I've always found it odd that the "Oxford" weather map labels High Wycombe and Henley-on-Thames (rather than, say, Wallingford and Thame). I'm sure that neither of these places can receive the Beckley transmitter signal, and therefore aren't/shouldn't be treated as part of the strict/official editorial patch?
, both towns are served by their own relay stations, both of which carry BBC (and ITV) London.
Why the "no"?
You've stated that those two towns get relays of BBC London, not BBC South (the "Oxford" (a.k.a. Beckley) transmitter). You are therefore
with what I actually said...
There were no end of similar anomalies with the 2012 Olympic Torch procession when it zigged zagged its way through Dorset, (which is spilt across three TV regions) South Today had coverage of events in Bridport and Lyme Regis, (where it's impossible to receive South Today terrestrially), and I think Points West covered something Weymouth (where only Spotlight or South Today are receivable). I suppose the arguments for all the above is that the events are of interest to the wider area, irrespective of actual regional service
As we all know, those terrible "aggregate" items on ITV plc regional news programmes are often just a plug for a major ITV show, such as Downton Abbey, and not even remotely a "news" story (regional or otherwise).
Such an item plugging Broadchurch's 2nd series (made in/near Bridport) once appeared on
sub-regions of ITV News West Country, despite the south coast of Dorset most definitely not being in the "HTV" version's patch.
I think that item(s) about Broadchurch have also appeared on Meridian, despite Bridport being firmly beyond the westernmost boundary of the region (Weymouth & Portland). I hope that the Kent/East Sussex edition of Meridian didn't run the Broadchurch item, as that would've been really ridiculous.
Last edited by Austin Tatious on 25 February 2016 7:36pm
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