Could somebody tell me what the differences are between digital and analogue continuity on BBC ONE (or BBC TWO). What times are they different/same, and what exactly are the differences?
Also, are broadcasts on Digital/Analogue the same or simultaneous if you know what I mean?
When I first got digital two years ago the main differences were that the announcer would usually mention if a programme was in widescreen, and there was much more cross trailing for BBC Choice/Knowledge/News 24. However more recently I've noticed that they hardly ever do this any more and analogue and digital continuity are now more or less the same.
I believe the analogue continuity suite is closing this year, and all continuity will come from the digital continuity suite, which is going to leave a lot of spare announcers. Perhaps they could go and work on Choice and Knowledge which have to suffer pre-recorded announcements.
There is a very subtle difference between analogue and digital BBC1 and BBC2 - on digital the 'Subtitles' caption on idents appears at the same time as the caption at the bottom; on analogue the caption is smaller and is there from the start of the ident.