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Coronavirus | Television News Coverage

DV
dvboy Central (West) Midlands Today
Watching back on iPlayer they crashed into the iPlayer trailer, and following the weather, closed the programme "we now return to the network news" and crashed into the network bulletin.
Hello, good evening, and remain indoors.
AN
Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
AlexS posted:
I get the logic behind having a separate bulletin but the execution just looked weird on screen with Mishal saying your watching BBC News followed by a trailer with no close and then a continuity announcement back into the news.

Indeed, it was very odd, and I assumed the news special had just included the weekend news. The generic “You’re watching BBC News” at the end didn’t help.


East Yorks and Lincs obviously assumed the same, although you’d assume the network let the regions know what is going on. Did they do the full 5 mins twice, or abandon the first one when they realised it was an error?
DH
DH33 Granada North West Today
I suspect that Look North EY&L opted at the wrong time. As Crashed back into the network news after. So we had the five minute bulletin at 6.10 now what looks like the evening news


We had the same NWT bulletin it was very weird.
TR
trevormon London London
It sounds like it's Vicki's mic. Even when Jon isn't speaking, Vicki still sounds quiet and you can hear ambient sound from the weather.

It sounded like the front mic on the camera from about 2 metres away. Normally a personal mic, either wired or radio, would be used but there wasn't any sign of one. If that was ruled out because of the new coronavirus rules I would have expected a gun mic on a stand just out of shot, but it sounded much further away than that.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
So behind Jon Craig after that news conference and all the talk of 2 metres apart what did we see? About 5 or 6 people shuffle out the door of No10 Downing Street all huddled close together with each other. Such a great look eh! I despair.


Nothing unusual about being told to do something by somebody who then goes and does it themselves, as the Dutch PM proved last week:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-51820520/coronavirus-dutch-pm-tells-nation-not-to-shake-hands-then-does
JT
jolly turnip Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
AlexS posted:
I get the logic behind having a separate bulletin but the execution just looked weird on screen with Mishal saying your watching BBC News followed by a trailer with no close and then a continuity announcement back into the news.

Indeed, it was very odd, and I assumed the news special had just included the weekend news. The generic “You’re watching BBC News” at the end didn’t help.


East Yorks and Lincs obviously assumed the same, although you’d assume the network let the regions know what is going on. Did they do the full 5 mins twice, or abandon the first one when they realised it was an error?

Yes full bulletin twice. At 6.10 and 6.25.
So EY&L and it seems NWT went early - any other regions?
LL
London Lite Recently warned London London
Sky's Press Preview is now just a presenter and one panellist only. They booked two, so tonight there's one at 10.30 and the other is on at 11.30.
RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
Not sure if it's been mentioned but looking at the schedules it seems BBC One is simulcasting the NC from 9-10am from tomorrow, with BBC Two simulcasting from 10am. Although it could of course be wrong as everything is a bit different at the moment.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Sky's Press Preview is now just a presenter and one panellist only. They booked two, so tonight there's one at 10.30 and the other is on at 11.30.

So they're probably still unnecessarily mixing between 11pm and 11.30pm back stage, assuming they are in the studio.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
LL
London Lite Recently warned London London
Sky's Press Preview is now just a presenter and one panellist only. They booked two, so tonight there's one at 10.30 and the other is on at 11.30.

So they're probably still unnecessarily mixing between 11pm and 11.30pm back stage, assuming they are in the studio.


I understand they normally prep in Sky Central downstairs where there's plenty of space to socially isolate.
WO
Worzel Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Martine Croxall still on at midnight and now in C.
AN
all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Sky's Press Preview is now just a presenter and one panellist only. They booked two, so tonight there's one at 10.30 and the other is on at 11.30.

So they're probably still unnecessarily mixing between 11pm and 11.30pm back stage, assuming they are in the studio.

Kate Andrews tweeted a picture showing the other paper reviewer sat a fair distance away.

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