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Inspector Sands13,763 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Chris said on Twitter that the technical glitches prevented him.

Is the news bulletin auto cue fed from London rather than Salford?

Yes for some reason the autocue comes from London and is fed up the line to Salford. Not sure why as one of the features of ENPS and now Open Media is that scripts are available to everyone
Rkolsen2,803 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World News

Chris said on Twitter that the technical glitches prevented him.

Is the news bulletin auto cue fed from London rather than Salford?

Yes for some reason the autocue comes from London and is fed up the line to Salford. Not sure why as one of the features of ENPS and now Open Media is that scripts are available to everyone

One less person needed in Salford to run the prompter or avoid a self op. Does the news update come from the Breakfast studio or a flash cam in the newsroom? I’ve seen pictures of the newsroom flash cam and it doesn’t appear there’s a computer nearby.

I’m sure it works perfectly 99.9% of the time but may be related to the other technical issues. Here in the US most shows based/produced in NYC that have elements in DC or are hosted in DC, the prompter is rolled NYC and fed to DC whether it’s at the bureaus or the White House.

The AutoScript EPIC IP prompter and software looks promising for large organizations. The prompter downloads the copy (and checks for updates), renders the script for display in perhaps a custom look for a presenter and uses low bandwidth signals to roll it. This would save the need for a vision circuit to bureaus for prompting or a person needed to run the prompter locally.
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Inspector Sands13,763 posts since 25 Aug 2004

One less person needed in Salford to run the prompter or avoid a self op.

There is someone there running the autocue for Breakfast of course*, and self op autocue is fairly common.


*though the issue there is that they wouldn't be able to do it for any rehearsals
m_in_m1,654 posts since 22 Apr 2006
Anglia (East) Look East

One less person needed in Salford to run the prompter or avoid a self op.

There is someone there running the autocue for Breakfast of course*, and self op autocue is fairly common.


*though the issue there is that they wouldn't be able to do it for any rehearsals

On a standard Sunday there is now time for rehearsals. It is now unusual for a presenter to need to leave early for the Marr programme but the London Marathon returned the programme to its former slot.
m_in_m1,654 posts since 22 Apr 2006
Anglia (East) Look East
Is the programme now permanently presented on the other side of the studio? I think it looks better except from the rather crammed sofa for the paper review

I suspect it was just because of the election coverage although it is interesting that they haven't returned to using studio A again since the problem the other week just before they went to air requiring the decamp to B.
noggin14,442 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Is the programme now permanently presented on the other side of the studio? I think it looks better except from the rather crammed sofa for the paper review


No - the 'other' end of the studio was still in 'Election' mode for the European elections I think.