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DVB Cornwall7,079 posts since 4 Dec 2003
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Eurovision 2018

Today we can reveal that RTP, Host Broadcaster of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, has chosen FOUR female presenters to host the live shows from Lisbon in May!

Filomena Cautela, Sílvia Alberto, Daniela Ruah and Catarina Furtado will all share hosting duties during the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon.

DVB Cornwall7,079 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight

The Sport Thread

There was considerable discussion of the Man U omission when the fixtures were revealed. The sum of the discussion was that the five matches chosen afforded a better choice for TV and that MU wouldn't be shown. As for the timing of the match, MU will be pleased as it gives them over a week's break in a crowded programme they next play in the PL on Monday WEEK.
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DVB Cornwall7,079 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight

Really interesting nations opts and network chatter.

There were times in the pre 1990's when BT/The Post Office would take over BBC and ITV links to provide additional international links for major events to and from Goonhilly ES. A load of rebroadcasts plus temporary facilities replaced them, In addition virtually all the standby 'protection' circuits were used as mains too.

LA, Moscow and Montreal Olympics, The Charles and Diana Royal Wedding, Some Wimbledon, before UK to UK Satellite Links were made available that way.
DVB Cornwall7,079 posts since 4 Dec 2003
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Fire alarm at News at ten!

Why does it take so long for people to evacuate at ITN & ITV? When the alarm went off on Good Morning Britain at ITV studios they sat there for about a minute wondering what to do. When it happened on BBC breakfast they went straight into a simulcast of BBC news I believe.



I presume they, like many major 'mission critical' operations have degrees of evacuation. A complex algorithm within the alarm system determining the validity and scope of the 'alarm'. In consequence critical staff will leave only once the alarm system determines a step up in the level of evacuation. Highly sensible. I worked in such an environment for my working life. Only once was a total evacuation of site ordered. Key personnel staying at post throughout normally.
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DVB Cornwall7,079 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight

BBC iPlayer - Blue Planet II in 4K UHD

This test has been extended. Although BPII the series will be removed in 12 days, today's 90min summary is to be made available tomorrow in UHD and will remain available until the end of January on supported platforms.


Sadly, I've now heard that the publication of the link was an error. The Summary episode will not now be shown in UHD via the iPlayer in this phase of the trial, which is likely to terminate as scheduled shortly.