Tag: BBC Two

BBC Two Christmas 2020 OSP launches

On BBC Two, it’s as you were. No new idents this year. But there is the addition of a ‘Channel of the Year’ tag in the upper-third area of the idents – that’s except for viewers in Northern Ireland.

The time when Christmas branding meant a new mechanical model

For some of us, recording and archiving BBC TV Christmas symbols has been an annual ritual for many years.

BBC TV launches new standalone cross-channel promotion graphic

BBC TV has launched a new cross-channel promotion graphic that sits outside programme end credits.

Live voiceover crashes poignant Robert Rinder trail

An unfortunate error here during a BBC Two junction yesterday.

Branding anomaly in 1981 BBC Two news summaries

Last updated: 30th October 2020. When BBC News radically relaunched its TV news presentation in September 1981, one of the changes resulted in a branding anomaly on BBC Two.

New season – new normal

In the old days, the start of September was one of the key points in the year for TV. The beginning of the autumn season marked the return of old favourites and brought in new shows. This was especially true

Might some lockdown changes linger on?

As lockdown restrictions ease, now is the time to start keeping a watch on whether some of the changes made by broadcasters become permanent or indefinite.

The history of the BBC trade test transmission

First published in 2008. Last updated: 4th August 2020. This page contains examples of the various tuning signals and test cards used on BBC Television since the 1930s. The feature remains a work-in-progress and we’d be delighted to hear from