Janner south west posted:
On a technical level, how hard would it be to link up all the regions and give them different opt outs so thta sa their results came in, they would switch to that feed ?
It is technically possible - though in English regions you have to circumvent the opt-out circuitry to make it happen on digital as well as analogue - with a few exceptions (like Jersey and possibly Oxford).
However because the English regions infrastructure is based on "analogue as master" the result straps would appear keyed over the analogue network, even on digital outlets, so you'd end up with a soft 14:9 pillarbox for the duration of the opt.
English regions can't opt out with 16:9 digital network and straps keyed over - for all sorts of relative delay issues. It doesn't matter whether the region is a 16:9 or 4:3 region - they all run with 4:3 analogue network as master.
The same is true of Children in Need nigh - local straps are accompanies by soft and cropped network on digital...