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JF
JF World News (previously JPF) West Country (East) Points West
The 11 regional Sunday morning political programmes, which have been replaced during the coronavirus pandemic by a single show, will all return but will undergo a "creative review".
MF
Matthew_Fieldhouse Central (West) Midlands Today
The 11 regional Sunday morning political programmes, which have been replaced during the coronavirus pandemic by a single show, will all return but will undergo a "creative review".

Didn't last long, current iteration launched January
TR
trevormon London London
450 jobs going in English Regions to save £25 million . Inside Out replaced by 6 different programmes covering joint regions. New weekly TV political programme produced at Birmingham with a podcast to accompany it. 7 of 20 TV presenter jobs go as a result of programmes all becoming single headed presentation. etc. etc.
Last edited by trevormon on 2 July 2020 11:33am
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
450 jobs going in English Regions to save £25 million . Inside Out replaced by 6 different programmes covering joint regions. New weekly TV political programme produced at Birmingham with a podcast to accompany it. 7 of 20 TV presenter jobs go as a result of programmes all becoming single headed presentation. etc. etc.


I suspect changes in workflow, (that have been trialled at a BBC site for a year or so (not one of the regions) are part of this, and will be another step towards HD, (which will likely rely upon some centralised resources)
TR
trevormon London London
The Mosart automation system that is in use at the New Broadcasting House studios could be rolled out in the regional studios (already fitted in Plymouth). That can do away with the vision mixer role, the PA who does the timings and 90% of the sound mixer's job. Combined with remote cameras there would be be a few savings there.
MI
m_in_m Anglia (East) Look East
450 jobs going in English Regions to save £25 million . Inside Out replaced by 6 different programmes covering joint regions. New weekly TV political programme produced at Birmingham with a podcast to accompany it. 7 of 20 TV presenter jobs go as a result of programmes all becoming single headed presentation. etc. etc.

Does this mean that programmes like Look East (East) that are double headed are going single?
MI
TheMike Central (East) East Midlands Today
450 jobs going in English Regions to save £25 million . Inside Out replaced by 6 different programmes covering joint regions. New weekly TV political programme produced at Birmingham with a podcast to accompany it. 7 of 20 TV presenter jobs go as a result of programmes all becoming single headed presentation. etc. etc.

Does this mean that programmes like Look East (East) that are double headed are going single?

Yes, it's specifically been mentioned today that this will happen.
MI
TheMike Central (East) East Midlands Today
450 jobs going in English Regions to save £25 million . Inside Out replaced by 6 different programmes covering joint regions. New weekly TV political programme produced at Birmingham with a podcast to accompany it. 7 of 20 TV presenter jobs go as a result of programmes all becoming single headed presentation. etc. etc.


I suspect changes in workflow, (that have been trialled at a BBC site for a year or so (not one of the regions) are part of this, and will be another step towards HD, (which will likely rely upon some centralised resources)

I wonder if BBC One HD might eventually launch as a macro regional service.
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
450 jobs going in English Regions to save £25 million . Inside Out replaced by 6 different programmes covering joint regions. New weekly TV political programme produced at Birmingham with a podcast to accompany it. 7 of 20 TV presenter jobs go as a result of programmes all becoming single headed presentation. etc. etc.


I suspect changes in workflow, (that have been trialled at a BBC site for a year or so (not one of the regions) are part of this, and will be another step towards HD, (which will likely rely upon some centralised resources)

I wonder if BBC One HD might eventually launch as a macro regional service.


As the PSB3 regional granurity is defined in England by ITV HD's macro regions, there is the possibility that the BBC use the same template. So we'd end up with South East Today being seen in the South and East too. As the Beeb are reluctant to simply show London on BBC 1 HD England (which would at least give 1 in 4 viewers their local news in HD) I can't see it happening. It'll be all regions or nothing, although I can't see it ever happening on satellite

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