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dosxuk4,465 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Yeah, wasn't the Olympics the last thing that wasn't cancelled? And they finally admitted defeat yesterday.


Wimbledon is still going at the moment. And Football is supposed to be back in a week (!).


The football postponement was extended until the 30th April last Thursday.


Oh, they actually realised this wasn't going to be over in two weeks then? Maybe we need some sports news after all, because that had completely passed me by.

Didn’t expect football to be back that soon, hopefully when Wimbledon arrives in June this virus will be gone


It won't, and, it won't. The peak isn't expected until June.
Markymark7,790 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Didn’t expect football to be back that soon, hopefully when Wimbledon arrives in June this virus will be gone




It won't, and, it won't. The peak isn't expected until June.


The TV rig for Wimbledon starts about 4-5 weeks beforehand (there is virtually no installed cable infrastructure there, unlike other major sports venues). And having been involved in that, lots of other things start their rigs there then too. It just ain't gonna happen.
Stuart7,482 posts since 13 Oct 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
The TV rig for Wimbledon starts about 4-5 weeks beforehand (there is virtually no installed cable infrastructure there, unlike other major sports venues). And having been involved in that, lots of other things start their rigs there then too. It just ain't gonna happen.

That is quite surprising. I remember watching a video of their new 'Wimbledon Broadcast Service' set-up a few years ago, which looked quite advanced.


Considering all the redevelopments taking place at the AELTC over the last decade or so, it's seems unusual that they didn't put in a permanent infrastructure for linking the courts and other reporting positions into that central hub.
Markymark7,790 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
The TV rig for Wimbledon starts about 4-5 weeks beforehand (there is virtually no installed cable infrastructure there, unlike other major sports venues). And having been involved in that, lots of other things start their rigs there then too. It just ain't gonna happen.

That is quite surprising. I remember watching a video of their new 'Wimbledon Broadcast Service' set-up a few years ago, which looked quite advanced.


Considering all the redevelopments taking place at the AELTC over the last decade or so, it's seems unusual that they didn't put in a permanent infrastructure for linking the courts and other reporting positions into that central hub.


Indeed. There's a hell of a lot of stuff to rig. I don't know why the LTA have never opted to have an infrastructure put in. Perhaps because there's only one televised event there per year. The Broadcast Centre they built a while back now, is essentially a building with empty rooms that can be configured according to broadcaster requirements.
thegeek5,363 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London
The infrastructure changes each year though, and with only 2 weeks use a year, the return on investment is going to be a big issue for a permanent installation.

Fibre's fibre though - I'd have thought that putting in a permanent route to each of the courts would be a worthwhile investment.
Brekkie33,884 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
I wonder if they have considered having the business and sport presenters contributing from home. I know it is perhaps easier for radio but given the relatively small time both are on air for it would seem appropriate.

Sport now coming from a DTL style position in the BBC Sport centre.


Still no idea why they think there's a need for a dedicated sport bulletin whilst all sport is cancelled.

To give the presenters I the studio a breather. Still no sport but alot of sports news and suspect the presenter is doing more reporting and research duties than usual.
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m_in_m1,717 posts since 22 Apr 2006
Anglia (East) Look East
Sport now coming from a DTL style position in the BBC Sport centre.


Still no idea why they think there's a need for a dedicated sport bulletin whilst all sport is cancelled.

To give the presenters I the studio a breather. Still no sport but alot of sports news and suspect the presenter is doing more reporting and research duties than usual.

I imagine keeping sport and business - particularly when Sally is on sport or Nina on business - provides additional presenter backup on the day given it is more likely a presenter would have to drop out if they woke with any symptoms.
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