1980s BBC One Scotland identity crisis

One of the strangest chapters in the story of BBC One branding in the nations runs from the autumn of 1983 to February 1985. During this period, the BBC’s main channel was known as BBC Scotland north of the border.

Further signs of ITV getting back to normal

As people get used to the realisation that the fight against coronavirus will take time, there are interesting questions for broadcasters to tackle.

All change for BBC News in 1981

For pres fans, the first week of September 1981 was significant. The modification of the BBC One globe was a small tweak by modern standards but quite noticeable at the time. Then channel symbols were things of permanence.

BBC One Weather hit by technical glitch

Today’s lunchtime BBC One Weather bulletin was struck down by technical gremlins.

Extended titles for start of The Late Late Show new season

The 59th season of RTÉ One’s The Late Late Show kicked off last night with an extended title sequence featuring visuals highlighting the ongoing impact of the Covid pandemic on Irish life.

PICTURED: UTV break bumper.

UTV brand reaching point of no return

Last updated: 5th September 2020. If you’ve been missing UTV continuity, the next few weeks will be vital. Either the voices of Gillian and Julian – plus the brand – will be back, or it will look like the point of

Sky Sports NFL launches today

A five-year deal between Sky and the NFL has resulted in the league’s first partnership with an internal broadcaster to launch a channel dedicated to the sport. Sky Sports NFL goes live today, ahead of the 2020 season, which kicks

Sky News unveils new Westminster studio

This morning’s Kay Burley show on Sky News saw the on air launch of a new Westminster-based studio.

RTÉ News Now rebranded

RTÉ has this morning rebranded its dedicated TV news channel. For over twelve years (the first two online only), RTÉ News Now has offered simulcasts and repeats of RTÉ One and RTÉ Radio 1 news/current affairs programmes, as well as

New season – new normal

In the old days, the start of September was one of the key points in the year for TV. The beginning of the autumn season marked the return of old favourites and brought in new shows. This was especially true

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