I thought it usually happened on a Wednesday, but once a month, channel 10 moves their playout stuff from Sydney to Melbourne. Because of the lack of capacity in Melbourne, they can’t supply WIN with a clean feed of the main channel during this time. Usually happens between 11am and 3pm.
Wow. I hope that this circular watermark stays permanent on WIN and do not bring back Mappy!
Why do the TV networks need to do this?
It’s contingency planning - ensuring that their backup systems work in the event of a failure at their main play out centre.
Think of it like a fire drill. They all must do it, but Ten’s are the most obvious to the viewer, particularly via WIN.
I remember SCTV used to do it in the early hours. They would play the same episode of some low rate program like Harry’s Practice across all three channels. I don’t think they do it like that any more.
7 play home shopping Fridays (I think, could be Thursdays) 2-4am across the Network. I’m assuming this is when they do it?
But there’s no watermark on Studio 10, so the feed is clean anyway…
That’s WIN logic for ya!
The Today replay on Imparja’s 9Go! is shown with a 9Go! watermark which looks to be WIN-designed. I can’t recall WIN ever using it when they were affiliated with Nine. The white part of the clock super makes it hard to spot for most of the program.
That sure as hell worked for Seven back in 2005 during a crucial episode of Blue Heelers!
Seven’s back-up play-out MCR hub is now a compact room deep in Martin Place, Beretts gave a tour on Sunrise back in 2009. There’s a person there 24/7 as well.
Why can’t they just keep the watermark soild (coloured) during the Today repeat?
Not sure. They use a solid orange one when it airs live on Imparja.
I’m suprised WIN hasn’t designed a Mappy for Imparja yet
Whereas when 9Go was airing a Today replay in Tassie it was watermarkless.
I’m not sure if SC does any watermarking of their own any more. On 7 Central, The Morning Show is watermark-free and their own home shopping spots are the same. I’m not aware of them using any in-house watermarks on any of their Nine channels either.
The “HD” add-on on SCA 9 is done in-house.
That’s a lot better than last Saturday night’s A-league coverage on 10 Boss.