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Election 2015 - BBC Regions News changes - 15 min post NAT

January - May 2015 (December 2014)

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AN
Andrew Founding member
Isn't the late news bulletin just a 'best of' the 6.30, where as the current lunchtime bulletin has fresh copy? Seems like a spin on costcutting to me.

Indeed, lunchtime often has new reports, live location reporters etc, the way they've just sneaked the lunchtime length cut in at the end as an afterthought is quite telling. It's also now the same length as ITV's recently reduced lunchtime bulletin.
MI
m_in_m
Two interesting points - the lunchtime bulletin will be incredibly short assuming they retain a weather forecaster presented forecast rather than a read over a graphic and secondly is Newsnight being moved back or will they now clearly clash and therefore does anyone benefit from this change?
DV
dvboy
Provisional schedules for w/c Sat 3 Jan are in DigiGuide now, they don't suggest any changes.
MA
Markymark
WMD posted:
Interesting challenge for BBC Channel Islands then. Wonder how they'll fill 15 minutes of airtime with no election to talk about? That's longer than their 6:30 sub-opt. A very *very* detailed weather forecast?


Oscar Puffin's 'Nite-Time ' ? In a multi-pound snatch from CTV ?
LL
London Lite Founding member
Isn't the late news bulletin just a 'best of' the 6.30, where as the current lunchtime bulletin has fresh copy? Seems like a spin on costcutting to me.

Indeed, lunchtime often has new reports, live location reporters etc, the way they've just sneaked the lunchtime length cut in at the end as an afterthought is quite telling. It's also now the same length as ITV's recently reduced lunchtime bulletin.


If the 1.30 bulletin basically becomes the Breakfast bulletin with a padded out weather forecast, then I don't see the point in watching it. See the Saturday evening bulletin for what may be coming to lunchtimes.
MI
m_in_m
Although from what I saw of the London Saturday evening bulletin it seemed they didn't use a weather forecast from the hub just the newsreader reading over a graphic. Interesting as the hub is based there.
EX
excel99
Good to see extended late evening regional news, but a huge shame to see it's at the expense of the lunchtime news being substantially shortened, and Friday's seemingly having a cut in regional news output. At least as far as Look North Hull is concerned, the lunchtime news is a comprehensive no-nonsense roundup

I can see why the BBC are doing this, but personally I prefer the current arrangements
BR
Brekkie
I agree - seems to be a net loss over all. Also doesn't help Newsnight at all to increase that overlap further.
GM
GMc
I agree - seems to be a net loss over all. Also doesn't help Newsnight at all to increase that overlap further.


Maybe with the potential closure of BBC3, and some of its programmes moving to BBC2, the latter may move Newsnight to a later slot (11pm), and use the 10.30 slot for shows which would have been on BBC3? That would mean BBC1&2 catering for different audiences at that time.
I know it's a long shot...
:-(
A former member
it would be better moving NN to the news channel.
MI
m_in_m
Newsnights editor has confirmed on Twitter than Newsnight is to start a few minutes earlier to line up with the end of the national news. Presumably therefore BBC 2 will no longer run slightly late against EPG times.
RI
Rijowhi
If this story is true, it does seem a not well disguised cut. However I feel this is a positive move by the BBC compared to what was proposed before (the Breakfast and Lunchtime being scrapped) and certainly still more in-depth than a certain commercial rival's offering.

As for Newsnight going to the News Channel, I feel this is a viable option to help some of BBC3's programming stay on the box. To be honest BBC3 don't have brand new programming all the time so this could work really well in my opinion. Now what's happening to BBC4 - extinction or BBC Arts? Wink

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