What about the Emmerdale shown by STV and TSW in the OP. Was that really networked to just 2 regions by YTV who weren't even showing it themself?
It’s possible YTV would have played it out for them, but it may not have been convenient for them to do so at the time TSW and STV chose to show it. It’s more likely one of the stations was pre-fed the programme by YTV during a quiet period for their VT
dept (maybe a couple of episodes at a time), and this station recorded it and played it out to both stations. Or if they were showing it after YTV did, one of the stations would have taped it off the YTV feed when they showed it. Or they may even have been sent the tapes. It probably depended on what was most convenient and cost-effective. There was no “right” or “wrong” procedure.
EDIT: I now realise you are asking about this specific occasion, which may have been a “one-off”, but the answer largely still applies. I think, if it was Christmas, YTV most likely pre-fed the show to either STV or TSW a day or so in advance.
Last edited by Si-Co on 1 February 2020 2:26pm
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