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SuperSajuuk86 posts since 24 Feb 2018
STV North Reporting Scotland
I missed the Hardtalk broadcast tonight, but it was shown at 9.30pm according to the guides. That would make it the first time shown before midnight since the removal of the 8.30pm weekly broadcast, if my memory serves me right (not counting the very rare random broadcast on weekends)
SuperSajuuk86 posts since 24 Feb 2018
STV North Reporting Scotland
The pre-World News simulcast weather bulletin from Tomasz (pre-12am) crashed out to the WeatherPresenter blue screen, I thought they had solved that problem because i haven’t seen it for a while now. It’s such an annoying problem that’s only been introduced by the meteogroup software and really needs a resolution.
SuperSajuuk86 posts since 24 Feb 2018
STV North Reporting Scotland
Yes, it never happened with the old system.

(although it does always seem to be Tomasz!)

I have seen that particular instance, but it's not the kind of crash that we see with the MeteoGroup graphics, where the whole bulletin just comes to a stop the minute it happens. At least in the old graphics, they continued on with the bulletin, even if nobody could see anything (remember when Carol's bulletin had Town Name 99°C once? She just continued even with the anomaly) Razz
Rkolsen2,116 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World
Any reason why meteorologists change outfits during Countryfile when they are in London? I obviously don’t know the content of the show other than it’s weekly and the presenters dress down.

Was he coming from the standup position on the balcony or the CSO studio? I’m almost guessing the isusue was with HD-SDI output of the WeatherSuite show controller computer (unless a complete show is done with one computer) or the connection to the router. Where as if it was a display or CSO setup they could have switched to the direct “show” output.

Where does Countryfile playout locally in NBH (as to easily insert the weather) or through Ericsson (is it still them through Red Bee) mixing a source in when cued? I assume if it’s the latter and the lines setup it maybe a longer process.
noggin13,474 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Any reason why meteorologists change outfits during Countryfile when they are in London? I obviously don’t know the content of the show other than it’s weekly and the presenters dress down.


Countryfile is a rural affairs and farming programme and its hosts wear more casual, outdoorsy clothes, compared to those worn by news presenters. It's not a news show.

As the Countryfile weather forecast is seen as an integral part of Countryfile, they dress appropriately for the show they are appearing in. It's an integrated part of the show. It would arguably look odd if they turned up in a shirt and tie or a suit when all the other hosts on the show are in jeans and open-necked check shirts or jumpers.
Last edited by noggin on 24 July 2018 1:24am
Steve in Pudsey9,204 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Any reason why meteorologists change outfits during Countryfile when they are in London? I obviously don’t know the content of the show other than it’s weekly and the presenters dress down.

Was he coming from the standup position on the balcony or the CSO studio? I’m almost guessing the isusue was with HD-SDI output of the WeatherSuite show controller computer (unless a complete show is done with one computer) or the connection to the router. Where as if it was a display or CSO setup they could have switched to the direct “show” output.

Where does Countryfile playout locally in NBH (as to easily insert the weather) or through Ericsson (is it still them through Red Bee) mixing a source in when cued? I assume if it’s the latter and the lines setup it maybe a longer process.

I believe Countryfile is delivered to RedBee as to seperate parts, and they go to the weather in between.

The weather areas are totally self-op so doing anything about a problem like that while it's on air is tricky. The automaton can switch between the CSO composite and the graphics directly so I assume it's controlling a vision mixer of some sort.

Arguably some kind of override facility to get the graphics off screen would be a good addition, with a simple one hit button to switch the background to a BBC Weather logo or something equally safe. Or having that pre-mixed and routed to pres or the appropriate news gallery on a different circuit.
Write that down in your copybook now.