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Steve in Pudsey10,344 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Ian White did all 3 of today’s Look North bulletins, here he is with a sneak peak at presfax in the top corner

What’s “BBC1 EMERGENCY MENU”? Is that what Network always show if a region fails to opt out?

Looks like it has a duration of zero, the following symbol starts at the same time.

I assume it's the menu slide that they use if the news fails to appear on time.
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VMPhil9,909 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
Ian White did all 3 of today’s Look North bulletins, here he is with a sneak peak at presfax in the top corner

What’s “BBC1 EMERGENCY MENU”? Is that what Network always show if a region fails to opt out?

Looks like it has a duration of zero, the following symbol starts at the same time.

I assume it's the menu slide that they use if the news fails to appear on time.

Kind of like the menu that appeared when the BAFTAs failed to turn up on BBC One last year?
Andrew13,798 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Ian White did all 3 of today’s Look North bulletins, here he is with a sneak peak at presfax in the top corner

What’s “BBC1 EMERGENCY MENU”? Is that what Network always show if a region fails to opt out?

Looks like it has a duration of zero, the following symbol starts at the same time.

I assume it's the menu slide that they use if the news fails to appear on time.

And note it says ‘Emergency Menu Tuesday’ so it’ll be a menu of tomorrow night’s programmes, which someone will have to create each day, and like others have said it has a duration of 0.


You can see the running order of the bulletin as well, 2 reports, 3 more quick headlines, one with a clip, and then the weather.
Steve in Pudsey10,344 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Not sure if they would necessarily need to create it manually, in this day and age they should be able to automate it, just like football graphics taking a feed of scores from the PA (or whoever) or should be possible to automatically generate a graphic based on a feed of the schedule.

Although I wouldn't be surprised if they do it manually...
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Inspector Sands13,899 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Strictly speaking that's not Presfax, as it's not generated on Ceefax-era kit. I guess the name has stuck despite an upgrade...

The name Presfax predated the teletext looking version by many years


That only came about when they moved to the Broadcast Centre, prior to that it was a basic black and white terminal type display. All the suites at TVC had teletext look displays called the SSD, but they didn't leave the building as far as I know.

'Presfax' dates back to the days of the manual galleries for NC1 and 2. There was a Presfax Operator who sat in the gallery entering and updating the information