BBC Licence Fee to increase in April
£1.50 increase to £147 - free licences for over 75s still means cuts to be made.The can watch using a device not connected to the mains is still a thing and is now widely used by students at uni (whose parents TV licence covers them watching on their phones/laptops as long as...
Pink Windmill Kids reunite and recreate meme Also, timing wise Rod is flawless in throwing to breaks and other items, keeping the show to time even when things went wrong. There was one of the live episodes that couldn't go out for some reason...
Location Location Location
A question about ITV regional HQ's.Yes PSB3 is the BBC's second Mux, which they gained as being part of the Freeview consortium. It was originally one of Ondigitals. Which presumably explains why they're able to sell the timeslot vacated...
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The X Factor 2017
Huge changes planned - BGT-style scheduling.Agree - a big issue with The Voice is the audience doesn't really connect with the contestants and as much as The X Factor live shows can feel like a chore it didn't work too well for them when they...
Red Nose Day 2017 Turns out the broadcast wasn't in a proper venue but rather the Today Show plaza when it's setup for their concert series. The entire thing was lit up in red and the catwalk (which normally has the...
Big Brother Canada 5 (2017) > HIATUS > BBCAN 6
Space themed season launches 3/14/17 tommorrow across North America.A they are finishing up the completion of the brand new rebuilt Big Brother Canada house. Cant wait.
Operation London Bridge: the death of the Queen
Includes interesting info on how the media would respond.I've said this before but Roger Mosey's book explains why Peter Sissons didn't wear black. They removed the stipulation that they had to wear black because it was always assumed that the story would...
New Bake Off line up confirmed
Prue, Sandi and Noel join Paul.That goes for any show that suffers this fate.
Dave's Bottom looks weird 1080p50 HEVC is being used for broadcast to homes in Germany on their new DVB-T2 system, which is replacing DVB-T.
Neighbours to be dropped by C5?
New deal talks break down.This is just like Sky and Discovery all over again. I'm sure they'll come to some sort of agreement (assuming no other broadcaster wants it), where one side will end up giving in. Fremantlemedia...
Good Morning Britain
March 2017 onwards - Moving to TVC Studio 3 on 16th April 2018.I don’t know much about the UK set industry but £200k is cheap in the US market where you’d likely get one screen and a desk. The screens alone would probably eat most of the cost.
BBC One 1997
Box logo.The TOTP animation broke the rules of the time then... They hadn't been relaxed, they just weren't enforced... These days there isn't really anyone who has that responsibility in the corporation...
ITV disaster recovery testing - CNWEST
Split from The Nightly Show.Or maybe someone was drunk writing the captions 😏
Channel 4 to remain publically owned - DCMS
but 'maybe moved out of London'.If you look at the overall production costs its cheaper to use your own facilities rather than the whims of the market. Thats why BBC studios are so much busier and if the closure of TLS goes ahead...
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Happy 20th Birthday Channel Five
Launched on 30 March 1997, Channel Five turns 20.Blimey, so it was ! I think they also wanted to add Guildford, using UHF Ch 36, but it was a non starter from a regulatory angle. To this day Ch 36 has never been used for TV broadcasting in the...
International Sports Coverage
Rights, Broadcasters et Al beyond the UK.CBS All Access granted UEFA Club Competitons rights from 2021-2024, IN ADDITION taking mid contract the rest of the 2018-21 deal from Bleacher Report media (BR) including the remainder of the 2019-20...
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1983 Yorkshire/Tyne Tees "dispute"
World of Sport clip on YouTube.Nobody asked for the whole article I mentioned, but anyway, here it is. (He is, of course, referring to McCririck at one point here; he appears to be unaware that ITV had their own snooker tournaments...