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Stuart6,576 posts since 13 Oct 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Just looking now, it doesn't seem any smaller, although it may be slightly closer to the edge of the 16:9 safe area, and of course sans the HD tag as it's the same feed for SD, just downscaled.

It's certainly barely visible now, which is the way DOGs should be - just a watermark if they need to be there at all.
Robert Williams571 posts since 25 Jan 2003
London London
Just looking now, it doesn't seem any smaller, although it may be slightly closer to the edge of the 16:9 safe area, and of course sans the HD tag as it's the same feed for SD, just downscaled.

It's certainly barely visible now, which is the way DOGs should be - just a watermark if they need to be there at all.

I've compared a recording I have from Saturday with the current live transmission, and it has definitely got a bit smaller. It is, as you say, also closer to the edge of frame.
DVB Cornwall6,826 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Proof of sorts that some programming is still being stored as off air copies on the iPlayer and that recording re-used on repeated transmission.

The Art of Gothic from 2014 is being re-run on BBC FOUR currently. and low and behold the iPlayer version that's available for at least EP1 has the 'HD' element visible on the DOG.
Neil Jones3,694 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Proof of sorts that some programming is still being stored as off air copies on the iPlayer and that recording re-used on repeated transmission.

The Art of Gothic from 2014 is being re-run on BBC FOUR currently. and low and behold the iPlayer version that's available for at least EP1 has the 'HD' element visible on the DOG.


For reasons best known to the iPlayer sometimes the programmes that appear on it are broadcast recordings with DOGs, ECPs and what not, and other times they're "clean" as if they've come from the server files.

For programmes that go out live, to record them as broadcast is understandable. For other programmes though, it's anybody's guess as to whether it's clean or off-air . I suppose its a matter of whichever is quickest to get it on the iPlayer. Not that it really matters as the programme is the main thing.
DVB Cornwall6,826 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
I thought most of these 'off-air' iPlayer fed programmes, were dropped on a retransmission and either a new 'off-air' or directly inserted programme substituted. This case more or less provides evdence that this isn't the case and the previous programme is re-activated for the 30 day window.