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TheTravelcard78 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 Sands14,274 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
Markymark7,565 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)?
WMD147 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.
Markymark7,565 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 Sands14,274 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.
Markymark7,565 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 ?
Markymark7,565 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
BBC London during Breakfast this morning keeps doing a story and following it with "and you can see more on that on tonight's Inside Out East", which is a bit of a head-scratcher.

(Yes, I know about iPlayer, but still...)


They never point out when promoting regional Inside Outs, that they are available on Sky and Freesat in the 900s to everybody, which given the fortune the BBC pay (at least to Sky) to have all their regions available to all via EPG 900 is very odd ?
London Lite11,150 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Yesterday morning, London opted out late during the BBC One HD CA link into Sunday Politics, so we had the CA mentioning that SP North West was on, then the London announcement recorded by the same person with the swimmers ident.