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New Meridian, BBC South & South East Thread

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pip2 Meridian (South) South East Today
And this one, though slightly different circumstances - from 35seconds

ST
South Today
Can’t wait to see them back together. and it’s always bugged me. what’s the backdrop it’s so beautiful?


Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Can’t wait to see them back together. and it’s always bugged me. what’s the backdrop it’s so beautiful?


Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.


And Meridian are not actually (very) receivable in the town
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Avatar credit: © BBC, ITA, BREMA 1967
LL
London Lite Recently warned London London
Can’t wait to see them back together. and it’s always bugged me. what’s the backdrop it’s so beautiful?


Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.


And Meridian are not actually (very) receivable in the town


Alas the Henley relay being of Crystal Palace rather than Hannington.
DE
deejay Oxford
It was always a slight anomaly to me that Henley-on-Thames, being in Oxfordshire, had a relay of CP and not Beckley (Oxford), so not only did it get London (and previously South East) TV opts, it receives Radio Berkshire via a relay and not Radio Oxford.
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Meridian AM and Ballyboy gave kudos
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
It was always a slight anomaly to me that Henley-on-Thames, being in Oxfordshire, had a relay of CP and not Beckley (Oxford), so not only did it get London (and previously South East) TV opts, it receives Radio Berkshire via a relay and not Radio Oxford.


I'm not sure a good enough UHF signal was available at the site from Beckley, to enable it use that as the parent ? Also of course when it was built in the 70s, Beckley carried ATV Midlands, so that would have been totally bizarre for Henley (though nothing to stop BBC and ITV being fed from different parents back then, and there are plenty of examples of that.

As far as radio is concerned, Radio Berkshire has a wider editorial area than the (ex) county itself, and its main transmitter is in Hampshire anyway ! The Henley FM Tx (for BBC and Heart (210-FM in old money)) is designed to serve a wider area than just the town, it serves Marlow (in Bucks) and the area to the east of Reading up to Maidenhead. I think both BBC Berks and Heart are off air fed from Broad St Mall Tx in the centre of Reading, (and not Hannington, which is in more or less the same direction from there)
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45 days later

AM
AlfieMulcahy Meridian (South East) South East Today
Meridian using one of the back screens this evening when Fred was interviewing someone.
Hello, I'm using WhatsApp
WM
WMD Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Was there not a South Today Oxford this evening? Looks like the sustaining feed went out instead. I’d assumed they’d take the Southampton programme instead.
BA
Ballyboy Recently warned UTV Newsline
It happened before once but the 22:25pm went out
MA
Meridian AM Meridian (South) South Today
Brief behind the scenes walk and quick shot of the BBC Southampton studio.


8 days later

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Meridian AM Meridian (South) South Today
A short video showing how ITV News gets the live and pre-recorded sub-regional bulletins on air.

LL
London Lite Recently warned London London
A short video showing how ITV News gets the live and pre-recorded sub-regional bulletins on air.
https://www.simonhardwick.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Technical_Achievement_Video.mp4


One of the interesting things about that video is the commercial splits. West, East and Hannington (Thames Valley South) which are the heritage Meridian tx areas all had the same ad playout, while Oxford (ex Central) had their own playout order.

Presumably since this video was created, Hannington and Oxford have the same ads I would have thought?

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