When did the BBC stop apologising for poor quality video

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Joined: Mar 8 2009

I was watching 'Reporting Scotland', the BBC's regional news programme after the national early evening news. There was a part of an interview with Andy Murray, who was competing in a Canadian tournament. The image had been compressed within an inch of it's life (presumably to send down the line from Canada).
Given that the interview wasn't live, why they had done this was a mystery.
At the end of the piece, rather than apologise for the quality of picture we were instead advised that a longer version of the interview was on later in the evening.
I'm of an age that I remember newscasters apologising for sub standard sound and vision. I take it that the proliferation of substandard video now means that the news isn't long enough to apologise for all the dross.