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dosxuk4,378 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

Caroline Flack has died

Thank God I never went into Journalism as a career. I like being a human being.


That's unfair. There's a hell of a lot of journalists who are doing it for all the right reasons and help people. Admittedly, they don't work on the celebrity gossip desk at the gutter press, but then again, somebody needs to do that because that's what sells. The tabloids wouldn't produce the tat they do it there was a public outcry everytime they did.
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dosxuk4,378 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

Saturday Night Takeaway 2020



The fact that it's listed would mean there would be rules about what type of sign could be put up, and they would have to apply for listed building consent.

This is why, for example, that Anglia House in Norwich still has the old "Anglia Television" signage on the front of the building.


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Lower and to the left is the predominant Studio 1, its front elevation a blind brick wall with a distinctive pattern of 26 white atom-like discs; the lettering above, which announces this as the BBC Television Centre , is a recent replacement;


This is why it still says BBC Television Centre on the façade.


It just says Television Centre now. The BBC logo was removed.

That's just a description of the building. The sign isn't listed, as it says it's a recent replacement.


So you agree the listed building status wouldn't prevent an ITV logo being put up?
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dosxuk4,378 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

Saturday Night Takeaway 2020


I know nowadays opinion seem to outrank fact but Studio 1 including the facade and atomic dots plus the donut ring are listed.

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1393371

Still no, if ITV pay to call it ITV Television Centre they can



The fact that it's listed would mean there would be rules about what type of sign could be put up, and they would have to apply for listed building consent.

This is why, for example, that Anglia House in Norwich still has the old "Anglia Television" signage on the front of the building.


Quote:
Lower and to the left is the predominant Studio 1, its front elevation a blind brick wall with a distinctive pattern of 26 white atom-like discs; the lettering above, which announces this as the BBC Television Centre , is a recent replacement;


This is why it still says BBC Television Centre on the façade.
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dosxuk4,378 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

The Sport Thread

There will probably be a force majeure/act of God condition that basically boils down to not their problem should an event not run due to conditions beyond their control. If they'd gone off and deliberately spread a virus so that the F1 race couldn't run, that's a entirely different thing.

Most events that get called off will eventually go ahead. Football matches get rescheduled (although the advent of undersoil heating negates but doesn't exclude the possibility), horse races get rescheduled (as infamously happened with the Grand National in 1993) and music concerts where the singer has lost their voice gets rescheduled too.

Must admit I can't really think of any standalone event that was due to be televised and then never went ahead. The closest example to the principle was when Michael Jackson died in 2009 about two weeks before he was due to start his 'This Is It' tour, tooted as the music event to end all music events. And it never happened.

I don't expect the chinese grand prix to go ahead this year.


Nobody does. There's no time left in the season to slot it in.

But broadcasters have rights to the whole season, not an individual race, and I'd be surprised if the contact is worded such that they get a specific number of races. And even then, a race weekend can be cancelled all the way up till the race start.
dosxuk4,378 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

Good Morning Britain in 2020

Only a matter of time before Bill Turnbull turned up there as a presenter. He has been much more loyal to Susanna Reid and Good Morning Britain recently than he has ever been to BBC Breakfast.

Good Morning Britain to beat BBC Breakfast in the ratings in late February then, no doubt.

Unlikely. GMB could be hosted by Dan Walker and Louise Minchin and BBC Breakfast would still beat it almost 2 to 1

It still baffles me why that is so


Because it's reliable, concise, and doesn't have andy peters appearing with a random phone competition every half hour. And that's on the days when piers isn't appearing.

Why anyone would want to subject themselves to the episodes when he does appear is literally beyond me. I'd end up throwing the TV out the window.
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dosxuk4,378 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

The Sport Thread

Does anyone know how it works for broadcasters if events they have the rights for get cancelled. Do they get a refund on the rights.

Why would they get a refund? They'd have the rights for when the event is rescheduled. Given the detail in rights deals I'd expect there to be a clause that covers events being postponed due to circumstances outside the organisers control.

What about if they not and are simply cancelled and never held.


How often does a standalone event with broadcasters paying rights for it actually get cancelled though? I suspect it's rare enough that there isn't a single policy.

I'm not counting individual events as part of a package, or repeating events, as that opens many other avenues of compensation. Take the Chinese GP for instance - firstly, it's not cancelled, just postponed (even though it'll be impossible to put back in the calendar as it's already too full), but F1 have loads of additional things they can do to compensate a broadcaster - give additional access, give additional resources at other events, or give access to promo events that aren't normally included. Plus the broadcaster probably only pays for the season rather than xx race weekends.
dosxuk4,378 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

BBC News (UK) presentation - Reith launch onwards

Looks like D


Actually some investigative work and I think this is the new Washington Studio. Those Lysol wipes are not available here. They’re American, the otter brand is Clorox.

Here we have Flash wipes.

Also that studio looks very much out of action whereas D is very much in action.

Has Mr Bland given is a cheeky sneak peak at Washington’s new set?


