I agree on all fronts. ITV news is all round crap. Its rare that i’ll stop and even take a look at it when I’m flicking from sky to the beeb on freeview. It’s always showing bloody adverts when I turn over as well.
Their newswall, all in one, all around, virtual type thing is rubbish. I dont quite know why but seriously, it just doesn’t work. It’s probably technically quite good but it looks cheap and simple.. like they’re a two man outfit.. there’s no interaction, no sense of excitement.. no one rushing about in the background when something’s breaking.. …I think when the Saddam captured story was breaking, i turned over to it then…. ADVERTS! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
I think the ITV set is looking extremely artificial, it’s obvious what they are trying to do (look modern). It just doesn’t work right – then again when their main presenters are nick owen and mark austin the set are the least of their worries!
I their is only one programe on ITV news channel that i watch which is US election weekley..something Sky could do better with their links with FOX and CBS..maybe we will see something simelar as the election approaches..