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.