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noggin14,949 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Working Lunch re-dressed this with clipped on PBUs


what's a PBU?


PBU is an abbreviation of Photo Blow-Up - but is used more widely to describe printed panels (whether they have a photo or a graphic on them) - though I guess you could argue both are printed 'photographically' usually.

In the days before large video screens, many shows would brand items or editions using large black and white or colour photos blown up and suspended from the lighting grid, or placed within set pieces, and the term has stuck.
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chris4,386 posts since 6 Jul 2005
Granada North West Today
News 24 certainly came from TC10 at one point around 2003 - with locked off cameras and chroma-key/CSO backgrounds. TC11 next door was producing BBC Three News output at the time - so both of the old N1 and N2 were back in use for news shows at the time.

(Incidentally - TC11 housed Working Lunch, Newsnight and Newsround a few years later on physical sets (Newsnight managed to squeeze their hard set in, Working Lunch re-dressed this with clipped on PBUs, and Newsround was rigged inside it) as the Barco sets were installed in TC7 and N6. The Newsnight Review set was based around the three projectors left over from BBC Three's 7 O'Clock News, which by then had finished.)


I seem to recall the national bulletins moving into TC7 as the N6 Barcos were being added. Not quite sure how they made that work with Newsround and Newsnight.
msim574 posts since 29 Sep 2003
In the run up to the 2003 revamp, am I correct in saying News 24 came from TC10 during the week and then they shared the N9 studio with BBC World at weekends?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNi0gKKUNgo


Here's a weekend News 24 branded broadcast from N9 from October 2003, so it looks like they did indeed share the studio with World for a short period.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ7c1DEjcKE


Weren't there loads of power problems in TVC late in 2003 which once or twice delayed News24 from relaunching. Could that explain the simulcasts?
Batavia45 posts since 10 Feb 2017
BBC World News
Jim Gaffigan, the US comedian and actor, is a regular commentator on CBS Sunday Morning, which is CBS’ weekly news magazine show (it’s great if you’ve never seen it). This week’s piece focused on his recent news consumption, and he expressed some affection for BBC World News pres:

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noggin14,949 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Jim Gaffigan, the US comedian and actor, is a regular commentator on CBS Sunday Morning, which is CBS’ weekly news magazine show (it’s great if you’ve never seen it). This week’s piece focused on his recent news consumption, and he expressed some affection for BBC World News pres:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePkJgy9aeXE


Though the presenters shown were BBC One bulletin presenters on the BBC One/News Channel set.
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Batavia45 posts since 10 Feb 2017
BBC World News
Jim Gaffigan, the US comedian and actor, is a regular commentator on CBS Sunday Morning, which is CBS’ weekly news magazine show (it’s great if you’ve never seen it). This week’s piece focused on his recent news consumption, and he expressed some affection for BBC World News pres:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePkJgy9aeXE


Though the presenters shown were BBC One bulletin presenters on the BBC One/News Channel set.


That’s a lot of BBC World News these days.
Stuart7,592 posts since 13 Oct 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Jim Gaffigan, the US comedian and actor, is a regular commentator on CBS Sunday Morning, which is CBS’ weekly news magazine show (it’s great if you’ve never seen it). This week’s piece focused on his recent news consumption, and he expressed some affection for BBC World News pres:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePkJgy9aeXE

Though the presenters shown were BBC One bulletin presenters on the BBC One/News Channel set.

That’s a lot of BBC World News these days.

I wonder why he's only hearing the music at the very end of the title sequence on BBC World News, he's not getting to enjoy the 'beeps'.
seamus1,652 posts since 24 Apr 2006
Though the presenters shown were BBC One bulletin presenters on the BBC One/News Channel set.

That’s a lot of BBC World News these days.

I wonder why he's only hearing the music at the very end of the title sequence on BBC World News, he's not getting to enjoy the 'beeps'.


PBS airings often omit the countdown, I imagine that's how most Americans gain exposure to the BBC. BBC World News carrier-ship on cable/satellite is much broader than it was 10 years ago, but it's definitely still a niche audience judging by the very upmarket ads on North American feed.
Stuart7,592 posts since 13 Oct 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
PBS airings often omit the countdown, I imagine that's how most Americans gain exposure to the BBC. BBC World News carrier-ship on cable/satellite is much broader than it was 10 years ago, but it's definitely still a niche audience judging by the very upmarket ads on North American feed.

I can understand not getting the countdown, but he said he just sees the silent 'globe' animation at the start of the title sequence, before getting the final few notes of the theme at the end. Which seems odd.
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noggin14,949 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Jim Gaffigan, the US comedian and actor, is a regular commentator on CBS Sunday Morning, which is CBS’ weekly news magazine show (it’s great if you’ve never seen it). This week’s piece focused on his recent news consumption, and he expressed some affection for BBC World News pres:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePkJgy9aeXE


Though the presenters shown were BBC One bulletin presenters on the BBC One/News Channel set.


That’s a lot of BBC World News these days.


Ah - are they taking the One/Six/Ten domestic bulletins?