deejay posted:It is certainly the case that the newer English Regions (South East, Oxford etc) cannot opt at all on BBC2 - remember all the hoo-har during Wimbledon when the moved the 6.30 opt to BBC2... However, I don't know if it is the case that regions which have recently moved to new buildings (North (Leeds), East and W Midlands) can still opt on 2.
South East can on BBC2 as that's a proper region (and launched while there were still BBC2 Opt-outs).... but its a bit messy. It's the sub regions that can't (Oxford, Channel Islands, Cambridge etc).
I'm pretty sure that they would have included it in the new buildings - in fact I think in some cases the equipment involved was taken with them when they moved buildings. Wasn't Norwich in their new building last Wimbledon?