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tesandco Founding member Granada North West Today
Happy New Year 2021 Special Feature

I was just about to mention the 1000 days thing on here actually, but it looks to have already been done - but yes, that's 1000 days of constant updates to the site now, which is a really nice way to start off 2021 as we approach our 20th birthday in March.

Something else to start off the New Year. We're back for the fourth year running with our yearly roundup of how as many broadcasters as possible covered the changeover from 2020 to 2021. As we leave a year not many are keen to remember, this has been a recurring theme that's cropped up a lot in announcements from the broadcasters. With a total of 74 clips online covering BBC One (all nations), BBC Two (all nations), BBC Four, BBC Scotland, BBC News, ITV, STV, ITV Be, ITV3, ITV4, S4C, Channel 4, More4, E4, Film4, 4Music, 5Star, Really, Quest Red, Food Network and Forces TV (who get our 'minnow punching above its weight' award for 2021). And yes I did record loads more channels than that, however not everyone did anything special to mark the occasion!

There's namechecks, touching thanks messages, and even messages from announcers on BBC Wales about how it would be their last time doing this. Hopefully it'll give an interesting insight into how many of the broadcasters covered an event in junctions and on channels that so often get missed.

Happy New Year everyone!

https://www.tvwhirl.co.uk/features/happy-new-year-2021/


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Last edited by tesandco on 2 January 2021 4:30pm - 4 times in total
TV Whirl - Still covering UK idents, presentation, teletext and programmes after 19 years
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tesandco Founding member Granada North West Today
A small note, but today I have pushed live an upgrade to the hosting platform. Mainly to increase the speed of video buffering, but also to hopefully cure an intermittent issue where videos would appear corrupt (resulting in glitches, sticking or jumping) but then be working fine again later.

This is all still highly experimental though, so if anyone does spot anything odd going on when using the site just let me know! (The bulk of the code handling for this was coded up after midnight this morning when I'm probably not at my sharpest Razz)
TV Whirl - Still covering UK idents, presentation, teletext and programmes after 19 years
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paul_hadley London London
I’m not sure if it’s just me but I can’t get any videos to play on iOS at all. They all state 00:00 and never play.
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tesandco Founding member Granada North West Today
Seems to be something exclusive to iOS, but nope not just for you. I've pulled the update down for the time being until I get to the bottom of that though and will redeploy it later.

Thanks for the heads up!

Edit (11.40pm) - Back up, including now working properly in iOS/Safari.
Last edited by tesandco on 5 January 2021 11:41pm
TV Whirl - Still covering UK idents, presentation, teletext and programmes after 19 years

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