Sky News Graphics Revamp

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calciofan
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Post by calciofan » Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:27 am

Sky News' Viewers' Editor Paul Bromley has confirmed that Sky News is "working on a change to our graphics look."

He said, "It is no secret that we are working on a change to our graphics look. It will concentrate initially on what we call the "lower third" of the screen. Our current plan is to make the change in the next few weeks - but not January 29."

He said other changes to the titles and look will not be installed until the spring at the earliest.





http://skynews3.typepad.com

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Post by HOWIE » Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:27 pm

I think the glove should come back, and then all of the Sky News presenters faces should appear too, when opening to the show on the hour

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Post by calciofan » Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:11 pm

Latest from Paul's blog...



Sky News' design changes for the "lower third" of the screen have now been approved.



The changes will involve:

|colorc a new way of alerting you to breaking news

|colorc a redesigned ticker

|colorc a "richer" on-screen look



You'll be able to see the new look on air by the end of February.



The exact date depends on some technical issues still to be resolved.



Other changes to on-screen look, like the TOTH opening sequence will be made later.

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Post by kaylover » Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:14 pm

The current graphics i think look very 2D. Sounds to me they are going to be more like Fox News graphics taking up the bottom 3rd rather than the bottom 4th. And also sounds like sky are gonna have a Sky News Aert! Best thing Sky have done all year.

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Post by jonnyboy » Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:23 am

kaylover wrote:...And also sounds like sky are gonna have a Sky News Aert! Best thing Sky have done all year.



Sky have had a 'Sky News Alert' since their relaunch, if you mean in terms of the name of the strap. They use it to tell you when news conferences are broadcasting etc.



Or do you mean a fullscreen news alert graphic, kaylover?, in which case i agree with you there.

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Post by Josh205 » Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:24 pm

Well all these changes sound great, if rumours are true the graphics sound alot more professional.

One rumour is that the new graphics will involve a Traffic Light system, changing the colour of the graphics for the importance of a story. I've also heard that the ticker will change colour.

so its either Monday 19th January, or Monday 26th January. Can't wait!

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Post by TV Newsroom » Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:59 pm

New Sky News Logo?



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Post by HOWIE » Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:47 pm

Looks awful

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Post by TV Newsroom » Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:46 am

Changes from next monday http://media.guardian.co.uk/broadcast/s ... 28,00.html>



Yellow breaking news strap that'll pop up over the Ticker.

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Post by del » Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:12 pm

Like Sky Sports News then?

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Post by calciofan » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:41 pm

Johnnie wrote:Changes from next monday http://media.guardian.co.uk/broadcast/s ... 28,00.html>



Yellow breaking news strap that'll pop up over the Ticker.

OperaGhost wrote:Like Sky Sports News then?





I made this suggestion on Paul Bromley's Viewers Editor blog. Better to have a SkySportsNews-style breaking news on the ticker, rather than waste screen space as they do now. It also gives them the option of keeping it on there for as long as they want and scroll more information on it.



Calciofan wrote:Please remove all the "what's coming up", "what's on sky.com/news", "what's on Sky News Active" and Email/Text your views.



It gets really annoying that these appear nearly after every report!



Also, an idea for the breaking news strap:



I like Sky News keeping the Breaking News on-screen when you've just broken a news story - but it takes too much screen space!



I think you should copy a bit of Sky Sports News and move the Breaking News story to the ticker at the bottom of the screen. Just turn the blue into red when a Breaking News appears?From: http://skynews3.typepad.com/my_weblog/2 ... spers.html>



Don't like the idea of yellow though for the breaking news, I would just prefer the blue strip into a bright red one when a story breaks!

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Post by Josh205 » Sun Feb 25, 2007 6:53 pm

Hints from another forum something is happening at 9pm tonight, so watch out!

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Post by TV Newsroom » Sun Feb 25, 2007 6:57 pm

Sounds likey. Sky have a back half-hour at 8:30pm tonight.

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Post by TV Newsroom » Sun Feb 25, 2007 7:19 pm

The changes are imminent - in line with my previous comments that they will be on air by the end of this month.http://skynews3.typepad.com/my_weblog/2 ... y_weblog/2 ... l#comments

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Post by vicky23 » Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:25 pm

Well im not all that impressed by the 'new look'. 9PM rumours were right.

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Post by HOWIE » Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:05 pm

I love it could, more changes could be made in my opinion espically the backgrounds, & how is the breaking news more richer ?

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Post by vicky23 » Mon Feb 26, 2007 5:10 am

i liked the breaking news in yellow. All the black is a bit depressing. For a moment I thought my TV had gone into Black and White mode

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Post by HOWIE » Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:19 am

I hate the global still as a background


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Post by HOWIE » Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:47 am

Sky still has still to come on our webiste & coming up to, get rid of this i think .....

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Post by jonnyboy » Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:07 am

Is that everything changed then, nothing more is happening tommorow?

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Post by jonnyboy » Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:09 am

By the way I gotta get used to these graphics again, I'm not sure though. This was the first time I went 'Woah' at the graphics change on Sky News.

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Post by calciofan » Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:37 am

The last set of graphics were fine except the 'Breaking News' strap being over used. Didn't expect this new set!The logo looks out of place (and some of the presenter name straps do too) and it looks like a mess when sports results/tables are shown!Bring back the sliding logo!The Live strap looks too much like the BBC's old ones.

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Post by del » Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:35 pm

I've never heard of these places on that awful weather ticker, where are "Aberdee", Birmingha" and "Manchest" when they're at home? Apart from that, it does stand out.

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Post by DDP » Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:04 pm

Jeezuz it's f'king awful If Sky want to be innovative they should just get rid of all the crap on there. Why do Sky think nobody knew anything before they filled a third (a third!!) of the screen with crap. I remember the days of three news broadcasts a day on three TV channels and the nation was never in the dark for news coverage.So the bottom third is now an ident idea stolen from FOX News, a time and a date, a 'breaking news' strap that is now ten times worse than the old one and a weather statistic that is useless if you don't live in that city.Ident - Still too obtrusive. BBC at least put it on the ticker.



Clock/Date - The date is pretty pointless. It has even less relevence when date appears onscreen at the top of the hour.



Ticker - Now appears to be even bigger than before for some reason.



Breaking News strap/ticker - Is still full of crap and is now badly overused colored crap as well. Why not take it down to the irrelevent BS levels of SSN or even Bloomberg

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