A round-up of the week’s stories and observations.
- MON 9TH OCT (7.15PM)
Technical issues on the BBC News at Six
- THU 12TH OCT (9PM)
RTÉ Aertel ceases transmission after almost 38 years
- SAT 14TH OCT (9AM)
Protestors vandalise entrance to BBC Broadcasting House
- SUN 15TH OCT (12.40PM)
BBC Points West affected by audio fault
- SUN 15TH OCT (11PM)
Another cock-up on BBC One West
Monday 9th October
7.15pm Technical issues on the BBC News at Six
The BBC’s chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet was left on screen in silence for about 20 seconds on tonight’s BBC News at Six, before shouting to her technical team that she’d lost comms,
The package shown between the two links in this clip was also impacted by a technical fault.
Thursday 12th October
9pm RTÉ Aertel ceases transmission after almost 38 years
RTÉ’s teletext service, Aertel, was shut down at lunchtime today.
The service was dismantled on a phased basis, beginning at 10.16am today. Shortly after 1pm, only a corrupted version of the front page (page 100) remained.
At 1.22pm, Aertel was switched off.
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Saturday 14th October
9am Protestors vandalise entrance to BBC Broadcasting House
The front entrance of BBC Broadcasting House in London has been vandalised with red paint.
A Pro-Palestinian group has claimed responsibility for the incident.
Palestine Action posted on X (formerly Twitter): “Palestine Action left a message overnight for the BBC: spreading the occupation’s lies and manufacturing consent for israel‘s war crimes means that you have Palestinian blood on your hands”.
The group accused the BBC of being complicit in “manufacturing consent for the occupation’s genocide of Palestinians”.
The BBC declined to comment on the incident, saying it was a matter for the Met Police.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “We are aware of criminal damage to a building in Portland Place, W1A.”
Sunday 15th October
12.40pm BBC Points West affected by audio fault
Almost ten minutes’ worth of this morning’s edition of BBC Politics West on BBC One went out with the audio of BBC Politics East.
Among the Items affected by the fault was an interview with Alastair Campbell.
The iPlayer copy of the programme includes the fault.
UPDATE (16TH OCTOBER): a glitch-free version of the programme is now available on BBC iPlayer.
11pm Another cock-up on BBC One West
BBC West is definitely not having a good day.
During tonight’s late edition of BBC Points West, the weather for the south of England was played out in error.
Thanks to @GregHallsworth for flagging.
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PICTURED: Lyse Doucet experiencing technical issues during the BBC News at Six. COPYRIGHT: BBC.