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- MON 20TH JUN (10.50AM): Channel 4 deemed to have breached licence over subtitle issues
- MON 20TH JUN (2PM): Another week on air for James Alec Hardy’s ITV idents
- MON 20TH JUN (8.15PM): BBC Northern Ireland introduces new pre/post-programme sting
- MON 20TH JUN (8.45PM): BBC Service Information track pops up on Back in Time for Birmingham
- TUE 21ST JUN (12.30PM): Special colour bars for Glastonbury
- TUE 21ST JUN (6.15PM): STV opts out of ITV Evening News for new Friday show
- TUE 21ST JUN (8.15PM): Minor weather glitch at the end of the BBC News at Six
- WED 22ND JUN (9.55AM): Updated CBBC logo appears on air
- WED 22ND JUN (1.20PM): BBC One North launching soon
- WED 22ND JUN (2PM): Some shots of BBC NBH Studio B
- THU 23RD JUN (2.05PM): Muddled BBC branding at the Lincolnshire Show
- THU 23RD JUN (2.35PM): EBU issues further statement regarding hosting of 2023 Song Contest
- THU 23RD JUN (10.45PM): No walk from desk to videowall at the end of tonight’s BBC One news programmes
- THU 23RD JUN (10.45PM): Old branding on Glastonbury 2022 opening titles
- THU 23RD JUN (11.35PM): Old and new branding side-by-side on BBC One Northern Ireland
- FRI 24TH JUN (11.15AM): BBC airs world news bulletin on BBC Two on morning of big UK story
- FRI 24TH JUN (1.05AM): Shaun Ley caught off guard on the BBC News Channel
- SAT 25TH JUN (1.25PM): Double sting on the BBC News Channel
- SAT 25TH JUN (9PM): Altered font weights on BBC Wales Today branding
- SUN 26TH JUN (1PM): Who do we complain to about Points of View’s use of incorrect branding?
- SUN 26TH JUN (2.45PM): Ben Croucher posts image of BBC Sport bulletin studio
Monday 20th June
10.50am Channel 4 deemed to have breached licence over subtitle issues
An Ofcom investigation has found Channel 4 breached the conditions of its broadcast licence following an extended outage of its subtitling, signing and audio description services.
Key findings of the report:
- Channel 4 fell short of its subtitles quota on Freesat for 2021, following an outage.
- Communication with audiences during the incident was severely lacking.
- Broadcasters must improve disaster recovery plans.
In response to Ofcom’s report, Channel 4 issued the following statement:
“Channel 4 is very disappointed with Ofcom’s decision and will review its findings carefully. We would like to apologise once again to our audiences for the disruption to our access services following the catastrophic incident last September and since then we have implemented a number of new systems and processes to avoid a serious incident in the future.”
2pm Another week on air for James Alec Hardy’s ITV idents
As has become the norm, the start of a new week of continuity announcements on ITV also heralds a change of ITV Creates idents.
This week, the work of James Alec Hardy gets another airing on the main ITV channel.
James’ idents were first aired for a week in February 2019.
8.15pm BBC Northern Ireland introduces new pre/post-programme sting
A new BBC Northern Ireland corporate sting – created as part of the Chameleon project – is now being used on air.
The sting appears immediately before and after locally produced shows.
8.45pm BBC Service Information track pops up on Back in Time for Birmingham
Engineers and anoraks will have fond memories of one piece of music used in tonight’s Back in Time for Birmingham on BBC Two.
Syd Dale’s Walk and Talk – played prior to BBC Service Information in the 70s – was one of a number of pieces of background music used in tonight’s programme.
Thanks to the anorak who flagged this with us!
Tuesday 21st June
12.30pm Special colour bars for Glastonbury
Posted by Geoff House on Twitter, some rather special colour bars for Glastonbury.
Geoff House: “I asked @bobnedy for some colour bars for the @thenupod at #Glastonbury. He did not disappoint. Sadly the only way you’ll see these on air is if things go very badly wrong…”.
6.15pm STV opts out of ITV Evening News for new Friday show
It looks like STV will be joining ITV Wales and UTV by opting out of Friday’s ITV Evening News for a local show.
From this Friday, STV will be showing What’s on Scotland, a new weekly entertainment show, from 7pm.
Thanks to @UKPRES1 for flagging.
8.15pm Minor weather glitch at the end of the BBC News at Six
That pesky ‘Editing Playlist’ screen pops up again during another national BBC weather forecast, at the end of the BBC News at Six.
Quick…cut away…no-one noticed.
Wednesday 22nd June
9.55am Updated CBBC logo appears on air
A trail featuring the new BBC blocks incorporated into the CBBC logo has appeared on the kids’ channel.
The CBBC Channel and CBeebies have yet to properly implement the new BBC masterbrand.
Thanks to @theultrawingx5 and @yayan550 for flagging.
1.20pm BBC One North launching soon
Dedicated BBC One continuity for the North of England is expected to launch in July.
2pm Some shots of BBC NBH Studio B
Images of the new BBC News Studio B whilst “asleep”, posted by @djneilsackley on Twitter.
Thursday 23rd June
2.05pm Muddled BBC branding at the Lincolnshire Show
Old and new BBC branding on display at the Lincolnshire Show.
- BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s branding shown in bother lower and upper case.
- Old and new BBC blocks logo.
- Which shade of purple would you like?
- Pre-purple era local radio branding on the car.
Mind you, the branding at the Lincolnshire Show wasn’t quite as old as that spotted at BBC Radio Ulster’s Gardeners’ Corner, when it was on location earlier this year. Have a look at the logo on that sound cloth:
2.35pm EBU issues further statement regarding hosting of 2023 Song Contest
The European Broadcasting Union has issued a further statement regarding its decision not to have next year’s Eurovision Song Contest hosted by this year’s winning country, Ukraine.
