Category: News

Reporting on the latest on-air developments in the areas of on-screen presentation, graphic design and marketing. We’ll also alert you to pertinent news stories reported by other news outlets.

Extended titles for start of The Late Late Show new season

The 59th season of RTÉ One’s The Late Late Show kicked off last night with an extended title sequence featuring visuals highlighting the ongoing impact of the Covid pandemic on Irish life.

Sky Sports NFL launches today

A five-year deal between Sky and the NFL has resulted in the league’s first partnership with an internal broadcaster to launch a channel dedicated to the sport. Sky Sports NFL goes live today, ahead of the 2020 season, which kicks

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

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.

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 This version of the logo had been replaced by a mono-colour ITV logo on Monday, on break bumpers, promotion endboards, ECPs and menus.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.

ITV introduces updated promo endboards and break bumpers

ITV has this morning launched updated versions of its promotion endboards and break bumpers. End credit promotion and menu graphics have also been tweaked.

BBC One playout fault affects start of daytime show

BBC One viewers in England missed the start of today’s edition of Your Money and Your Life due to a playout fault. It was apparent that there was a problem when BBC One failed to exit its simulcast of the

BBC regional lunchtime news fails to appear in London

Today’s lunchtime edition of BBC London & South East News failed to appear in the London area. Instead, viewers there received a simulcast of the BBC News Channel (this is what’s carried on the BBC One sustaining feed during the