17 November 2020 06:44

The BBC One schedule is now running five minutes late – we apologise to viewers for the disruption.”


B BC One was forced to apologise after technical difficulties meant the channel went offline for about 10 minutes during an episode of Panorama. Viewers tuning in to BBC One on Monday evening were met with a red screen stating: "We are sorry for the break in this programme and are trying to correct the fault." The channel's announcer said "We are having quite a night of it". They added: "We are working very hard to get our programmes back on air." Viewers took to social media to comment on the disruption. One Twitter user joked: "BBC One breaks when a Panorama about Biden is scheduled to appear. Trump, have you got something to do with this...?

BBC One apologises after channel ‘goes down’ during Panorama due to technical difficulties

Essential news, delivered daily Email Sign up Sign up Evening Standard would like to keep you informed about offers, events and updates by email, please tick the box if you would like to be contacted Read our full mailing list consent terms here {{message}} {{message}} Another said: "Was flicking channels. No real intention to watch Panorama. But now so fascinated by BBC1's technical issues that I've just left it on." Good Morning Britain host and former BBC Breakfast presenter Susanna Reid joked: "2020 has claimed BBC One." At the end of Panorama, the announcer said: "Well, do accept our apologies for the problems we had bringing you tonight's Panorama on BBC One." In a statement, the broadcaster said: "Unfortunately major technical issues delayed the start of Panorama this evening. The BBC One schedule is now running five minutes late – we apologise to viewers for the disruption."

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