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BBC News (UK) presentation - Reith launch onwards

From Monday 15th July 2019

RK
Rkolsen World News
Are they available outside the UK?
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GE
thegeek Founding member London London
Are they available outside the UK?

The TV versions are almost certainly geoblocked, but you should be able to listen to any of them.
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DE
deejay Oxford
BBC Proms concerts used to be relayed on the BBC World Service but I don’t know if they still are.
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CW
Charlie Wells Moderator Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
The Last Night of the Proms can be a very fluid in its off air time, but a lot of Proms concerts are actually time delayed by half an hour or so and don’t generally overrun, because there is a fixed programme of music and encores are not usual (in the standard concerts at any rate).


Correct. Normally Proms coverage starts at 8 or 8.30, but the concerts always start earlier at 7.30. I go every year, and found out. When Katie Derham (or whoever) are doing the intro, it is usually recorded during the interim, or even as the previous prom is finishing.

I imagine a time delay as such allows for anything unexpected to be cut. Ordinarily a high profile event such as Last Night might be rather tempting for protestors (e.g. BLM or XR) if it was being aired completely live.
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NG
noggin Founding member
The Last Night of the Proms can be a very fluid in its off air time, but a lot of Proms concerts are actually time delayed by half an hour or so and don’t generally overrun, because there is a fixed programme of music and encores are not usual (in the standard concerts at any rate).


Correct. Normally Proms coverage starts at 8 or 8.30, but the concerts always start earlier at 7.30. I go every year, and found out. When Katie Derham (or whoever) are doing the intro, it is usually recorded during the interim, or even as the previous prom is finishing.

I imagine a time delay as such allows for anything unexpected to be cut. Ordinarily a high profile event such as Last Night might be rather tempting for protestors (e.g. BLM or XR) if it was being aired completely live.


No - the time delay is nothing really to do with that. It's because the Proms concerts at the RAH need to start earlier than is ideal for the live broadcast slots the BBC want to broadcast them in.

If the actual concerts started later, they'd finish later, causing transport and local residents issues in the area.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
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MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
BBC Proms concerts used to be relayed on the BBC World Service but I don’t know if they still are.


They must have sounded fantastic via Short Wave!
AJ
AJB39
BBC Proms concerts used to be relayed on the BBC World Service but I don’t know if they still are.

There was a Proms concert broadcast on the BBC World Service this afternoon, so they still are.
LX
lxflyer UTV Newsline
Yes they’re all accessible on bbc sounds if listening abroad.
UK
UKnews

Correct. Normally Proms coverage starts at 8 or 8.30, but the concerts always start earlier at 7.30. I go every year, and found out. When Katie Derham (or whoever) are doing the intro, it is usually recorded during the interim, or even as the previous prom is finishing.

I imagine a time delay as such allows for anything unexpected to be cut. Ordinarily a high profile event such as Last Night might be rather tempting for protestors (e.g. BLM or XR) if it was being aired completely live.


No - the time delay is nothing really to do with that. It's because the Proms concerts at the RAH need to start earlier than is ideal for the live broadcast slots the BBC want to broadcast them in.

If the actual concerts started later, they'd finish later, causing transport and local residents issues in the area.

In the past there have been Late Night Proms at 10pm (or there abouts), so a 7pm start was required to get the earlier one finished in time for everything to be ready for the second one.
BB
bbc247 London London
Just wondering - is there any reason why the Marr show couldn't come from C and the news simulcast from E?

Marr really doesn't look good in E. The newsroom background doesn't suit it plus some of the red panelling doesn't help.
MI
m_in_m Anglia (East) Look East
Just wondering - is there any reason why the Marr show couldn't come from C and the news simulcast from E?

Marr really doesn't look good in E. The newsroom background doesn't suit it plus some of the red panelling doesn't help.

It might be logistics of either the time they start recording - they prerecord some interviews on occasions. Alternatively it maybe a risk assessment that because they are doing in studio interviews - E is physically closer to the entrance than C and therefore reduces the distance someone needs to be escorted through the building and objects they may inadvertently touch.

It feels like, but I might be misremembering, that they’ve made changes to the image on the video screens behind the in studio guest. From the guest shot it is no longer very obvious that they are in E rather than B.

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