The X-Factor Itv Screw-up

Itv screwed up big time with last nights episode of The X-Factor by playing out an old Audition episode, and then when they finally got it working the Itv 1HD feed was stuck on a frozen image of something from BBC4 while the Itv 1SD version over run that much that recordings chopped off during the final ad break before the crucial part of the show  where the act returning to the show to replace the Axed Frankie along with the phone numbers for the acts needed to call to save the act you like were played out, thus leaving anyone who didn’t see the program as it went out yesterday a brief amount of time during tonight’s results show.they did the same thing during En

This is totally unacceptable from a broadcaster that should have a back-up plan, as the excuse they gave for the problem was a power cut at BT Tower, yet nothing else that goes out via BT Tower was effected.  This is not the first time that Itv have screwed-up they did the same thing during England’s opening World Cup match against USA last year when viewers missed Steven Gerrard’s goal when a Program Sponsorship Bumper was played out and Itv blamed a fault with the play-out system.

Maybe it’s about time that Itv take over the play-out from whoever they have it contracted out to and get someone new in to replace BT for up linking live programs to the Network before there is another The X-Factor Itv Screw-up.

Rant over



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