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Brekkie32,303 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Seems daft really they don't simulcast Andrew Marr on the news channel on a Sunday morning. It's the one time of the week you probably don't expect rolling news on a news channel.
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Cando1,478 posts since 8 Mar 2012
London London
But that would take away precious repeat showings of Click, Dateline London and The Film Review that seemingly don't get aired enough over the weekend.

I'm sure all 5 people who actually watch News channels at the weekend in the UK appreciate them. The budget just isnt there. Appreciate what you've got before its gone.
WW Update4,878 posts since 6 Feb 2007
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Meanwhile, similarly sized France has four national news channels, one internationally-oriented news channel also available domestically, the French version of Euronews (based in Lyon), a local news channel for Paris (soon to expand to Lyon), and a separate local all-news operation in Lille. When comparing it with France, I can't shake the feeling that the UK is doing something wrong when it comes to its news channels.
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London Lite10,799 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Appreciate what you've got before its gone.


Meanwhile, similarly sized France has four national news channels, one internationally-oriented news channel also available domestically, the French version of Euronews (based in Lyon), a local news channel for Paris (soon to expand to Lyon), and a separate local all-news operation in Lille. When comparing it with France, I can't shake the feeling that the UK is doing something wrong when it comes to its news channels.


Lyon launched last Tuesday.
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noggin14,601 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Appreciate what you've got before its gone.


Meanwhile, similarly sized France has four national news channels, one internationally-oriented news channel also available domestically, the French version of Euronews (based in Lyon), a local news channel for Paris (soon to expand to Lyon), and a separate local all-news operation in Lille. When comparing it with France, I can't shake the feeling that the UK is doing something wrong when it comes to its news channels.


Out of interest - what ratings do the FR3 regional news bulletins get? In the UK the BBC One 1830-1900 regional news slot is now sometimes the highest rated slot of the day on BBC One.

I do wonder if the lack of appetite for local TV in the UK is that the main regional news bulletins are on the two most popular channels (BBC One and ITV) in decent time slots, and are widely watched as a result.
BBCME78 posts since 26 Jul 2001
STV Central Reporting Scotland
Sunday mornings on the News Channel tend to bring in the highest audiences of the week.

Probably more to do with MOTD being shown on BBC One on Sunday mornings. People looking for news switching to the News Channel for the rest of Breakfast.

But even the Sunday 9am bulletin rates quite well.
Markymark7,223 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Is the delay in live contributions on the Outside Source screen normally that bad? Seeing Katya Adler and Christian Fraser's two ways is awkward as they start speaking before their mouths move on the screen (but fine when taken full screen).


That's because of the latancy of the big screen, there's also a delay on the main studio in vision screens too. They normally cut to the remote feed before the contributor starts talking. It's a common 'feature', it's the same on C4 News too