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Whataday10,544 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
Wasn't the big issue with UTV that they forcibly opted out of GMTV to cover the Good Friday agreement signing - so whatever system they had at that point could be manually overridden against GMTV's wishes.


No it was earlier than that, it was in 1994 when news broke of the loyalist ceasefire.

UTV's coverage apparently ran over a GMTV ad break which is what inflamed things so much. It was a clear breach of contract so UTV were ditched pretty quickly in favour of Reuters with whom GMTV already had a relationship.
Curto21101 posts since 4 Jul 2017
STV North Reporting Scotland
Quest had a breakdown tonight at 22:20 when the adverts during the efl on quest failed to play.
Then we had a still break bumper for around a minute before the breakdown caption came up.
This lasted the rest of the duration of the break before going back to the programme.
The host acknowledged the breakdown blaming it on his 2 guests.

I will upload a picture of this breakdown on Sunday or Monday.
That's TV and Local Television Ltd are the Carlton and Granada of local tv
robertclark1251,476 posts since 13 Jan 2009
STV Central Reporting Scotland
Quest's sister channel in the Discovery family, Eurosport 2, had a loss of sound for a couple of minutes, during the luge world cup race in Lilliehammer this morning. It was with just 4 sliders to go, and Eurosport did put a caption up apologising for the loss of sound. It did return, but the commentary was quite quiet.
jimbomed1 post since 1 Feb 2020 new member
HTV Wales Wales Today
This may not be the right place to ask this but when I was a kid I remember seeing a caption when there was a breakdown in transmission (on ITV I think) in the 1970s. It was a cartoon drawing (monochrome or brown and white?) of a rabbit/hare turning round whilst sitting on a chair with the text apologising for the breakdown. For whatever reason it used to scare the heck out of me and I even remember it working its way into my childhood nightmares! I've tried to find it on the internet but to no avail and am beginning to think that I imagined it, so if anyone can put me out of my misery.....thanks!
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MrDexB185 posts since 21 Jul 2014
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
This may not be the right place to ask this but when I was a kid I remember seeing a caption when there was a breakdown in transmission (on ITV I think) in the 1970s. It was a cartoon drawing (monochrome or brown and white?) of a rabbit/hare turning round whilst sitting on a chair with the text apologising for the breakdown. For whatever reason it used to scare the heck out of me and I even remember it working its way into my childhood nightmares! I've tried to find it on the internet but to no avail and am beginning to think that I imagined it, so if anyone can put me out of my misery.....thanks!


I personally think it's fine to talk about these fears. I used to get scared as a child by BBC2's Predator idents and Shivra from ITV's Powergen idents.
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Steve in Pudsey10,575 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Plenty of people found the clown doll on Test Card F scary, and the Yorkshire ident for some reason.

I remember setting up a plasma screen at work as part of a digital signage system, and being me I was using a downloaded jpeg of TCF (about 10 years ago) and more than one person commented on the "scary clown".
Write that down in your copybook now.
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