IRN/SKY NEWS


IRN/SKY NEWS

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We use SRN with a SKY BOX tuned in to Astra 2A and can confirm we currently have a 3 sec delay on the news, I have adjusted auto-track for log playback using Q-NXT

BUT

when playing the a pre-news jingle of 10 seconds when the presenter is using the clock in the Audiowall, NOT Q-NXT, by inserting a 10sec news jingle this then back times to 59:50 to fire off and plays to 00:00 as expected.  In this situation we have a 3 sec news delay.

As a suggestion can the clock not have an off-set time for issues regarding late News feeds when used with the AudioWall and not Q-NXT???  IE instead of a 10 sec pre news jingle firing off automatically at 59:50 have an offset that allows it to fire off at +3  59:53.  That may help presenters.

Here's the details I have for SRN as of March 2010


OLD - Astra 2A                       NEW - Astra 2A
OLD - Transponder 25           NEW - 26
OLD - Frequency 12188         NEW - 12207
OLD - Polarity Horizontal       NEW -  Vertical
OLD - Symbol Rate 27500     NEW -  27500
OLD - FEC 2/3                       NEW -  2/3
OLD - SNR3                           NEW -  SNR

 
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You could just bring the 'extro' point of the cart forward by 3 seconds which will fool it into thinking the cart was 7 seconds long and fire it at xx:53.

This would work if you were using the audio wall and it would also be a way of making sure the log said a zero overrun if using Autofade etc without an absolute time marker.

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Mark Carney
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Hi to all,

Realise this is a little late (10 days) but thought for those not aware I would post the IRN Advisory notice on whats happening with the Astra2A signal being its due to have a third adjustment to its original signal as engineers try to get the service back to its original 2 second delay, so for those making clocks in your Autotrack for advance scheduling in January keep this in mind!


Tuesday 13th December

Dear All

We are taking steps to resolve the 6 second delay of the IRN bulletin which we feel is unacceptable.

As a temporary measure,  from 4pm today, stations should expect a 4 second delay to the bulletins.

In January, engineering will seek to provide an even better solution and we will keep you updated.

As before, it is best individual stations determine the delay and adjust their automation playout systems accordingly.

In the meantime, if you have any concerns, please call Platform Support on 020 7032 1235.


Friday 9th December

All Stations Using Astra 2A

Following upgrade work in the transmission equipment associated with all the Sky News channels we have been advised that the audio PID (packet identification) value changed from 661 to 701 and may have affected some  of your stations’ receivers ability to receive our news bulletin.

If you are having problems receiving the IRN bulletin we believe rebooting and retuning the receiver should resolve any issues.

In addition, there has also been a change to the delay of the IRN news bulletin. The delay will depend upon the receiver used and the speed it processes our channel but in some cases the delay can be around 6 seconds.

It is best individual stations determine this delay and adjust their automation playout systems accordingly.

Please accept our sincere apologies for the changes which are beyond our control

IRN


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Mark Carney
Chief Executive & Technical Advisor
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Ugh, there was me thinking it was just the NTP on our playout machines going squiffy.  

The delay does to some extent depend on the state of the receiver and signal strength - we've got two in our rack (one as a backup) and they're frequently a second or so out from each other.  

We were recommended 120cm dish by IRN (in East Kent) ... like we can afford something like that! And next 80cm or 66cm.  We currently have two 53cm dishes.  They're rubbish, and we totally loose signal if it rains.  
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