One step forward, two steps back

The local ITV news has been “improved”. As far as I can tell, the improvements are a new name, ITV West News instead of HTV News, and a corresponing new logo of three blue squares in a line followed by a yellow one. A couple of armchairs seem to have been shoved into a corner of the studio, presumably to give the news a new “friendly” image and to prove that the presenters actually have legs.

However they have also taken the opportunity to change the aspect ratio. Most channels these days are moving from 4:3 to 16:9 to match the increasing proportion of widescreen televisions, however HTV/ITV West have for some inexplicable reason made the retrograde step of moving from 16:9 back to 4:3. Time to switch to the BBC local news in glorious 16:9 then.

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4 Responses to One step forward, two steps back

  1. Father says:

    Ah, but remember Hutton! Can you trust a word the Beeb say? That Chris Vacha’s eyes are too close together. A sure sign, as my Grandmother used to say!

  2. matt says:

    were you quoting Paula Abdul?

  3. matt says:

    hold on..
    does that mean the weathergirl’s gone too?