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Forum: Broadcasting 27-07-2014, 22:14
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By Paul Grayson
The lengths of performances of specific...

The lengths of performances of specific orchestral works can vary wildly, due to conductors' tempo preferences, optional repeated sections, improvised cadenzas and so forth. Scheduling issues are...
Forum: Broadcasting 20-07-2014, 22:33
Replies: 110
Views: 9,286
Posted By Paul Grayson
As I understand it the BBC uses several Content...

As I understand it the BBC uses several Content Delivery Networks to serve iPlayer data. During the Olypmics these were Akamai and Limelight, but may have changed since then.

I suspect that this is...
Forum: Broadcasting 07-07-2014, 12:01
Replies: 179
Views: 15,228
Posted By Paul Grayson
You can watch the whole of every stage free of...

You can watch the whole of every stage free of adverts via the ITV Player iOS app, if you pay a modest subscription fee. The same may also be the case with other apps too.
Forum: Broadcasting 05-02-2014, 12:15
Replies: 234
Views: 14,140
Posted By Paul Grayson
It wasn't just TV that was considered throw-away....

It wasn't just TV that was considered throw-away. One record label named Oriole had a policy of wiping all of their popular music master tapes after two years as they deemed them to have no worth by...
Forum: Broadcasting 28-01-2014, 18:38
Replies: 154
Views: 5,869
Posted By Paul Grayson
There were a few other problems too. The MHEG...

There were a few other problems too. The MHEG page didn't work on every MHEG capable Freeview box, and it didn't work at all on those without MHEG. Plus, if the STB was switched off during coverage,...
Forum: Broadcasting 28-01-2014, 14:28
Replies: 154
Views: 5,869
Posted By Paul Grayson
I'd assume it's similar to the system Setanta...

I'd assume it's similar to the system Setanta used to use when broadcasting Scottish football matches on Sunday lunchtimes some years ago.

That system didn't encrypt the content at all, it just hid...
Forum: Radio 12-11-2013, 21:56
Replies: 50
Views: 4,508
Posted By Paul Grayson
Counterpoint's episodes are usually recorded just...

Counterpoint's episodes are usually recorded just a few weeks prior to the start of the series - certainly the ones I took part in a few years ago were.

I suspect that if Gambo's future isn't...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 04-11-2013, 19:43
Replies: 201
Views: 19,400
Posted By Paul Grayson
I can recall seeing several newsflashes (or 'News...

I can recall seeing several newsflashes (or 'News Update' as they may have been called) on BBC1 during the late 1980s and early 1990s regarding the shock resignations of members of Margaret...
Forum: Broadcasting 11-09-2013, 21:46
Replies: 37
Views: 2,590
Posted By Paul Grayson
The Japanese did carry out some bombing of the US...

The Japanese did carry out some bombing of the US mainland using balloons loaded with explosives, but they weren't very effective. One woman and her five children died somewhere close to the end of...
Forum: Radio 11-09-2013, 12:23
Replies: 188
Views: 27,132
Posted By Paul Grayson
The much hyped Steve "More Music" Nage, who had a...

The much hyped Steve "More Music" Nage, who had a single show on Radio 1, and who was never heard from again.

Actually a one-off Victor Lewis-Smith spoof of a terrible DJ, probably gleamed from his...
Forum: Radio 25-11-2010, 12:02
Replies: 9
Views: 1,451
Posted By Paul Grayson
The Radio 3 boards offered a means of discussing...

The Radio 3 boards offered a means of discussing classical, jazz and world music in depth, concentrating mainly on the station's musical output but naturally also covering other related topics. The...
Forum: Radio 24-11-2010, 23:11
Replies: 9
Views: 1,451
Posted By Paul Grayson
Radio 3 messageboard closing.

Radio 3's messageboards will be closing sometime next Tuesday.

Unlike many other such boards, some of the station's presenters would contribute to threads, notably Breakfast's Rob Cowan, CD Review's...
Forum: Freeview 16-11-2010, 22:21
Replies: 180
Views: 28,296
Posted By Paul Grayson
And some others stick them sequentially straight...

And some others stick them sequentially straight after the highest found TV channel.
Forum: Radio 08-11-2010, 23:01
Replies: 12
Views: 1,251
Posted By Paul Grayson
Which of the three movements got played?

Which of the three movements got played?
Forum: Radio 07-11-2010, 14:48
Replies: 59
Views: 3,574
Posted By Paul Grayson
Radio 3 already sources a good deal of content...

Radio 3 already sources a good deal of content from elsewhere in the world. Through The Night (1am to 7am daily) contains nothing but live recordings of performances from other members of the EBU,...
Forum: Radio 15-09-2010, 16:05
Replies: 86
Views: 12,903
Posted By Paul Grayson
Jake Yapp, who appeared as Dora Dale. It didn't...

Jake Yapp, who appeared as Dora Dale. It didn't sound like him to me.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 14-09-2010, 23:09
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By Paul Grayson
One problem is acquiring relevant aircraft for...

One problem is acquiring relevant aircraft for the flight scenes.

Most of the in-air footage was originally shot for the 1969 film The Battle Of Britain. They also shot a little of their own, and I...
Forum: Radio 14-09-2010, 22:56
Replies: 95
Views: 9,225
Posted By Paul Grayson
I presume the other boards are staying. The Radio...

I presume the other boards are staying. The Radio 3 one is a valid resource for programme content, with several presenters contributing to threads.
Forum: Radio 08-09-2010, 21:51
Replies: 51
Views: 8,457
Posted By Paul Grayson
It's possible, of course, that the track was...

It's possible, of course, that the track was sourced from a CD or LP that mis-indentified it as being the original recording.
Forum: Freeview 17-08-2010, 11:43
Replies: 10
Views: 1,191
Posted By Paul Grayson
Some really old CRT TVs had incorrectly wired up...

Some really old CRT TVs had incorrectly wired up RGB SCART sockets, which resulted in a green wash when attempting to view an RGB signal. I had this problem with a 1988 Panasonic TV once.

The fix...
Forum: Radio 05-08-2010, 16:12
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By Paul Grayson
Fairly amiable, although he didn't attend either...

Fairly amiable, although he didn't attend either of the post-recording chats. That may have had something to do with the fact that both sessions didn't end until fairly late into the evening.
Forum: Broadcasting 05-08-2010, 12:00
Replies: 38
Views: 1,754
Posted By Paul Grayson
I can remember it jumping around between BBC1 and...

I can remember it jumping around between BBC1 and BBC2 during a day's coverage to allow other scheduled programmes to appear in their usual slots.
Forum: Radio 04-08-2010, 22:30
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By Paul Grayson
I took part in a recording of some episodes of...

I took part in a recording of some episodes of Counterpoint last year, including a heat in Manchester. During one of the post-recording chats, producer Paul Bajoria, who also produces Brain of...
Forum: Radio 21-06-2010, 20:47
Replies: 8
Views: 2,406
Posted By Paul Grayson
It could be Steely Dan's cover of Duke...

It could be Steely Dan's cover of Duke Ellington's East St. Louis Toodle-oo, taken from their album Pretzel Logic.
Forum: Broadcasting 14-06-2010, 19:49
Replies: 19
Views: 2,109
Posted By Paul Grayson
When BBC2 started and BBC Television became BBC1,...

When BBC2 started and BBC Television became BBC1, the BBC's national radio services were named The BBC Home Service, The BBC Light Programme and BBC The Third Programme. Radio stations didn't get...
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