Another little annoying thing about the "off air" problem is if you want to
watch a programme that follows one that is not online (say the Andrew Marr
show on Sunday morning, following Match of the Day), you have no access to
the programme until after it has started via the iPlayer (but you can get
there from bbc.co.uk/bbcone).  It might be handy if there were a few minutes
grace in this siutation, even if you just access pre-programme trails.

2009/3/2 Gareth Davis <gareth.da...@bbc.co.uk>

> It's a known problem. The iPlayer schedule for each radio station has
> 'holes' in it where no programme is being encoded. Currently iPlayer
> can't tell the difference between this hole being a gap between
> programmes, or because the station is not on air.
>
> A fix is due soon for this.
>
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>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-backst...@lists.bbc.co.uk
> > [mailto:owner-backst...@lists.bbc.co.uk] On Behalf Of
> > Christopher Woods
> > Sent: 01 March 2009 19:07
> > To: backstage@lists.bbc.co.uk
> > Subject: [backstage] 1Xtra, Radio1 and Radio 4 "currently
> > off-air" on iPlayer landing page for a few minutes?
> >
> > How come they sometimes show this? (like they were just
> > around 7pm) The TV-Anytime XML feeds have listings but the
> > iPlayer front page wasn't showing them correctly. However,
> > upon reloading the page a couple of minutes later, it was
> > fine. Each station's respective pages on the iPlayer site
> > showed correct now playing information.
> >
> > Was I just unlucky enough to catch the page during the o'
> > clock changeover?
> >
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