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- MON 19TH DEC (4.15PM)
The opening titles for the expanded BBC Look East and BBC South Today
- TUE 20TH DEC (11AM)
BBC News gallery at the time of the announcement of the Queen’s death
- WED 21ST DEC (7.45PM)
Sky advice for viewers receiving BBC channels on SD-only equipment
- WED 21ST DEC (9.45PM)
BBC staff seated in the new BBC Breakfast/BBC Sport studio
- THU 22ND DEC (6.30PM)
Technical glitch affects BBC News at Six lead story package
- FRI 23RD DEC (12.15PM)
BBC Two NI HD will launch on Sky on 5th January
- SUN 25TH DEC (11.45PM)
BBC branding inconsistencies just keep coming
Monday 19th December
4.15pm The opening titles for the expanded BBC Look East and BBC South Today
Following the closure of the Cambridge and Oxford news operations on Friday, the newly expanded BBC Look East and BBC South Today programmes aired this lunchtime, with the opening titles of both programmes reflecting the names of the towns and cities in the new catchment areas.
Tuesday 20th December
11am BBC News gallery at the time of the announcement of the Queen’s death
A clip has been posted on Twitter showing footage from the BBC News gallery at the time the news of the Queen’s death was announced on air.
Wednesday 21st December
7.45pm Sky advice for viewers receiving BBC channels on SD-only equipment
SD versions of BBC One and BBC Two on satellite will be reduced to a single nationwide version of each channel in January, as the BBC begins the transition to HD-only versions of its TV channels on satellite.
The Sky advice page includes a mock-up of the graphic that will be displayed on the new nationwide SD version of BBC One instead of regional news programmes.
9.45pm BBC staff seated in the new BBC Breakfast/BBC Sport studio
An image has appeared on Twitter this evening showing BBC staff seated in the new BBC Breakfast/BBC Sport studio in Salford.
As the author of the tweet has stated, it’s not much of a spoiler.
The new studio is due to go live in spring 2023.
Thursday 22nd December
6.30pm Technical glitch affects BBC News at Six lead story package
An odd glitch affected the lead story about ambulance delays on the BBC News at Six.
Whilst the audio played out fine the visuals were stuck on a frame from later in the package. However, the situation was quickly recovered by the director.
Within seconds we were returned to the studio where the monolith screen was already primed with the graphics for the next story in the running order, about rail fare increases. Presenter Reeta Chakrabarti apologised for the technical issue and quickly moved on to the link for that story.
The report on ambulance delays was played out in full later in the programme.
Friday 23rd December
12.15pm BBC Two NI HD will launch on Sky on 5th January
Sky has confirmed that BBC Two Northern Ireland HD will launch on the platform on 5th January 2023.
BBC Two Northern Ireland is the only version of BBC Two that’s not been available in HD on satellite, despite being available on Freeview and cable in Northern Ireland.
Sky channel numbers:
- In Northern Ireland: 802 SD and 102 HD.
- Rest of UK: 970 HD.
Sunday 25th December
11.45pm BBC branding inconsistencies just keep coming
If you’re a regular reader of our site/Twitter feed, you’ll be more than familiar with the raft of inconsistencies concerning the rollout of the BBC’s new logo.
The first significant release of the new masterbrand was in October 2021. Over a year later, many new productions still use the 1997 version of the BBC blocks. The EastEnders titles/credits being one of the more high-profile examples.
We’ve singled out two examples from Christmas Day on BBC One – particularly notable, as they include both the 1997 and 2021 version of the BBC blocks.
The first example is the 2022 Christmas special of Mrs Brown’s Boys. Old logo within the opening titles; old and new logo on the endboard.
On Christmas Night started with the old BBC logo and ended with the new one.
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