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Coronavirus - Impact on live/recorded shows

Several talk programmes have cancelled studio audiences (March 2020)

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GE
thegeek Founding member


Inspector Sands, Brekkie and bilky asko gave kudos
JA
JAS84
Kunst posted:
Sky Sport 24 in Italy, the Italian Sky Sports News, has closed down temporarily, replaced by a Sky TG24 stream
Not surprising, since there's literally no sport in Italy to report on right now and stuff getting cancelled elsewhere would just be reported on TG24 anyway.
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TVLand
Ireland has announced a partial shutdown of the country which includes a ban on mass gatherings over 500 Indoors and 100 outdoors.

The state broadcaster RTÉ have announced that their shows will take place without a studio audience for the foreseeable future.
JK
JKDerry
This reminds me of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, when the New York talk shows continued without an audience, for example Letterman and Fallon shows.
JK
JKDerry
Upcoming live audience shows for this weekend include The Last Leg tomorrow on Channel 4 and Saturday Night Takeaway on Saturday - any announcement on their audience plans for the weekend?
JA
JAS84
Filming suspended on US drama Riverdale, someone has the Coronavirus.
https://deadline.com/2020/03/riverdale-suspends-production-due-to-coronavirus-concerns-1202880291/
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Josh
Surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51851414
WH
Whataday Founding member
It's not particularly news that they'd have to scale back output if they were hit by outbreaks of the virus.
NL
Ne1L C
It's not particularly news that they'd have to scale back output if they were hit by outbreaks of the virus.



I'm presuming or assuming that there must be a considerable playout system available in case of such a closedown.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member
It's not particularly news that they'd have to scale back output if they were hit by outbreaks of the virus.



I'm presuming or assuming that there must be a considerable playout system available in case of such a closedown.


I think it should be safe to assume "output" as in "new" or "live" would be scaled back, ie news, breakfast, radio etc.
Of course running re-runs of Pointless, Flog It and pre-recorded stuff is already there, just needs to be scheduled and it probably already looks after itself to an extent.

I recall what the Inspector said about taking live events out the schedule (such as if there was a fire for example as the nightmare scenario would be to go "live" to a studio that was already on fire), so its probably safe to assume the system can look after itself to an extent. Presumably it could also be rescheduled remotely?
NL
Ne1L C
NB this isn't fantasy scheduling. If the BBC's aim is to provide a basic service then it could take the form of the following


XX:00 BBC News Update from say Salford
XX:10 automatic playout.
MO
Mouseboy33
Big Brother Canada has announced they will not have an audience for tonights "LIVE" eviction. It should be taping in a few hours. This follows apparently what has happened at Big Brother Italy.

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