ishoptv’s watermark is now solid with the change.
Great question. Perhaps MHA still provide some feeds to Prime?
Possibly due to a transmitter PIE switching error somewhere along the chain which reverted back to the MHA output for a brief period? Who knows?
Doubt it, more like go back in-house.
Is a no brainer now with on-site IP cloud kit where the whole Pres chain can be performed within a 1RU blade server with no specialised hardware anymore, all IP in and IP out.
Outsourced in the past was arguably cost effective in the SDI baseband world with specialised hardware which took up several RUs’ sometime across multiple racks. Not anymore.
They might come to a deal where TBS takes over DR, same as for existing 7 & 9, and for primary playout to go to NPCmedia. Who knows?
There must be some teething problems with this change.
I was watching Highway Patrol via 7mate Canberra tonight and every now and again the footage froze up or went to black screen.
The footage froze just after break very briefly but the PRG still animated correctly over the still image.
Later the screen randomly went to black but with the 7mate watermark still on screen.
Happened a few times during the episode for a second or two at a time
I’ve also seen a lot of dirty 7 creep through.
It’s been thrusting its way into every crack it can find.
Reminds me of an issue 7mate had around 2015. Sometimes, when returning from an ad break, the screen was blank, but the PRG still animated. About 20 seconds later, the show would come back on.
I think TBS Mediacloud is a temporary move to save cash.
Been noticing that in every ad break during the cricket today, it seems to be cutting back to the 7 feed early, so there is sometimes up to a second of whatever ad or promo was playing before returning to the cricket. I wonder if this has anything to do with the change of playout provider?
It certainly does. Been happening frequently since the change. MHA would sometimes let 7 stuff slip through but nowhere near as often as now.
That I can confirm, as when I watch 7 Sydney and then quickly flick back to Prime7 Central Coast or Newcastle at end of an ad break, the end of the last ad that was on 7 Sydney is the same end bit that is on Prime7 about 2 seconds later.
Channel Seven Sydney version; just replaced the endcard with the Prime7 logo. (I get it, because at least Mark appears in full bulletin regions on Sundays.)
You’re forgetting the Prime7 viewing areas which get 7News Sydney every night, for example Canberra.
You’re stating the obvious already. It’s understood that the ones I did not mention are those with full relay of Sydney’s news.