Launched on Sunday 14th November 1999, The TV Room started out life as the TV presentation anorak’s equivalent of a stamp collection – with a vast library of stills, video and background information about channel idents and programme title sequences/set design. Within a few years, the site expanded to include talent profiles, old programme schedules and features.
On Sunday 25th November 2018, after a hiatus of seven-and-a-half years, the site returned, with an updated look/structure and a new purpose. The TV Room now has an emphasis on the latest broadcast graphic design, branding and marketing projects. We won’t be abandoning the past entirely: our blog pages will take occasional trips back in time, reflecting on the designs and marketing of yesteryear.
And just to note: the old version of the site remains accessible here: https://thetvroom.com/ark. But please be aware: it’s not mobile-friendly and there are no plans to make it so.
This section covers a range of content. It includes:
NEWS: articles produced in-house, reporting stories of interest.
OUTSIDE SOURCE: links to news stories reported on other websites.
THE VAULT: occasional forays into the archive.
FEATURES: a detailed treatment of a particular subject.
OPINION: a current broadcast project or a random (relevant) subject come under the spotlight.
BLOOPERS: if something doesn’t go quite to plan on air, rest assured, we’ll be there to capture the moment and ensure you don’t miss it.
RIGHT TO REPLY: we tackle the powers that be on a matter of interest – ranging from the trivial/obscure to high-profile projects.
All blog content is appropriately tagged. Article-based tags are displayed at the foot of each article. A selection of tags are also displayed down the right-hand-side of our pages.
As the title suggests, this is where we will showcase projects.
We strive to include as much background and behind-the-scenes/supporting information as possible. To that end, we would welcome input from those involved in the featured projects. A key aim is to build a resource that will serve as a comprehensive reference, a source of knowledge and education on the subject. Our target audience includes design and marketing professionals, those intending to pursue a career in any of the associated industries and individuals who simply have an interest in the subject.
Although visitors to the site are free to post comments on these pages, the main editorial content on the showcase pages does not include reviews or the opinions of any member of The TV Room team.
NETWORK CONTROL: channel branding and presentation.
STAND BY STUDIO: programme title sequences, graphics and set design.
HYPE: programme-specific/campaign promotional trails.
CUE DOT: advertisements.
DAILY PICTORIAL: visual journalism.