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New BBC Radio Slates on Freeview

(December 2018)

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PF
PFML84
Some of the text looks Reith and some doesn't. Or are my eyes deceiving me?
RW
Robert Williams Founding member

Shame they didn't take the opportunity to display the local station name as the logo rather than the generic BBC Local Radio one.

They are visualy crisper to look at but as I said painfully slow to load (worse than Bauer's stations) and quite often all that loads is the BBC dog.


Apparently it's to save space on the multiplex by only having one logo stored rather than five. BBC Radio London is the only local station that does have its own logo, with a red rather than purple background.
NG
noggin Founding member
Interesting - I don't have the little green icon next to Press GREEN to hide.

I have no little green icon and get 'Press GREEN to hide screen.' text (note the added word screen compared to the screen shots in this thread) and no top left BBC DOG. I'm watching on Crystal Palace using a Sony 2018 UHD TV via DVB-T2 but I have disabled YouView.

I do have connected Red Button and do get the nice (not MHEG5) 'Press green to watch from start' iPlayer icon top right when watching BBC channels.
HT
HTV Best
What precise model is this occurring on?

KD-49XE7002
MA
Markymark
Interesting - I don't have the little green icon next to Press GREEN to hide.

I have no little green icon and get 'Press GREEN to hide screen.' text (note the added word screen compared to the screen shots in this thread) and no top left BBC DOG. I'm watching on Crystal Palace using a Sony 2018 UHD TV via DVB-T2 but I have disabled YouView.

I do have connected Red Button and do get the nice (not MHEG5) 'Press green to watch from start' iPlayer icon top right when watching BBC channels.


Likewise for me, Samsung UE49MU7000. Hannington Tx
JA
JAS84
Why bother with that DOG when the logo includes the BBC logo anyway?

38 days later

HT
HTV Best

Shame they didn't take the opportunity to display the local station name as the logo rather than the generic BBC Local Radio one.

They are visualy crisper to look at but as I said painfully slow to load (worse than Bauer's stations) and quite often all that loads is the BBC dog.


Apparently it's to save space on the multiplex by only having one logo stored rather than five. BBC Radio London is the only local station that does have its own logo, with a red rather than purple background.


My Youview box and TV are showing proper BBC logos eg BBC Somerset on the TV menu but not the slates themselves. Still a step in the right direction.

BBC Bristol's is still text though, er?

http://i67.tinypic.com/4l14c3.jpg
Last edited by HTV Best on 15 January 2019 4:47pm
MA
Markymark
Oooh, Graham Rogers, ex TVS, Meridian, and ITV CA, now back where he started, in local radio ?

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