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zeebre12137 posts since 31 Dec 2017
As this impact is now clearly going to be far more significant than all but one of us though I thought a seperate thread related to schedule changes, which have been discussed across three other threads, might makes sense.


So today after a shortened Football Focus and repeat of MOTDx we've had standard daytime content in the afternoon on BBC1 plus Guardians of the Galaxy and Casualty tonight, and then most controversially Mrs Browns Boys in the Match of the Day slot, a change that didn't go down well and I think a missed opportunity there to showcase something a bit more current and a bit more in keeping with the MOTD audience in the slot, and see if an unexpected rerun in a popular slot can actually boost a show that deserves another chance at a wider audience. Ladhood for me would be a good choice for the 10.30 slot on Saturdays and Sundays for the next 3 weeks.


ITV went with a Bond film and Celeb Catchphrase this afternoon instead of the rugby and I suspect the Bond Films, Harry Potter and Star Wars will all be getting another outing soon, as they usually would.


Sky Sports Main Event has essentially become a simulcast of Sky Sports News, which is essentially the news that there is no sport.


Looking ahead and the BBC are extending their 10pm news again from Monday, while next Saturday was due to be live football from 6.30pm, a new series of All Round to Mrs Brown at 9.15pm and both Premier League and FA Cup editions of MOTD to round off the night. At the moment the BBC haven't updated the schedule.

Harry Potter won't be, that's moved to Sky.

How do things work with regards to Harry Potter. So ITV had exclusive rights for a while now Sky have exclusive rights? I presumed ITV just had FTA rights. Why other movie franchises is this the case with?
Brekkie33,885 posts since 4 Jan 2003
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As this impact is now clearly going to be far more significant than all but one of us though I thought a seperate thread related to schedule changes, which have been discussed across three other threads, might makes sense.


So today after a shortened Football Focus and repeat of MOTDx we've had standard daytime content in the afternoon on BBC1 plus Guardians of the Galaxy and Casualty tonight, and then most controversially Mrs Browns Boys in the Match of the Day slot, a change that didn't go down well and I think a missed opportunity there to showcase something a bit more current and a bit more in keeping with the MOTD audience in the slot, and see if an unexpected rerun in a popular slot can actually boost a show that deserves another chance at a wider audience. Ladhood for me would be a good choice for the 10.30 slot on Saturdays and Sundays for the next 3 weeks.


ITV went with a Bond film and Celeb Catchphrase this afternoon instead of the rugby and I suspect the Bond Films, Harry Potter and Star Wars will all be getting another outing soon, as they usually would.


Sky Sports Main Event has essentially become a simulcast of Sky Sports News, which is essentially the news that there is no sport.


Looking ahead and the BBC are extending their 10pm news again from Monday, while next Saturday was due to be live football from 6.30pm, a new series of All Round to Mrs Brown at 9.15pm and both Premier League and FA Cup editions of MOTD to round off the night. At the moment the BBC haven't updated the schedule.

Harry Potter won't be, that's moved to Sky.

How do things work with regards to Harry Potter. So ITV had exclusive rights for a while now Sky have exclusive rights? I presumed ITV just had FTA rights. Why other movie franchises is this the case with?

They went to Sky exclusively for a year a few years so probably the same situation again.


Back to sport especially and wonder if we'll see World Cup A & B style schedules in the weeks ahead.
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DVB Cornwall9,167 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
On reflection maybe the BBC could in the circumstances extend Breakfast every day until 1000 on BBC ONE moving across the Derbyshire/News/Politics segment from BBC TWO to BBC ONE. So BBC ONE would run from 0600 - 1340 with news programming. BBC TWO taking the displaced BBC ONE content plus a filler from 0900-0915. There's an argument for running a news block on BBC ONE with the News Channel's 5pm simulcasting. The News Channel could run a World Simulcast from 0830-1000 to cover world developments.
Jonwo (previously Jonwo87) 922 posts since 20 Sep 2007
On reflection maybe the BBC could in the circumstances extend Breakfast every day until 1000 on BBC ONE moving across the Derbyshire/News/Politics segment from BBC TWO to BBC ONE. So BBC ONE would run from 0600 - 1340 with news programming. BBC TWO taking the displaced BBC ONE content plus a filler from 0900-0915. There's an argument for running a news block on BBC ONE with the News Channel's 5pm simulcasting. The News Channel could run a World Simulcast from 0830-1000 to cover world developments.


BBC One solely having news or politics would lead to mass switchover very quickly to BBC Two and ITV.
Markymark7,790 posts since 13 Dec 2004
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So be it. But the ‘Prime’ channel albeit by historical EPG nature really needs to be the purveyor of this information currently.


Using the WWII war analogy, the BBC Forces Programme was the essential information and entertainment network, and The Home Service was the news and analysis station. They morphed into what are today Radio 2 and 4.

BBC1 I think needs to offer restbite periods from the crisis, and not become wall to wall news 24/7
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Josh1,251 posts since 21 Dec 2014
Looks like Pointless is currently scheduled to be on BBC One and Two, ready for removal on either end for the press conference?
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JAS844,510 posts since 26 Aug 2010
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News Special 4.30pm to 6pm. Ready Steady Cook is on now, started at 3.45pm, 45 minutes early, so regular viewers will have missed that as they'll be tuning in just as it finishes instead of when it starts, unless they also planned to watch Money for Nothing, the previous programme. Pointless at usual time but on BBC Two. Previous programmes changed to make way.
Inspector Sands14,494 posts since 25 Aug 2004
So be it. But the ‘Prime’ channel albeit by historical EPG nature really needs to be the purveyor of this information currently.

It needs to be the leading channel, the one that everyone turns to and relies on


It should have the essential information that's needed, but it shouldn't be just that
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