The BBC Chameleon Thread

The World Service is probably the last bastion of Gill Sans
They've only recently changed over the logos on the programme pages on the English service to Reith
Even when they added blocks to them around a year and a half-ish ago they still had Gill Sans blocks

At school they taught me how to be
So pure in thought and word and deed
They didn't quite succeed...
[-] The following 3 users Like AndrewP's post:
  • interestednovice, Ma76, Roger Darthwell
Reply

The old Gill Sans blocks on the endcap of tonight’s new episode of The Weakest Link    
[-] The following 2 users Like TVNerd's post:
  • Ma76, Roger Darthwell
Reply

To be honest we're just lucky it wasn't produced in black and white.
Reply

This is a bit bizarre…

x.com 

Does Politics Scotland use the Millbank studio with this backdrop for DTL interviews, or something? Seems very odd otherwise.
[-] The following 1 user Likes Spencer's post:
  • bilky asko
Reply

(21-11-2023, 11:39 PM)Spencer Wrote:  This is a bit bizarre…

x.com 

Does Politics Scotland use the Millbank studio with this backdrop for DTL interviews, or something? Seems very odd otherwise.
There is a specific 'room' at Millbank used for DTLs which consists of nothing more than a chair, a screen and a locked-off camera.

I suspect that this template used for the side walls was just incorrectly selected from the server.  It is rather amusing that nobody in the studio noticed, although I confess that I didn't when watching the programme. Tongue
Reply

Have Politics Scotland used the studio for an entire programme or pre-record in the past, perhaps?
Reply

The Wednesday afternoon Politics Scotland programme does often co-present from the Millbank studio.

See the episode from 15/11, about 30 mins in
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m001sjzl 

   
[-] The following 3 users Like Stooky Bill's post:
  • Ma76, Spencer, Steve in Pudsey
Reply

I find it very odd that they could update the Politics Scotland backdrop in the Millbank studio with the new BBC logo, but not think to update the Politics Live version.

The same goes for the titles – why update regional versions (where they’ve had the new set or HD upgrade) but not the national ones?

I bet the new Politics Live titles and backdrop loop have been made, but are just sitting unused on a server somewhere.
[-] The following 2 users Like Spencer's post:
  • Brekkie, Ma76
Reply

(23-11-2023, 09:55 PM)Spencer Wrote:  I find it very odd that they could update the Politics Scotland backdrop in the Millbank studio with the new BBC logo, but not think to update the Politics Live version.

The same goes for the titles – why update regional versions (where they’ve had the new set or HD upgrade) but not the national ones?

I bet the new Politics Live titles and backdrop loop have been made, but are just sitting unused on a server somewhere.

Baffling and sloppy to say the least. This isn't a production endcap, it's a prominent daily live show that should have been prioritised.

Anything news related really should not be mucking around with brand inconsistencies in our climate of rampant, already difficult to identify, misinformation.
Reply

(24-11-2023, 10:27 PM)Jonny Wrote:  Baffling and sloppy to say the least. This isn't a production endcap, it's a prominent daily live show that should have been prioritised.

Anything news related really should not be mucking around with brand inconsistencies in our climate of rampant, already difficult to identify, misinformation.
I never thought to conflate the BBC using an old logo with the era of misinformation myself. Maybe we could get BBC Verify to keep a check on the Chameleon rollout.
[-] The following 1 user Likes Spencer's post:
  • GeeTeeKay474
Reply


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: Technologist, 6 Guest(s)