A round-up of the week’s stories and observations.
- MON 18TH SEP (9.15AM)
UK PSBs unite to create free, live TV over broadband
- MON 18TH SEP (7.15PM)
BBC Newsline marks death of reporter/producer Dan Stanton
- FRI 22ND SEP (12PM)
Victoria Valentine says goodbye after 15 years with BBC News
- FRI 22ND SEP (1.15PM)
Gyles wears his Radio Times jumper on This Morning
- SAT 23RD SEP (9AM)
BBC Breakfast plays out 2017 edition of Newswatch in error
Monday 18th September
9.15am UK PSBs unite to create free, live TV over broadband
Britain’s biggest broadcasters announce today their latest collaboration: the development of a new free TV service that will deliver live TV over broadband.
Set for launch in 2024, the new service, called Freely, will be built-in to the next generation of smart TVs and feature a line-up of public service broadcaster content and other free-to-air channels.
It will replicate the terrestrial TV experience, building on the heritage and popularity of the Freeview TV platform, currently used in 16m homes.
7.15pm BBC Newsline marks death of reporter/producer Dan Stanton
This evening’s edition of BBC Newsline closed by marking the death of long-serving reporter/producer, Dan Stanton.
Friday 22nd September
12pm Victoria Valentine says goodbye after 15 years with BBC News
BBC News presenter Victoria Valentine bid farewell to viewers this morning, after more than 15 years at the corporation.
1.10pm Gyles wears his Radio Times jumper on This Morning
With Radio Times celebrating its centenary next week, Gyles Brandreth wore his Radio Times jumper on today’s edition of This Morning.
Surely worth a long overdue front cover, Radio Times?
Saturday 23rd September
9am BBC Breakfast plays out 2017 edition of Newswatch in error
The Saturday morning repeat airing of Newswatch didn’t go quite to plan this morning during BBC Breakfast.
Instead of a rerun of last night’s edition of Newswatch, viewers were presented with an edition from six years ago.
The 2017 programme played out for over two-and-a-half minutes before it was pulled.
“No conspiracy, but apologies for (some of) an old episode being shown this morning…human error. The correct show will be on tomorrow’s Breakfast (time tba) but can already be viewed on the iPlayer. And it’s well worth a watch!”@newswatchbbc (X/Twitter), 23rd September 2023
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PICTURED: Victoria Valentine signing off from BBC News for the final time. COPYRIGHT: BBC.