square eyes posted:
They weren't sat around twiddling their thumbs, there was value in seeing what was going on outside the palace grounds. Sky News were also covering events outside. If ITV had done nothing, they'd have been condemned by the likes of you for not even turning up.
Actually the ITV1 pictures of outside the palace where much clearer than the BBC's.
Hmmm... Surely the people outside the palace were there to enjoy the screens and music from the party inside the palace, as well as to pay tribute to the Queen. The fact that ITV weren't able to show the music - just the bit where she was on stage - was somewhat comical.
As for ITVs pictures being clearer - the BBC is at the very limit of what it can do at the moment - the number of video links, cameras etc. that it is using for this weekends coverage is truly staggering. It is also providing ITV and Sky with much of the coverage as part of the pool. The BBCs picture quality of the Part/Prom in the Palace, the processions, St Pauls Cathedral etc. has been pretty high - albeit almost all of it has a PAL footprint due to the lack of widely available digital circuits I think.
The Beeb are said to be using 150 cameras, 30 video circuits around London, 500 communication and audio circuits etc.
ITV are able to concentrate on a few, small OBs, the Beeb are having to do the whole thing (and have rented in extra OB trucks - even they don't have enough)
ITVs coverage was neither better, nor worse, just different, and on a much smaller scale. (I do question the ITV2 move for this morning's procession - though I expect they realised more people would watch the Beeb's coverage...)