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Steve Williams3,022 posts since 1 Aug 2008
While from the forum point of view this is where the Thames output finished and Carlton started, its unique from the other point of view that the entire concept of celebrating New Year was fairly low key - a large crowd gathered outside Big Ben to see the chimes and that was pretty much it - and Chris Tarrant having the honour of being the first in-vision presenter on the new station.


In those days there wasn't any special in London to mark the New Year. I remember the year after 2000 Today, the Beeb did a live lottery show across midnight with reporters across the UK, and in London there was Bradley Walsh with about half a dozen people, with nothing partcularly happening.
Markymark7,833 posts since 13 Dec 2004 Recently warned
Meridian (North) South Today
The number is about what I would expect of the delay before the coder ...
but it would be complex and pointless to have it on the loop from Red bee
to nation or region to code and mux


We can probably check the delay (between Network BBC 1 and the Nations BBC 1s) by comparing the Salford gallery clock (I mentioned up thread) on the Freesat/Sky versions (although perhaps not, because of stat-mux delays ?)

Anyone live in Caldbeck or Wenvoe/Mendip land ?
Inspector Sands14,538 posts since 25 Aug 2004
While from the forum point of view this is where the Thames output finished and Carlton started, its unique from the other point of view that the entire concept of celebrating New Year was fairly low key - a large crowd gathered outside Big Ben to see the chimes and that was pretty much it - and Chris Tarrant having the honour of being the first in-vision presenter on the new station.


In those days there wasn't any special in London to mark the New Year. I remember the year after 2000 Today, the Beeb did a live lottery show across midnight with reporters across the UK, and in London there was Bradley Walsh with about half a dozen people, with nothing partcularly happening.

Yes, there was no official celebration in London. The tradition was to congregate in Trafaglar Square but even that was warned against by the authorities and there were no extra facilities put on for it. They were just standing in the square, the fountains and the lions were boarded up and it wasn't made particularly welcoming


2000 changed all that - the focus moved to the river and fireworks and it became the proper organised, ticketed event it is today. I think 2000 was the first year that TfL made the tubes and buses free on NYE as well
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Night Thoughts278 posts since 24 Jan 2016
London London
While from the forum point of view this is where the Thames output finished and Carlton started, its unique from the other point of view that the entire concept of celebrating New Year was fairly low key - a large crowd gathered outside Big Ben to see the chimes and that was pretty much it - and Chris Tarrant having the honour of being the first in-vision presenter on the new station.


In those days there wasn't any special in London to mark the New Year. I remember the year after 2000 Today, the Beeb did a live lottery show across midnight with reporters across the UK, and in London there was Bradley Walsh with about half a dozen people, with nothing partcularly happening.

Yes, there was no official celebration in London. The tradition was to congregate in Trafaglar Square but even that was warned against by the authorities and there were no extra facilities put on for it. They were just standing in the square, the fountains and the lions were boarded up and it wasn't made particularly welcoming


2000 changed all that - the focus moved to the river and fireworks and it became the proper organised, ticketed event it is today. I think 2000 was the first year that TfL made the tubes and buses free on NYE as well


The New Year's Eve fireworks in London didn't really get going until 2003/4 - the 2000/1 event was cancelled as Ken Livingstone couldn't persuade London Underground, which the government wouldn't let him control because it wanted to implement a part-privatisation deal on it, to run an all-night service. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/1032426.stm

The same applied for the next two years, until Livingstone got control of the Tube in 2003, sacked the senior management, and fireworks and an all-night service began. The fireworks display became ticketed under Johnson in 2014: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-29234879

You can see the Trafalgar Square "celebration" of 1992/3 (together with a scrolling "Happy New Year from the Metropolitan Police" message) in the opening minutes of A Carlton New Year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zRnRUOLDgk

And this was what this year in the square was like... https://diamondgeezer.blogspot.com/2020/01/2020-in-trafalgar-square.html
Blake Connolly1,845 posts since 21 Apr 2001
London London
Most of the time, working with live sport, I've had roughly a one-second delay on the line from the OB to Playout, occasionally on some productions it's been two seconds, and in recent weeks I've had a few that seemed to have no delay at all (I've had to get the PA to run the delay check again just to make sure!).

The longest delays I've dealt with are on American sports where they only provide a dirty network feed, so it gets bounced around before it hits the network there, and then bounced around some more before it reaches us. Usually seven or eight seconds but I think the longest I've had was 13 seconds. Quite a long wait between hearing the AD yell to take the break and hitting the Take Next button!
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