BBC News disrupted by software glitch

Lawrence Kim
October 12, 2018

The team chose to head to the BBC's Millbank studio after a day of problems.

And Bruce told the Press Association: "I've never had to do that before in 19 years of presenting the news".

The BBC's home editor, Mark Easton, tweeted a picture of him with Mrs Bruce in a taxi at 5.20pm on their way to the Westminster studios, but warned the traffic was "dreadful". Studio at BH gone down!

News bosses were even forced to repeat a news bulletin from earlier in the day, in order to bridge the gap while the problem was solved. Traffic awful. Aagghhh!' Mr Easton wrote on Twitter at 5.20pm alongside a picture taken inside the vehicle.

'Now in a police vehicle being escorted through the demo.

And later he added: 'Policeman Josh has saved the day! "BBC News should be on air!"

The BBC had to replace live broadcasts with recorded material on its TV news channels for about an hour on Wednesday following a technical glitch.

A BBC spokesman previously said: 'We're working hard to resolve this as quickly as possible.

An internal memo that has since been shared widely appears to show that the issue was down to, among other issues, the OpenMedia system, software that BBC News uses to manage scripts and audio. "The BBC News website is operating normally".

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