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Posted by: Nobby
04-08-2023, 06:47 AM
Forum: Programme Presentation
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A bit of a messy start to the Today programme this morning. The issues seemed to be resolved once the headlines started at 06:02. 

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Posted by: Dadeki
03-08-2023, 12:07 PM
Forum: Industry News, Technology and Facilities
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Traditional TV viewing in the UK has seen its sharpest ever decline over the past year, according to Ofcom.

The broadcasting watchdog's annual report into viewing and listening habits showed the proportion of people who tune in each week was down from 83% in 2021 to 79% in 2022.

Media Nations 2023, released on Thursday, suggested older audiences are also switching off at the fastest rate. 

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Posted by: Radiodog
30-07-2023, 01:55 PM
Forum: News and Sport Presentation
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When TVS held the ITV franchise fur the Soutj how was the news service spilt ? Did they have a full South/South East spilt ?

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Posted by: mouseboy33
28-07-2023, 06:43 PM
Forum: Programme Presentation
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The theme and the new house has been revealed by CBS.
[Image: bb25-preseason-promo-01-00.jpg]

From what we have gleaned its a BIG BROTHER MULTIVERSE theme. Its 25th Anniversary season. They used 3 past houseguests to play out a badly directed/produced skit in which they are seeking redemption for their loss of the game. They use a "time-laser" (ugh...kill me) to fix the past and it all goes wrong, the laser backfires, and the house is time-warped and apparently this will have game repercussions throughout the season but also has altered the look of the house. The game, it has been revealed to be 100 days. The longest in CBS Big Brother History. It will have the most episodes (not counting season 1 which aired everynight and followed the old school version)

The clips seems to show the house (WHICH IS INCREDIBLY DARK THIS YEAR, WITH THE TERRIBLE, FLAT LIGHTING) split by a huge "time gap" and has a comic book gap in the middle. Aside from the split, the "normal" sections of the house theme is very muted this year and doesnt follow the normally wild over the top colour scheme. I dont like the dark blue corrugated metal walls. It makes it feel too warehouse-like for me. And it just adds to the dark-ness. And it seems the nature "windows" dont even seem like they go with the overall theme. Its just...again a hodgepodge, thrown together stuff. Strangely the living room features no shelves with loads of junk on them. Its just an ok house. But after 25 season they really need to rebuild this house, its been the same since season 6. We can hope CBS knocks it down, but its a cash cow, they dont care, never has. I again think the producer is terrible and its time to turn the show over for some fresh ideas and production values. Especially when you see other versions around the world, current producer FLYONTHEWALL which has been leading the show since 2000 hasnt really changed up the overall feel of the show. It still feel old. I hate that I love it.

If we get high quality stills i'll add them later. 

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Posted by: Milkshake
26-07-2023, 08:09 PM
Forum: Channel Presentation
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I have looked online and not much comes up expect for Doctor who or Blue peter 60th Big Grin

Can anyone remember back to 1982 or 1983 to the BBC 60th Birthday or 60 years of Broadcasting.

Many TV companies around the world sent the  Special video birthday Greetings.

Can anyone remember who and how many TV companies did send in greetings?

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Posted by: CATV
25-07-2023, 02:58 PM
Forum: Programme Presentation
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Intresting format changes ahead for River City . 

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Posted by: JLav25
24-07-2023, 12:04 PM
Forum: News and Sport Presentation
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Just been reported on TVZone that George Alagiah has died. Very sad news. RIP.

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Posted by: robertclark125
24-07-2023, 10:57 AM
Forum: Channel Presentation
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Hard to believe, but the recent May bank holiday, was the 35th anniversary of the first ITV Telethon, a 27 hour extravaganza (term used loosely), to raise money for charity. There were three of them, 1990 and 1992 being the others, and these stemmed from the 1980 and 1985 London only Thames Telethon. 

As a nine year old, I was quite excited about the first Telethon, in 1988, but the third one, which raised less money than the first, I wasn't as much into it by then, and was glad when the 1992 one ended, as International Rugby Union, Australia v New Zealand, followed it!

How hard was it to organise back in 1988, would ITV ever dare repeat it, and was 27 hours just too lnog? What if it had been 10 hours, like the 1980 Thames Telethon? And, any other thoughts?

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Posted by: Keith
24-07-2023, 10:05 AM
Forum: Industry News, Technology and Facilities
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Quote:BBC makes full set of HD channels available via new Freeview feature
A lucky few Freeview users will for the first time be able to access every regular BBC channel in HD via a new IP add-on to Freeview.

This includes BBC News HD, which was removed last year due to a reduction in capacity available to broadcasters after a decision to allocate more of the airwaves to 5G services.
Full article:  

An interesting development for restoring access to the news channel in HD, as well as making a HD version of BBC Parliament.

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Posted by: Rdd
18-07-2023, 07:02 AM
Forum: News and Sport Presentation
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Here’s the press release, including confirmation that contrary to yesterdays report, TNT Sports won’t be available on discovery+ in Ireland. (Though let’s see if that changes down the road). 

Laura Woods confirmed to be presenting football and boxing.

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