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Katherine4,494 posts since 4 Aug 2001
Square Eyes posted:
Oh for crying out loud, another forum "do-gooder". How many times do I need to point this out to people ???? Read Asa's comment at the very top of this forum.

What he has to say there contradicts the statement in the footer.

If you're so bothered about that and up in arms, why don't you ask him via PM or otherwise for clarification?
Wartime Memories of a Very Special Grandfather:http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/ww2/A2459162

Ernest - 1918 - 2004
Annie - 1923 - 2005
Andrew11,686 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I don't what the writer of Calendar's Lunchtime News was on today but Christine told us that we could visit yorkshiretv.com/news to find out all the latest news from around the region and everything you ever wanted to know about the team here at Calendar. I take it nobody told them that all that sort of content was removed months ago!

Steve Hadley did the weather during Calendar yesterday, first time he's done the full day on YTV I think, and finally Christine had an umbrella up on the OB, and you'll be glad to know it sported the old YTV logo with the chevrons!
The TV Forum Team
No Katherine, he's right!
MrStrawsonsSheep252 posts since 5 May 2004
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If you had to choose between the ITV and BBC models for regional news unit cost reductions , which one would you choose?

Confused BBC = Younger staff on low increments, often multi-skilled, running out of city-centre locations central to the editorial region . The operation closely aligned with local radio.

Twisted Evil ITV = Head count cut to the bones, running out of aggregated regional centres often outside the editorial area. Fed with copy by stringers and some out-based centres in edge-of city locations.

You pays your money (well not very much of it), and you takes your choice.
Katherine4,494 posts since 4 Aug 2001
jennysykes posted:
No Katherine, he's right!

i disagree totally - by breaking down unweildy, large regions that a half hour show doesn't do comprehensive coverage to, rectifying that with smaller regions with more targeted news, the BBC is doing quite the reverse to ITV and INVESTING in regional output, news bases located in more local areas (instead of housing three regions under the one roof). More regions (The Hull Look North and the current Look East region in the future) means more focused, dedicated and relevant news articles and features. I prefer to leave luxurious, costly and overbearing sets to those with less fiscal acumen.

The BBC can't win to some people - if they produce what's to some an elaborate and unweildy set, they'd be accused of wasting licence fee-payers' money and the fee-opposers will gladly (amd sometimes gleefully) carp on about it. When they produce a cost-efficient set and operation that does the job, people accuse them of being cheap and nasty.

The BBC are keen to develop up and coming talent and have displayed a desire to invest in that talent by incorporating an Open Centre in with new buildings, and running courses in conjunction with other local training providers at the Centre. I bet that, had the BBC chosen to build Open Centres away from their broadcasting base, people would have moaned on about the expense and 'they should have combined the Open Centre with the Broadcasting Centre" followed by a reminder that licence fee payers would be paying for it!

MrStrawsonsSheep posted:
But, its a young, inexperienced and untested team going out to air with new equipment, techniques and working practices.


Yes - and bearing this in mind, the end result is excellent despite the small errors that are sometimes made. There may be the slight error with camera angle etc.. but most of, if not all live news programming has made the same error of 'unprofessionalism' that Alf Garnett quotes, and are as imperfect. Why are Look North in Hull regarded as more 'unprofessional' and 'shoddy' after doing an identical error to say, Sky News or Points West? I had many reservations about a more local service but all of them have now disappeared.

Maybe Mr Garnett is suffering nothing more than a 'culture shock'....
Wartime Memories of a Very Special Grandfather:http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/ww2/A2459162

Ernest - 1918 - 2004
Annie - 1923 - 2005
Spencer For Hire5,171 posts since 13 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I drove past the new BBC building in Leeds today. It's really taking shape now - all the logos are up including a huge 'BBC Yorkshire' right across the whole of the front. Do we have a date yet for Look North's first programme from there?

Also I noticed there's an Indian restaurant opening on the ground floor of the building. It'll be fun for them working with the constant smell of curry... although I'm sure Christa will enjoy popping out for a bhaji on her lunch break!
Robust amateurism
Katherine4,494 posts since 4 Aug 2001
Spencer For Hire posted:
I drove past the new BBC building in Leeds today. It's really taking shape now - all the logos are up including a huge 'BBC Yorkshire' right across the whole of the front.

A far cry from a chevron-less building across the city.....
Wartime Memories of a Very Special Grandfather:http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/ww2/A2459162

Ernest - 1918 - 2004
Annie - 1923 - 2005
Steve690 posts since 9 Apr 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Spencer For Hire posted:
I drove past the new BBC building in Leeds today. It's really taking shape now - all the logos are up including a huge 'BBC Yorkshire' right across the whole of the front. Do we have a date yet for Look North's first programme from there?

Also I noticed there's an Indian restaurant opening on the ground floor of the building. It'll be fun for them working with the constant smell of curry... although I'm sure Christa will enjoy popping out for a bhaji on her lunch break!


Well Radio Leeds comes live from there from tomorrow morning - notice the subtle change to Radio Leeds Website - tv moving at some point mid-September IIRC, though the dates seem to have moved quite a bit as you might expect. Suspect they'll see how Radio Leeds goes... I know a few people who are benefitting from the equipment disappearing from Woodhouse Lane Smile
Steve