I'd be surprised if it was the US, far too many 240V connectors in that photo, and not using their local connectors either. Cee forms are pretty unpopular over there compared to the rest of the world.

But yeah, it's not D. Different desk and D is taller and has a hoop in the ceiling.
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dosxuk4,378 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

TV Forum

Lots of other sites have restrictions on the account you can post in the first few days, so I wouldn't want to stop a new poster from starting a thread (yes, loads of them are pointless, but there have been some very good first posts from new members), but you could have limits like only one new topic and only 5 posts per day in the first week with sufficient warnings to make sure new posters know they need to not waste those.

But on the other hand this is a fairly small site in terms of activity so do we really want to put off new members? The mod team do a pretty good job of tidying up the mess after the school holidays as it is.
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dosxuk4,378 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

Nightshift

Would Itn have overridden local news in that case?


You wouldn't need to timeshift a locally produced bulletin, so the risk of it being out of date doesn't exist. You'd always take it live, or have the option to, because it's being produced solely for your prior. The issues of a bulletin being out of date only appear when you're taking a bulletin that doesn't fit into your schedule.

Anyway, in the event of a story being sufficiently big that ITN had produced overnight updates, at a time they didn't provide that as a service, then all bets as to what would happen are off anyway. Schedules would have been ripped up and thrown away long before the "what do we do about the clash between our normal bulletin and ITN's emergency one?" question was being asked.
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dosxuk4,378 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

A guiding hand

Don't worry about tools to start with.

First step is to break the problem into chunks. You may well find different software is needed for different elements in the final composition. Then think about what goes into each of those chunks, and keep going until you've got a list of small steps.

Example with your cube, questions to ask are: does it repeat? If so, how often? Well, if you consider the whole element, it takes about a minute to repeat, but if you break it down into 4 separate ITV logos, they repeat 4 times per rotation. The colour on top could be done as a hue rotation effect on a finished rendering of the 4 logos, running at a different rate to the rotation of the logos. So you go from a really long sequence with a long render time to something only 2 seconds long.
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dosxuk4,378 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

Top Gear


The 2002 Top Gear is a completely different show to its predecessor which was a straight forward review show. So it’s somewhat correct.

It is a huge blow to BBC Two to lose what is their crown jewel after so long

Hardly a first though - many other big hits have moved to BBC One. They’ll find another, it’s one of their remits.


Wasn't it basically Clarkson, Hammond & May that never wanted it to move in the first place? I seem to remember hearing that somewhere before.


IIRC they believed they had more freedom to be "naughty" on tucked away on BBC Two.
dosxuk4,378 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

The Sport Thread

The AWS ones are interesting, because as far as I can tell, Amazon are doing none of the stats work, they're just providing the computers it's running on. It looks a lot like a sponsorship (use our logo and we'll give you discounted running costs) than a supplier credit. The actual stats supplier and software owner is the same US company as have been doing it for several years.
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dosxuk4,378 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

The Sport Thread

Here’s an article from TVTechnology discussing some of the aspects of the Super Bowl broadcast from a technical standpoint. One thing they mentioned is that they are not going native 4K due to motion blur.


Could someone explain to me how there would be more blur if your shooting it at the same speed of 60fps?


Two factors.

1. If the camera tech is the same for HD and UHD it's not 'more blur' it's that the blur is more visible. If you capture for 1/60th second - which is normal for a live 60fps look, then you will have the same amount of motion blur optically. However if you are capturing at 4x resolution for UHD, this will make the blur far more obvious, and reduce the benefit of UHD capture (aka 4K) Motion blur that would be acceptable at HD (as it's limited by the lower resolution of HD) may not be acceptable at UHD. That's one of the reasons that HFR as well as UHD is being developed. 100 and 120fps formats are being developed to halve the image exposure time, and reduce motion blur. This may look a bit un-nerving to audiences used to motion blur though.

In other words - the motion blur at 60fps on sport coverage removes the benefit of UHD capture, at least partially, as all you are doing is capturing a blurry picture more accurately on moving picture areas. If you are comparing with 720p60 or 1080i30 it's worse - as you aren't going from 1080->2160 you are going from 720->2160 or 540->2160 on vertical resolution respectively too... (1080i drops to 540p equivalent on fast motion)

I wouldn't say 'more blurry' though - I'd say 'motion blur becomes more of an issue'

2. All current Grass Valley LDX-series (unless I missed a new camera) and the first generation Sony HDC4300s also have rolling shutters at UHD (LDX only rolls at UHD), so you also get rolling shutter artefacts in 4K if you are using GVG or first gen Sony cameras. The new Sony HDC3500/5500 (and the F55 Live) have global shutter so don't have these artefacts.


What’s a rolling shutter?


dosxuk4,378 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

BBC NEWS CUTS

What would the benefit of closing it be though? It's already there, in a building with multiple other studios, fitted with modern equipment, and it's the only real multi-function studio they have. At most there's some maintenance savings to be had, but if you need the studio for anything, you don't even get that as a saving.

Newsnight and Marr would have to completely change the way they structure their programmes if they didn't have B, (or more probably, hiring another studio elsewhere).