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alexhb01210 posts since 7 Dec 2014
Anglia (East) Look East
You may have seen in the last week when the main story was about the lorry crash in Scotland. ITV News at 10 where covering it as there main story. But unfortunately a reporter in Glasgow was cut off and the presenters where left a little bit startled and had to move on to a different story. Quite unfortunate as it was the main story of the programme but these things happen !
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alexhb01210 posts since 7 Dec 2014
Anglia (East) Look East
I know - but such a network like ITN should be reliable considering they where doing a broadcast from Scotland. They where not in Syria or something. Although it is not unusual , it's kind of annyoing for such a network to have these issues. Plus it is kind of funny to see the presenters startled when they are suddenly back on camera !
Inspector Sands10,992 posts since 25 Aug 2004
I know - but such a network like ITN should be reliable considering they where doing a broadcast from Scotland. They where not in Syria or something.

Technically at least, doing a satellite link from Syria is no different to doing one from Glasgow and subject the same potential problems.

Problems happen, it doesn't matter about location or the broadcaster
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noggin12,343 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Yep - an SNG link is an SNG link. Doesn't matter if you are in Baghdad or Birmingham - you have the same issues that could disrupt a broadcast - loss of local power, someone firing up on the same transponder in an unauthorised manner, running out of time on your booking, windage on a dish, bad weather causing problems on a marginal link budget (*) etc. (In fact you may be better off in Baghdad or Syria as you have less atmosphere to fire through to hit the equatorial satellites, and the atmosphere you are firing through will be more RF-friendly as it won't have as much water in it.

The further North you get in the Northern hemisphere (and further South in the Southern hemisphere) the trickier satellite links are...

(*) link budget isn't a financial measure http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Link_budget (it's a measure of the amount of headroom on your circuit)
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noggin12,343 posts since 26 Jun 2001
sort of related i guess, does anyone know where itn newsnet is, it used to be on 24.5w?


It could potentially be online only now, unless they routinely offer live shots. These days a lot of the Video News Agencies (Reuters, APTN etc.) are only using satellite for stuff that is live, with their recorded feed playouts now being replaced by file delivery.