Stories featured on this page:
- MON 11TH JUL (12PM): Breakdown during Sky Sports’ coverage of The Open
- MON 11TH JUL (2PM): Ravi Deepres idents airing on ITV this week
- MON 11TH JUL (10.40PM): BBC Channel Islands fails to appear on wall of nations/regions
- TUE 12TH JUL (12.45AM): Hardtalk based in Millbank studio
- TUE 12TH JUL (7PM): BBC Radio Wales updates its Twitter profile with new branding
- TUE 12TH JUL (9.15PM): Irish government says it will ‘overhaul’ TV licence fee system
- WED 13TH JUL (1.30AM): BBC World Service using old and new branding for new series
- WED 13TH JUL (11.30AM): The curse of Jeremy Hunt strikes again
- WED 13TH JUL (7.30PM): Odd graphics glitch on BBC Look North (Yorks)
- WED 13TH JUL (11.30PM): ‘Live’ bug on Channel 4 repeat of The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan
- THU 14TH JUL (1.30PM): BBC outlines plan for new TV news channel
- THU 14TH JUL (11PM): Timing issues in BBC One North junction
- FRI 15TH JUL (1AM): The Hotel Inspectors: Holywood v Hollywood
- FRI 15TH JUL (7.30PM): Minor name strap blunder on the BBC News at One
- FRI 15TH JUL (10.45PM): Some presenters missing from videowall of nations and regions
- SAT 16TH JUL (11.30PM): Disappointing to see high-profile BBC One shows still using the old channel logo
- SUN 17TH JUL (7PM): Countdown timer used on BBC News Channel at 6.35pm
Monday 11th July
12pm Breakdown during Sky Sports’ coverage of The Open
Sky Sports’ live coverage of The Open from St Andrew’s fell off air for around five minutes earlier this morning.
Thanks to James Vertigan for flagging this item and supplying the images below.
2pm Ravi Deepres idents airing on ITV this week
The usual rotation of ITV Creates idents in the 1.30pm ITV junction. This week, we go back to where it all began with another chance to see the very first set of ITV Creates idents from January 2019, produced by Ravi Deepres.
ITV: “Ravi Deepres is an award-winning artist, photographer and filmmaker with an international reputation for focusing on the intersection of still and moving images.”
10.40pm BBC Channel Islands fails to appear on wall of nations/regions
For the second time (that we’re aware of), BBC Channel Islands has failed to appear on the wall of nations and regions at the end of a BBC One news programme (tonight’s BBC News at Ten in this example).
Thanks to @_owenj_ for flagging.
Tuesday 12th July
12.45am Hardtalk based in Millbank studio
With BBC News’ Studio D remaining off air (BBC London has been based in Studio A since last week), Hardtalk has had to find an alternative studio.
The edition currently being broadcast on the BBC News Channel is based at the Millbank studio.
7pm BBC Radio Wales updates its Twitter profile with new branding
BBC Radio Wales has this evening updated the branding on its Twitter profile. It’s now displaying the new station logo.
BBC Radio Cymru and BBC Radio Cymru 2 have already been using the updated branding on their Twitter accounts.
This is how the branding of BBC Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales radio stations now looks across Twitter:
9.15pm Irish government says it will ‘overhaul’ TV licence fee system
The Irish government is to maintain the current TV licence but says it will overhaul the system to ensure it is more equitable, relevant and sustainable.
The announcement was made at the publication of the report of the Future of Media Commission, which was tasked with examining funding models and challenges for the media sector.
The report recommends replacing the licence fee with exchequer funding but the Government says it will keep the current system “in order to maintain a direct link between media and the public they serve, and to minimise the risk of actual or perceived political interference in media independence”.
The Irish Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin said a technical group will examine the overhaul of the TV licence system and it will report back to her in November.
EXTERNAL LINK: Government to ‘overhaul’ TV licence system.
Wednesday 13th July
1.30am BBC World Service using old and new branding for new series
Series 2 of The Bomb has been running on the BBC World Service. In season one the programme introduced the scientist who might have stopped the atomic bomb. In season two it discusses the man who stole it.
The BBC World Service has been promoting the series on its Twitter account. In fact, the large profile image is dedicated to it. However, note the old Gill Sans branding used for the programme image. And yet the BBC World Service logo is using the corporation’s latest branding.
The programme’s dedicated page on the BBC website also uses the current BBC blocks logo.
