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Mike W4,534 posts since 30 Apr 2006
It's important to remember that if the "ViLoT" plans come to fruition, the BBC will be leading the way with the technology.


First I've heard of this term. Do you have a link to any further info about it, please?

ViLoR is Virtualised/Virtualisation of Local Radio and is a BBC solution that works over IP to centralise the music, jingles, processing etc of Local Radio Stations at certain places. There are two hubs serving the nation (one at BH, for the South and East, one at English Regions Headquarters at the Mailbox serving everywhere else (even Scotland, oddly!)). This has reduced the amount of equipment duplication across the corporation and saved a shed-load of money (Google 'BBC ViLoR' for more info).

ViLoT is a made up acronym for the same type of system to be deployed for English Regions TV, to remove the need for localised apps rooms etc to get programmes and opt outs on air, instead centralising the technology and regions just remotely connecting/feeding it. Similar (but not the same, and far more technical) to ITV's solution of the Chiswick and Leeds NTCs.
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Markymark4,377 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Now the BBC have moved to the back of the queue as well where they can't justify finishing the job, so they are likely to be both the first and last when it comes to making everything HD.


It's important to remember that if the "ViLoT" plans come to fruition, the BBC will be leading the way with the technology.


Umm, that's arguable. There's a fair amount of remote production set ups, along the same principles, and on a similar scale. PLP at Stockley Park is one example

http://www.televisual.com/blog-detail/The-art-of-covering-live-events_bid-912.html
Rkolsen1,130 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World
Oh wow that Fox logo insertion stuff sounds incredible. Partial decoding of a full frame and then putting data back in? That's nuts.

Not much on the full details but you can see the equipment, specs and some policies at www.hdrollout.com

Some detail on the decoding. https://books.google.com/books?id=l74LCw1TVrIC&pg=PT2777&lpg=PT2777&dq=fox+splice+partial+decoder&source=bl&ots=xEIctxs6gw&sig=pXZFQz-FEwT648Y8fPhn6e7No-M&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjLjv_S8dDRAhUK7IMKHbU8DJoQ6AEIGjAA#v=onepage&q=fox%20splice%20partial%20decoder&f=false
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Inspector Sands10,529 posts since 25 Aug 2004

ViLoR is Virtualised/Virtualisation of Local Radio and is a BBC solution that works over IP to centralise the music, jingles, processing etc of Local Radio Stations at certain places. There are two hubs serving the nation (one at BH, for the South and East, one at English Regions Headquarters at the Mailbox serving everywhere else (even Scotland, oddly!)).

It's an England only project, it doesn't include the other nations. Their stations are bigger operations than the local stations but they might well virtualise at some point


Also you're right in that it's based in two sites but they aren't geographically split. The two are for resilience
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ViLoT is a made up acronym for the same type of system to be deployed for English Regions TV, to remove the need for localised apps rooms etc to get programmes and opt outs on air, instead centralising the technology and regions just remotely connecting/feeding it. Similar (but not the same, and far more technical) to ITV's solution of the Chiswick and Leeds NTCs.

It's not really similar to ITVs Chiswick and Leeds centres, they're for channel playout. What any 'ViLOT' project would involve is production, like it is with radio
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AlexEdohHD13461 posts since 25 Jul 2014
London London
Just on the back of the ident for HD-only, it was interesting to see an HD-only ECP as well...

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This week, BBC One HD did this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIvg1QpS0PA
A generic announcement for BBC One HD. Was this announcement played out in the South?

BBC South had an ECP for next week's programme - it did not take the HD anno for Eastenders.

Thank you.
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