Category: PresWatch

Observations about channel and programme presentation.

New continuity voice on BBC One

A new but familiar voice turned up this evening on BBC One.

ITV OSP used for rugby team lists

ITV’s on-screen presentation graphics were put to a rather unusual use this evening – providing team lists for tomorrow’s rugby Six Nations match.

BBC Wales Today fixes its titles

Having highlighted an odd anomaly with the BBC Wales Today titles last year, it would be remiss of us not to mention that this longstanding wrong has finally been put right.

New continuity voice on ITV

We spotted what we believe is a new voice introducing the programmes on ITV.

ITV announcer makes reference to “UTV”

Since UTV switched to ITV branding/continuity in April, there have been no references to “UTV” by the ITV announcer (that we’re aware of). Until tonight.

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.

BBC One reintroduces next/later pointers

As reported earlier on the TV Forum website, BBC One seems to have brought back next/later pointers. A design first seen in January 2016 was used in the junction leading into tonight’s edition of The Graham Norton Show.

RTÉ One updates promo endboard

RTÉ One has been phasing in a new promotion endboard design over the last few days. The previous design – first aired in January 2014 – is still in use but it does look as though it’s on the way

A lesson in how not to execute a BBC One/BBC News Channel handover

Since the launch of BBC News 24 in November 1997, BBC One has used a simulcast of the 24-hour news channel to fill the overnight hours. Prior to that, BBC One’s transmitter network was closed down during the night. Unlike

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.