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Topic # 239313 11-Jul-2018 20:20
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Does anyone have any info on this tonight? Really interested as to what went wrong, no backups?, but the stuff article doesn't have much.





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  Reply # 2054571 11-Jul-2018 20:34
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The NZ Herald article quotes a spokesperson 

 

A TVNZ spokeswoman said, "We experienced an automation failure in our news studio this evening as our 6pm bulletin was set to go to air.

 

"This required our system to be reset and delayed our evening news coverage. 1 News at Six subsequently went to air at 6.08pm and we apologise to viewers for the delay."


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  Reply # 2054574 11-Jul-2018 20:37
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I started watching the on deman copy at 8pm....One would think they would have edited that version....NUP nope nudda....it was as is. Ok, I could have skipped forward, but hands were dirty washing dishes....  plus I learnt all about blanching veges :-) 

 

Automation error understood... but they could have at least cut to live picture to show the presenters and give them a couple seconds to say "back soon" and then cut to their back up goto broadcast.   I suspose it was a monumental lock up because they didnt even bother to add a scrolling banner to the back up broadcast. 

 

 

 

TVNZ dont have a back up news location, they got rid of staff and tech from all their other newsrooms around the country....  

 

Someone needs to ask why that was allowed...they are the state broadcaster. 

 

 


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  Reply # 2054578 11-Jul-2018 20:48
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If it was a system reboot I would have thought that was pretty quick. At least it was still able to broadcast something. 

 

Brings back memories of the kiwi wrapped in cables if something was wrong lol





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  Reply # 2054586 11-Jul-2018 20:54
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Mspec:

 

If it was a system reboot I would have thought that was pretty quick. At least it was still able to broadcast something. 

 

Brings back memories of the kiwi wrapped in cables if something was wrong lol

 

 

The Kiwi would have been far more fun than blanching veges...

 

Last time i also checked TVNZ had a better uptime than some telcos i know


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  Reply # 2054594 11-Jul-2018 21:06
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I noticed the presenters were "zoomed in" and missing their augmented reality studio set features with no fancy intro 30 seconds ahead (that's usually pre-recorded right?? or does the presenter have to rush back to their seat lol)

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  Reply # 2054596 11-Jul-2018 21:11
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By the time a "backup studio" would have been put in motion, the issue would have been resolved. It takes quite a bit to prepare the bulletin, it's not just knocked-together in half an hour.


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  Reply # 2054598 11-Jul-2018 21:15
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Goosey:

 

 

 

TVNZ dont have a back up news location, they got rid of staff and tech from all their other newsrooms around the country....  

 

Someone needs to ask why that was allowed...they are the state broadcaster. 

 

 

 

 

TVNZ have a spare studio that can be used for news in Wellington and Christchurch, they need about 30 minutes to make it go live, ( find presenters, apply makeup etc. )

 

 





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  Reply # 2054608 11-Jul-2018 21:25
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yitz: I noticed the presenters were "zoomed in" and missing their augmented reality studio set features with no fancy intro 30 seconds ahead (that's usually pre-recorded right?? or does the presenter have to rush back to their seat lol)

 

Got that right I would say their uptime would be 99.99% that is a pretty amazing feat.





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  Reply # 2054618 11-Jul-2018 21:30
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Just a pity they couldnt have put a text message on screen telling folk what was happening...I thought my TV had gone wonky when I landed on one...


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  Reply # 2054636 11-Jul-2018 22:12
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quickymart:

 

By the time a "backup studio" would have been put in motion, the issue would have been resolved. It takes quite a bit to prepare the bulletin, it's not just knocked-together in half an hour.

 

 

But all they seem to do is read the website news in a dramatic voice over the top of some pretty generic looking footage from what I have seen?





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  Reply # 2054673 11-Jul-2018 22:58
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No one could find the key they use to wind them up before the show.

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  Reply # 2054690 11-Jul-2018 23:51
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So the real reason was probably a Windows 10 PC with no SSD doing a Windows Update reboot.




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  Reply # 2054742 12-Jul-2018 09:03
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I flicked to three news to make sure it wasn't a fault at my end.
And then just stayed there.




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  Reply # 2054748 12-Jul-2018 09:08
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How often dos this happen? Weekly or fortnightly?


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  Reply # 2054761 12-Jul-2018 09:22
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1983 was the last time.


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