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Steve in Pudsey10,562 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
It can be cheaper to use the OB facilities and staff that are already allocated to the programme and paid for than getting the wallboxes plumbed through, hiring cameras etc.

It also means that a director in the SNG can direct that sequence, if it went through the wallboxes into the programme gallery it would have less flexibility and opportunity to rehearse.

There's also a lot to be said for using the same production techniques that they use on a daily basis rather than adding to what already is a more complicated programme than normal.
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Inspector Sands14,280 posts since 25 Aug 2004

I'm surprised they have anything SD in Salford!

Most of the sat truck OBs you see are in SD, as are most of the IP based ones you'll see, especially those via satellite.

Salford isn't SD but it just depends which truck they send and how much sat space there is.

TV Centre had wallboxes but if you saw a live from outside it that was by sat truck. Just easier as every thing is set up and ready to go. Also you'd need a crew, who are rostered onto the truck
Stuart7,395 posts since 13 Oct 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
I don't know whether it's the first time they've done this, but today we got this during what would normally be the Business Report, with appropriate Breakfast Business graphics. Today's Business reporter is Vanessa.

The plasmas and straps displayed the '£' symbol normally reminiscent of Budget or Autumn statement programmes/reports.

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Brekkie33,337 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Recently warned
HTV Wales Wales Today
The last couple of weeks have been a lesson in how important presentation is. Yes, the usual studio does it's job and has no impact on the ratings but over the last couple of weeks it's felt like the show has had the studio it deserves, and it is quite clear it would be easy enough to accomodate them full time with very minor tweaks (basically something to cover the BBC Sport signs).

Also highlights how you can never really replicate a real background successfully.
It's great that everybody gets sarcasm.
m_in_m1,697 posts since 22 Apr 2006
Anglia (East) Look East
I agree with your sentiments, Brekkie, but my comment concerned the use of different plasma/strap graphics, even though they had previously used the normal 'Breakfast Business' graphics whilst in the Sport studio.

I think the graphic used on the plasma is actually new graphics that follow a mini refresh for Business on Breakfast. They've appeared a few times before Olympic Breakfast.

I think James Mobbs also tweeted about them.
Stuart7,395 posts since 13 Oct 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Louise confirmed at the end of today's programme that they would be returning to the red sofa from tomorrow morning.

She didn't look too happy about it, and I don't blame her, after having seen Breakfast come from a 'fit for purpose' setting for the last 2 weeks.

I think it's time they reconsidered the studio allocations in Salford.