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JKDerry1,973 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
It’s interesting that they’ve put most of the debates and QT specials on a Friday. I assume it’ll be airing at 19:30 or 20:30

Of course, because there is no way the BBC will move Graham Norton Show for this debate.

Why on earth would they want to air the debat at 10:35 on a Friday night anyway?

10.35 is usually the Question Time slot on a Thursday, a typical political slot. Sorry if I am not clued up on scheduling arrangements
mapperuo260 posts since 20 Feb 2016
STV North Reporting Scotland
The BBC has a satellite farm elsewhere in the vicinity of London. It's possible the satellite contributions are downlinked there and fibred to Elstree?


It doesn't matter where geographically the signals are down linked, it's all digits and fibre now to get to the studio


Is there not a capacity limit to the fibre though when your downlinking so many feeds? I would have thought having the satellites on the building your GEing would help.
Brekkie32,258 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Makes sense, they've been apologising for "running later than billed" at 10.40/45 most nights for the last couple of weeks. So much for BBC Three's prime spot then, always was an odd decision and ended up lasting less than 8 months.

The timing never made sense considering the news agenda of the last year.

Suspect it'll be cut back again in the New Year, presuming of course this election solves everything.
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Markymark7,213 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
The BBC has a satellite farm elsewhere in the vicinity of London. It's possible the satellite contributions are downlinked there and fibred to Elstree?


It doesn't matter where geographically the signals are down linked, it's all digits and fibre now to get to the studio


Is there not a capacity limit to the fibre though when your downlinking so many feeds? I would have thought having the satellites on the building your GEing would help.


Fibre carries gigs, HD news feeds are megs, you could transport 4 or 5 of them over some domestic Internet connections
james-20015,289 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
That article seems to imply they struggle to fill BBC Parliament with material. Anyway its not unique to air "imported" programming, they simulcast the Washington Journal from C-Span for a start, which it looks like they've been doing since January 2007.

And I dare say it probably would have happened, just maybe not live.


They've been simulcasting it for a lot longer than that, since the early 00s at least!