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AlexS Central (East) Midlands Today
RR posted:
To be fair, for those eight weeks, the most important story by far will continue to be the Corona Virus, and an English section to the programme may make sense as the detail of what is allowed diverges between England and the devolved countries.

Although as we can see the restrictions are beginning to differ in different parts of England. With this is mind it would be completely unacceptable to suggest that the difference in restrictions in Scotland require a separate bulletin but the differences in Leicester do not. If anything as localised lock downs become increasingly used in different parts of England the need for regional bulletins will be greater in English regions than in the nations (although the first local lock down will make national headlines it's unlikely that the 18th will whereas the changes to restrictions in the nations will always be reported on).
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Aaron_2015 West Country (West) Spotlight
Could Breakfast not use the new green screen studio that Football Focus and Match of the Day currently use - make a big virtual set instead of using a physical one?


Based on the virtual elements used for the studio during the previous general election, I think that idea has the potential to be a real disaster IMO. The virtual ‘extensions’ looked really quite dodgy, so I dread to think how a green screen Breakfast set would end up looking.

The green screen end of Sky News’ secondary studio also shows virtual sets are difficult to get right.
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valley
Jon posted:
Could Breakfast not use the new green screen studio that Football Focus and Match of the Day currently use - make a big virtual set instead of using a physical one?

Not sure that would be enough turnaround time for the various programmes... since there are issues going between the different VR sets, from what I’ve heard.

What would the issues be? Is it more than a case of just flicking a button and replacing the desk? I’m sure they could make it work if they wanted to.

Not quite sure but from who I’ve spoken to, it’s a lot more complicated than that.
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Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
Jon posted:
Not sure that would be enough turnaround time for the various programmes... since there are issues going between the different VR sets, from what I’ve heard.

What would the issues be? Is it more than a case of just flicking a button and replacing the desk? I’m sure they could make it work if they wanted to.

Not quite sure but from who I’ve spoken to, it’s a lot more complicated than that.

Is Blue Peter still made in that studio? Is it possible they were referring to effort from swapping over from the virtual set up to a more standard production?
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markbaines
BP and Mash Up are now made in the former MOTD studio at Mediacity, if I remember rightly the green screen setup is quite difficult to take down.
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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Even more reason to make use of it then. Just let whoever does the VR for BBC Sport sort it out rather than BBC News - the former usually gets it right.
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valley
Jon posted:
Jon posted:
What would the issues be? Is it more than a case of just flicking a button and replacing the desk? I’m sure they could make it work if they wanted to.

Not quite sure but from who I’ve spoken to, it’s a lot more complicated than that.

Is Blue Peter still made in that studio? Is it possible they were referring to effort from swapping over from the virtual set up to a more standard production?

No, this was VR related issues.
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Worzel Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Wasn't there talk of Breakfast coming from a different part of Media City, rather than the NWT studio when the move up North was being drawn up?

I'm sure it was mentioned on here that it was going to come from its own dedicated set/area (possibly where the main BBC Sport set is housed or close to it) but someone senior put a stop to it due to a protest happening outside the building which was visible/audible from that location and the idea was scrapped?

To answer the question about the MOTD studio. I believe that studio is leased out and not owned by the BBC so News would have to pay to use it. Even before it became a green screen set, its predecessor wasn't exactly brilliant and was very dark on screen.
Last edited by Worzel on 29 June 2020 11:49pm - 3 times in total
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valley
To answer the question about the MOTD studio. I believe that studio is leased out and not owned by the BBC so News would have to pay to use it.

Yeah it’s owned and operated by dock10, who provide the majority of the technical crew as well.
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chris Granada North West Today
Could Breakfast not use the new green screen studio that Football Focus and Match of the Day currently use - make a big virtual set instead of using a physical one?


Based on the virtual elements used for the studio during the previous general election, I think that idea has the potential to be a real disaster IMO. The virtual ‘extensions’ looked really quite dodgy, so I dread to think how a green screen Breakfast set would end up looking.

The green screen end of Sky News’ secondary studio also shows virtual sets are difficult to get right.


Maybe it’s worth looking to ITN...
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DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
I must admit to getting more than a little bored with the Twitter spat between Messrs Walker and Morgan, even if mostly in jest, tedious is beginning to be a useful adjective for the mentions, maybe their respective bosses should call time on it.
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JamesWorldNews STV Central World News
Agreed. It's boring now.
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