11.30am The curse of Jeremy Hunt strikes again
Elliot Chappell, editor of LabourList, was being interviewed live on the BBC News Channel about the Conservative Party leadership race.
He made an unfortunate slip of the tongue when mentioning Jeremy Hunt’s name. We think you can guess how this one played out.
WARNING: this video clip contains very strong language.
Thanks to Darren Page for flagging.
7.30pm Odd graphics glitch on BBC Look North (Yorks)
Near the end of tonight’s BBC Look North (Yorks), at the start of the weather segment, presenter Paul Hudson was showing us some pictures sent in by Weather Watchers. Oddly, a BBC Sport patch logo was overlaid on the graphics. Paul referenced the glitch.
11.30pm ‘Live’ bug on Channel 4 repeat of The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan
Channel 4 aired a repear of The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan at 2am this morning.
- Why was the ‘LIVE’ bug present on screen for a repeat?
- Why is a chunk of the top and bottom of the screen obstructed by black bands for most of the show – but not the titles?
Thursday 14th July
1.30pm BBC outlines plan for new TV news channel
BBC News has set out further details of the new TV news channel which will launch next year, replacing its two existing separate news channels for UK and global audiences. The channel, which will be called BBC News, is expected to launch in April 2023.
BBC News digital director Naja Nielsen says: “Our aim is to create the best live and breaking video news service in the world – on our web pages, our apps, on BBC iPlayer and on our new TV news channel.
“The way audiences consume news is changing. In recent years we’ve seen a huge surge in audiences coming to our live coverage, with tens of millions following live pages when big stories and events unfold.
“As the world’s most trusted source of news, with a huge depth and breadth of expertise, the BBC is uniquely placed to offer audiences the best analysis and explanation as these stories are unfolding. So we are investing in new capability to cover breaking news stories, and our news channel and digital teams will work hand in hand to bring the best journalism to audiences both at home and abroad.”
- There will be UK-specific opt-outs from the main channel during the day. Big UK stories will also receive dedicated coverage for the domestic audience.
- During UK daytime hours, the channel will be presented from London. Late-night and overnight coverage will be anchored from Singapore and Washington. Additional posts will be created in the US.
- Sports programmes will be a mix of the UK-specific Sportsday and new global-facing sports programmes.
- Popular radio programmes will be visualised on the channel. The first planned example of this will be Nicky Campbell’s BBC Radio 5 Live programme, which will be available to the UK audience via the new channel and on BBC Two.
EXTERNAL LINK: BBC sets out plans for new TV news channel to launch in 2023.
11pm Timing issues in BBC One North junction
There were some timing issues in the 10pm junction on the new BBC One North region this evening:
- Stayed with Euro 2022 too long and caught the filler animation.
- Cut off Question Time trail prematurely.
- Brief appearance of the network (?) BBC One ident before the local one kicked in.
Our recording is from the BBC One Yorkshire region.
Unlike the BBC One nations in Belfast, Glasgow and Wales, where the announcer is also the channel director, BBC One North has a director and an announcer.
Friday 15th July
1am The Hotel Inspectors: Holywood v Hollywood
The voiceover lady for a competition within The Hotel Inspectors on Channel 5 earlier this evening pronouncing “Holywood” in County Down incorrectly.
Holywood in Northern Ireland is pronounced the same as Hollywood, USA.
Wonder did anyone at Hastings Hotels have an opportunity to cast an ear over this before it went to air?
Yes, we know – these things happen. But mildly amusing.
7.30pm Minor name strap blunder on the BBC News at One
Thanks to Dylan Loughran for flagging.
10.45pm Some presenters missing from videowall of nations and regions
Two empty studios appeared on the videowall of nations/regions at the end of tonight’s BBC News at Ten. And it looked as though the Cambridge version of Look East was unavailable this evening.
Thanks to Twitter user @EverythingFavs for flagging.
Saturday 16th July
11.30pm Disappointing to see high-profile BBC One shows still using the old channel logo
A little odd to say the least that Sunday Morning and Casualty are posting promotional imagery/video content on Twitter that features a BBC One logo that was replaced last October.
Sunday 17th July
7pm Countdown timer used on BBC News Channel at 6.35pm
Unusual to see the BBC News Channel use the countdown timer to hook up with BBC One at 6.35pm. The timer is usually reserved for the countdown to the top-of-the-hour.
Normally, when waiting to join BBC One at a time that’s not on the hour, a timerless version of the countdown sequence would be deployed.
Thanks to Darren Page for flagging.
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