Big improvement. Not really suited for two readers imo
That is a LOT of dead space.
A podium would look good there on the left.
Not a podium but a vertical panel would.
That angle is extremely awkward. The desk looks so thin…
There’s so much space. Why didn’t they copy the Sydney set to the T?
I agree with most of the critique above but, I think we were all expecting Martin Place 2.0 and we received Everleigh Jr. it has its flaws but a massive upgrade nonetheless!
Who is the designer behind this family of 7 set. Or would seven be doing it in house?
Wonder if the video wall is made from panels from the old MP set
Highly doubt that, they’d be all new panels.
Be interesting to see what the Melbourne set will look like when they move out of Docklands.
Brisbane has had a history of “copying” Sydney’s set, almost as immediately as the Harbour City implements it, with the notable exception of 2012-23. For instance, here is an opener from April 2002:
And here is a closer of Seven News Sydney from either December 2001 or January 2002, when ATN introduced the blue TV wall set (note the Today Tonight opener with Melissa Doyle):
Perth would later join them in having the blue TV wall set from February 2004, while all markets would use the twisted wood/metal set in the second half of the noughties (Perth implemented it in 2010) - of course it was Sydney where it was first seen.
Only thing I’m not a fan of is the cover up strip for the electrical cords running to the desk.
Raising the whole set on a slight platform would mean the cords could run underneath.
Just my suggestion…
Edit: … and just watching the story of the young man who visited the new set, it was obvious how that strip could easily be a trip hazard when the hosts move around the set changing positions in somewhat of a hurry.
It has a lot more height than Sydney’s set and doesn’t have the clutter of unnecessary platforms.
I think I might like this set better
You guys can be very hard to please at times.
A great story to show off the new set!
Max said 14 metres of screen and the old set was 13 years old. 2 weeks to build.
Makes me wonder - how many studio rooms/spaces does BTQ have?
Other than a small platform for the presenters to stand on, I think it’s a massive improvement.
I think it’s very likely Melbourne will adopt the same look next year.