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UTV continuity will return “as soon as possible”

At the end of yesterday’s 6pm edition of UTV Live, it was announced that UTV on-air branding and associated local continuity announcements were being suspended, due to operationcal changes resulting from the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Just before 6am this morning

BBC One Scotland playout error during Politics Scotland

BBC One Scotland appeared to be having a bad day at lunchtime. Near the end of Politics Scotland, a trail for the new series of Have I Got News for You was played out in full, interrupting an interview. The

PICTURED: BBC One ident - Birdwatchers, Rainham Marshes - Version 2.

Time to ditch Oneness?

Updated: Tuesday 7th April 2020. With the BBC currently going to great lengths to relay, reinforce and implement the government’s directive around social distancing, it seems a little odd that BBC One’s current on-screen presentation continues to promote the idea

PICTURED: BBC Two Wales ident.

BBC Two Wales off air due to Covid-19?

BBC Two Wales has been showing the network version of BBC Two all day. It’s unclear if this is Covid-19-related.

Coronavirus impacts on TV networks

The BBC and ITV have announced a number of changes as a result of the coronavirus crisis. BBC changes The BBC has announced that filming on contuing dramas has been suspended, following the latest government advice: “In light of the

BBC News announces programme changes

On Tuesday evening, BBC’s director of news, Fran Unsworth announced plans to cut back BBC News services due to the impact of the coronavirus crisis on resourcing. Changes to the presenter line-up are also expected.

The history of Pages from Ceefax

First published in 2008. Last updated: 17th March 2020. The world’s first teletext service, BBC Ceefax (“See Facts”), was launched on 23rd September 1974. The technology was developed out of a desire to create a subtitling solution for deaf viewers.

BBC News at Ten extended from next week

The latest BBC TV programme listings show that next week’s BBC News at Ten has been extended to thirty minutes, with the regional news and national weather occupying the 10.30pm – 10.45pm slot. The new arrangement is being introduced as

Technical fault disrupts BBC NI’s Spotlight programme

BBC Northern Ireland’s current affairs programme Spotlight was disrupted last night by a technical fault. Shortly after 11pm, the picture froze. Just under a minute later, a breakdown graphic appeared, accompanied by a verbal apology from the announcer. The breakdown

Storm Ciara takes The Big Questions off the air

This morning’s edition of The Big Questions fell victim to Storm Ciara for a time. The problems started shortly after 11am, when the picture and audio broke up. A few seconds later, the connection to Media City was lost completely.