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About 5 minutes into Coronation Street, the picture went for a second then came back on again and now Teletext p600 from Carlton works after a few hours of not working. Unfortunately, I think Carlton have regained total control of the Midlands, yet again pumping their rubbish out. Pity!
Carlton Central is back
j2k47 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Carlton Central's back on air now. There was a voiceover:

'We apologise for the disruption to your viewing tonight, this was due to technical problems, which have now been sorted out' .

A silent ident was running in the background.
TVArchive292 posts since 21 May 2001
Oh well, another dream has come to the end. 'The day we got rid of Carlton', all thanks to the Midlands Electricity Board!

Apparantly, HTV has problems as well, the Carlton Switching Area was affected and HTV could'nt broadcast some of their programmes (which probably says something about HTV's continuity no longer in Wales...?)
BBC Choice
D'oh! So my corrie watching WAS a waste of time then!! Oh well!
LWT idents back as normal.
BBC Choice
EDIT: Ignore this one! CGI error!

(Edited by BBC Choice at 8:11 pm on July 29, 2001)
Lester286 posts since 29 Apr 2001
Just a point to note: the main broadcast centre for Central is in Birmingham - i.e all presentation is dealt there - Nottingham holds the studios for all Carlton Central Productions and do not deal with the broadcasts - so a prob at Brum i guess.
DAS3,149 posts since 10 Apr 2001
Just to answer Asa's question, the idents were the overnight ones, probably to draw as little attention to the problem as possible (neither LWT nor Central use the ITV generic music).

I suppose we are still none the wiser what the actual error was, but it did provide a bit of excitement for three hours!!

I expect Central will now have to pay their advertisers for not showing their adverts, and LWT's advertisers have had rather more coverage than what they were expecting! Smile