I can't understand why the BBC don't just show CBC live. When I was in Canada CBC showed endless amounts of BBC reports on their 6pm news on their main channel, and show the world news on their news channel at the same time. Surely the BBC could get a feed of the CBC's 24 news channel. Or are they too proud to do it, thinking they can do a better job?
CBC have a deal with BBC World to take one news bulletin a day live on their Newsworld Channel. They also have a deal I believe, to lift other reports and breaking news coverage as and when. In the end, the BBC did take a certain amount of coverage from the CBC didn't they?
BBC World were late in breaking the story to Antz, it was around 2040GMT when i first heard of this on Sky News, then I flicked to BBC World and it was WBR and on CNN we saw the coverage of this.
At the end of WBR on World Dharshini broke the news (very professionaly might I add) she gave us a quick brief of what the situation is and to stay with World for more at the top of the hour. And ever since now on BBC World its been all about this.
WBR is a difficult programme for BBC World to break into as I've explained a few times before on the forum (though not for a long time, so I'll go through it again!) For many many years, the live programme at 2030gmt is recorded in Singapore and repeated regionally (3 times I think) across Asia through their peak breakfast period (our middle-of-the-night). If the programme gets interrupted at 2030g, then it causes huge problems for rebuilding the Asia peak schedule. What can sometimes happen when there is a large breaking story is that the programme is made by the World News studio at 2030 but not transmitted live and World joins News 24 for rolling news coverage. Asia then record the 2230 showing of the prerecorded WBR.
Things may have changed recently though - because World's playout is now handled in a more flexible manner - they may well be able to transmit WBR (from World's studio) on the Asian feed while splitting the North American and European feeds to carry rolling news from News 24's studio. I don't know for sure about that though.
Blake Connolly posted:
Good use of the weather forcaster on News 24 talking about the conditions in Torronto in a split screen with the live pictures.
Yeah - it was a nice idea, but really didn't work at all, graphically. Because they stuck Isobel in a box on the left of the screen, all we could see of the Weather Generic starting screen was "BBC WEAT". Editorially though, a really nice idea, but not quite thought through. It would have been better to have got Isobel in the studio on a chair at the desk (I've seen this a few times before), but given that it was something like 52 minutes past an hour (can't remember which one), she was probably in the weather studio ready for a live forecast. The weather centre is a long way from the news studios!