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Asa3,516 posts since 22 Mar 2001 Administrator
Meridian (South East) South East Today

BBC News (UK) presentation - Reith launch onwards

I'm definitely a fan. Love the big serif headlines. Flipper beats a ticker any day. And nice to see the live bug animate on and off - a great way to mask the fact it used to hang around for a few frames after cutting back to the studio (was up there with the old days of BBC One ECPs having that 'jump' as a annoying bugbear!)

Even after all these years, that newsroom background still doesn't fail to impress me too.

16:9 graphics would have been the icing on the cake but I get why it would be too much hassle, particularly when joint broadcasting with World
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Asa3,516 posts since 22 Mar 2001 Administrator
Meridian (South East) South East Today

Wimbledon 2019

Fair play for the tweets, glad they realised it wasn’t good. Shame we’ll never get to know why it happened like that!

Clare Balding with something an apology on BBC Four.

Clare did then do a proper apology a few minutes later, at the very end.


(Bonus points for the trail explosion unintentionally happening in sync with the final note of the theme! Very Happy )
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Meridian (South East) South East Today

Talking Telephone Numbers

It's a brilliant clip, such a shame it was taken down from YouTube. Just gives a great insight into what it takes to bring a live programme to air. Surprising the talkback was recorded though, is that normal?

As to other regions, presumably Carlton were presenting it to the network but had the ability to pull up a slide for their own viewers?

SayIng that, Find a Fortune was made by Granada but their breakdown in August 1999 was announced by Trish Bertram with the following generic slide in YTV-land so who knows!

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Asa3,516 posts since 22 Mar 2001 Administrator
Meridian (South East) South East Today

BBC One-ness - and so it continues

I think the BBC has ditched the "BBC Three" ident on BBC One, judging from the archives of idents on TV Home. Does this mean that the BBC Three brand is being ditched?

?? The strand is Mon-Wed and it was literally shown on Wednesday!

I see Banger Racers has shown up a couple of times this week. First time recording it since the site started back in September. Boxers was also MIA for a while too. Thankfully Sea Swimmers and Exercise Class continue to be*

*regional variations may apply
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Asa3,516 posts since 22 Mar 2001 Administrator
Meridian (South East) South East Today

BBC Two breakdown - The Family Brain Games

Incidentally on that ECP the announcer used the off-brand phrase "Next on Two" without the BBC bit, which I don't think I've heard for about 20 years

Ha, glad I wasn't the only one who noticed that.

Yeah, it's refreshing to hear it. It was done for a couple of junctions a few weeks ago but is pretty rare.
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Asa3,516 posts since 22 Mar 2001 Administrator
Meridian (South East) South East Today

YouTube Gold

A June 1993 handover from Carlton to GMTV. Worth noting that although the break bumper is Carlton branded, there is no sign of the ‘Nightime’ branding, and ITV branding prior to GMTV.

Interesting to see a very basic plain logo used as the ident into GMTV - it's not even a still from the generic ident, which had a subtle gradient on the logo. I don't recall ever seeing a menu design like that either.
Asa3,516 posts since 22 Mar 2001 Administrator
Meridian (South East) South East Today

BBC Two 2018 Revamp

I like the fact that Maverick has been trailed for weeks and in the meantime we get two new idents. Such a versatile idea, and this one is quite different as it's the camera that moves.

I just happened to catch that and wasn't sure if it was new. Here it is

As an FYI there's no need to download the file from TV Home and re-upload - you can embed it with just the video URL.
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Meridian (South East) South East Today

BBC.co.uk - site cutbacks & beyond



Spoilsports. They'll be removing the volume up to 11 option next Very Happy
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Asa3,516 posts since 22 Mar 2001 Administrator
Meridian (South East) South East Today

TV Panel spying on your viewing

Were you watching on Freeview? I wonder how many manufacturers support this.

Who is this company?! Insecure website, powered by Wordpress. With patronising answers like

Quote:
Is my TV spying on me?
No, of course not.



My Samsung gave a similar message when I set it up which I think I’m still opted into. I assume it’s their own analytics, or powered by a third party. Apparently it can detect what is being watched via connected devices. Don’t know if that’s down to Virgin sending some sort of metadata (via HDMI?) or creating a fingerprint of the actual video being broadcast Shocked
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Meridian (South East) South East Today

New BBC corporate font: BBC Reith

I don’t think it needs to be locked but there’s clearly some posting for the sake of it going on here, particularly if we’re going to have the same “anyone know?”/“let’s see at 6am Monday” comments.

If a new date crops up or someone spots Reith out in the wild on something new then great, otherwise consider whether it’s really worth posting.
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Asa3,516 posts since 22 Mar 2001 Administrator
Meridian (South East) South East Today

BBC Sounds

Ouch. Just listened to a bulletin for the first time in a while. Yeah, that’s really not good. I think Newsbeat works better than that, it comes across quite patronising. Fair enough if you want a separate yoof app but not at the expense of those who want R2/5live style bulletins. Wonder which department is producing it? I’ve made Sky my default now.

And I see the Alexa still can’t detect two different voices to allow for two different Spotify accounts (for example) to be played. Rolling Eyes
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Asa3,516 posts since 22 Mar 2001 Administrator
Meridian (South East) South East Today

Sky News | 16th January 2018 Onwards

A post has been removed which referenced a story in an article elsewhere which have been disputed. Please keep this discussion to presentation related matters too - I know it can be hard when Sky do a promo with a giant baby Trump blimp but try to keep it on topic.
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Asa3,516 posts since 22 Mar 2001 Administrator
Meridian (South East) South East Today

Alan Carr's Epic Gameshow on ITV

https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5329/alan_carrs_epic_gameshow/

Play Your Cards Right, Take Your Pick, Strike It Lucky, Bullseye and The Price Is Right are coming back. This time with regular contestants and an "all-new epic endgame". Hmmm.

So Gameshow Marathon is reborn. I'm a little surprised Blankety Blank isn't on the list - given the David Walliams pilot (or "one-off Christmas special if this doesn't go to series"). Cue another round of butchered title sequences and audiences drowning out the theme music...! Oh and the random talking heads having to explain the concept of a darts show to anyone under the age of 30. Maybe I'm being too cynical Very Happy
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Asa3,516 posts since 22 Mar 2001 Administrator
Meridian (South East) South East Today

Brexit Dramarama - PM announces resignation p108

Can we make a statement right now

I think it's fairly obvious though, isn't it? The great thing is that when these intolerant people come out of the woodwork, the rest of us are quick to denounce their nonsense.

Thank you to several of you who privately RTP'd about the post.

Although another message insisting that posts focus on the presentation, studio and programmes around Brexit, not your political persuasions.
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Asa3,516 posts since 22 Mar 2001 Administrator
Meridian (South East) South East Today

Regional opt curiosities

Ever wanted to see all the regions during a single news headline opt? What do you mean no.


(Video from Julian Farmer’s channel)

While away over in the west this week I noticed the regional presenter gets name checked before the national, is that common elsewhere? In the south east we always have it the other way around (which feels the right way around to me).

A bit of creativity too from wherever is top left by zooming into the plasma showing the titles.
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