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Breakdown on first live show (p2) (April 2018)

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GE
thegeek Founding member
The North one looks as if someone's just punching up different sources on their emergency cut bus to see what works.
Actually, are there TCs in control there, or is it slaved to Chiswick somehow?
GO
gottago
I wonder if the BGT clips they showed on Monday are what ITV has on standby in case of a prolonged fault with any show, not just BGT. The caption at the bottom read as a bit too generic to just be for BGT breakdowns, it might be ITV’s version of Coast and the like.
XQ
XQD
I wonder if the BGT clips they showed on Monday are what ITV has on standby in case of a prolonged fault with any show, not just BGT. The caption at the bottom read as a bit too generic to just be for BGT breakdowns, it might be ITV’s version of Coast and the like.



Every live show is required to have an emergency filler tape as part of their live transmission planning. They are usually 10-15 mins in length and are required to have the disruption caption as lower thirds added in. Copies are kept at the TX source (so the OB truck in this case), as well as at transmission.

That's not to say they don't have generic filler clips if something goes wrong during playout of recorded programmes. Not sure if that extends to BGT for breakdowns over Christmas and the like.
LL
Larry the Loafer
There was a fault during Bingo Night Live way back when where they started showing an episode of Creature Comforts as filler, long after I think it was in production. So who's to know what's lurking on the shelf...
WH
Whataday Founding member
LCL92 posted:
I wonder if the BGT clips they showed on Monday are what ITV has on standby in case of a prolonged fault with any show, not just BGT. The caption at the bottom read as a bit too generic to just be for BGT breakdowns, it might be ITV’s version of Coast and the like.



Every live show is required to have an emergency filler tape as part of their live transmission planning. They are usually 10-15 mins in length and are required to have the disruption caption as lower thirds added in. Copies are kept at the TX source (so the OB truck in this case), as well as at transmission.

That's not to say they don't have generic filler clips if something goes wrong during playout of recorded programmes. Not sure if that extends to BGT for breakdowns over Christmas and the like.


X Factor's filler tape was used when Fountain had a power cut at the start of a live show in 2011.
JO
Johnr
Presumably they have to update the tape every year too, would look a bit strange if Piers Morgan appeared on the panel again for example!

I’m surprised the press didn’t make a big story ANT IN SHOCK BGT LIVE SHOWS RETURN *in old audition footage played during breakdown
BL
bluecortina
LCL92 posted:
I wonder if the BGT clips they showed on Monday are what ITV has on standby in case of a prolonged fault with any show, not just BGT. The caption at the bottom read as a bit too generic to just be for BGT breakdowns, it might be ITV’s version of Coast and the like.



Every live show is required to have an emergency filler tape as part of their live transmission planning. They are usually 10-15 mins in length and are required to have the disruption caption as lower thirds added in. Copies are kept at the TX source (so the OB truck in this case) , as well as at transmission.

That's not to say they don't have generic filler clips if something goes wrong during playout of recorded programmes. Not sure if that extends to BGT for breakdowns over Christmas and the like.


My bold, but I would be very surprised if this was the case.
IS
Inspector Sands
LCL92 posted:

Every live show is required to have an emergency filler tape as part of their live transmission planning. They are usually 10-15 mins in length and are required to have the disruption caption as lower thirds added in. Copies are kept at the TX source (so the OB truck in this case), as well as at transmission.

That's really quite good, I'm surprised they go to that level of organisation

I wonder if the BGT clips they showed on Monday are what ITV has on standby in case of a prolonged fault with any show, not just BGT. The caption at the bottom read as a bit too generic to just be for BGT breakdowns, it might be ITV’s version of Coast and the like.

Ignoring the above, there's no reason why the clip couldn't be specific to the programme and the caption a generic one.

But having it burnt into the backup 'tape' is much better of course as it's one less thing to do
SP
Steve in Pudsey
I could imagine a situation where something happens at the venue and they need to sustain with something.

Much easier to get back to normal if that filler is played out locally - like the Fathers for Justice incident on the Lottery, the studio filled and didn't have to wait for pres to go back to them when they were ready to continue. (Although having one of the BBC's most senior announcers already in full flow at the time may have contributed to them doing it that way, there was no need for pres to jump in.)
DS
Didely Squit!
LCL92 posted:
I wonder if the BGT clips they showed on Monday are what ITV has on standby in case of a prolonged fault with any show, not just BGT. The caption at the bottom read as a bit too generic to just be for BGT breakdowns, it might be ITV’s version of Coast and the like.



Every live show is required to have an emergency filler tape as part of their live transmission planning. They are usually 10-15 mins in length and are required to have the disruption caption as lower thirds added in. Copies are kept at the TX source (so the OB truck in this case), as well as at transmission.

That's not to say they don't have generic filler clips if something goes wrong during playout of recorded programmes. Not sure if that extends to BGT for breakdowns over Christmas and the like.


X Factor's filler tape was used when Fountain had a power cut at the start of a live show in 2011.


I believe it was actually a power cut at BT Tower that caused that particular incident, and not at the studio source
JV
James Vertigan Founding member
LCL92 posted:

Every live show is required to have an emergency filler tape as part of their live transmission planning. They are usually 10-15 mins in length and are required to have the disruption caption as lower thirds added in. Copies are kept at the TX source (so the OB truck in this case), as well as at transmission.

That's really quite good, I'm surprised they go to that level of organisation


There's an example on YouTube of GMTV starting late one day due to a power cut - they filled for 15 mins or so with a pre-rec interview, the clip doesn't show if any caption was shown though.


Meanwhile, from Easter 2016, a pre-recorded GMB (with caption) due to a fire evacuation at TLS


The GMB timeslot for that day was so short I don't think they even did a live programme that day.
:-(
A former member
One of the best finals in years...

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