A round-up of the week’s stories and observations.
- MON 30TH OCT (9PM)
Get Look East a new high-vis jacket
- TUE 31ST OCT (7.15PM)
New BBC Northern Ireland in-programme promotion graphic
- TUE 31ST OCT (10PM)
BBC Alba loses live football coverage briefly
- WED 1ST OCT (12.30PM)
Clumsy exit of BBC News channel simulcast on BBC Two
- SAT 4TH NOV (8PM)
BBC iPlayer switching issue affects BBC Three and BBC Four
Monday 30th October
9pm Get Look East a new high-vis jacket
Going back 26 years with the logo on this high-vis jacket:
Tuesday 31st October
7.15pm New BBC Northern Ireland in-programme promotion graphic
BBC One Northern Ireland deployed a relatively new in-programme on-screen graphic this evening, to promote live coverage of the UEFA Women’s League match between Northern Ireland and Hungary on the BBC iPlayer.
The graphic remained on screen for the first few minutes of The One Show.
This style of promotional DOG has apparently been used before, over the summer.
10pm BBC Alba loses live football coverage briefly
Live coverage of the UEFA Women’s Nations League match between Scotland and the Netherlands on BBC Alba was interrupted for a time this evening by technical problems.
Portions of the first half were affected by persistent picture break-up, which eventually got so bad the coverage had to be taken off the air for a few minutes.
There was a verbal apology followed by a couple of minutes of breakdown graphic accompanied by birdsong.
Coverage then resumed.
Wednesday 1st November
12.30pm Clumsy exit of BBC News channel simulcast on BBC Two
Absolutely zero respect here for BBC Two viewers, with this abrupt exit of the weekday BBC News channel simulcast.
Unfortunately, this sloppiness is generally the standard approach for this junction on BBC Two.
Why not, for example, gently fade out the sound and have the BBC Two announcer provide a quick verbal pointer to the News Channel for continuing coverage?
Oh and maybe fix the out-of-sync audio/vision on the News Channel sting BBC Two.
Saturday 4th November
8pm BBC iPlayer switching issue affects BBC Three and BBC Four
BBC iPlayer’s live streams of BBC Three and BBC Four remained stuck on a downtime graphic for the first ten minutes of each channel’s schedule this evening.
At 7.10pm, BBC iPlayer crashed into a live feed of both channels.
Meantime, on the live streams of CBBC and CBeebies on BBC iPlayer, viewers could view the first ten minutes of tonight’s BBC Three and BBC Four (respectively) schedules.
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