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- MON 2ND MAY (2.30PM)
Special ITV idents for Deaf Awareness Week
- MON 2ND MAY (7PM)
Sound issues this afternoon on the BBC News Channel
- MON 2ND MAY (11.30PM)
Continuity announcer sound levels rather high on ITV 2?
- THU 5TH MAY (8.15PM)
Audio track blunder on Channel 4 documentary
- FRI 6TH MAY (10.30PM)
Laura Kuenssberg bows out as BBC political editor
Monday 2nd May
2.30pm Special ITV idents for Deaf Awareness Week
As has become the norm this year, we moved on to the next set of ITV Creates idents in the Monday lunchtime news junction.
This week it’s the turn of Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq to brand the channel.
Rubbena is a London-based artist whose work concerns culture, deaf identity and being an Asian woman in western society. Through painting and installations, she creates visual representations of language and emotional expression through her use of colour and form.
The series of sign language-themed idents first aired in May 2019.
7pm Sound issues this afternoon on the BBC News Channel
Some of our readers have reported sound issues on the BBC News Channel throughout the afternoon. The problems mostly relate to rogue sound sources leaking through and being heard in addition to the normal audio output.
In the clip below, which starts shortly before 5pm, we hear Ben Brown talking to the director and rehearsing his lines, minutes before appearing on air. live from Kyiv.
The audio line from Kyiv remains open during the opening headlines on the 5pm news programme. We hear the air raid siren going off.
And shortly before 6pm, the countdown sequence failed to start. We then crashed into the BBC News at Six.
11.30pm Continuity announcer sound levels rather high on ITV 2?
A number of our readers have reported issues with the sound levels of continuity announcements on ITV 2.
From our own tests this evening, we definitely detect some distortion.
Some readers suggest the issue has been apparent for at least a few weeks.
Thursday 5th May
8.15pm Audio track blunder on Channel 4 documentary
One of our readers informs us that a Channel 4 documentary aired on Tuesday night – The Man with a Penis on His Arm – was broadcast minus its narrator audio track and was initially available on All4 in the same form.
The Channel 4 announcer apparently provided an apology for “audio problems”.
Friday 6th May
10.30pm Laura Kuenssberg bows out as BBC political editor
Laura Kuenssberg has made her final live appearance on BBC TV as BBC News political editor.
Here’s Laura’s low-key farewell, from tonight’s BBC News at Ten. Presenter Sophie Raworth thanks Laura for seven years of very hard work.
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