Category: Opinion

A current broadcast project or a random (relevant) subject comes under the spotlight.

The end is nigh for BBC Red Button text service

The end of the BBC’s Red Button text service early next year will mark the end of an era. It is the end of the service designed as the direct successor to Ceefax. It is

Why are viewers in England still seeing that red screen in 2019?

I know it’s a point that’s been raised many times by viewers and in various online forums – but, almost nine years since an HD version of BBC One was launched, the channel has yet

Is programme slide and voiceover making a comeback?

The days of an announcer promoting a programme over a static slide are long gone. Or, are they? It might not be a static slide, but this promotion for BBC One Northern Ireland’s local offering,

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

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: 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

PICTURED: BBC One logo.

Is that morning or evening BBC One?

BBC One will doubtless be promoting Animal Park Summer Special regularly throughout the coming week – just as it did tonight just before 7pm. The BBC generally only runs promos for programmes that are transmitted

PICTURED: presenter Jo Coburn introducing an edition of Politics Live on BBC Two.

Bizarre playout decision by BBC Two

At 11.30am today, BBC Two and the BBC News Channel were showing a special news programme, covering Boris Johnson’s first appearance at the despatch box as Prime Minister.

PICTURED: BBC Newsline set. Presenters: Tara Mills and Barra Best.

BBC Newsline: Reith and new virtual set

Updated: 25th July 2019. Just over a week since the BBC Reith font was rolled out on national and regional BBC TV news programmes, BBC Newsline continues to rebel, sticking with the old Helvetica graphics.