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Hatton Cross3,263 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Couple of things I noticed.

1 CNNI had real trouble deciding what to do with the graphics last night. For a time they ran with CNN US graphics and ticker. Then the international red ticker monstrosity returned as did the CNNI animated world and share/market prices - which covered up part of the US originated astons. Much messy on screen fiddling around before it was sorted out. Why not just keep the CNNI world and US astons and ticker on screen?

2 Awful footage/live coverage crediting from the BBC. I was out of the country on July 7, but on that day without fail every German and Swiss broadcaster that used pictures from UK television news creditied them fully with an on screen caption.
So, it was a bit depressing to see the BBC take live coverage from CBC and put on a caption with the vauge credit - 'Canadian Television'.
So, Canada only has one tv station then does it?
Watching the same pooled pictures on CNN, at least they were putting on screen the broadcaster where the pictures were being originated from i.e 'CTV' 'Global or 'CBC'. If they could, why not the BBC?
baoren (previously yaloh) 890 posts since 11 Dec 2003
BBC WORLD posted:
Watched the incident unfold on CNNI before I had to leave my hotel for Singaopre Airport. BBC World not available in hotel. CNNI broke the story just at the end of World News Europe (Fionualla), with what was very clearly at that stage a very major incident. It was therefore bizarre that CNNI didn't continue with the live pictures, and instead opted to go to World Sport.

They of course came back to CNN Domestic around fifteen minutes later.

Kinda put me off wanting to go to the plane...........

James


U were in Singapore?
Gaffer19017 posts since 3 Jul 2005
The pictures were far more violent than the actual event and the ridiculously over the top breaking news reporting. Why run with a story if the evidence available is very thin?

One sees an inferno, hears cries of a plane crash and it appears like a major incident is unfolding and there is cause for alarm when in fact it was hardly a crash in the conventional plummet to the ground sense, more a shunt across the ground and the fire happened after the evacuation. Therefore, reports of a 'miraculous' escape for all passengers and crew were over the top. The news crews gave far too much prominence to a story at a time when hard fact was scarce.

In our current climate of terrorist fear, I can understand there is a need for prompt reporting but not at the expense of factual correctness. We seem over zealous in these times of heightened fear, leaping on any breaking news in the absence of any sort of detail which I believe is alarmist and most unhelpful. I feel it's time for news teams to be more selective, reflective and insightful, and ditch the attempts at breaking news first.

I was delighted to hear all members aboard the plane evacuated with no more than minor injuries to some.
noggin14,438 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Hatton Cross posted:
Couple of things I noticed.

1 CNNI had real trouble deciding what to do with the graphics last night. For a time they ran with CNN US graphics and ticker. Then the international red ticker monstrosity returned as did the CNNI animated world and share/market prices - which covered up part of the US originated astons. Much messy on screen fiddling around before it was sorted out. Why not just keep the CNNI world and US astons and ticker on screen?

2 Awful footage/live coverage crediting from the BBC. I was out of the country on July 7, but on that day without fail every German and Swiss broadcaster that used pictures from UK television news creditied them fully with an on screen caption.
So, it was a bit depressing to see the BBC take live coverage from CBC and put on a caption with the vauge credit - 'Canadian Television'.
So, Canada only has one tv station then does it?
Watching the same pooled pictures on CNN, at least they were putting on screen the broadcaster where the pictures were being originated from i.e 'CTV' 'Global or 'CBC'. If they could, why not the BBC?


It could be that CNN had to credit for copyright reasons (and so have to credit the broadcaster), whereas the BBC were astoning for information reasons. CTV or CBC may not mean anything to a UK viewer - whereas Canadian TV explains what the pictures are.

If the BBC didn't have to credit the pictures - and I think they were provided via APTN direct and so may not have required any on-screen credits in the UK, then I disagree. (The bulk of the live network coveage the Beeb took seemed to be sourced from CTV initially, with the CBC stuff being turned around pictures?)

Arguably you could have had "CBC : Canadian TV" or "CTV : Canadian TV" I guess...
Hatton Cross3,263 posts since 4 Jan 2003
noggin posted:

If the BBC didn't have to credit the pictures - and I think they were provided via APTN direct and so may not have required any on-screen credits in the UK, then I disagree. (The bulk of the live network coveage the Beeb took seemed to be sourced from CTV initially, with the CBC stuff being turned around pictures?)


Yep, I read with interest what you say but the vauge caption was displayed when N24 were relaying live coverage in both sound and vision from CBC.

I know this because we had the most memorable 'anchor caught in the headlights of a big story and not thinking' quote. One of the passengers was talking to our newsman, with wailing sirens and a crossline kicking off in the background, and obviously under instruction from the gallery he rounded off the call with the words "Thank god you are OK and alive and err... Welcome to Canada"

As welcoming greetings go - that's not one I'd really want to have!
In the end, most of yer average Joe Punter wouldn't notice the lack of captioning, but because I'm a pres fan I did.
Hours sleep lost over this matter : - 0hrs 00mins
Marcus1,289 posts since 2 Jul 2001
yaloh posted:
BBC WORLD posted:
Watched the incident unfold on CNNI before I had to leave my hotel for Singaopre Airport. BBC World not available in hotel. CNNI broke the story just at the end of World News Europe (Fionualla), with what was very clearly at that stage a very major incident. It was therefore bizarre that CNNI didn't continue with the live pictures, and instead opted to go to World Sport.

They of course came back to CNN Domestic around fifteen minutes later.

Kinda put me off wanting to go to the plane...........

James


U were in Singapore?


And you didn't say hello!
JamesWorldNews7,998 posts since 22 Aug 2004
Yes, sorry. I was in Singapore, but I felt it was too risky to meet up, in case someone accused us of having a TVF Convention illegally.

I will be back there on 9th actually...................buying me a Tiger?

James