BBC to enlarge screen credits

The BBC is set to increase the size of its end-of-programme screen credits, following complaints from viewers that they are unreadable.

Last year the BBC changed the way it presents title sequences at the end of programmes, shrinking the amount of space dedicated to them to allow room to trail upcoming programmes alongside.

‘Since the new format was introduced, we have been canvassing feedback from viewers, and the verdict is that we need to enlarge the point size for credit sequences,’ says a BBC spokeswoman. ‘We are sticking with the new title format introduced last year.’

Broadcast designer Martin Rosten, who created the latest title sequence for Five’s Trisha at his consultancy Martin Rosten Design, says, ‘I think it is more important to know what programme is coming up next than to read the titles of the last show. Unless the point size has to change dramatically, I do not think it will materially alter the way that designers create title sequences,’ he adds.

The BBC was unable to confirm the date for the new guideline to come into effect.

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  • emily November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    I think it’s intensly annoying the way the titles are cut and spoken over it spoils the quality of the programme. It is also very rude to the makers of the programme, these programmes are often bought in by the bbc and yet the true credit is lost.

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