I’ll miss our little 2 friend

Well yesterday BBC Two unveiled its new look, not too long after BBC One launched its new idents. Being a bit of a TV pres geek enthusiast like James O’Malley, I am of course interested (even though I seem to watch hardly any actual television these days). The reception seems to have been fairly mixed, […]

BBC One’s sharp new look

Regular readers will know that I’m interested in television presentation. People like me make the world go round, etc etc. Anyway, today the BBC unveiled the new idents for BBC One which will be launched on screen next Saturday. Idents are neglected. Most people don’t pay much attention to them. But over the next few […]

STV’s big rebrand

Today viewers were given a preview of Scottish and Grampian’s brand new uber-identity, STV — er sorry, I mean stv — which launches next Tuesday. The idents are a bit strange. We’re treated to a variety of gormless people goofing about, sometimes in recognisable locations, with a plastic ‘S’ which resembles the old British Steel […]

ITV Schools scarred me for life

Images nicked off Andrew Wood at TV Forum Another ‘Participation TV’ channel (i.e. scheming, conning, shite shite quiz channel) launches this week. ITV Play is replacing Men & Motors on Freeview. All I can say is: at least Men & Motors isn’t much of a loss at least it will have Quizmania on it at […]

Sky can’t see the news

I really should know better than to try watching Sky News, but why are they now insisting on advertising Sky Active permanently on the screen with a full-size caption where the headlines usually go? I can just about understand the need for Dogs, clocks, tickers, slugs and all the rest of it. But with this […]