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Inspector Sands13,766 posts since 25 Aug 2004
Makes me wonder how they're able to take control when there's a breaking news story and they interrupt for an NC simulcast, but bringing up a breakdown slide seemed almost impossible.

They're two different things. One is making a change to the schedule, if there's a newsflash then that's put into the schedule on the automation just like a any other news bulletin would be. The directors make changes frequently throughout the day, they never don't have 'control'.


Bringing up a breakdown slide is something that's needed to be done suddenly, and sometimes as a result of the system that normally puts things to air failing.

The way round it is a way to cut from whatever is faulty to an alternative downstream of the computer, but that's an added complication and presumably not an option with their system. Such a thing can itself cause cock ups too
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FraserGJ79 posts since 18 Mar 2005
HTV Wales Wales Today
This was brought up on POV today (right at the end) - official response from the BBC was that it was a 'playout issue'.

I noticed the show was on Celebrity Gogglebox on Friday too - no mention of the breakdown there but I assumed that they didn't watch the shows live anyway!
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natwel27263 posts since 14 Mar 2019
Meridian (South East) South East Today
This was brought up on POV today (right at the end) - official response from the BBC was that it was a 'playout issue'.

I noticed the show was on Celebrity Gogglebox on Friday too - no mention of the breakdown there but I assumed that they didn't watch the shows live anyway!


Imagine that. Celebrity Gogglebox reaction to BBC Two Breakdown.
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Capybara67 posts since 24 Jul 2018
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