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TIGHazard382 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

Eurovision 2020 - Netherlands - NOS - AVRO-TROS

P.S. I think the best way to improve our chances is to scrap the Big 5 pass to the final and force us to compete in the semis and earn our place in the final. That's the only way I can see us upping our game.


That and revamping our national selection show.

It's one show. Other countries have 6 week shows. I'm not saying bring back TOTP exactly, but bring back something like it (But focusing on both established and up and coming acts). Require that if you appear as an up and coming act and your song is published after Sept 1st, the audience can pick your song as our entry.

Then the BBC can pick 8 songs. Have a semi-final and then a final. The winner we send to the Eurovision semi-final.
TIGHazard382 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

Eurovision 2019

I am surprised the Netherlands remains at the top.. The song underwhelmed me last night - it's much better recorded than performed live.
I think the UK might come last on the televote - maybe 22-24th on the Jury.


I think predicting might be hard this year, with us being next to Iceland.

If Michael's performance is good then 'Hate Will Prevail' plays, then we might get the 'Oh he's cute/anything but Iceland' housewife/granny vote.

But if his performance is bad, then we might get lost amongst the rest of the songs.
TIGHazard382 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

Eurovision 2019

https://www.timesofisrael.com/worker-injured-in-eurovision-venue-accident-dies/

Quote:

An Israeli man injured on Monday when a lighting rig fell on him during preparations for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest at the Expo Tel Aviv fairgrounds has died, hospital officials said Wednesday.

Fuldi Schwartz, 66, was unloading equipment from a truck in a parking lot adjacent to the fairgrounds when a wheeled lighting rig toppled over onto him, causing serious head injuries, broken ribs, a punctured lung and a spinal injury, according to the family.
TIGHazard382 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

London Bridge Is Down

It's a shame we don't have the balloon idents now as you could use almost any of them in events of this nature.

Not if she fell out of a hot air balloon.

Which to be fair is unlikely.


Now I'm just wondering what they would have done if between 97 and 02 a lead news story on the 1/6/9-10 had been a Hot Air Balloon explosion in mid air or something.

The ribbons?
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TIGHazard382 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

London Bridge Is Down

But to note what some people don’t seem to be able to get their heads round, the schedule being ripped up doesn’t literally mean wall to wall continuous coverage all day every day.

The schedule will be ripped up, but they will slot in some normal programmes as well, such as the soaps, and any major dramas that are airing at that point in the days to come.


Essentially

0:35 onwards

TIGHazard382 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

Favourite TV Breakdowns

Bit of a background story to this one, I remember watching this when I was about nine years old.

It was near Christmas of 2009 on a Friday and CBBC was having problems throughout the afternoon, near the end of CBBC's programming for the day, during a trailer for the new revived Tracy Beaker Returns series that was to air in the new year, the screen went black.

The audio from the trailer made one more sound before CBBC finally kicked the bucket and ended early to go straight to BBC1's breakdown caption.

Music was played with the announcer apologising for a few minutes before going to the Weakest Link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTFPh-HH3ig


I may be mis-remembering this, but I'm sure TWL suffered a problem too (or maybe it was another airing around the same time and they became one in my head)
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TIGHazard382 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

Brexit Dramarama - TV News Coverage

EBU ....





The debate will be broadcast in the UK

on BBC Parliament...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000547q
TIGHazard382 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

EU Elections

Of course BBC, ITV and Sky would be planning for EU elections. They knew well in advance the possibility that this could happen, no one could be immune from the coverage since January.

Behind the scenes all news companies plan for every eventuality, BBC, ITV, Sky will be no different. I doubt there will be the large scale studio sets used at the general elections, more likely it would be smaller presentation studios.


At the same time, with Brexit hanging over it, from what I've noted on politics forums, is that many (on both sides) are considering this almost like a second referendum - Mentioning the possibility that this could be the largest turnout for this kind of election in this countries history, assuming it goes ahead of course.

Will broadcasters take note if this is the case and give it a large set?
TIGHazard382 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

Fictional news bulletins in TV shows and films mk.3

I seem to remember Sky News being used in Independence Day, was that different in the US release?


In the last thread it was said that Sky wasn't in the US version, although I did have a US DVD and it was, but it could have just been that version on the disc.

The film was released only a few months before Fox News launched (July 96, Oct 96) which begs the question, was what became Fox originally intended to be named Sky News and they put that in there for promotional reasons (Because I doubt kids living in a trailer in the middle of a desert are going to tune into a UK satellite station for news) or was it because it was the quickest thing they could use (surely Fox local affiliates were available?)
TIGHazard382 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

Fictional news bulletins in TV shows and films mk.3

Well the original two threads have been archived now.

I came across the trailer for the film Stormbreaker recently, and it had me puzzled.

