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TheTravelcard52 posts since 16 Aug 2018
In the seeming absence of a thread to discuss BBC/ITV London generally, here's a new one!

Tonight's 6.50pm BBC London bulletin didn't go out. In the past when this has happened, the region has taken South East Today but tonight, the region stayed with the BBC News channel (ticker and all) and got the NC weather then the network BBC One weather. Perhaps this will be rectified by 10pm?
Inspector Sands13,762 posts since 25 Aug 2004
The News Channel is what is carried on BBC1 SD when the regional news is on. If a region doesn't opt or has to crash out of the opt then that's what is seen.

If its known in advance then an alternative region can be routed out instead, but as I say that takes a bit of notice
Markymark6,962 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
The News Channel is what is carried on BBC1 SD when the regional news is on. If a region doesn't opt or has to crash out of the opt then that's what is seen.

If its known in advance then an alternative region can be routed out instead, but as I say that takes a bit of notice


They should bring back what they did in the 70s before there was any London News and have a Tom and Jerry cartoon as the sustaining service.

But seriously, wouldn't it be better in this age of server playout just to have a lump of trailers as the sustaining feed, (at least for the short opt slots)?
WMD133 posts since 14 Jun 2006
Meridian (North) South Today
Talking of failed opts, there was supposed to be a rare opt out at 7:30pm last Wednesday on BBC One London - a repeat of Street Food Servant. It didn’t materialise on DSAT or the live iPlayer stream - not sure about DTT. It did appear on iPlayer later.
Markymark6,962 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Talking of failed opts, there was supposed to be a rare opt out at 7:30pm last Wednesday on BBC One London - a repeat of Street Food Servant. It didn’t materialise on DSAT or the live iPlayer stream - not sure about DTT. It did appear on iPlayer later.


I suspect there were worries the events in Westminster might have required short notice changes to the schedule, so having London during an opt might have been all a bit too complicated?
Inspector Sands13,762 posts since 25 Aug 2004

But seriously, wouldn't it be better in this age of server playout just to have a lump of trailers as the sustaining feed, (at least for the short opt slots)?

Yep or the 'This is BBC One' barker which is what they show on HD during the 6:30 regional news. It would have to be captioned with an apology though.
Markymark6,962 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today

But seriously, wouldn't it be better in this age of server playout just to have a lump of trailers as the sustaining feed, (at least for the short opt slots)?

Yep or the 'This is BBC One' barker which is what they show on HD during the 6:30 regional news. It would have to be captioned with an apology though.


It could probably be captioned on SD, but clean (or a different apology !) on HD ?