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Jon8,255 posts since 11 Apr 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today

The Sport Thread

I wonder if John Inverdale will be at Twickenham for the 6 Nations highlights or Salford. It was one of the few things they ever used the last BBC Sport set for that wasn’t football, so it would be nice to see the virtual set refreshed for a different purpose. But I can equally see them doing them recording the programme from Twickenham.
Jon8,255 posts since 11 Apr 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today

The Sport Thread

Guess it's basically a two hour ad on ITV for the Wilder Fury fight.

I am curious about how the deal has been worked out - all the news about it seems to be based on a single press release, which is a bit light on detail. Given the amount of BT branding and cross-promotion, I wonder if ITV are paying anything at all.

I'm also trying to think of other times that one UK broadcaster simulcast another's programming to such an extent. There was Sky Sports' coverage of the Cricket World Cup final on Channel 4 last year, and I think I vaguely remember UKTV showing the BBC News-produced two minutes silence on Armistice Day at some point in the late 2000s... any others?


The 2006 World Cup? Don't know if it would count.

Quote:


UKTV to screen World Cup matches on G2 channel

The channel, jointly owned by BBC Worldwide and Telewest, will simulcast all of the BBC's live matches, starting with the opening match on June 9 and finishing with the World Cup final on July 9.

UKTV is mulling hiring a comedian or celebrity to co-host the action alongside a regular commentator, who has yet to be named. UKTV G2 is a spin-off from UKTV Gold, aimed at the 16- to 34-year-old market.



Presumably it was BBC pictures/branding with a different commentary team.

No they used a feed with the world feed graphics rather than the BBC ones. Apart from taking the same match it was a completely different production.

Of course although not a simulcast the first series of Celebrity Big Brother was shared by BBC One and Channel 4 for Comic Relief.
Jon8,255 posts since 11 Apr 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today

Saturday Night Takeaway 2020

I won't link anything but the usual suspects have already churned out articles about the badly timed laugh, as well as an article just for Billy about Dec's slip of the tongue at the close of the show.

Gotta get dem clikcs, boiz.

I must say even though it was unfortunate Ant & Dec handled it very well once they realised why people were laughing which was very quickly.
Jon8,255 posts since 11 Apr 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today

Saturday Night Takeaway 2020


Yes, I’ve stated that. As Bilky Akso said it wasn’t showing the live DOG, so the segments were likely recorded a little before broadcast. That wasn’t really my problem anyway, it was hardly a bit that was there to embellish the entertainment value of the show.


If they're going to pre-record it anyway, why would they not do it the day before so they'd have had enough time to get a take without a fluff in it?

Presumably they still wanted people to turn up, after seeing it on the telly.
Jon8,255 posts since 11 Apr 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today

Saturday Night Takeaway 2020


I’m sure when Scarlet was on, people used to moan that she wasn’t needed

Yes, not me though. But it’s more that some of the OB bits she would have presented were missing.

With all the people turning up in the second part, you’d presumably assume wrong.

Yes, I’ve stated that. As Bilky Akso said it wasn’t showing the live DOG, so the segments were likely recorded a little before broadcast. That wasn’t really my problem anyway, it was hardly a bit that was there to embellish the entertainment value of the show.
Jon8,255 posts since 11 Apr 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today

Saturday Night Takeaway 2020

Andi Peters is the new Scarlet. Doing his GMB job on Saturday Night Takeaway.

It’s been a really poor show thus far.

And it felt all the cheaper for it. The show really could do with being back to an hour- just realising there is another 40 minutes to go seems more of a chore than enticing.

There is no problem with it’s running for an hour and a half, it was working well last series. The features have been poor, and stuff like ‘a place on the plane’ should really be in the last half of show, once people are a bit more invested in it.
Jon8,255 posts since 11 Apr 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today

Saturday Night Takeaway 2020

They could have stretched to a 4 bedroom house surely.

Whilst it was nice that they got given a free house. The feature felt a bit weak, they could have told the story of the death in a pre-recorded VT perhaps, I don’t know who thought it would be a good idea to tell that story on live TV in that environment. Also a game would have worked better for TV, which they’d win anyway.
Jon8,255 posts since 11 Apr 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today

Watch Dogs on The One Show!

I’ve been thinking of how other BBC shows could be merged together in order to save money.

Holby City could become a 2 minute interlude within an episode of Casualty.

Fridays edition of EastEnders could see residents travel to the Mill in the Letherbridge, due to it being the nearest place to Walford they can get a GP appointment within the next 6 months.

Politics Live could give out BBC One’s Impossible jackpot to anyone who gets a politician to give a truthful answer.

RuPaul’s Drag Race could work well as a strand called ‘lip sync for the lord’ within an episode of Songs of Praise.

And Newscast is already Pointless.
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Jon8,255 posts since 11 Apr 2005
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Watch Dogs on The One Show!

I wonder if this has as much to do with changes to the One Show. Could Matt Alright be lined up to replace Matt Baker? Could they make one One Show a month a Watchdog special with Nikki besides Matt, with special reports on an ad-hoc basis? I don’t see much difference with between filling an episode of The One Show with filling an episode of Watchdog cost wise.
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Jon8,255 posts since 11 Apr 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today

The end of Lottery updates on BBC One

Is that because at one stage they put numbers as they were drawn? I certainly remember seeing that on teletext which had a page which took up just a couple of lines of the screen so you could watch your programme at the same time. It would update as numbers were drawn iirc it would read as “22 19 ?? ?? ?? ?? BB ??. Hardly seemed worth updating them live rather than just waiting 30 seconds.
Jon8,255 posts since 11 Apr 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today

The end of Lottery updates on BBC One

I think ITV needs to start doing what BBC did and that's a National Lottery show.

They could even put it on now that ITV has all this free space now.

I'm sure Camelot could put a bid in for the slots Ideal World currently pay for... 4 hour nightly editions of National Lottery Jet Set.


I mean just for the main saturday one and not the one's on tuesday which to this day I think shouldn't have done.

Again, why?

ITV aren’t in the business of giving free 15-60 minute promotions commercial organisations on Saturday night so unless Camelot want to throw a shed load of money at them it isn’t going to happen.