“The EBU fully understands the disappointment that greeted the announcement that the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) cannot be staged in Ukraine, this year’s winning country.
“The decision was guided by the EBU’s responsibility to ensure the conditions are met to guarantee the safety and security of everyone working and participating in the event, the planning of which needs to begin immediately in the host country.
“At least 10,000 people are usually accredited to work on, or at, the Eurovision Song Contest including crew, staff and journalists. A further 30,000 fans are expected to travel to the event from across the world. Their welfare is our prime concern.
“It is therefore critical that decisions made in relation to such a complex live television event are made by broadcasting professionals and do not become politicised.
“The Rules of the Eurovision Song Contest, that all participating broadcasters agree upon, clearly state that the event can be moved in a force majeure situation such as an ongoing war.
“In response to the EBU’s security questionnaire a number of risks that would impact the immediate planning for such a large event, including the ‘severe’ risk of air raids/attacks by aircraft or attacks by drones or missiles, which can cause significant casualties, were highlighted by the Ukrainian assessment provided to us.
“Additionally, the EBU sought third-party expert security advice which clearly stated that the counter measures proposed to mitigate the threats planning the event in Ukraine were insufficient for an international public event and the risk rating of a mass casualty event due to the ongoing conflict is ‘high’.
“Alongside the security concerns, the continued conflict in Ukraine makes delegations and participants reluctant to travel to the country. We also noted the comments made by the NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, that the war in Ukraine ‘could take years’.
“With regards to the possibility of hosting the Contest in a border location close to a neighbouring country, the specifications of suggested venues, and the lack of the necessary surrounding infrastructure, do not meet the requirements of the ESC.
“When drawing its conclusions, the EBU also took note that, based on our current information, no major international concert tours are visiting Ukraine throughout 2023.
“All this contributes to the EBU’s overall assessment that in terms of security and operational guarantees, the necessary requirements for hosting, as set out in the Rules of the Eurovision Song Contest are not met.
“Taking all of this into account the EBU, with regret, made its decision to move the event to another country and will continue discussions on finding a suitable location for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest. We are happy to engage further with our Ukrainian Member UA:PBC on all these issues.”
10.45pm No walk from desk to videowall at the end of tonight’s BBC One news programmes
There’s been some criticism online about presenters on the new-look BBC News at Six and BBC News at Ten “pointlessly” walking about the studio.
For the first time since the on air launch of the new studio, the programme’s presenter did not walk from their desk to the videowall at the end of the 6pm and 10pm programmes tonight. Has there been a rethink about this element?
UPDATE: after our tweet about this, one of the news directors confirmed that the walk from desk to videowall had not been discontinued. The format used today was simply an alternative way of closing the programme.
10.45pm Old branding on Glastonbury 2022 opening titles
Surely having produced promotional material incorporating the latest BBC branding, this year’s on air Glastonbury shows would also include the latest logo?
Sadly, it was not to be.
Thanks to @PATVOne1 for flagging this.
NOTE: there was a technical glitch at the start of tonight’s programme – the titles froze and were recued.
11.35pm Old and new branding side-by-side on BBC One Northern Ireland
At the end of tonight’s The View on BBC One Northern Ireland (local current affairs programme) we had the usual endboard featuring the old BBC Northern Ireland logo.
Unfortunately, this was immediately followed by a sting featuring the new BBC Northern Ireland logo. Another avoidable clash of old and new branding.
The View takes it summer break shortly. Hopefully this will be sorted by the time the programme returns in the autumn.
Friday 24th June
11.15am BBC airs world news bulletin on BBC Two on morning of big UK story
The 9am news programme on BBC Two and the BBC News Channel is usually a joint BBC News Channel/BBC World News production, with a heavy slant towards world news.
However, on the morning of a significant breaking UK story – the recording-breaking defeat for the Conservative party in overnight by-elections – it seemed odd to stick with the usual routine rather than have a dedicated UK bulletin at 9am.
It’s worth noting that the 9am programme would usually be based in Studio E. This morning it was in Studio C. It’s not clear if there were technical issues – and if there were, did this prevent a UK-specific programme airing at 9am.
By 9.30am, UK-specific coverage had resumed, though there were some sound issues initially.
1.05pm Shaun Ley caught off guard on the BBC News Channel
A minor little blooper here: Shaun Ley having a natter with the Lib Dem chief whip, not realising he’s on air…and then quickly realising he is.
Presumably a delay in the instructions coming down the line via his earpiece.
Saturday 25th June
1.20pm Double sting on the BBC News Channel
Can’t decide what style of sting to use to end the headline sequence? No problem – use both.
Thanks for Darren Page for flagging this hiccup.
9pm Altered font weights on BBC Wales Today branding
Looks like someone else didn’t like the horrible font weight used for the programme titles on BBC Wales Today (esp “WALES”).
The version used on the studio videowall has different weights for both words.
Sunday 26th June
1pm Who do we complain to about Points of View’s use of incorrect branding?
A bit disappointing to see the old BBC blocks logo prominently on display at the start of today’s Points of View.
No BBC logo featured at all within the programme’s opening titles – unusual for an in-house production. The old blocks were also shown on the programme’s endboard.
2.45pm Ben Croucher posts image of BBC Sport bulletin studio
Another view of the small space previously used for North West Today breakfast opts. Sport will be using this small studio until spring next year, whilst their previous home in Pres1 undergoes extensive renovation.
UPDATE: Twitter user @toby_stretch sent us an image of the signage for this studio, which has recently been renamed:
“This studio has been renamed Studio 4 to avoid us having 3 x “Pres” studios in Salford which was getting a tad confusing 😂. It was also widened somewhat.
“PS: we even did it in the right font just for you.”
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