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Posted by: rkolsen
10-07-2023, 11:19 AM
Forum: Industry News, Technology and Facilities
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I’ve seen some one picture  of a Sky News inject point. I’m can’t find an image. But it appeared to be a typical street infrastructure pedestal with power and either dedicated Ethernet (several Gbps), fiber internet or connected to a dark fiber (as is used it some places in the Washington, DC).

From the one pedestal I saw it appeared to have an Ethernet switch, WiFi (probably hidden SSID) and multiple HD-SDI hookups along with return feeds, power and I thought I saw a POTs feed.

There’s one in the press triangle in DC off the Capitol that is first come first serve.

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So I’m kind of interested how the the inject points look inside, the tech, etc. Not necessarily the location.

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Posted by: rkolsen
09-07-2023, 09:38 AM
Forum: Industry News, Technology and Facilities
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I’m curious whats being used for the new HD region upgrades, from the cameras, the LED towers and the production.

I recall they wanted to try a ViLOR system but that seemed difficult. Then I heard some sort of Ross all in one cloud system with OverDrive, graphics, switcher and audio built in was going to be used within BBC servers - but that was discontinued.

Now Ross Graphite CPChas a cloud system which ranges from 3 ME 6DVE 8 input to one with 18 inputs. In addition it provides graphics and six channel audio mixing. The cloud solution starts at $995/month uses the Amazon cloud. They offer a similar one that isn’t cloud used.

Uhh, I assume “the towers” are just 1080i and maybe 480 pixels wide? Additionally I assume midrange cameras.

With the BBC News channel operating their own AutoScript (since that’s the brand - of the clicker) I assume that’s what’s used for control in the regions. On a semi related note do the national BBC One and Breakfast Bulletin anchors control their prompter?


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Posted by: Bennyboy84
07-07-2023, 05:55 PM
Forum: Channel Presentation
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I’ve just discovered MTV Classic on Pluto TV and I see it has no DOG or graphics. Is this the same MTV Classic which closed or is this a different thing altogether? I see MTV Rocks is on there too I’m presuming it operates in the same way.

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Posted by: harryb
06-07-2023, 12:16 PM
Forum: News and Sport Presentation
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A car has crashed into a school in Wimbledon this morning.

BBC News breaking away from World coverage with the newsroom set and Celia Hatton presenting - no one on scene as of yet.

Sky News has Jacquie Beltrao on scene (she was at Wimbledon Tennis this morning during Kay Burley) and now seems to have gone over to the scene to report firstly on Ian King Live via telephone and now on Sky News Today via video link.

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Posted by: JHarper_2022
04-07-2023, 09:12 AM
Forum: Programme Presentation
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After 17 years, Byker Grove is set to make a comeback this time produced by Ant and Dec 

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Posted by: HTVbest
02-07-2023, 03:34 PM
Forum: News and Sport Presentation
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Looks like Points West will get the refreshed set soon according to the head of the regional set refresh's Twitter account. 

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Posted by: Larry the Loafer
02-07-2023, 01:38 AM
Forum: Channel Presentation
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Does anyone know why Ideal World hasn't been on for the last couple nights? It's not scheduled until Tuesday morning. Just caught me off guard tonight when I found an old episode of Winning Combination with Omid Djalili when I was expecting to see another demo of the Rugdoctor.

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Posted by: M-CORP
01-07-2023, 06:20 PM
Forum: Channel Presentation
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Music graduate here, currently scouring the internet for a copy of Lord David Dundas' excellent Fourscore jingle that was the first piece of music heard on Channel 4 back on 1982, and subsequently released commercially as a nice little 7-inch single...

This got me thinking - what other pieces of TV pres music got released commercially? Could be ident jingles fleshed out to four minutes, could be the music you hear during breakdowns or schools interludes. Or if just you just have a favourite bit of TV music, then there's no harm in popping it here. Let's build a TV anorak's record collection together.

Another example: The Channel 4 ident music from 1999, linked below in its album form and full of lovely squelchy synthesizers and rich strings. (The full album's worth checking out if you like your house and electronica.)

This was also released on vinyl back in the day - shame it's not yet available to stream in official high quality.

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Posted by: robertclark125
26-06-2023, 03:42 PM
Forum: Channel Presentation
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Back when we had in vision pages from ceefax, on bbc1 and bbc2, there was a wide choice of music played. One example from the last day of term, June 1988, on YouTube, has four separate ceefax junctions! And four different music tapes.

Simple question, was it the announcer who chose the music, or someone else in presentation?

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Posted by: Admin PC
25-06-2023, 08:22 PM
Forum: News and Sport Presentation
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This new BBC Breakfast thread, covering a new presentation era for the programme, will be available for contributions from the early hours of 26th June.

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