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Austin Tatious449 posts since 1 Jan 2016
HTV West Points West
No sound during the first few seconds of the 06:25 BBC Spotlight bulletin today, with the sound fading up several words in to presenter Heidi Davey's first sentence.

The first report package was briefly interrupted by audio of a female voice (which sounded like Naga Munchetty to me) saying "What were you saying? What are we on?", although you could still hear the report's correct audio running quietly underneath during this interruption.
I am the one viewer of ITV West News.
Aaron_2015655 posts since 11 Mar 2015
Westcountry Spotlight
Spotlight have a live video from the site of The Clarence Hotel in Exeter, and in the corner there is a BBC Spotlight watermark. How do they manage to add that if the footage is going live through Facebook on the device it's being filmed from?
dosxuk3,684 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
How do you know the stream is coming direct from the device? Many different software solutions can stream to Facebook's platform (it's not set up much different to YouTube, probably intentionally to pick up on the amount of software that can already stream to there).

I've got a PC on my desk here which can (and has) take HD-SDI in and stream it to Facebook.
It's spelt AERIAL!
Rkolsen1,185 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World
BTW, I'm told this caused the Fremont Point transmitter on Jersey to switch to satellite RBS back up just after 22:30 on Tuesday night, meaning the loss of regional opts etc

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-38146782


RBS?

What opt be affected by the outage? Even though there are studios for BBC Channel Island locally I imagine they're routed / played out from the Plymouth studios.

My next question would be how is the MUX handled? Is it done locally were they could get themselves back on air.

http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/coveragechecker/main/display/detailed/GY2+4LA/NA/0
Markymark4,486 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
BTW, I'm told this caused the Fremont Point transmitter on Jersey to switch to satellite RBS back up just after 22:30 on Tuesday night, meaning the loss of regional opts etc

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-38146782


RBS?

What opt be affected by the outage? Even though there are studios for BBC Channel Island locally I imagine they're routed / played out from the Plymouth studios.

My next question would be how is the MUX handled? Is it done locally were they could get themselves back on air.

http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/coveragechecker/main/display/detailed/GY2+4LA/NA/0


See my other post from today regarding ITV HD regions.

All transmitters are fed with the muxes fully assembled at code and mux centres at centralised locations.

In Fremont Point's case, the BBC Mux (that contains BBC 1 Channel Islands) is fed from the BBC C/M centres, at two fairly secret locations, on the UK mainland. The BBC Jersey output, is indeed fed via Plymouth to those centres. There is no direct connection between the Jersey studio and Fremont Point.

The fibre problems led to a loss of that incoming feed from the mainland (it may have also affected the link to Plymouth) so Fremont switched to RBS (1970s expression used by the BBC and IBA Re Broadcast Standby).
All the main UK DTT transmitters have a satellite 'RBS' transponder that carries core national services, to maintain PSB 1 and 3 in case of fibre (etc) feed failures.

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http://www.lyngsat.com/Intelsat-907.html

Only national (Eng/Scot/NI/Wales) BBC versions are carried, not the English regions.
So in the CI case, BBC 1 would switch to the generic English sustaining feed.
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Rkolsen1,185 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World
BTW, I'm told this caused the Fremont Point transmitter on Jersey to switch to satellite RBS back up just after 22:30 on Tuesday night, meaning the loss of regional opts etc

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-38146782


RBS?

What opt be affected by the outage? Even though there are studios for BBC Channel Island locally I imagine they're routed / played out from the Plymouth studios.

My next question would be how is the MUX handled? Is it done locally were they could get themselves back on air.

http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/coveragechecker/main/display/detailed/GY2+4LA/NA/0


See my other post from today regarding ITV HD regions.

All transmitters are fed with the muxes fully assembled at code and mux centres at centralised locations.

In Fremont Point's case, the BBC Mux (that contains BBC 1 Channel Islands) is fed from the BBC C/M centres, at two fairly secret locations, on the UK mainland. The BBC Jersey output, is indeed fed via Plymouth to those centres. There is no direct connection between the Jersey studio and Fremont Point.

The fibre problems led to a loss of that incoming feed from the mainland (it may have also affected the link to Plymouth) so Fremont switched to RBS (1970s expression used by the BBC and IBA Re Broadcast Standby).
All the main UK DTT transmitters have a satellite 'RBS' transponder that carries core national services, to maintain PSB 1 and 3 in case of fibre (etc) feed failures.

11495
http://www.lyngsat.com/Intelsat-907.html

Only national (Eng/Scot/NI/Wales) BBC versions are carried, not the English regions.

So in the CI case, BBC 1 would switch to the generic English sustaining feed.


Thanks. I wasn't sure if it was handled differently because it was outside the country.