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Ben3,283 posts since 5 Sep 2001
ITV1 Channel Islands posted:
Channel were up and down today. Saw plenty of the new Channel regional ident with apologises for the break in transmission.

Dave - Jersey


At least you got an appology and had someone to get it from. Although I know that this problem was a transmitter failure I'm not sure we'd get anything if there was some other kind of technical fault, doubt we would even get a decent caption explaining it.
Steve in Pudsey10,178 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Aren't Channel line fed via Meridian now rather than off-air?

Very strange fault, the tx suite must have been online for DSat to still be working (unless another region was patched in at ntl's end) but if it was the tx site then Channel shouldn't have been affected now they're not off-air fed. In fact wasn't there a reserve system to take Westcountry(?) instead of Meridian if it was providing a better signal?
ITV1 Channel Islands
Not 100% sure how Channel receive ITV (Meridian) but they were definatley having problems today.

I must admit that the whole Channel (Channel that is) has been pretty poor with linking in and out of the Meridian broadcast. Had the start of Meridian weather twice today before someone at Channel wake up! Must be training !

Dave - Jersey
Simon_Luxton
Can't see the pictures - is it just me?
Larry Scutta
Steve in Pudsey posted:
Aren't Channel line fed via Meridian now rather than off-air?

Very strange fault, the tx suite must have been online for DSat to still be working (unless another region was patched in at ntl's end) but if it was the tx site then Channel shouldn't have been affected now they're not off-air fed.


It does depend if the transmitter that was off air was the same one that provides the feed to Jersey.

If it is line fed the line might originate from or pass through the transmitter that was off-air

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In fact wasn't there a reserve system to take Westcountry(?) instead of Meridian if it was providing a better signal?


In these days of digital satellite they could take any region.
Whataday10,053 posts since 13 Sep 2001
Bail posted:
Meridian (south) is working fine now. 5.07 but i've only just checked.

Own up, who pressed the off button at itv.


I think I know who it was. Does anyone remember an out take on "It'll Be Alright On The Night", when a Meridian reporter approached an elderly couple and said "Hi, I'm from Meridian, I was wondering..."

And the wife of the couple interrupted: "Meridian? Oh no thank you! We don't like you're programmes, we think they're absolutely disgusting."

J'accuse...