BBC NI opt blunder leaves viewers in the dark

Shortly after the regional headline opt at the start of tonight’s BBC News at Six, viewers of BBC One Northern Ireland saw their screens momentarily fade to black, as Sophie Raworth read the introduction for the lead story. It appears as though BBC Northern Ireland omitted to go out-of-circuit after the regional headlines (this would normally happen during the programme title sequence or immediately after it) and adjustments to the vision output on the local desk – that weren’t intended to be broadcast – went out live on air. A short audio blip that occurred immediately after vision was restored indicates the point at which the local desk was taken out-of-circuit.

VIDEO: the opening of the BBC News at Six as seen on BBC One Northern Ireland. Presenter: Sophie Raworth. TX DATE/TIME: 13th February 2019, 6pm. SUPPLIED BY: The TV Room. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 445-01.

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PICTURED: wide shot during the BBC News at Six opening sequence. SUPPLIED BY: The TV Room. COPYRIGHT: BBC.

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