Mass Media & Technology

Love Island demand overwhelms ITV Hub

(January 2020)

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Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
ITV Hub is currently trending on Twitter as its live stream has gone down for the third night in a row during Love Island.

Needless to say there are a lot of angry people online (not me - I don't watch it) but surely they need to take action to resolve whatever the issue is. Obviously I'm assuming it has been overwhelmed but they surely would have prepared for the demand based on previous series.

This is embarrassing:


















Last edited by Whataday on 14 January 2020 9:44pm
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Joe
Problems aside, it looks really odd to me that they’ve included ‘the’ in the account name
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Asa Admin Meridian (South East) South East Today
There's a lot to be said for the old school tech of beaming signals out from a transmitter where it makes no difference whether it's picked up by one receiver or a million.

Would love to know what caused the problem that seemingly couldn't be fixed for three nights. It seems strange when they've presumably handled much higher traffic during the World Cup. Given one of the tweets above, the number of login attempts overwhelming it maybe? Although when I tried (couldn't resist seeing what happened) I was already logged in and streaming, which you'd assume would be handled separately, just didn't load.
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VMPhil Granada North West Today
Evergreen forum post

If only there was some means of delivering TV programmes, from some sort of network of tall steel towers, each covering a area about 50 miles across, or better still from something really high up in the sky, that almost every dwelling could point a device at, to capture the signal ?
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Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
Asa posted:
I was already logged in and streaming, which you'd assume would be handled separately, just didn't load.


Whenever I access it from a browser it looks like I'm logged out for about 2 seconds and then suddenly I'm logged in. I wonder if that counts as a log-in each time and puts a strain on things.

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