BBC software issue stops news broadcasting as its live channels are forced to play pre-recorded footage after a software issue causes them to break.
“Due to a technical issue we’re currently running recorded programming on our live news channels,” the corporation’s PR team tweeted. “We’re working hard to resolve this as quickly as possible. The BBC News website is operating normally.”
The issue was thought to be related to the software that the channel uses to run its programs.
A a small ‘recorded’ message has been displaying in the corner of the screen, revealing the fact that the programs had already been shown before.
The BBC software issue means the channel has had to resort to showing pictures from an hour previous, although it was displaying the correct time.
The BBC’s World Service has also been hit by similar software problems, but its backup system means it was still broadcasting normally.