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Po6xyPop77 (previously Myina) 80 posts since 12 Aug 2019 new member
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Just out of interest, why doesn’t BBC One and Two have DOGs?

In the early days of digital, they had them, but due to excessive complaints, they were removed. BBC Two continued to show a DOG during the Learning Zone until that was axed, most likely for students to know that the Learning Zone is on BBC Two if they want to record it themselves. BBC One HD used to use a DOG in about 2010, but that was also removed due to excessive complaints. The BBC feels that the channels are so well established that they don’t need DOGs. They do have dogs though! Wink
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Neil Jones5,505 posts since 23 Dec 2001
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BBC Two continued to show a DOG during the Learning Zone until that was axed, most likely for students to know that the Learning Zone is on BBC Two if they want to record it themselves.


The Learning Zone ended up as being totally unique branding wise because it rebranded in 1997 with everything else and then didn't change when BBC Two changed its look in 2001 and 2007. It ultimately ended up being the last bastion of the 1997 look, still running and looking good in 2015 when the service was sadly eventually scrapped.

And in any event, anybody who knew about the Learning Zone didn't need a DOG on the broadcast to tell them; you could order a pretty guide to the programming on the Zone from the BBC directly as a mailshot because there wasn't enough room in TV guides to list it all (this was in the days before we had on screen EPGs).
Mike W4,921 posts since 30 Apr 2006
London London
BBC Two continued to show a DOG during the Learning Zone until that was axed, most likely for students to know that the Learning Zone is on BBC Two if they want to record it themselves.


The Learning Zone ended up as being totally unique branding wise because it rebranded in 1997 with everything else and then didn't change when BBC Two changed its look in 2001 and 2007. It ultimately ended up being the last bastion of the 1997 look, still running and looking good in 2015 when the service was sadly eventually scrapped.

And in any event, anybody who knew about the Learning Zone didn't need a DOG on the broadcast to tell them; you could order a pretty guide to the programming on the Zone from the BBC directly as a mailshot because there wasn't enough room in TV guides to list it all (this was in the days before we had on screen EPGs).

The DOG was there to signal that the recording came off air and try and prevent people from selling the broadcasts to other institutions I tthink. Bear in mind that a complete set of videos at the time could have cost a reasonable amount.

The learning zone was amazing with the way nobody really touched it from 1997 until 2015, with just updated graphics being used rather than completely fresh ones. Even the menu template stayed the same. I kind of miss it.
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HarryB2,113 posts since 1 Nov 2013
There was a mistake on the ECP out of Escape to the Perfect Town: it said EastEnders was tonight at 8,00 and not 8.00 or 8:00

Oh no I now don't know what time eastenders is on tonight
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