UTV news programmes to adopt ITV News branding?

There are signs that some ITV News branding may be about to appear on UTV Live. A brand-building promotion for ITV News screened in Northern Ireland features a UTV reporter. And a graphic branded ‘ITV News UTV’ lurks on the

UTV branding: watch this space

It’s now four years since UTV got a revamp to bring it into line with ITV and almost seven months since local continuity was dropped. This was, of course, brought about as an emergency measure at the height of the

ITV closing SD streams for small regions?

Last updated: Friday 16th October 2020. A little postscript to the news that all ITV’s regions in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be available in HD from Tuesday.

New ITV HD regional services launching on DSAT

ITV is about to make major changes to its HD service. From next Tuesday all its regions in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be available in HD on satellite.

The BBC Red Button text service lives

The BBC has confirmed that its red button text service will not be shut down. The decision to save the service from closure will be a surprise to many.

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.

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