Sky News unveils new Westminster studio

This morning’s Kay Burley show on Sky News saw the on air launch of a new Westminster-based studio.

RTÉ News Now rebranded

RTÉ has this morning rebranded its dedicated TV news channel. For over twelve years (the first two online only), RTÉ News Now has offered simulcasts and repeats of RTÉ One and RTÉ Radio 1 news/current affairs programmes, as well as

New season – new normal

In the old days, the start of September was one of the key points in the year for TV. The beginning of the autumn season marked the return of old favourites and brought in new shows. This was especially true

Marketing needed for EastEnders return

Long-running programmes sometimes need a little TLC. Sometimes that TLC can involve promotions and marketing. If EastEnders is to hit the ground running when it returns on 7th September it will need that.

Too much nostalgia can be a bad thing

History is the story of who we are and how we became who we are. Nostalgia is simply the yearning for times gone by.

ITV announces autumn plans

ITV has announced a big step back towards normality. From the middle of September, Emmerdale and Coronation Street will be shown six times a week as usual. Episodes have been rationed since the start of lockdown in March.

BBC One resorts to rolling news to cover 1991 Gulf War

A new discovery on YouTube is a reminder of the degree of disruption to BBC One which was brought about by the 1991 Gulf War. To all intents and purposes, BBC One became a dedicated news channel during the opening

Tri-colour ITV logo reappears for one day only

Last updated: Saturday 25th July 2020. Break bumpers featuring the tri-colour ITV channel logo aired throughout Friday. This version of the logo had been replaced by a mono-colour ITV logo on Monday, on break bumpers, promotion endboards, ECPs and menus.

STV launches idents sponsored by Visit Scotland

On Monday 20th July 2020, a number of idents sponsored by Visit Scotland debuted on STV. It’s not yet clear how many idents have been produced.

A helpful change in the weather

The old joke is that people love nothing more than talking about the weather. And changes to the BBC weather graphics can get people talking too.

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