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- MON 31ST OCT (2PM)
June Mineyama-Smithson idents airing on ITV
- MON 31ST OCT (4.15PM)
BBC Look East Cambridge edition will not air today
- MON 31ST OCT (5PM)
HD versions of ITV 2, ITV 3 and ITV 4 will be free-to-air on Sky from tomorrow
- MON 31ST OCT (7.30PM)
First weekday early evening BBC Midlands Today from temporary set
- TUE 1ST NOV (11.15AM)
ITV2/3/4 HD now free-to-air on Sky
- TUE 1ST NOV (1PM)
Government makes urgent statement about BBC local radio plans
- WED 2ND NOV (2.15PM)
ITV broadcast channel brand refresh delayed
- THU 3RD NOV (8PM)
Poor resolution BBC logo during rugby coverage
- SUN 6TH NOV (4.40PM)
Squashed channel logo in BBC Sport in-programme pointer
Monday 31st October
2pm June Mineyama-Smithson idents airing on ITV
As has been customary most weeks this year, we moved on to another set of ITV Creates in the 1.30pm Monday junction.
This week see the return of idents first aired in May 2021, produced by artist MAMIMU (June Mineyama-Smithson) in collaboration with neuroscientist Dr Tara Swart.
4.15pm BBC Look East Cambridge edition will not air today
BBC reporter and presenter Mousumi Bakshi has tweeted that the Cambridge edition of BBC Look East will not air at 6.30pm and 10.30pm this evening.
Mousumi tweet implies the cancellation of the two planned broadcasts is connected with today’s announcement that Cambridge version of Look East will be closed down on 16th December.
The tweet issued shortly after 4pm today read: “Team, we have decided not to broadcast tonight. For reasons detailed below. Please accept our sincere apologies. We were split. We’re here to serve you and we love broadcasting live. But that’s not possible tonight. We’ll sup on the red bull and come back tomorrow, with wings on.”
The “reasons detailed below” is believed to reference a tweet posted by Mousumi at 11am today: “Dear Anyone Who Is Interested. Our last BBC Look East programme will air on December 16. Merry Christmas to the Cambridge team.”
5pm HD versions of ITV 2, ITV 3 and ITV 4 will be free-to-air on Sky from tomorrow
Sky has confirmed that ITV 2 HD, ITV 3 HD and ITV 4 HD will no longer require a subscription from 1st November.
The announcement comes days ahead of the launch of ITVX, a new on-demand service, which will offer all ITV broadcast channels in HD.
The switch to HD also coincides with the anniversaries of ITV 3 and ITV 4.
Freesat has not yet confirmed if/when the channels will be offered in HD.
Due to technical constraints, there’s no prospect of ITV 2, ITV 3 and ITV 4 being made available on Freeview for the foreseeable future.
7.30pm First weekday early evening BBC Midlands Today from temporary set
As reported on Clean Feed over the weekend, BBC Midlands Today moved into a temporary studio set-up on Saturday.
Today saw the first weekday early evening edition of the programme from the small set.
The programme will remain in its temporary accommodation whilst its main studio undergoes an upgrade. The new-look studio is expected on air early next year.
Tuesday 1st November
11.15am ITV 2/3/4 HD now free-to-air on Sky
At around 10.30am, ITV 2 HD went free-to-air on the Sky platform.
Shortly before 10.50am, the encryption on ITV 3 HD was lifted. ITV 4 HD was in the clear from 11am.
UPDATE from @a516digital at 2.40pm: Freesat data has now been added to ITV2 HD, ITV3 HD and ITV4 HD and added to Freesat’s internal test bouquet on LCN 187 – 189. So these channels will be coming to Freesat.
However, as we’ve seen with Channel 4 HD regions and BBC Two NI HD, channels can remain in test mode for a quite a while.
1pm Government makes urgent statement about BBC local radio plans
Culture minister Julia Lopez has made a statement in the Commons following an urgent question from Labour regarding the cuts to local radio services announced by the BBC yesterday.
- The government was not notified in advance about the BBC’s planned changes to local radio.
- The government is unclear what the financial savings actually are.
- Government representations will meet with BBC management next week to discuss the issue further.
Wednesday 2nd November
2.15pm ITV broadcast channel brand refresh delayed
As far as we can gather, the launch of the ITV brand refresh (including the change to ITV 1 branding) has been moved out to later in the month. The original plan was 3rd November.
Our understanding is that 15th November has been penciled in for the unveiling of the new channel presentation.
Thursday 3rd November
8pm Poor resolution BBC logo during rugby coverage
The BBC logo that forms part of the on-screen scoreline during BBC Sport’s Rugby League World Cup coverage is being displayed at very poor resolution this evening.
Sunday 6th November
4.40pm Squashed channel logo in BBC Sport in-programme pointer
BBC One’s afternoon coverage of the Gymnastics World Championships came to a close with an in-programme pointer directing viewers to BBC Two, where coverage was due to continue.
The on-screen graphic contained a rather squashed version of the BBC Two’s logo.
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