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Old August 27th 16, 12:15 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Bill Wright[_3_]
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Sky had a still picture and a witness report of the M20 bridge collapse
25 minutes before the BBC showed anything. Sky also had video just a few
minutes after the still picture.

I wonder if people are now think of Sky rather than the BBC when they
are a witness at a dramatic event. Hmm...

Bill
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Old August 27th 16, 12:23 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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On 27/08/2016 13:15, Bill Wright wrote:
Sky had a still picture and a witness report of the M20 bridge collapse
25 minutes before the BBC showed anything. Sky also had video just a few
minutes after the still picture.

I wonder if people are now think of Sky rather than the BBC when they
are a witness at a dramatic event. Hmm...


Sheer chance as to who on the spot decides to send pictures to.

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Old August 27th 16, 12:31 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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"Bill Wright" wrote in message
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Sky had a still picture and a witness report of the M20 bridge collapse 25
minutes before the BBC showed anything. Sky also had video just a few
minutes after the still picture.

I wonder if people are now think of Sky rather than the BBC when they are
a witness at a dramatic event. Hmm...


That looks nasty. Lucky that mo-one has been badly injured. I hope the
police are actively helping all the cars behind to turn round, rather than
doing their usual "we'll bring them food and water but we won't release the
trapped cars". That's the problem with these new concrete barriers - no
chance of getting out the spanners (or the chainsaws!) to take down the
barriers to let people out that way onto the opposite carriageway.

I've noticed that the BBC are generally slower getting live "breaking news"
to the screen or to their website.

At the time of the Brexit referendum we stayed up half the night watching
the BBC and Sky web feeds (both the text updates and the live broadcast
video which was probably a copy of what was going out on air).

Sky had almost every result a couple of minutes before the BBC. And it
wasn't that Sky were jumping the gun because you'd see footage of the
returning officer giving the official results on one or other channel but
then it took the BBC ages to update the on-screen totals and the ones on the
web site.

Exciting to watch. Scary result - shame that the Brexit protest vote was
just a bit too much and actually carried the day, rather than being 49.5
leave and 50.5 remain, which would have meant no official change but a very
clear mandate to renegotiate terms with EU if nearly 50% want out.

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Old August 27th 16, 12:44 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Bill Wright wrote:
Sky had a still picture and a witness report of the M20 bridge collapse
25 minutes before the BBC showed anything. Sky also had video just a few
minutes after the still picture.

I wonder if people are now think of Sky rather than the BBC when they
are a witness at a dramatic event. Hmm...

Really who cares! It's not going to change the world if we know (or
don't know) about an M20 bridge collapse within 1 minute, i hour, 1
day or whatever of when it happened.

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Old August 27th 16, 01:36 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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On Saturday, 27 August 2016 13:48:03 UTC+1, Chris Green wrote:
Bill Wright wrote:
Sky had a still picture and a witness report of the M20 bridge collapse
25 minutes before the BBC showed anything. Sky also had video just a few
minutes after the still picture.

I wonder if people are now think of Sky rather than the BBC when they
are a witness at a dramatic event. Hmm...

Really who cares! It's not going to change the world if we know (or
don't know) about an M20 bridge collapse within 1 minute, i hour, 1
day or whatever of when it happened.

--
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It will certainly change your weekend if you had been planning to drive to Dover and catch a [booked] train / ferry.

Hard to see how a truck that was unlikely to have been over 5m and had already passed under numerous motorway bridges could suddenly hit one.
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Old August 27th 16, 01:41 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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R. Mark Clayton wrote:

Hard to see how a truck that was unlikely to have been over 5m and
had already passed under numerous motorway bridges could suddenly hit
one.


Driver has some sort of medical emergency, veers off the carriageway and
removes a supporting column?


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Old August 27th 16, 01:48 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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On Sat, 27 Aug 2016 14:58:31 +0200, Martin wrote:

On Sat, 27 Aug 2016 13:44:52 +0100, Chris Green wrote:

Bill Wright wrote:
Sky had a still picture and a witness report of the M20 bridge collapse
25 minutes before the BBC showed anything. Sky also had video just a few
minutes after the still picture.

I wonder if people are now think of Sky rather than the BBC when they
are a witness at a dramatic event. Hmm...

Really who cares! It's not going to change the world if we know (or
don't know) about an M20 bridge collapse within 1 minute, i hour, 1
day or whatever of when it happened.


It might do if you are about to use that section of the M20 or even the
pedestrian bridge :-)


Watching television is not permitted while driving/
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Old August 27th 16, 01:56 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
charles[_2_]
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In article ,
Andy Burns wrote:
R. Mark Clayton wrote:


Hard to see how a truck that was unlikely to have been over 5m and
had already passed under numerous motorway bridges could suddenly hit
one.


Driver has some sort of medical emergency, veers off the carriageway and
removes a supporting column?


or just changes the CD or uses his phone or rached round to geta drink -
all sorts of reasons not to be concentrating on the road.

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Old August 27th 16, 01:58 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
charles[_2_]
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but your passIn article , Scott
wrote:
On Sat, 27 Aug 2016 14:58:31 +0200, Martin wrote:


On Sat, 27 Aug 2016 13:44:52 +0100, Chris Green wrote:

Bill Wright wrote:
Sky had a still picture and a witness report of the M20 bridge
collapse 25 minutes before the BBC showed anything. Sky also had
video just a few minutes after the still picture.

I wonder if people are now think of Sky rather than the BBC when they
are a witness at a dramatic event. Hmm...

Really who cares! It's not going to change the world if we know (or
don't know) about an M20 bridge collapse within 1 minute, i hour, 1 day
or whatever of when it happened.


It might do if you are about to use that section of the M20 or even the
pedestrian bridge :-)


Watching television is not permitted while driving/


but your passengers might be watching and just happen to be following the
lastest news.

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Old August 27th 16, 02:20 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Robin[_8_]
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On 27/08/2016 14:41, Andy Burns wrote:
R. Mark Clayton wrote:

Hard to see how a truck that was unlikely to have been over 5m and
had already passed under numerous motorway bridges could suddenly hit
one.


Driver has some sort of medical emergency, veers off the carriageway and
removes a supporting column?


It's reported the HGV "was driving on the hard shoulder". Unclear if
that was deliberate but lends support [sorry!] to collision with a support.

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