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mapperuo241 posts since 20 Feb 2016
STV North Reporting Scotland
Worth noting that BBC Breakfast were live from the ITV set this morning, which was partially lit up. Not sure if GMB were also doing any broadcasts from the set, though I guess for the BBC it helped that the debate was taking place in Salford, presumably only a short walk from their Breakfast studio.


Yes - and there are permanent BBC circuits between Dock 10 and the BBC facilities in Quay House.


Interestingly however they used a sat truck, maybe easily to get the feed into NBH that way, as if it was any other news OB.
Inspector Sands13,585 posts since 25 Aug 2004
Worth noting that BBC Breakfast were live from the ITV set this morning, which was partially lit up. Not sure if GMB were also doing any broadcasts from the set, though I guess for the BBC it helped that the debate was taking place in Salford, presumably only a short walk from their Breakfast studio.


Yes - and there are permanent BBC circuits between Dock 10 and the BBC facilities in Quay House.


Interestingly however they used a sat truck, maybe easily to get the feed into NBH that way, as if it was any other news OB.

That's not uncommon, they used to use a sat truck from outside TV Centre when reporting from outside. Can be easier to use a sat truck than lash up rarely used tie lines as that's what they are designed and built to do so there's no hassle
noggin14,316 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Worth noting that BBC Breakfast were live from the ITV set this morning, which was partially lit up. Not sure if GMB were also doing any broadcasts from the set, though I guess for the BBC it helped that the debate was taking place in Salford, presumably only a short walk from their Breakfast studio.


Yes - and there are permanent BBC circuits between Dock 10 and the BBC facilities in Quay House.


Interestingly however they used a sat truck, maybe easily to get the feed into NBH that way, as if it was any other news OB.


Yes - that can still be an easier option (as can using a WMT/Live U) as having tie-lines doesn't guarantee you will have the right bits of kit at each end to handle comms etc.
BM11928 posts since 2 Jun 2017
London London


Media Box25 posts since 8 Dec 2018

Yes - and there are permanent BBC circuits between Dock 10 and the BBC facilities in Quay House.


Interestingly however they used a sat truck, maybe easily to get the feed into NBH that way, as if it was any other news OB.

That's not uncommon, they used to use a sat truck from outside TV Centre when reporting from outside. Can be easier to use a sat truck than lash up rarely used tie lines as that's what they are designed and built to do so there's no hassle



Not sure of the reasons for deploying an SNG. Are we sure this wasn't just to feed arrivals and reporter lives rather than the actual programme?

And the BBC received the feed via ITN in London (as did Sky) - rather than locally on the ground.
BM11928 posts since 2 Jun 2017
London London



No need for crews to have to travel to Scotland to record a car going in and out of Balmoral.