BBC One Christmas ident aired in error

BBC One Yorkshire and Lincolnshire aired one of this year’s Christmas BBC One idents in error this morning, in the junction leading into the regional Sunday Politics programme. Christmas presentation is not due to launch

Archive footage provides evidence of early use of STV branding

A great little find from the archives was recently shared on Twitter by STV Footage Sales.  Better Viewing was made by STV in 1957 to help their viewers understand how to get the most from

New ident debuts on BBC Two

A series of wooden blocks of various shapes feature in the latest in the ‘Curve’ series of idents on BBC Two. Thought-Provoking 2 aired at 10pm this evening.

Special BBC One ident promoting His Dark Materials

BBC One tonight aired an altered version of one of its idents. Kayakers – filmed in Northern Ireland – had its night sky updated with visuals from His Dark Materials. The new BBC One drama

Sound fault disrupts Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two

A sound fault took this evening’s edition of Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two off air for a few minutes. The sound dropped out during a live interview midway through the programme. Presenter Zoe Ball

The BBC test card and in-vision teletext

TV Presentation has a cousin – trade test transmissions and in-vision teletext pages.

BBC News looking a little inconsistent in the nations

In mid-July, BBC regional news programmes in England got the BBC Reith treatment. As well as adopting the same on-screen graphics as national news programmes, a new format for opening titles was also rolled out.

Regional ITV anniversaries: to celebrate or not to celebrate

Anniversaries are a funny time for media organisations. On the one hand, they can be an opportunity to celebrate genuine achievements or indulge in some harmless nostalgia. On the other, no forward-looking organisation wants to

BBC Reporting Scotland presentation update

A minor presentation refresh this evening for BBC Reporting Scotland, coinciding with the debut of Laura Miller as one of the programme’s new anchors. The 39-year-old presenter replaces Jackie Bird, who stepped down earlier in

BBC Two idents: the unwanted pair

After many years in the branding wilderness, BBC Two’s Curve idents were a breath of fresh air when they arrived on our screens in September last year. During their first year, a number of idents

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