Sky News Relaunch

Discussions on news and breaking news events including, BBC News, ITV News, Sky News
xxx
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Post by xxx » Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:18 am

Nice weather/hurricane graphics!!!

kev667
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Post by kev667 » Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:18 am

i was going to say that too, active loads VERY quick.



also, the startup sequence was very TV-AM! it built itself up slowly & with confidence, to a roar.. then you're ready for the news.



..i think when they start to break something and all turns red, i might faint.




newshound_ie
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Post by newshound_ie » Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:19 am

Looking good, however if I flick back from NTL digital (16:9) to NTL analog signal the 4:3 picture only shows the 'ws' of 'sky.com/news'... I would have thought the graphics would have been designed with a 4:3 safe area in mind....

SimUK
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Post by SimUK » Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:19 am

Do you get the feeling it wasn't a good idea to launch a totally new look and feel with a new presenter? It's thrown Eamonn in at the deep end a bit hasn't it? Surely it'd be hard enough for any regular Sky News presenter, but a new one just seems to be asking for trouble...



Still, he's not doing bad... few nervous pauses but not bad really The 4:3 video for reports is really annoying though. Someone surely thought about that before it went live?! It's one of the things that has annoied me about BBC News 24's "widescreen" and makes it a bit of a joke.



Don't like the "locator" as much for place names... that big animated "L I V E" with the location under it worked really well visually, where as the new one looks a bit "itv news" doens't it? Guess it's just a matter of getting used to it, but I'll miss that from the old style...

xxx
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Post by xxx » Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:20 am

Break some news quick, even if it is something as stupid as an oldl ady losing her handbag!!!!

kev667
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Post by kev667 » Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:20 am

noone's going to like me saying this.... ....but i'm thinking ITV News. .... the ticker is very similar, except nicer graphically and not all CAPS. & the very small LIVE in the top left is.. Itv's too..!

calciofan
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Post by calciofan » Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:21 am

I like the newswall, but you can see all the black lines too clearly!

SimUK
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Post by SimUK » Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:21 am

kev667+Oct 24 2005, 06:10 AM(kev667 @ Oct 24 2005, 06:10 AM)

noone's going to like me saying this.... ....but i'm thinking ITV News. .... the ticker is very similar, except nicer graphically & the very small LIVE in the top left is.. Itv's too..!






Yes I agree, it does have an "ITV News" feel to it (and that's not good, but then I don't need to tell you all that :rolleyes:) I guess what will set it apart from being ITV News though is the quality of reporting/presenting - something which Sky manages to get right, and ITV never quite seems to manage, as far as I'm concerned.



I guess it's hard to better something that was already pretty much perfect...?

caseymorris
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Post by caseymorris » Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:23 am

Well impressed.. Worth waiting for. I am a little hungover and it is early - but is the ticker tape extremely small?

garethjordan
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Post by garethjordan » Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:24 am

wayne rooney frozen screen???

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