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- TUE 27TH DEC (5.25PM)
BBC spends £7m on logo update, reports The Daily Express
- TUE 27TH DEC (8PM)
West Midlands edition of ITV News Central off the air
- SAT 31ST DEC (11.30PM)
BBC presenter’s frustration at autocue problems
- SUN 1ST JAN (5PM)
BBC News presenters face ‘screen tests’, reports iNews
- SUN 1ST JAN (8.50PM)
Dutch cable providers given end date for BBC SD distribution
Tuesday 27th December
5.25pm BBC spends £7m on logo update, reports The Daily Express
The Daily Express claims it obtained data through the Freedom of Information Act which confirms the BBC spent £7,261,039 on a project to update its corporate logo and various channel and service logos.
8pm West Midlands edition of ITV News Central off the air
The 7pm edition of ITV News Central failed to appear this evening due to a fire alarm, which resulted in the studios having to be evacuated.
Viewers in the West Midlands saw ITV News Calendar instead.
Saturday 31st December
11.30pm BBC presenter’s frustration at autocue problems
BBC News presenter David Eades was caught on camera at the end of the 11pm news on the BBC News Channel (presumably) expressing his frustration about autocue issues.
Sunday 1st January
5pm BBC News presenters face ‘screen tests’, reports iNews
Presenters on the BBC News Channel and BBC World News will have to undergo screen tests if they want to stand a chance of remaining on air following the merger of the two channels in April, according to a report in today’s iNews.
14 presenting posts will be axed as a result of the channel merger. Only 5 full-time presenting roles are available on the new-look channel. BBC One presenters are thought to be exempt from the screen test process.
8.50pm Dutch cable providers given end date for BBC SD distribution
Dutch cable providers who retransmit BBC channels have been given a stop date for SD distribution of 13th February for BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four, and 24th January for BBC Three. That’s according to Dutch TV listings and media news site Totaal TV, citing a letter issued to distributors.
Dutch operators relay BBC channels, fed via satellite, as part of a commercial agreement with BBC Studios, i.e. they don’t get the channels for free.
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