a still from the opening sequence of the BBC News at Six. Presenter: Sophie Raworth.

BBC NI opt blunder leaves viewers in the dark

Shortly after the regional headline opt at the start of tonight’s BBC News at Six, viewers of BBC One Northern Ireland saw their screens momentarily fade to black, as Sophie Raworth read the introduction for the lead story. It appears

PICTURED: ITV Creates ident.

ITV Creates: Kristina Veasey

ITV’s channel identity this coming week has been put in the care of Kristina Veasey – a visual artist who likes to find positives in negative situations and beauty in the mundane. A former Paralympian and equality and diversity consultant,

PICTURED: a still from the opening titles of the BBC News at Ten.

In the papers

The Sunday Times The BBC News at Ten is to be cut by ten minutes – by trimming the main programme, the regional news and the national weather. The move is apparently an attempt to retain younger audiences and stop

PICTURED: question graphic from an edition of Pointless Celebrities

Spot the typo on Pointless Celebrities

In spite of the graphic being on screen for quite some time – and Alexander Armstrong reading through each of the questions twice – a little typo managed to slip through on this edition of Pointless Celebrities, broadcast on Saturday

PICTURED: Unknown.

Sky News sports presenter distracted by phone

Sunday 20th January 2019, 11.30am and the Sky News sports presenter is momentarily distracted by a phone going off.


Why the same old idents on UTV?

ITV launched its year-long ITV Creates campaign on 1st January 2019, where channel idents produced by a different artist/designer are aired each week. The campaign didn’t quite stretch across the Irish Sea though – UTV continued with the ident package

PICTURED: ITV Creates ident.

ITV Creates: Katrina Russell Adams

This week it’s the turn of Katrina Russell Adams – a south east London-based printmaker and visual artist, whose practice is deeply informed by the joyful clash of diversity, shapes and people and places in in her surroundings.

PICTURED: BBC One Scotland ident.

BBC One Scotland misses 9pm news report

There was a short, unscheduled News Report on BBC One last night, just before 9pm. In most parts of the country, the news update – presented by Clive Myrie – followed Holby City. Viewers in Scotland had their own programme

PICTURED: new look for RTÉ News: Six-One.

RTÉ relaunches television news service

RTÉ launched their new look television news service at 6.01pm tonight.

PICTURED: ITV Creates ident.

ITV Creates: Mark Titchner

Another week and another designer/artist has an opportunity to showcase their skills on ITV. For the next seven days, we’ll be viewing the work of Mark Titchner.

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