Tag: Programme Graphics

PICTURED: a still from the BBC Midlands Today opening titles.

BBC News Reith launch – around the regions

On this page, an at-a-glance guide to the rollout of the BBC Reith font in the BBC News English regions and nations. The initial signs of the new Reith package were aired in most regions

PICTURED: a still from a BBC Breakfast sting.

BBC News Reith launch

BBC News has updated its on-screen graphics/title sequences, adopting the new, bespoke font, BBC Reith: “We’ve changed the design of our on-screen graphics to make them clearer and easier to read, and to bring us

PICTURED: a still from the BBC London opening titles.

BBC News Reith changes go live on Monday

As reported on our Twitter feed recently, BBC News will finally implement the new in-house font (BBC Reith) across its domestic and international TV news services on Monday. Although elements of some programmes have already

PICTURED: presenters, Tomasz Schafernaker and Simon McCoy "filling" due to a problem with the weather graphics.

BBC Weather graphics still loading

A delayed start to the weather update at 3.25pm on the BBC News Channel – as the weather graphics were still loading, when Tomasz Schafernaker was due to present the half-hourly bulletin. Presenter Simon McCoy

PICTURED: the new BBC Weather logo.

BBC Weather adopts BBC Reith font

BBC Weather today unveiled an updated TV graphics package. Nothing major – just a change of font, from Helvetica to BBC Reith. The bespoke BBC font is being rolled out across all BBC services on

PICTURED: BBC One Northern Ireland information slide.

2005 BBC strike

Last updated: 2nd February 2020. BBC staff went on strike from midnight on Monday 23rd May 2005 for 24 hours. They were protesting at plans to cut 3,780 jobs and privatise parts of the Corporation.

PICTURED: still from the BBC Business Live opening titles.

BBC Business Live titles update

The piecemeal rollout of the BBC Reith font across BBC News continues. On Monday morning, the BBC Business Live titles were updated to BBC Reith. Naturally, all other graphics used within the programme (e.g., lower-thirds,

PICTURED: a still from the opening title sequence of a BBC One news programme in 1999.

BBC News: the beginning of the Lambie-Nairn/David Lowe era

On 10th May 1999, the BBC’s television news service was relaunched. But unlike previous revamps, this would be a more substantial upheaval – an attempt to unify the image of the television news operation across

PICTURED: Studio N1, BBC Television Centre (1994).

BBC News virtual era ends

On Sunday 9th May 1999, the BBC News “virtual set” was aired for the final time. First introduced in April 1993, the set revolutionised the BBC’s television news presentation. Until this point, the majority of

PICTURED: BBC Films logo.

BBC Logo Watch

Updated: 2nd January 2020. Hard though it may be to believe, but the BBC sometimes struggles to get its own logo right. Since it was introduced in October 1997, there have been countless on-air examples