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Old April 5th 15, 05:22 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
alan_m
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The BBC often advertise their own offerings on TV between program breaks
but what is the logic of advertising toady's upcoming weather when the
advert contains 90% of the information you may want for the day but you
have to wait 15 minutes for more detail.

Paraphasing, some places will be overcast with temperatures of 10C,
other places will see the sun which will push up the temperatures to
12C. There will be a band of rain is some areas etc. etc.

Would it be too difficult to replace 'some places' with the name of the
region and make it a short complete factual forecast without the weather
map aka a radio type forecast.

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Old April 5th 15, 05:31 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Bill Wright[_2_]
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alan_m wrote:

The BBC often advertise their own offerings on TV between program breaks
but what is the logic of advertising toady's upcoming weather when the
advert contains 90% of the information you may want for the day but you
have to wait 15 minutes for more detail.

Paraphasing, some places will be overcast with temperatures of 10C,
other places will see the sun which will push up the temperatures to
12C. There will be a band of rain is some areas etc. etc.

Would it be too difficult to replace 'some places' with the name of the
region and make it a short complete factual forecast without the weather
map aka a radio type forecast.


The forecast isn't intended to provide useful information for viewers
about the weather. There are other more important agendas. Google Goal
Displacement.

Bill
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Old April 5th 15, 07:40 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Woody[_5_]
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"alan_m" wrote in message
...

The BBC often advertise their own offerings on TV between program
breaks but what is the logic of advertising toady's upcoming weather
when the advert contains 90% of the information you may want for the
day but you have to wait 15 minutes for more detail.

Paraphasing, some places will be overcast with temperatures of 10C,
other places will see the sun which will push up the temperatures to
12C. There will be a band of rain is some areas etc. etc.

Would it be too difficult to replace 'some places' with the name of
the region and make it a short complete factual forecast without the
weather map aka a radio type forecast.



To quote 'The Mysteries of Laura'

"..because that would be too easy..."



As for Goal Displacement, to me that is just more management
gobbledygook to hide the fundamental failure to understand their
purpose in and the meaning of life (I think?)


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Old April 5th 15, 08:00 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Brian Gaff[_2_]
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Ah yes, I also get just a little irritated by bbc programs that were clearly
made for adverts for when they either flog them abroad or they go out on UK
tvs stations. These tend to be things like DIY Sos etc, where the presenter
will give the story so far about five times in a 45 minute program.
Helicopter Heroes is another one. Although many are made by private
companies they are often commissioned by the bbc in the first place, so
somewhere in the contract it has to say its made this way, as one does not
see it in all programs.
Brian

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"alan_m" wrote in message
...

The BBC often advertise their own offerings on TV between program breaks
but what is the logic of advertising toady's upcoming weather when the
advert contains 90% of the information you may want for the day but you
have to wait 15 minutes for more detail.

Paraphasing, some places will be overcast with temperatures of 10C, other
places will see the sun which will push up the temperatures to 12C. There
will be a band of rain is some areas etc. etc.

Would it be too difficult to replace 'some places' with the name of the
region and make it a short complete factual forecast without the weather
map aka a radio type forecast.

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mailto: news {at} admac {dot] myzen {dot} co {dot} uk



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Old April 5th 15, 08:04 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Brian Gaff[_2_]
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Hmm, well, logically the bbc should be pilotting stuff then making a killing
selling the idea onto other broadcasters to allow them to make mor unusual
and niche shows, like for example..
How to programs, any suggestions for topics?
Brian

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"Woody" wrote in message
...

"alan_m" wrote in message
...

The BBC often advertise their own offerings on TV between program breaks
but what is the logic of advertising toady's upcoming weather when the
advert contains 90% of the information you may want for the day but you
have to wait 15 minutes for more detail.

Paraphasing, some places will be overcast with temperatures of 10C,
other places will see the sun which will push up the temperatures to 12C.
There will be a band of rain is some areas etc. etc.

Would it be too difficult to replace 'some places' with the name of the
region and make it a short complete factual forecast without the weather
map aka a radio type forecast.



To quote 'The Mysteries of Laura'

"..because that would be too easy..."



As for Goal Displacement, to me that is just more management gobbledygook
to hide the fundamental failure to understand their purpose in and the
meaning of life (I think?)


--
Woody

harrogate3 at ntlworld dot com



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Old April 5th 15, 11:38 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Dex[_3_]
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On 05/04/2015 09:00, Brian Gaff wrote:
Ah yes, I also get just a little irritated by bbc programs that were clearly
made for adverts for when they either flog them abroad or they go out on UK
tvs stations. These tend to be things like DIY Sos etc, where the presenter
will give the story so far about five times in a 45 minute program.
Helicopter Heroes is another one. Although many are made by private
companies they are often commissioned by the bbc in the first place, so
somewhere in the contract it has to say its made this way, as one does not
see it in all programs.



To make it cheaper. While they're rabbiting on about what happen no
money is spent producing or locating the crew somewhere new.

Like the Previously on... followed by a minute of clips from last weeks
show.

It's modern TV I'm afraid



Brian

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So it's 'Brian Gaff wrote', ' Brian' and 'From the Sofa of Brian Gaff'


You're name is Brian? I would never have guessed...
 




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