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Independent211 posts since 5 Jun 2014
BBC World News
When local news isn't that local. Most Global (Canada) stations will eventually have all their late-night and weekend news produced and broadcasted by the same on-air and behind-the-scenes team from Toronto. I'm guessing they will have an anchor/presenter do one half hour broadcast for each station every hour for five consecutive hours.
Stations in Halifax, Montreal, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, and Kelowna are the one affected. It could be interesting to see how that will work considering the Saskatoon and Regina stations are in the same time zone and it becomes more complicated when those two share the same time zone as Winnipeg during the winter months since the province of Saskatchewan doesn't observe daylight savings.
Those same six stations have had control room functions and camera movements done from other cities via the Internet since 2008. The planning, scripting, and newsgathering are local but most of the technical work aren't. The evening and night weather for Montreal is done from Toronto and sports for Montreal from Vancouver though.
http://globalnews.ca/news/1930342/global-news-announces-significant-changes-to-how-news-is-produced/
WW Update5,136 posts since 6 Feb 2007
DR, TV-Avisen, 1985. 30 Years ago, 2 people stormed studio 5 as the newscast went on-air as usual:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bpGwjpwhpE


As mentioned here a while ago, in 1977 a group of Communist aerospace union members (protesting New York's ban on Concorde flights) occupied the studios of TF1 in Paris just as the headline sequence of the 8PM national news was getting underway.

This report about the studio invasion aired the following day -- it shows how the protesters startled the anchor, how the director then cut to a slide, and how the negotiations continued behind the scenes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BKtg4U12xo&t=2m29s

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And in 1991, AIDS activists interrupted the beginning of the CBS Evening News :

WW Update5,136 posts since 6 Feb 2007
The big 2011 earthquake in Japan as seen live on NHK -- a real-time warning, followed by early coverage of the damage:



NHK's quick reaction is impressive, but then again, Japanese television has long had a reputation for breaking news coverage -- even more than 40 years ago. This is how Timothy Green described it in his 1972 book The Universal Eye: World Television in the Seventies:

"The rivalry to be first with a news story is fierce; all [networks] have radio cars, helicopters, and mobile units ready to leave instantly on any major story. The six senior news editors at TBS all carry electronic bleepers to alert them in a crisis if they are within a twenty-mile radius of their office. Stations delight in broadcasting that they are first with the news. Once, when a Boeing 727 crashed in Tokyo Bay, TBS just beat all its rivals to the nearest pier with a mobile unit, commandeered the only boat, and was first to locate the wreckage; the other networks were fuming back in the quay."