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.
Don’t let anyone treat you like you’re a VO/SOT when you’re a PKG.