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Election 2010

Rerun .... (April 2020)

HA
harshy Founding member
I am sorry to say it but it didn’t look impressive, I like Studio B normally but they tried to artificially extend it but didn’t look real and made it look empty and zero atmosphere, Sky News on the hand had proper music and a full view of Sky Centre.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Studio B actually looked far less impressive than it does day to day, but overall it just didn't work. I do think NBH could work on election nights but they need to be much more creative about how they use it and make it feel like one space rather than separate studios by building the coverage around the newsroom, Studio E and the balcony rather than Studio B or C.
Be nicer and more tolerant to each other. Them's the rules.
DO
dosxuk Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I do think NBH could work on election nights but they need to be much more creative about how they use it and make it feel like one space rather than separate studios by building the coverage around the newsroom, Studio E and the balcony rather than Studio B or C.


The problem then is how do you fit the set up / rehearsals around the day-to-day programming requirements.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
The problem of relocating shows from Studio B was solved this time around so there can always be a solution. As long as the solution isn't the studio Newsnight were forced into.
Be nicer and more tolerant to each other. Them's the rules.
NI
nigel Meridian (South) South East Today
Still prefer Studio D at BBC Elstree... it had more authority and the weeks Ten coming from there looked fabulous.
Plus, how many millions were spent upgrading connectivity to the site ?
VA
valley
nigel posted:
Plus, how many millions were spent upgrading connectivity to the site ?


The connectivity at Elstree was still used for the 2019 GE. And it is also used for programming such as Children in Need, I believe.
IS
Inspector Sands
Yes even though the studio and gallery were in Broadcasting House, the election 'hub' at Elstree was operational and doing the news gathering and handling all the results and pictures coming in from around the country.

Election 2019, Behind the Scenes, as you'll see this was/is all at Elstree: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p07xpgph
Last edited by Inspector Sands on 3 May 2020 10:17pm
NG
noggin Founding member
nigel posted:
Still prefer Studio D at BBC Elstree... it had more authority and the weeks Ten coming from there looked fabulous.
Plus, how many millions were spent upgrading connectivity to the site ?


The Elstree Hub was still needed, and used, for the election from BBC New Broadcasting House, and that connectivity is also used for other shows from Elstree.
BH
BillyH Founding member London London
I wonder if this will be a clean feed or with the original captions as seen on the night? The two most recent comparisons for election re-broadcasts are 1997 and 2001, and '97 always gets aired as a clean feed without the captions, while 2001 (on its one repeat from 2011) did include the captions but was noticeably low quality, still 16:9 SD but looking like it was recorded from an off-air feed with a lower resolution.,
Member since 26 May 2001
IS
Inspector Sands

The Elstree Hub was still needed, and used, for the election from BBC New Broadcasting House, and that connectivity is also used for other shows from Elstree.

A lot of the connectivity is only used for election coverage but they've got a lot more use out of it than they were expecting to.

A lot of the kit is hired in for each election too
RK
Rkolsen World News
nigel posted:
Plus, how many millions were spent upgrading connectivity to the site ?


The connectivity at Elstree was still used for the 2019 GE. And it is also used for programming such as Children in Need, I believe.



The Elstree Hub was still needed, and used, for the election from BBC New Broadcasting House, and that connectivity is also used for other shows from Elstree.

A lot of the connectivity is only used for election coverage but they've got a lot more use out of it than they were expecting to.

A lot of the kit is hired in for each election too


I realize that the BBC needed dedicated space for producers for the remote feeds and all that. Is it the connectivity that’s limited (lack of bandwidth via fiber or limited satellite receivers at Wood Norton) in the use of NBH if they had the space?
Don’t let anyone treat you like you’re a VO/SOT when you’re a PKG.
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Didn't they do the first Elstee election show before News had moved from TVC to NBH?
Write that down in your copybook now.

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