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Yorkshire tour on ITV4??
« on: April 30, 2016, 11:39:21 am »
it is supposed to be on now but we can't find any cycling on anywhere. Re-tuned the set to no avail, anyone got some info please?

PH
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tiermat

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Re: Yorkshire tour on ITV4??
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2016, 11:41:27 am »
Try tvguide.co.uk

The coverage starts at 14.15
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Re: Yorkshire tour on ITV4??
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2016, 11:43:29 am »
 around 900 hours  watching the start of the  race on eurosport 411
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Re: Yorkshire tour on ITV4??
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2016, 11:54:56 am »
Thanks so they have dropped the women's coverage.

PH
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Re: Yorkshire tour on ITV4??
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2016, 12:00:38 pm »
According to someone on Bike Radar there were issues with the relay plane meaning that they could not broadcast live pictures.

If that's true then its a cock up of the highest order not having a standby plane.

I can see the sponsors not being happy seeing how they have given the largest ever prize for a women's race.
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Re: Yorkshire tour on ITV4??
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2016, 12:22:18 pm »
According to someone on Bike Radar there were issues with the relay plane meaning that they could not broadcast live pictures.

Hmm... any connection with this morning's plane crash near Castle Howard I wonder?

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Re: Yorkshire tour on ITV4??
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2016, 03:44:40 pm »
I had the same thought. The time of the crash is around the time ITV were reporting technical issues.

peliroja

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Re: Yorkshire tour on ITV4??
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2016, 04:05:36 pm »
The plane that broadcasts images from the motorbike and heli cameras was losing power and had to land. A replacement was sent from France but I gather the original was mended and that's the one now broadcasting live images from the men's event. I haven't seen it had anything to do with that plane crash.

Such a bloody shame for #wtdy.  :'(

Re: Yorkshire tour on ITV4??
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2016, 08:53:56 pm »
The ITV4 highlights programme reported the issues Peli has listed above. I don't understand why that means no pictures were available for the highlights show either.  Surely if the plane was to relay broadcast the heli cameras and motorbike cameras then the footage from those sources would exist to put together a highlights show?  Or do these cameras not actually record and just broadcast direct to the plane?

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Re: Yorkshire tour on ITV4??
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2016, 09:22:59 pm »
Suspect that might well be the case.

peliroja

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Re: Yorkshire tour on ITV4??
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2016, 09:39:31 pm »
Yes, that's the case. From what I gleaned from twitter, the motos and helis stopped filming, obviously, when they heard the pictures weren't being transmitted.

simonp

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Re: Yorkshire tour on ITV4??
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2016, 09:46:36 pm »
They have footage at 17km on the highlights of the men's race. Presumably they fixed things again?

peliroja

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Re: Yorkshire tour on ITV4??
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2016, 09:59:00 pm »
Yes, they fixed the original plane though a replacement one was also sent over from France. The original plane had been used in four Tours de France, apparently.

Gary Verity texted Ned Boulting at 14:44: "Plane fixed & about to take off." Needless to say, Sir Gary intappy.

The thing that got me was the stand-in footage shown was bloody fishing. Men fishing. FFS.

simonp

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Re: Yorkshire tour on ITV4??
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2016, 10:27:37 pm »
They managed to get helicopter footage for the final 20km of the men's race. Unfortunately the helicopter noise was mixed way too loud. A mess from start to finish.

Re: Yorkshire tour on ITV4??
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2016, 11:08:09 am »
I was watching it live when the live feed disappeared so the picture reverted to the finish line camera. As well as some kids playing on the road, you could just see Christian Prudhomme in the corner of the shot, on his mobile phone. No doubt calling to find what was going on!
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Re: Yorkshire tour on ITV4??
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2016, 02:54:28 pm »
Watching the climb out of Grosmont reminds me of the Pendle 600k.  :hand:

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Re: Yorkshire tour on ITV4??
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2016, 02:54:45 pm »
It's making me miss those Yorkshire roads I used to ride with Crusty.
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Re: Yorkshire tour on ITV4??
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2016, 03:16:01 pm »
It's making me miss those Yorkshire roads I used to ride with Crusty.

Come over and ride 'em with us instead  :).

Re: Yorkshire tour on ITV4??
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2016, 03:26:03 pm »
Well didn't it turn into a complete dogs breakfast?

They lost the plane and turned to the commentator to cover again and he said somewhat peeved not knowing he was live, "But I've been covering for two hours already!"


We turned it off as a total waste of time and I imagine there is a very annoyed queue of sponsors with their hands out for refunds. In full!

PH
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Ruthie

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Re: Yorkshire tour on ITV4??
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2016, 03:41:32 pm »
It's making me miss those Yorkshire roads I used to ride with Crusty.

Come over and ride 'em with us instead  :).

Okay  :D
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Re: Yorkshire tour on ITV4??
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2016, 01:20:07 am »
I found the extended helicopter coverage interesting as you could see how the various teams moved around in the peleton in a way not normally apparent with the Hitchcock style of flipping between cameras every 2 seconds.
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