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BBC World's news ticker

always on every hour? (May 2004)

JI
jimyvr
I noticed that BBC World seems to be showing the news ticker regularly on the newscast.

I would like to know does the newsticker always on every hour during the newscast? Because I thought they didn't run the newsticker on certain hours.
PE
Pete Founding member North Reporting Scotland
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IT
itsrobert Founding member Granada North West Today
jimyvr posted:
I noticed that BBC World seems to be showing the news ticker regularly on the newscast.

I would like to know does the newsticker always on every hour during the newscast? Because I thought they didn't run the newsticker on certain hours.


Yes, it was new policy from last weekend. It isn't running absolutely all the time, like CNN's does. It usually appears a little after the toth headlines, disappears for the break, then reappears a little after the quarter heads. It skips between headlines, business and sport.

I must say, I'm not keen on it. I heard back in December that there were plans for the ticker to be permanent, and I wasn't pleased then. For some reason, I just don't like continuous scrolling text - it's far too distracting. It might be better if the "normal" ticker was a deeper colour than aqua (or whatever colour it is!). That way, it wouldn't be as distracting during reports, and they could use the aqua version if there was any major news which requires more information than the astons can manage.
NS
NickyS Founding member
It's all automatic as well - the headlines are generated from BBC News Online's and appear on the ticker so the World team don't have to worry too much about them.
JI
jimyvr
Not sure if the other Canadian members here watch the BBC feed on CBC.

It is funny to see both CBC and BBC's newsticker running at the same time.

And then suddenly CBC decided to drop their ticker so it wouldn't be too distracting.
HA
harshy Founding member
NickyS posted:
It's all automatic as well - the headlines are generated from BBC News Online's and appear on the ticker so the World team don't have to worry too much about them.


It's not very smooth though, it jitters quite a lot!
MA
Marcus Founding member
NickyS posted:
It's all automatic as well - the headlines are generated from BBC News Online's and appear on the ticker so the World team don't have to worry too much about them.


Well someone does have to tell it to update. If they forget it could get very out of date. And at the moment the directors need to remember to switch it on after each break. Easy to forget

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