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harshy5,818 posts since 24 Mar 2001
Has anyone seen the ad on News 24 for BBC World News, it says it starts at 9.30am in the morning, but it never starts until 9.40, so why do BBC News 24 and the EPG say it starts at 9.30, when it's obvious it dosen't.
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All programmes advertised to start at *.30 past the hour start up to 10 minutes later because they need to include the half-past headlines at *.30 minutes, which are generally 5 minutes long, followed by the 2 thunderclaps over the N24 ident.
Techy Peep297 posts since 27 Jun 2001
The half past heads at 0930 are usually 2 or 3 minutes long, followed by a Sports round-up which is usually 4 mins.

I think it's better to advertise a time which is early rather than late so you don't miss anything
harshy5,818 posts since 24 Mar 2001
Well, there's not a lot to miss is their really, no World music, ident's or headlines bed, just a silly round up of the world news that starts ten minutes too late.
Isonstine2,523 posts since 28 Mar 2001
Before the corporate relaunch, I remember it was called The World Today. Did this bear any resemblance to the main World Today programme.

BTW, I used to love The World Today during the old flags days. Anyone have any clips?
Pablos' Informativos TV has a bunch of clips from The World Today (flags) and World News (flags) -- the addy is www.zabalo.com (i think)
Isonstine2,523 posts since 28 Mar 2001

It really brings back the memories.

I liked that studio that they had, it was different to the other one. I think they still use it for BBC World News Specials but they have removed all the flags type branding and done it up a bit.

I'm sure I seen Lynsay Brancher in there not so long ago, speaking to some guest. I can't remember exactly what it was but I'm sure I didn't imagine it! Smile