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nwtv20037,899 posts since 5 Jan 2003
Granada North West Today
It's a shame they were never able to come up with a technical solution that would allow 101 to point to BBC One HD for the 23 hours each day that there isn't regional content, and back to the appropriate SD local feed for the opts.

It could be fairly seamless on boxes with multiple tuners (provided the other one isn't in use for recordings), but not really in Sky's interests to develop the necessary software.


Sky are already half way there with their Adsmart system, ( Targetted ads are inserted into the breaks, for specific demographically defined boxes) In that case, it's ads that have been cached in advance to the HDD, but the principle is the same)


They also use the same function for the adverts on Sky on Demand, we often see more very local adverts (usually Capital FM Liverpool, even though we live closer to Manchester) via these means than on the linear channels.
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Hatton Cross2,145 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
And it wasn't much better for the race with the graphics either.
The grid 'fly through' graphic before the start was seriously stuttering, and around halfway the director took the decision to crash out of it and move on to something else.

Then for the race itself, we were without drivers names and positions, and when they finally dragged it out the depths of the graphics engine, the animation was again glitchy and not smooth - as though the computer they were running on was downloading a huge Windows update, and was taking up all the memory.

Two weeks to sort it out. Wonder if the UHD graphics upgrade is clashing somwhere in the chain from trackside timing system (which FOM own) to world feed television output?
ITV "Occasionally it gives us something good, but for the most part, it is pathetic and puerile". Lord Taylor, House Of Commons, 1959.
rdd2,560 posts since 21 Jun 2001
They had a presentation refresh in 2014 in which they changed everything except the idents, even the logo is slightly different. They cropped the existing idents and animated the logo differently as you say.
Last edited by rdd on 26 March 2017 10:02am
Markymark4,370 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
It's a shame they were never able to come up with a technical solution that would allow 101 to point to BBC One HD for the 23 hours each day that there isn't regional content, and back to the appropriate SD local feed for the opts.

It could be fairly seamless on boxes with multiple tuners (provided the other one isn't in use for recordings), but not really in Sky's interests to develop the necessary software.


Sky are already half way there with their Adsmart system, ( Targetted ads are inserted into the breaks, for specific demographically defined boxes) In that case, it's ads that have been cached in advance to the HDD, but the principle is the same)
fanoftv7,254 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
Crikey - not only is it an ITV logo instead of a UTV one, it also uses the recently discontinued wipe animation!


You say that, but the animation still stems from the eye when at the bottom of the screen. I imagine this is the new version due to the plain background and I'm sure the old one used to have the letters fade out piece by piece and back on again.
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TorontoCommons23 posts since 16 May 2014
In Canada, network interruptions are pretty streamlined similar to the United Kingdom. Master control facilities for the major networks are hubbed in a central location (primarily Toronto), and if a interruption were to occur it would transpire with a simple preemption notice or a jump cut to a live studio.




Unfortunately, network interruptions are a rare occurrence. They directly result into lost advertisement time, the primary source of revenue for most stations. The closest "special report" you'll get in Canada is when it's planned ahead of time.
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thegeek3,953 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London
It's a shame they were never able to come up with a technical solution that would allow 101 to point to BBC One HD for the 23 hours each day that there isn't regional content, and back to the appropriate SD local feed for the opts.

It could be fairly seamless on boxes with multiple tuners (provided the other one isn't in use for recordings), but not really in Sky's interests to develop the necessary software.
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