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VMPhil Granada North West Today
Speaking of the World Service, or the "Empire Service" as it was back then, I find it amusing that the launch consisted of a speech by lord Reith which included "the programmes will be neither very interesting or very good". What a way to talk up the service and encourage people to listen 🤣

There's an amusing story in this book of radio listeners telephoning in to complain of bias in the BBC's general election results coverage in 1929; Reith took exception to this and went on air himself announcing the results only for more listeners to phone in complaining that he was talking too fast (he refused to slow down).
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james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Some things never change!
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Josh



Looks like BBC World Service may be updating to Reith soon.
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J. Lyric
Josh posted:



Looks like BBC World Service may be updating to Reith soon.

At least it uses the proper Masterbrand logo this time - the logo problem with recent BBC branches has been grating
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AndrewPSSP London London
Josh posted:



Looks like BBC World Service may be updating to Reith soon.

The World Service has been Reithified for quite a while... except on the BBC website.
I was surprised when the radio programmes pages were updated a few weeks ago, it kept a Gill Sans logo
(although it annoys me the shades aren't quite the same:
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On a different note, is it "BBC Radio World Service", "BBC News World Service" or "BBC World Service"? All the foreign languages services settled in 2018 on "BBC News 'Language'" and yet the World Service English deploys three different logos! Indeed even in that tweet there are two variations of the logo, and here on the Twitter home page as well:
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At school they taught me how to be
So pure in thought and word and deed
They didn't quite succeed
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TheMike Central (East) East Midlands Today
Josh posted:



Looks like BBC World Service may be updating to Reith soon.

The World Service has been Reithified for quite a while... except on the BBC website.
I was surprised when the radio programmes pages were updated a few weeks ago, it kept a Gill Sans logo
(although it annoys me the shades aren't quite the same:
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On a different note, is it "BBC Radio World Service", "BBC News World Service" or "BBC World Service"? All the foreign languages services settled in 2018 on "BBC News 'Language'" and yet the World Service English deploys three different logos! Indeed even in that tweet there are two variations of the logo, and here on the Twitter home page as well:
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That BBC News | World Service logo in Gill Sans still appears on the BBC World Service trailers that run on the BBC News Channel.
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davidhorman Channel Channel Islands
Not sure if this counts but as there doesn't seem to be a generic BBC News Channel thread...

It all went a bit Pete Tong at 00:20. The headlines being read and the pictures under them got out of sync - pictures from Nepal were shown while Prince Philip was being talked about, then the Prince Philip pictures were played under a reading of a headline about the Olympics.

Then the newsreader - I forget his name - got as far as saying "Now,-" before they crashed into the first story.

Quote:
In any event, there should never be any warnings of this word on UK terrestrial television between 5.30am-9pm.


Eh? Not sure that says what you meant it to say.


It says exactly what I meant it to say.


Sorry to bring this up so late but I lost track of this thread.

While it may have read, to you, as if it conveyed exactly what you meant it to say, it was open to more than one interpretation.
Last edited by davidhorman on 24 February 2021 12:39am
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TheMike Central (East) East Midlands Today
For the past few weeks, BBC World News has begun to show localised trailers (with specific times in different time zones based on which feed you're watching). On the Europe Feed at least the age restriction advisory no longer appears.

This reverses the changes made at the start of the pandemic.

First noticed this at the start of February, but forgot to post here.
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London Lite Founding member London London
For the past few weeks, BBC World News has begun to show localised trailers (with specific times in different time zones based on which feed you're watching). On the Europe Feed at least the age restriction advisory no longer appears.

This reverses the changes made at the start of the pandemic.

First noticed this at the start of February, but forgot to post here.


I've seen localised trailers on the North American feed during the last year. With BBC World News being part of AMC Networks in the US, they actually show mainstream commercial breaks as well.
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TheMike Central (East) East Midlands Today
For the past few weeks, BBC World News has begun to show localised trailers (with specific times in different time zones based on which feed you're watching). On the Europe Feed at least the age restriction advisory no longer appears.

This reverses the changes made at the start of the pandemic.

First noticed this at the start of February, but forgot to post here.


I've seen localised trailers on the North American feed during the last year. With BBC World News being part of AMC Networks in the US, they actually show mainstream commercial breaks as well.


I think BBC World News went down to North America and rest of world versions last year North America continued its own evening schedule, and as confirmed by rkolsen, different patterns for weather forecasts.

Elsewhere, only the weather at :26 was still localised.

I don't miss the 12+ circle over the news titles!
JF
JF World News West Country (East) Points West
A job advert has gone out for presenter of Newsday and Asia Business Report, suggesting potentially at some point this year branded programmes may return

https://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/Chief-Presenter-Asia-Presenter-NewsdayAsia-Business-Report-BBC-World-News-and-BBC-News-Channel/52165
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Universal_r Central Reporting Scotland
Would be nice to see newsday back, we never see the Singapore studios in the uk anymore as they’re only used for Asia business report on world news. Is there a reason why they don’t show Asia business report on the news channel?
Last edited by Universal_r on 26 February 2021 8:46pm

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