A round-up of the week’s stories and observations.
- MON 23RD JAN (6.45PM)
BBC health editor tries to exit news studio unseen – and fails
- MON 23RD JAN (6.45PM)
BBC Look North (Hull) temporary set in use for 6.30pm programme
- WED 25TH JAN (12.40PM)
Digital UK renamed Everyone TV
- WED 25TH JAN (10.30PM)
Challenge to be made available on Saorview from 1st February
Monday 23rd January
6.45pm BBC health editor tries to exit news studio unseen – and fails
BBC health editor Hugh Pym was in the BBC News at Six studio this evening, to talk about the upcoming ambulance strike.
After his interview with presenter Fiona Bruce, Hugh tried to leave the studio without being seen but was caught on camera, exiting slowly.
6.45pm BBC Look North (Hull) temporary set in use for 6.30pm programme
The 6.30pm edition of BBC Look North (Hull) provided us with an opportunity to see a bit more of the programme’s temporary set than we saw over the weekend.
And yes, it gives us an excuse to include this amusing exchange between Peter Levy and weather presenter Paul Hudson.
Peter reads out a comment from a viewer, urging Paul to “step up to the plate and get a bit more trendy like Tommy Schafernak. His boots were awesome.”
Some comments about the choice of attire worn by network weather presenters follow.
Wednesday 25th January
12.40pm Digital UK renamed Everyone TV
The group responsible for the day-to-day running of free TV platforms – Freeview and Freesat – has been renamed Everyone TV.
Previously known as Digital UK, the renamed group continues to be owned and supported by the main public service broadcasters: BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5.
EXTERNAL LINK: Everyone TV.
10.30pm Challenge to be made available on Saorview from 1st February
Channel 8 on the Saorview platform in Ireland is now displaying a Challenge logo, with the EPG suggesting the gameshow channel will be available from 1st February.
The addition of Challenge is somewhat of a surprise – and there’s thought to be limited spare capacity on multiplex 2, where it’s been placed.
Cúla 4 – a programme strand for children on Irish-language channel TG 4 – is set to launch as a standalone TV channel this year.
After many years of no activity on the platform, there have been a few changes since late-2021. November 2021 saw the introduction of Sky News. In August last year, Virgin Media Four was added. And in December, TG 4 was converted from SD to HD (1440 x 1080).
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PICTURED: health editor Hugh Pym trying to exit the studio unseen - and failing. COPYRIGHT: BBC.