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Election 2010

Rerun .... (April 2020)

BH
BillyH Founding member London London
They cut the regional news out at about 6:30am, which lasted about that long.
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RE
Revolution London London
I imagine the worry was that an exit poll predicting a hung parliament is quite a bold statement as it's within the margin of error, and last time that had happened in 1992 it wasn't correct (and would be incorrect again in 2015).
The wording is usually quite careful these days e.g "Conservatives largest party", which is true whether they can form a government or not.

The infamous 1992 exit poll was bizarrely down to the BBC and ITN ignoring polls from weeks before (which had the Tories lead by 4 per cent) and basing it on seperate polls in marginal seats. ITN's poll was much closer to the actual result than the BBC's, but Labour fared well in marginal seats, hence why the margin of error was high.
DV
dvboy Central (West) Midlands Today
Interesting they didn't put a clock on the screen until after the 6:00 news bulletin, at which point the ticker disappeared (I am watching about 50 mins behind on iPlayer)
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BU
buster London London
From what I remember, Breakfast was billed at the usual time but the nature of the result meant David and co carried on till 9am but with added regional news. There was then a “Breakfast” branded segment (from the same studio) for a couple of hours before Dimbleby was back at 11. The EPG seems completely wrong (it implies Breakfast was 0600 to 1000) but now they’re skipping big chunks I assume we are going to miss 0900-1100 entirely. No idea why the clock keeps coming and going, though.

Edit: nope, into Election 2010 Breakfast!
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DV
dvboy Central (West) Midlands Today
Take a drink every time someone says "strong and stable".

There are Election Breakfast branded slides in the 0600-0900 segment when they go to/return from the regional news.

This rerun was originally scheduled to finish at 23:00 but now the EPG says it will go on until 2:10, labelled as coverage until 1545 on the day.
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DV
dvboy Central (West) Midlands Today
How did they get the live pictures from Kirsty Wark on Nick Clegg's train to London?
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FB
Fluffy Bunny Feet
dvboy posted:
How did they get the live pictures from Kirsty Wark on Nick Clegg's train to London?


Could something like LiveU. It was probably available then.
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
dvboy posted:
How did they get the live pictures from Kirsty Wark on Nick Clegg's train to London?


Could something like LiveU. It was probably available then.


4G wasn't, that launched 2013, however the Beeb covered the Olympic torch procession around the UK using four bonded 3G carriers in 2012. Not sure that was possible in 2010?
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VA
valley
dvboy posted:
How did they get the live pictures from Kirsty Wark on Nick Clegg's train to London?


Could something like LiveU. It was probably available then.


4G wasn't, that launched 2013, however the Beeb covered the Olympic torch procession around the UK using four bonded 3G carriers in 2012. Not sure that was possible in 2010?


BBC News definitely used LiveU's in 2010 for the US midterm elections, so a LiveU is certainly an option. The LiveU HD60 (which could support 14 uplinks and I think 12 of those could be 3G or 4G - 4G was available in other countries from ~2008 onwards) launched in April 2010.
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UKnews
dvboy posted:
How did they get the live pictures from Kirsty Wark on Nick Clegg's train to London?


Could something like LiveU. It was probably available then.


4G wasn't, that launched 2013, however the Beeb covered the Olympic torch procession around the UK using four bonded 3G carriers in 2012. Not sure that was possible in 2010?

I think it was 8 with the aim being 3mbps SD with h264? It was specially modified hardware from WMT, external antennas on the vehicle and all. There was access to some early 4G test services in certain areas, in others there was backup from SNG, or wifi radiated from fixed points.


It was the torch relay project that improved the reputation and showed the potential of mobile bonding to large parts of BBC News. The rollout of 4G really helped, also benefited voice over IP and vastly improved the reliability of that too.
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DV
dvboy Central (West) Midlands Today
Seems there was something edited out when following Nick Clegg's car from St Pancras to Westminster (around 21:23 on tonight's broadcast).
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AN
all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Was surprised earlier to see a weather forecast left in.

Disagree with a comment that it has dated - other than a few people looking younger I think it has stood the test of time pretty well. I don’t feel like things have particularly moved on in ten years in terms of news presentation.

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