A round-up of the week’s stories and observations.
- MON 5TH JUN (1PM)
Sound issue prevents 2-way in the same BBC newsroom
- THU 7TH JUN (4.45PM)
Government announces plan to keep local TV stations on air until 2034
- FRI 9TH JUN (7.10PM)
Preview of new look BBC Reporting Scotland set
- FRI 9TH JUN (10.10PM)
Branding gaffe on tonight’s BBC News at Ten
- SAT 10TH JUN (7.30PM)
BBC South Today moves to temporary set
Monday 5th June
1pm Sound issue prevents 2-way in the same BBC newsroom
With all the resources and technical might of the BBC, a presenter and reporter – based in the same BBC newsroom in London – were unable to hold a 2-way due to a sound problem earlier this morning.
Thursday 8th June
4.45pm Government announces plan to keep local TV stations on air until 2034
Local TV services are set to remain on the airwaves until 2034, subject to a review of each station’s future plans, under proposals set out today by the government.
The plans would allow the media regulator Ofcom to renew the licences of all 34 local TV services, subject to a review of each station’s plans to continue meeting the needs of local audiences, which are currently due to expire in 2025.
EXTERNAL LINK: Plans for local TV stations to remain on air until 2034.
Friday 9th June
7.10pm Preview of new look BBC Reporting Scotland set
The early evening edition of BBC Reporting Scotland included a short preview of the programme’s new set, which will be used on air for the time on Monday.
As with the set updates that have taken place in recent months in some English regions and at BBC Northern Ireland, the new set at Pacific Quay’s Studio C facility is based on the design launched last year in Studio B at Broadcasting House in London.
10.10pm Branding gaffe on tonight’s BBC News at Ten
During the first portion of tonight’s BBC News at Ten the studio backdrop featured a large ‘6’ at the back of the studio. It should’ve been a large ’10’ of course.
Saturday 10th June
7.30pm BBC South Today moves to temporary set
Today’s early evening edition of BBC South Today was broadcast from a temporary set.
The small set will be familiar to viewers in some other English regions, where it was deployed when set upgrades were taking place in main studios.
However, on this occasion the temporary set is being used to allow for maintenance work in South Today’s main studio during the week.
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