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harshy6,213 posts since 24 Mar 2001
techy peep posted:
as far as i can tell & found out, the problem was in an area which distributes all signals out of the building (except World).

When the power cut happened, the generators kicked in throughout the building, but for some reason failed in this particular area.

There was absolutely nothing anyone could do until electricians re-routed power


Damn, I move house and this happens!

Seriously, this is the third time that something major's happened, and BBC World is still broadcasting, which we can safely say is the proper 24 hr channel from the BBC!Smile

(Edited by harshy at 9:11 pm on July 3, 2001)
andyrew147 posts since 29 Apr 2001
It's always tempting after one to many Pimm's to say more than I should...  

BBC Prime suffered the least of any channel, followed by BBC World.
The feed of BBC World that goes to Europe was not affected as such, but was because of lack power to news, and so could not continue. The Europe stream was affected, but only by content.

It's bit of a running joke in Presentation that World & Prime seem to come up smelling of roses whenever their is a crisis. (must be the staff Very Happy )

More than this I dearn't say. (except what happened to UKTV was humourous... but my lips are sealed !)
Marcus1,289 posts since 2 Jul 2001
andyrew posted:
It's always tempting after one to many Pimm's to say more than I should...  

BBC Prime suffered the least of any channel, followed by BBC World.
The feed of BBC World that goes to Europe was not affected as such, but was because of lack power to news, and so could not continue. The Europe stream was affected, but only by content.

It's bit of a running joke in Presentation that World & Prime seem to come up smelling of roses whenever their is a crisis. (must be the staff Very Happy )

More than this I dearn't say. (except what happened to UKTV was humourous... but my lips are sealed !)



So Andy how many emails have been sent in Pres about the breakdown so far
NickyS1,570 posts since 1 Apr 2001
By all accounts the Viewers department took over 3 thousand calls on Saturday night ... bet they were glad to be on shift!
Still no real answer as to why it happened - seems to be a combination of circumstances.
andyrew147 posts since 29 Apr 2001
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So Andy how many emails have been sent in Pres about the breakdown so far


A few, but not that many - so far (mostly about the operational hangovers it caused).  You tend to find out more by talking to people who were on shift when it happened.

To answer Nicky's point, there is a real answer to why it happened - i'll let you know Nicky Wink
Marcus1,289 posts since 2 Jul 2001
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To answer Nicky's point, there is a real answer to why it happened - i'll let you know Nicky Wink


Give us a clue, was it human error or mechanical error. And why did the emergency switch to BM not work. It worked during then last power outage?
Steve Naylor
Yeah, you can't announce that you know and you'll let Nicky know without telling us surely... That would just be really rude!!!

(Edited by Steve Naylor at 11:58 am on July 4, 2001)
andyrew147 posts since 29 Apr 2001
As much as I would like to tell you the details, I can't.  Nicky is an employee of the corporation and we occasionally exchange gossip at work anyway.  Sorry Sad
Steve Naylor
andyrew posted:
As much as I would like to tell you the details, I can't.  Nicky is an employee of the corporation and we occasionally exchange gossip at work anyway.  Sorry Sad


The thing is the BBC is a public service organisation - we pay for it, we own it so why should we not be told. The BBC has a duty to tell us if we want to know surely. Smile
Jamez
And there are some of us who dont care! Smile

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