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- MON 26TH SEP (2PM): Carleen De Sözer idents airing on ITV this week
- MON 26TH SEP (6.15PM): BBC Reporting Scotland teatime headlines affected by opting error
- TUE 27TH SEP (12PM): Regionalised versions of Channel 4 HD go live
- TUE 27TH SEP (12PM): Channel 5-owned channels perform DR test
- WED 28TH SEP (10PM): Long ending for tonight’s edition of An Là
- THU 29TH SEP (12PM): Fresh DSAT BBC Two Northern Ireland HD test transmissions
- SAT 1ST OCT (6PM): BBC East Midlands Today moves to temporary studio
Monday 26th September
2pm Carleen De Sözer idents airing on ITV this week
The weekly rotation of ITV Creates idents returned to its usual Monday 1.30pm spot today.
And this week, it’s the turn of Carleen De Sözer to brand the main ITV channel for the week.
Carleen was born in Birmingham in the late-1970s and is widely regarded as one of London’s most skilled and diverse aerosol and airbrush artists.
Carleen’s idents were first aired in June 2019.
6.15pm BBC Reporting Scotland teatime headlines affected by opting error
The BBC Reporting Scotland headlines failed to appear initially during the 15-second nations/regions opt-out at the top of this evening’s BBC News at Six.
BBC One Scotland viewers instead saw most of the BBC Sport headline inserted for the benefit of viewers of the simulcast of the BBC News at Six on the BBC News Channel.
With a few seconds of the opt slot remaining, Reporting Scotland’s gallery output was abruptly cut to air – in time to catch a portion of the final local headline.
Ordinarily, Reporting Scotland’s gallery controls the opt-out. Presentation would normally cut to Studio C’s output at the start of the BBC News at Six. Studio C would show the opening of the national programme before inserting their own headlines.
Possible causes include: the Scottish Presentation desk not being in circuit in time for the start of the local headline opt; the wrong source being output by BBC Scotland Presentation.
Tuesday 27th September
12pm Regionalised versions of Channel 4 HD go live
Channel 4 has launched regionalised HD versions of its main channel – for advertising purposes. The change will allow Channel 4 HD to move to channel 104 on Sky, Freesat and Virgin Media in Northern Ireland, Scotland and England (outside of London).
Astra 2F; Frequency 12168; Polarisation: Vertical; Symbol Rate: 27500; FEC: 2/3; Mode: DVB-S2
Channel 4 HD Midlands (SID 5213)
Channel 4 HD North (SID 5249)
Astra 2F; Frequency 12226; Polarisation: Horizontal; Symbol Rate: 27500; FEC: 2/3; Mode: DVB-S2
Channel 4 HD Ulster (SID 5246)
Astra 2E; Frequency 12363; Polarisation: Vertical; Symbol Rate: 27500; FEC: 2/3; Mode: DVB-S2
Channel 4 HD South * (SID 5202)
Channel 4 HD Scotland (SID 5248)
* = covers ITV Anglia, Meridian, West Country and Wales regions.
Our thanks to Mike Manning for the information.
12pm Channel 5-owned channels perform DR test
Evidence has emerged on Twitter showing Channel 5 playout in DR mode for a time this morning.
A black and white square in the top right corner of the screen indicates that playout has switched to Channel 5’s disaster recovery facility.
Mike Manning also observed the black and white square for a time on 5Star and 5Select on DSAT.
Wednesday 28th September
10pm Long ending for tonight’s edition of An Là
Thought it worth noting an unusually lengthy playout of the closing animation on tonight’s edition of An Là on BBC Alba.
Thanks to Riley Taylor for flagging.
Thursday 29th September
12pm Fresh DSAT BBC Two Northern Ireland HD test transmissions
Test transmissions for BBC Two Northern Ireland HD on DSAT have changed transponder.
The tests can now be found at the following location:
Symbol Rate: 27500
Mode: DVB-S2 8PSK
Service ID: 1200 (UK config); 1199 (ROI config)
BBC Two Northern Ireland is the last remaining version of BBC Two not yet offered in HD on DSAT. The test transmissions have been going on for around six months.
This would be the first BBC HD channel to use Sky transponder capacity.
With thanks to Mike Manning for the information.
Saturday 1st October
6pm BBC East Midlands Today moves to temporary studio
Today’s early evening edition of BBC East Midlands Today is the first to be broadcast from a new temporary set.
The programme has decamped from its main set to allow for construction of a new set.
The changes are part of a major investment in the BBC English regional news operations in preparation for the formal launch of regional versions of BBC One HD in England in spring 2023.
UPDATE: for those who may have been curious about how the weekend political show would look in the temporary set – well, the programme is recorded earlier in the week, so the familiar main set is in use in today’s edition of Politics East Midlands.
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