I don’t often watch Sky News, but just this weekend I’ve found myself ditching the BBC News channel in favour of Sky’s expert mastery of on-screen graphics.
There was a time when the scrolling ticker and astons were garish. But now – possibly because of HD – the way in which the screen is given over to useful information is impressive. Of particular note for me is the right hand side of this particular shot. Some genuinely informative data is served in this right hand area of the screen including tweets, qutoes and readership statistics for the News of the Word over time.