September 8th, 2006 at 03:06pm
Or if not, send the long overdue replacement satellite up to take its place please?
This is now officially out of hand, the Optus B1 satellite has managed to stop broadcasting almost hourly all day, and has been having similar incidents throughout the week. The poor panel operators at stations which rely on that satellite are surely being driven mad by the constant loss of programming, and the shambles it makes of ad break schedules.
The John Laws show was a joke this morning…Tim Webster was filling in, but we didn’t get to hear much of him doing that, instead network stations had to take other measures, which in 2CC’s case meant playing lots of songs which sounded like songs Webster would have played…and even replaying interviews Webster did last week! The bits of Tim Webster’s show that we did get to hear seemed to mostly involve him playing more music (with constant audio glitches from the satellite feed).
I don’t know what Southern Cross plan on doing about the football tonight…I think we are going to have a bunch of network stations getting the webstreams ready just in case…or perhaps they will just ring the feeder stations and use a telephone quality signal.
Either way, this is a mess, and Optus need to get the replacement satellite up there before B1 completely dies.