I was watching on Emley, but the reverse could have been the case and they cut to the Belmont feed. Were there split breaks as early as 1983?
Belmont and Emley Moor had separate ITV feeds, split ad spots, 7 minutes of Belmont Calendar and in the '70s the "
Belmont Weather Forcast
" .... all the way from the Agricultural Hall in Naaridge.
Did C4 ('80s) have split spots between Emley and Belmont? I doubt it, although Belmont was fed by GPO/BT microwave via Farley (**) one assumes that there was only ever one C4 output from YTV Kirkstall Road.
(**) How sure am I about this? Only 50% ITV was always microwave into Belmont, originally ITA RBL via Massingam and Winceby, but then BT from Leeds/Tinshill via an intermediate point to Farley nr Ollerton and then into Belmont. BBC was RBR Emley, but ISTR that changed at some point to give Belmont a cleaner feed free of co-channel interference. Always assumed that C4 was always fed to Belmont via GPO/BT microwave along the same route as ITV, but of-course it may have been RBR Emley?
A while back I posed a question as to how ITV's TCF (derived from Emley) got to Belmont. Someone who knows about these things pointed out that ITV was dual fed out of Leeds, to Emley Moor, where the Belmont feed returned to Tinshill and hence on to Belmont. Perhaps the same was true of C4?
All many years ago of course, but as I think I've mentioned already I'm sure I saw an advert for airtime with Geoff Druett taking about how cheap advertising could be and I'm sure he talked about C4 Belmont packages.
The question about TCF is interesting, I assumed that would have originated at Belmont itself, albeit controlled from Emley ROC.
Write that down in your copybook now.