Was watching the overnight service early this morning and they said they were going live to Joey Jones in the Westminster studios. I think the whole night was on repeat, but, does anyone know if they are actually allowed to say they are live if they are not?
I’m sure there is an OFCOM rule prohibiting lying about going live, maybe the night was repeated, did the bug still say live? Btw, they did go live to Joey in the Midnight bulletin, but there is no way he stayed for lives all through the night though, they almost never do this, except in exceptional cases eg. 7/7 or late breaking news.
I think a lot of news programmes show supposedly live footage that was recorded slightly earlier, they’ll do it if they can’t get an interview at a certain time or if their reporter is on the top of a mountain and they’re not certain they can keep a strong signal – I’ve seen it done.
You’re definately not allowed to record an entire news show, I think a regional ITV broadcaster got in trouble for that a few years ago…