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BBC World News | October 2019 Onwards

May 2020 - New Weekly Biz Show in the works

MI
m_in_m Anglia (East) Look East
Is the use of satellite television in China illegal? That would be the way you could see the government dealing with that issue.
IS
Inspector Sands
It looks a bit too neat to be satellite jamming. Firstly it's a tidy cut to black rather with no picture disturbance. Secondly it cuts away before the story even starts, so unless they have access the running order they wouldn't know the story was coming up. So they're obviously watching it on a delay so they can block it before anything appears at all

So they're censoring it after it comes off the satellite but before it's sent out to the public on cable or other distribution system.


Secondly you can't jam a satellite signal on the downlink, you can only jam the uplink by squirting a signal at the satellite from the ground (As happens)

And of course you can't just jam one service, it's the whole transponder or nothing.


I don't know what satellite they use for World News in China but if they were jamming the satellite the other broadcasters on their transponder wouldn't be very keen


World News Asia Pacific is on these satellites:
https://www.lyngsat.com/tvchannels/uk/BBC-World-News-Asia-Pacific.html
Notice that on Intelsat 19 it appears 3 times, albeit all encrypted
Last edited by Inspector Sands on 23 May 2020 9:15am - 3 times in total
NG
noggin Founding member
Yes - I doubt it's jamming. It's far more likely to be a rebroadcast that has been interrupted in the video domain

Look to me like they receive BBC World News, decode it, delay it a little bit to give them warning of something they need to blank, they then cut to black when that happens, and then cut back when the report they want to censor is over. The resulting censored feed is then rebroadcast to Chinese viewers?
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Is the use of satellite television in China illegal? That would be the way you could see the government dealing with that issue.


Satellite is probably used by the state run CCTV etc to reach rural areas, so such a rule might be difficult to enforce there. Urban areas, probably easier to enforce.
DV
dvboy Central (West) Midlands Today
In China you have to have permission to install a satellite dish, presumably it has to point to Chinese satellites.
Urban areas have very high cable penetration. Foreign channels such as CNN and those from Hong Kong and Macau are generally only available in hotels, not to residential subscribers.
Hello, good evening, and remain indoors.
IN
Independent World News
I think today demonstrated why the BBC needs to have separate channels for the UK and elsewhere. The amount of time spent on the UK PM's adviser compared to Hong Kong (and no time on the India-China military tensions) was appalling for international viewers. Maybe not for UK viewers, but it is for us outside the UK.
GE
thegeek Founding member London London
It looks a bit too neat to be satellite jamming. Firstly it's a tidy cut to black rather with no picture disturbance. Secondly it cuts away before the story even starts, so unless they have access the running order they wouldn't know the story was coming up. So they're obviously watching it on a delay so they can block it before anything appears at all


The headline sequence is usually a good clue to the programme's running order Smile
(But yes, a delay seems likely if they're going to all that effort)
HA
harshy Founding member
Has Studio B in operation since the lockdown or has the lights been switched off and locked away?
DE
deejay Oxford
It’s not locked, it’s just not being used at the moment. Everything is still in situ.
Two minutes regions...
JW
JamesWorldNews STV Central World News
Talking Business Weekly seems to be the name of the new show:



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RK
Rkolsen World News
Will he still have the weekday show?
Don’t let anyone treat you like you’re a VO/SOT when you’re a PKG.
JW
JamesWorldNews STV Central World News
Will he still have the weekday show?


I guess so, Ryan. Once normal programming resumes. It was a popular show.
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