A round-up of the week’s stories and observations.
- MON 31ST JUL (9.30PM)
New virtual tower headline shot for BBC Wales Today
- MON 31ST JUL (10.05PM)
ITV unveils new logo for Big Brother
- TUE 1ST AUG (3.50PM)
New satellite frequency for radio stations
- THU 3RD AUG (2.45PM)
BBC presenter expresses frustration about technical issues
Monday 31st July
9.30pm New virtual tower headline shot for BBC Wales Today
BBC Wales Today has introduced a new opening sequence for its 6.30pm programme.
The presenter now introduces the headlines from the virtual tower. The same shot is used for the headlines at 6pm and 6.15pm.
10.05pm ITV unveils new logo for Big Brother
The logo for the latest incarnation of Big Brother has been officially unveiled on air by ITV this evening.
The series launches on ITV 2 and ITV X this autumn and will be presented by A J Odudu and Will Best.
Tuesday 1st August
3.50pm New satellite frequency for radio stations
Absolute Radio and Absolute 80s have now moved to a new frequency on Freesat:
Symbol rate: 22000
Meanwhile BFBS, Panjab and Sukh Sagar have moved over on Sky.
Thursday 3rd August
2.45pm BBC presenter expresses frustration about technical issues
Since the merger of the BBC News channel with BBC World News earlier in the year – and a notable reduction in editorial/technical resourcing, there’s been an undeniable increase in the number of technical issues.
There are so many examples of “gremlins” we couldn’t possibly cover them all on here.
Earlier today, presenter Sally Bundock took to Twitter to vent her frustration at an audio fault that disrupted a number of interviews during the 5.30am programme.
We feel your pain Sally. It’s depressing seeing an organisation of the stature of the BBC struggling in this manner. Technical issues are unacceptably commonplace now on the TV news channel. Operational issues affect reputation too; it’s not all about the editorial side.
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PICTURED: BBC Wales Today with Nick Servini. COPYRIGHT: BBC.