Today’s edition of the ITV Lunchtime News was restricted to covering only one story due to technical issues with its video playout capability.
The intermittent interference affecting pre-recorded video material was evident during the opening headlines and opening titles.
A video package for the lead story – the overnight by-elections in England – was played out but was impacted by occasional corruption of the picture.
Immediately after that package, presenter Nina Hossain apologised to viewers: “Well, as you’ve probably noticed, we’re having a few problems with our pictures this lunchtime. So do bear with us and apologies for that.”
The programme then went on to interview correspondents at each of the by-election locations before spending the remaining ten minutes of the programme chatting to political editor Robert Peston and election expert Professor Colin Rallings, again, focusing on the by-elections.
Other stories mentioned in the opening headlines were not covered in the programme.
PICTURED: video playback issues on the ITV Lunchtime News. COPYRIGHT: ITV plc.