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BBC News (UK) presentation - Reith launch onwards

From Monday 15th July 2019

CM
cmthwtv West Country (East) Points West
Probably all noticed but it’s worth the mention that the halfway has been scrapped in the Six since the 13/03
RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
Probably all noticed but it’s worth the mention that the halfway has been scrapped in the Six since the 13/03

It's still on the One. I'm sure it will be back soon. Smile
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Rkolsen World News
Space X launch. Well done BBC News for obscuring much of the rocket plume, and at one point the entire rocket! with your 'lower third' extranious crap, and why did you feel the need to delay the launch footage by 30 seconds? Meanwhile on the direct streamed feed, proper informative commentry and nothing obscured.
Remind me never to bother with the BBC for any future coverage. Patrick Moore will be turning in his grave


Watching BBC News via iPlayer, and Sky News and SpaceX via YouTube: Sky News YT behind SpaceX YT by approximately 30 seconds, which is their normal delay. BBC News another 10 seconds behind that.


Probably the satellite hop delay to the UK (does NASA have a stream over Europe?) If not they possibly would have to downlink in the US and send it a different way or re-uplink it to satellite. Add in standards conversion and that may add some time.

A station in Orlando was three seconds ahead of the SpaceX countdown and was noticeable when they did a split screen taking a NASA satellite feed with countdown.

NASA uplinked 18 ISO feeds in three multiplexes for the launch in addition to their permanent NASA TV channel, NASA media channel (often shows interviews - always amazing to watch the reporters as they patch them in seem in awe) and NASA UHD. They also apparently put at least their TV and Media feed up for TVU Grid Customers and I believe LiveU and Dejero with their point to multipoint also I think took all the ISO feeds.
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DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
I now use NASA TV on either AppleTV or Roku for NASA Connected Launches. I don't rely on broadcast feeds. Indeed I still have the feed running on my iPad now some 90mins after launch.
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
There was only a 2 second delay until a minute before launch, and then again after 15 minutes of mission time had elapsed.
The BBC definitely deliberately added another 28 secs. Did they announce the 30 second delay? (I was listening to the direct streamed feed)
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Space X launch. Well done BBC News for obscuring much of the rocket plume, and at one point the entire rocket! with your 'lower third' extranious crap, and why did you feel the need to delay the launch footage by 30 seconds? Meanwhile on the direct streamed feed, proper informative commentry and nothing obscured.
Remind me never to bother with the BBC for any future coverage. Patrick Moore will be turning in his grave

I would assume the launch footage is delayed incase of any unfortunate circumstances during the launch of the spaceship 🚀


Possibly, but why not say? Do F1 races have delays (serious question)?
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Space X launch. Well done BBC News for obscuring much of the rocket plume, and at one point the entire rocket! with your 'lower third' extranious crap, and why did you feel the need to delay the launch footage by 30 seconds? Meanwhile on the direct streamed feed, proper informative commentry and nothing obscured.
Remind me never to bother with the BBC for any future coverage. Patrick Moore will be turning in his grave


That takes things too far.

To be fair to the BBC, the launch camera was poorly framed. It was also hidden by SpaceX/NASA's minimalist graphics at some points.


Well yes, it was, though you try keeping an object 20 miles up, and doing 20,000mph via a 150x lens steady and centred!
VA
valley
Well yes, it was, though you try keeping an object 20 miles up, and doing 20,000mph via a 150x lens steady and centred!


If anyone wants an interesting read, here's an article about how NASA films launches: https://www.nasa.gov/pdf/167722main_LaunchImagery06.pdf
JO
Josh
Can anyone hear a weird rattling noise on the News At 10?
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CM
cmthwtv West Country (East) Points West
Josh posted:
Can anyone hear a weird rattling noise on the News At 10?


Yep, looks like Camera 3 needs some WD40.
RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
Josh posted:
Can anyone hear a weird rattling noise on the News At 10?


Yep, looks like Camera 3 needs some WD40.

Yep, it was definitely the camera as when the camera stopped panning into Kate the noise stopped.
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davidhorman Channel Channel Islands
Camera 3 (at 15:10 if it doesn't jump there directly):

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