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Neil Jones4,587 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
I suppose its cheaper to put a factual correction notification on the iPlayer than it is to re-edit the programme.

Of course it could be genuine human error, or poor research in the first place. At least it was spotted by them as opposed to the issue being wheeled out on Points of View and labelled as sloppy.
Asa3,405 posts since 22 Mar 2001 Administrator
Meridian (South East) South East Today
Not quite the BBC site but it sort of is, tvlicensing.co.uk has been down all day. Possibly due to some unwarranted social media attention due to the fact you can submit personal details without https. It got the usual non-tech reply from the poor social media person who probably didn’t help. I did see a tweet from someone who said they’d found a security vulnerability but I don’t know if that’s true, or related to the downtime.

Not sure how the company got away with it. The browser changes have been known about for well over a year!
Neil Jones4,587 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Not quite the BBC site but it sort of is, tvlicensing.co.uk has been down all day.
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It's actually been down for at the time of writing since the evening of September 5th.

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Possibly due to some unwarranted social media attention due to the fact you can submit personal details without https. It got the usual non-tech reply from the poor social media person who probably didn’t help. I did see a tweet from someone who said they’d found a security vulnerability but I don’t know if that’s true, or related to the downtime.


Twitter suggests they're dropping cookies and tracking site movements via said cookies without one of those irritating cookie notifications on the initial visit. Which obviously if true puts them in violation of GDPR.
Pete8,974 posts since 18 Jun 2001
STV North Reporting Scotland
Not quite the BBC site but it sort of is, tvlicensing.co.uk has been down all day. Possibly due to some unwarranted social media attention due to the fact you can submit personal details without https. It got the usual non-tech reply from the poor social media person who probably didn’t help. I did see a tweet from someone who said they’d found a security vulnerability but I don’t know if that’s true, or related to the downtime.

Not sure how the company got away with it. The browser changes have been known about for well over a year!


Interesting they've gone with a BBC branded EV cert for their restoration. Didn't realise it was directly hosted by the BBC, thought it was outsourced to capita.

Also wonder if the BBC will move the rest of bbc.co.uk to EV certs rather than OV.
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clh46 posts since 10 Jul 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
It's had that for a good while. Whether it's hosted by the BBC or not is another question as it's almost all outsourced to Capita.

It probably has EV because of the fact it is the only paying interaction most people will ever have with the BBC, though it is issued by the same certificate authority.
Pete8,974 posts since 18 Jun 2001
STV North Reporting Scotland
It's had that for a good while. Whether it's hosted by the BBC or not is another question as it's almost all outsourced to Capita.

It probably has EV because of the fact it is the only paying interaction most people will ever have with the BBC, though it is issued by the same certificate authority.


Given the number of servers the BBC will have they'll be on wholesale pricing and often the price difference is non existent or negligible.
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Charlie Wells3,732 posts since 26 Nov 2003 Moderator
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Not sure how recent the change is however I've noticed /tv now redirects to https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/guide. The TV channel schedule pages also have revised URLs, with https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/schedules/bbctwo redirecting to https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/guide/bbctwo. The old style schedule pages as still available (for now) via the /programmes site (e.g. https://www.bbc.co.uk/schedules/p00fzl97).

I wonder how long it'll before the BBC News and BBC Parliament channel pages (e.g. https://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/bbcparliament) are altered to remove the '/tv' and replace it with a '/iplayer' equivalent.
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