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MagicPaddy Central Reporting Scotland
There's just been a technical problem on the Channel 4 Weather, the weatherman didn't appear.
DV
dvboy Central (West) Midlands Today
There's just been a technical problem on the Channel 4 Weather, the weatherman didn't appear.

I don't think there is always a weather presenter on Channel 4. Quite often after a short bulletin on a weekend it's read by the news presenter. In this case Matt Frei didn't have a script for the forecast and then struggled to get through it.
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HC
Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today
I happened to be watching that. It was glorious fun. Weekend forecasts do not have a dedicated Forecaster, and it's the News presenter who reads the forecast out.

Seemed like it didn't appear on Matt's autocue, and not on his back up papers either, so sounded like someone in the gallery was reading it for him to repeat, down his talkback earpiece.
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RO
robertclark125 Central Reporting Scotland
Few days ago, during the PDC darts on Sky, we went to an ad break. The titles froze on Sky Sports darts, but on Sky Sports main event, the channel was on an ad break, wheras on SS darts, the channel, for the whole ad break was stuck on the titles, which were frozen.

With regards to the weather on C4, I remember when the duty announcer done the weather, which was all the time!
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RS
RSTV Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Quest has gone down on sky can someone explain it please
CH
channel4squares1 Central (East) East Midlands Today
RSTV posted:
Quest has gone down on sky can someone explain it please

No problems on my Virgin V6 box
RS
RSTV Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
It seemed like it was an issue with my sky box all channels were down on my sky box
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
RSTV posted:
It seemed like it was an issue with my sky box all channels were down on my sky box


So that's actually an RSTV (Sky Box) breakdown, not a TV Breakdown Very Happy

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IS
Inspector Sands
RSTV posted:
It seemed like it was an issue with my sky box all channels were down on my sky box

So instead of just trying another channels, your first port of call was to ask here? Rolling Eyes
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itvblocks (previously Lewismpsmith)
ITV1 lose pictures during Quizmania. (may contain some flashing images)

(Edit: Then, when Quizmania does come back and the caller gets one of the questions correct, the presenter is cut off mid sentence!)

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NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Power cut doesn't take WVTA off the air, but knocks enough out to cause ongoing issues, including setting the fire alarm off:


Lightning strikes Fox Wilmington:


Meanwhile over here a Channel 4 advert break fails to go ahead, and then when it does, the advert rewinds itself on air!
BE
Bennyboy1984 Meridian (South) South Today
ITV1 lose pictures during Quizmania. (may contain some flashing images)

(Edit: Then, when Quizmania does come back and the caller gets one of the questions correct, the presenter is cut off mid sentence!)


I wonder if that was automated or if somebody said “Okay it’s time to finish now” and cut the feed.

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