Glitch causes problems for Portsmouth's Big Screen

IT HAS screened opera and keeps people entertained in Portsmouth Guildhall.

Friday, 10th August 2018, 5:35 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 8:20 pm
The broken Big Screen in Portsmouth Guildhall on August 10. Picture: Ben Fishwick

But now a large red square has marred the Big Screen in the city centre.

A technical glitch has left the huge television red faced as engineers race to fix it.

Posting on Twitter, @BigScreenPorts said: '˜We're upgrading our equipment to stay sustainable as we turned 10 years old yesterday.

'˜Essentially, the old equipment is having an argument with new equipment.

'˜We should have engineers coming out next week to fix it.'

Run by Portsmouth City Council and the University of Portsmouth, paid-for advertising is also run on the screen.

A message posted on Tuesday said: '˜We're aware of a technical issue that's currently affecting the Big Screen.

'˜Advertisers have been contacted with campaign currently being paused until the issue has been resolved. We are looking at a quick fix as soon as possible.'

A Portsmouth City Council spokeswoman said: '˜The Big Screen currently has a technical issue, engineers have been called and we hope to have it working again as soon as possible.'