In the UK trailer, it uses Simon McCoy and the BBC News branding.

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But the US trailer uses the same footage with different branding and dubbing of his lines.

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I'm slightly confused on why such a thing would have been done.
TIGHazard382 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

CITV at Gas Street

CITV deffo broadcast last 4 episodes of Season 2, i'm sure it was around xmas period.


Well according to TVTropes

Quote:


Digimon was probably one of the most poorly handled programmes at CITV, throughout its run the series was treated with little regard, as episodes were repeated to hell, shown once and never again, or just missed altogether. With Digimon Adventure, CITV actually skipped most of the third arc and went straight into the fourth, meaning Kari and Gatomon appeared seemingly out of nowhere and Myotismon's fate went unknown (the arc was broadcast a couple of years later, albeit at a time when it wasn't really relevant anymore). Digimon Adventure 02 got even worse treatment, with the second half of the series being broadcast at a painfully slow, on-and-off rate until, four episodes from the end, CITV dropped the series and aired the first four episodes of Digimon Tamers in its place! To add insult to injury, CITV never broadcast any more Tamers episodes (or even repeated the four they'd shown already), and never broadcast the concluding episodes of Adventure 02, which they could've shown anyway had they not decided to replace them with Tamers episodes.

TIGHazard382 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

CITV at Gas Street

I also remember that they finished Digimon season 2 mid-week, and so started season 3 (which had a completely different set of characters) - only to end it at the end of the week. They never aired the rest of season 3 (though Fox Kids did), nor season 4 (which didn't air in the UK at all).


It wasn't even that.

They missed the last 4 episodes of Season 2, aired the first four of Season 3 in it's place then stopped.

I don't know if it's true but I did read in a YouTube comment once it was due to some issue between CITV and GMTV (with Disney owning a percentage of GMTV and the entirety of Saban)
TIGHazard382 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

Good Morning Britain

I assume the titles will be the main change, or are they going to radically restyle the studio set, after only a year being on air from Television Centre?

Whoosh

I was always taught that April Fool's Day is past and gone by 12.00pm - since I only saw the thread after work, it is past and gone.


So was I.

But then I realised. April Fools Day .
TIGHazard382 posts since 3 Jan 2014
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BBC News Channel Presentation - 21/03/16 onwards


The BBC contributes content to EVN, Reuters and CBS (previously ABC) - so if that interview was specially shot by the BBC, they may have provided it to one or all of these outlets? If those stations have deals with EVN, Reuters or CBS - then that may have been a route to them getting the pictures?

In those situations the provided content could be either a 'clean effects' replay of the package (sync sound only, no graphics, no VO) or the interviews and cutaways/set-up shots roughly assembled.

I was just surprised as I have seen BBC footage on other networks (aside from the immediate partners at the time) but never an interview (all us networks subscribe to Reuters and are associate members of EVN). Perhaps it was newsworthy enough that the BBC put it up there or was asked to. Does anyone know if the BBC regularly contribute interviews like this to services like EVN and Reuters? I imagine interviews with politicians are shared more frequently.


Yes - the BBC is a major contributor to EVN, and often offers and provides content. I don't know how much is provided to Reuters.


This may be a stupid question, but does EVN stand for Eurovision News?
TIGHazard382 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

Top of the Pops

Epilepsy issues even dimming couldn't deal with?


Again, isn't that something they'd have picked up on before this evening? I presume they review and prepare the editions a reasonable bit in advance, not just a few hours before broadcast. I'm sure they must go through all of each year's episodes for footage for the big hits/story of shows for a start, so surely any issues would be known about before they've even started showing any episodes for a year.

Whatever's caused the episode to be skipped, it's clearly a last minute issue. Possibly one that may be fixed by tomorrow?


With a family member that suffers from it, I once had to let them know about a 'harding safe' version of a TOTP2 episode that still activated it. They then responded saying the clip from that episode would be pulled from future broadcast

So if there's a repeat performance (Possibly It's a Sin?) that was judged to be safe but someone's complained, that could have done it.
TIGHazard382 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

Top of the Pops

BBC4's just skipped over the 16/7/87 edition for some reason at the last minute.

Surely can't have gone missing from the archives? They'd have realised before now? BBC website was still listing 16/7 until a few minutes ago, and they even tweeted they were showing it earlier today. There's no questionable presenters or acts on the edition.





Epilepsy issues even dimming couldn't deal with?
TIGHazard382 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

Brexit Dramarama - TV News Coverage

Do wonder if a channel has missed a niche in the market by offering a Brexit free bulletin.


This would be perfect for BBC3 - a replay of the 1, 6 and/or 10 with the Brexit portions skipped over (some sort of "The Chart Show" style fast-forwarding effect would be perfect).


I do struggle to wonder how 60 seconds would have covered it.