News embargoes for deaths
Split from Sir Terry Wogan - RIPITN weren't much better, they had a "Central Manhattan is ablaze" caption up at one point.
Olympics Update - to remain on the BBC until at least 2024
Sublicence deal concluded with Discovery Communications.They may have "checked the OTT box" previously but it's been unchecked in recent weeks which has been a huge problem. Certainly reduced my US Open viewing to practically nothing, especially with...
Carlton 1999-2002 Idents
How were some of them made?Yes, for all the flack Carlton got for wiping the Central/Westcountry brands, their regional continuity was a lot better than the generic announcements they played out from Leeds.
Why do some shows use hand mics and others don't? Given that the contestants are wearing DPA-like headset mics, I suspect the presenter may not have wanted to wear one, so they went with a stick instead?
Today & Today Extra Channel 9
The Australian Breakfast TV battle continuesIt appears you can no longer watch the show online but the twitter has a few pictures..
Six Nations 2016
Live and free on the BBC - and ITVJust to complete the set, 6 Nations Week 5 Wales v Italy – Live on BBC Sport Presenter: Jason Mohammad With: Martyn Williams & Keith Wood Commentators: Andrew Cotter, Jonathan Davies &...
Switching control to Birmingham
A thread about the BBC switching test, and what happened when they did it for real.On a related note, bizarrely for a time LWT Plus appearing during GMTV's hours in Northern Ireland 7 days a week due to UTV not providing regional news for GMTV (at that time Reuters provided it)
Music from teletext
asking for adviceJust to add, I was always fascinated by the change between 4-Tel and Oracle and vice versa at 15 and 30 mins past the hour. You could see the new page number being manually selected on the decoder/generator...
Downtime Thanks Asa! Will you be able to merge these threads back into the main site once everyone can see it? Might save a bit of confusion to keep the main site turned off until a set changeover time...
BBC Three Closure
Ooops, I mean "Goes Online"Class launched today, but there's no subtitles due to a technical fault. From Gallifrey Base: I work for iPlayer and it's a temporary tech fault. Sorry! They'll be available by Monday lunchtime,
Programmes on air for contractual or other reasons Re the Angelus, not only have they removed most of the religious imagery (although the bells still chime), they now, in an unorthodox move, run it on Good Friday and Easter Saturday, when Church bells...
Too Much TV
New BBC Two live magazine showHow long before this is simulcast on the news channel?
We're back No, far too advanced...! It's all about the W@P (as this ad I recently found in my garage shows)
What BBC1 and 2 could have looked like in 1991 Clearly this has gone far enough off topic to be closed. I think most of us have made up our minds enough on its authenticity.