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BM11
London London
Interesting - feels like Hall will end up leaving it to his successor to decide.
Hatton Cross3,548 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
Why do I sense a compromise coming?
Very basic text based news and sport headlines.

No regional content, no weather, no news and sport subsections, no lottery results.

Just the five main news and sports headlines, condesened into a couple of paragraphs per story.
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BM11
London London
Why do I sense a compromise coming?
Very basic text based news and sport headlines.

No regional content, no weather, no news and sport subsections, no lottery results.

Just the five main news and sports headlines, condesened into a couple of paragraphs per story.

The Lottery results seem to be one of the more popular features - especially among older people who will face paying the fee from June.
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Technologist150 posts since 10 Oct 2018
London London
No one works on it ..... the cost is to replace unmaintanable hardware and software ... whuch is roughly 20 years old
And to keep it up to date ... a lot if current quality issues are because it has nit been updated to match the website where us scraped it’s data .
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TheMike158 posts since 12 Jan 2019
Central (East) East Midlands Today
When did "Red Button text is closing on 30th January" turn into "Red Button text was due to be have started being phased out [on 30th Jan]" ?


Slight change of wording there reveals there had already been some backsliding, meaning something of the Red Button text service would have lived on beyond tomorrow anyway...
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Brekkie34,799 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Recently warned
HTV Wales Wales Today
The right call. I understand the technical reasons for closing the MHEG based service and though personally I'm fine with that (but they should keep the connected service) there is still the accessibility issue, though considering the BBC were forced to run part of the nationwide broadband roll out a shame it was only for the benefit of international corporations rather than making broadband available cheaply to those who either can't afford it or have no desire for it for the traditional internet, but would benefit from OTT services.
Last edited by Brekkie on 29 January 2020 8:24pm
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