Tag: Programme Titles

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: BBC One Northern Ireland information slide.

2005 BBC strike

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: a still from a BBC Breakfast sting.

New BBC Breakfast titles for update to Reith

BBC graphic designer James Mobbs confirmed on Saturday evening that new titles will soon be filmed for BBC Breakfast ahead of the programme’s switch to the BBC Reith font.

PICTURED: a still from the opening sequence of the BBC News at Six. Presenter: Sophie Raworth.

BBC NI opt blunder leaves viewers in the dark

Shortly after the regional headline opt at the start of tonight’s BBC News at Six, viewers of BBC One Northern Ireland saw their screens momentarily fade to black, as Sophie Raworth read the introduction for

PICTURED: new look for RTÉ News: Six-One.

RTÉ relaunches television news service

RTÉ launched their new look television news service at 6.01pm tonight.

PICTURED: RTÉ News set and presenters (2018). Presenters: Caitríona Perry and Keelin Shanley.

RTÉ confirms schedule for TV news changes

RTÉ has confirmed that it is about to undertake a “major renovation” of its television news studio (Studio 3).  Speaking to The TV Room earlier today, a spokesperson said that news bulletins and related programming

PICTURED: a still from the opening titles of BBC Breakfast where live location shots are used.

BBC Breakfast live-scene titles

BBC Breakfast recently introduced live-scene opening titles.  The examples below were broadcast on Friday 16th November 2018 and Monday 26th November 2018 respectively, when a portion of the programme was presented live from London, in the