ITV Creates: Florence Blanchard

Week 36 of the ITV Creates campaign brings us a piece by Florence Blanchard – a French painter, muralist and screenprinter based in the UK. She began writing graffiti in the early 1990s under the

The mystery of the additional mechanical BBC clocks

Until the early 1980s, BBC One and BBC Two made use of mechanical clock devices as a means of introducing certain programmes, such as the news. The clock was also generally used to lead into

ITV: uniting the network (Part 2)

A few weeks ago I took a look at the ultimate failure of the first attempt to create a unitary image for ITV. So how did a single image for most of ITV come into

BBC News Channel lower-third fail

We’re really not going out of our way to find fault with the new BBC News on-screen graphics but the number of times that we happen to stumble upon an issue really makes us wonder

ITV’s 9.25am start time to disappear?

One of the last legacies of the old ITV system could be set to disappear, according to reports. ITV is considering running Lorraine Kelly’s show until 10am and bringing forward the start of This Morning

PSBs seeking more ad time

ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 are reportedly seeking permission to show more adverts. Strict rules mean they can show less advertising in total than other commercial channels. They are apparently in talks with the

ITV Creates: Erin Taylor

The latest ident in the ITV Creates series is by Erin Taylor – a final year Fine Art student at Manchester Metropolitan University. This project for ITV represents Erin’s first commission as an artist.

Look North (Hull) reverts to old graphics in error

The early evening edition of Look North (Hull edition) today reverted to the old Helvetica lower-third design. As reported by a contributor on the TV Forum website, a ‘Live’ bug also accompanied lower-thirds on pre-recorded

ITV: uniting the network (part 1)

It’s 30 years since ITV’s first attempt at a proper corporate identity was launched. The 1989 ITV logo was the first concerted effort to turn ITV into a brand although there had been previous attempts

Intermittent BBC News graphics glitch strikes again

Since their introduction in mid-July, the new BBC News on-screen graphics have been affected by an intermittent glitch which causes the software to hang. Each time this has happened, the lower-third graphics are removed completely

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