Why on earth are they not using the telephone more?!
These webcam set ups are not yet good enough for broadcast television. Nearly every single one during this pandemic has either been completely inaudible in places or the video is of an extremely poor quality.
Given broadband speeds are taking a hammering at the moment by everyone using them all at once, these weblinks are proving unreliable the majority of the time.
GMB with Lorraine had a guest the other day where she was on a webcam but talked down the phone. And it worked perfectly. The video was just a tad out of sync and of course it was usual telephone sound quality but at least you could hear and understand what she was saying.
And yesterday’s BBC News Special on BBC One has Gary Lineker speaking and the weblink went down twice. So after that they resorted to speaking via telephone. Which is what they should have really done in the first place.
Why are these programmes still continuing to persevere with Skype or FaceTime when it would look more professional if they just used the telephone? I know it’s a bit awkward if there’s no images whilst they’re speaking on the phone so just use the webcam images if you really have to.
January 9th 1989 - December 3rd 2006