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FO
FanOfTV99


Found this breakdown from Granada Plus.

From the looks of things, if any of the Granada Sky channels broke down then then would've used the slide.
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JV
James Vertigan Founding member
Anybody remember this happening?

DE
deejay
Anybody remember this happening?



“Enjoy the news, where you’re not ” remains my favourite regional opt words ever ...
BA
Ballyboy
Thankfully we had Newsline ok lol
IS
Inspector Sands
I can't work out what could have caused that.
MA
Markymark
I can't work out what could have caused that.


It might have been a 'glue' crate at the CC&M centre went down, so five or six incoming regions were dead on the router input.
So, they rerouted the nearest available regions to the affected destinations ?
IS
Inspector Sands
I can't work out what could have caused that.


It might have been a 'glue' crate at the CC&M centre went down, so five or six incoming regions were dead on the router input.
So, they rerouted the nearest available regions to the affected destinations ?

Possibly that would do it if the fault affected both centres.

Although there's no mention of when that happened, its obviously before 2013 as it's TV Centre, not Salford.... but if it was in the analogue days that wouldn't explain it, or it would only have happened on one platform, not the other
MA
Markymark
I can't work out what could have caused that.


It might have been a 'glue' crate at the CC&M centre went down, so five or six incoming regions were dead on the router input.
So, they rerouted the nearest available regions to the affected destinations ?

Possibly that would do it if the fault affected both centres.

Although there's no mention of when that happened, its obviously before 2013 as it's TV Centre, not Salford.... but if it was in the analogue days that wouldn't explain it, or it would only have happened on one platform, not the other


Yes, good point. I wonder if the missing sources were 'lost' in some virtual mapping, that controls both sites? Though if that happened, it doesn't say much for resilience!
BH
BillyH Founding member
It’s from 2012 (March 1st as mentioned in the clip) so much of the country was digital by then.
HC
Hatton Cross
There's a mind shredding replugging mentioned by Bill there as well.
The South West will receive the opts from the Channel Islands.

Given that it's usually the other way around (during Spotlight) where the CI's opt from Plymouth, having the 'satellite' providing the service to the much larger 'mothership' I can't help thinking that is more improvisation, rather than a nominated plan in case of meltdown.
IS
Inspector Sands
I wasn't aware that the Channel Islands has ever had an opt out in Breakfast
BA
Ballyboy
The same with Oxford and Cambridge

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