All posts by Andrew Nairn

Later Newsnight start worth considering for the longer-term?

Two significant changes to BBC News output happen on Monday. Because of the impact of coronavirus, regional bulletins during BBC Breakfast are being suspended. Meanwhile Newsnight is moving to 10.45pm to alllow it to share

The unsung heroes of broadcasting

In these difficult times it is important to celebrate the unsung heroes of broadcasting. Presentation departments, promotions teams and the engineering workers who play a part in getting the signal to viewers can easily go

Never believe everything you read on the internet

The BBC, like other reputable news organisations, would take a very dim view of a journalist who simply took a fact off a website and repeated it without checking it. Even where people have no

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Better brand governance please BBC

Every major business in the country knows the value of a strong corporate identity and consistent branding. It creates a strong visual identity which helps the business stand out in a crowded marketplace. And it

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Breakfast shows now getting promo airtime on UTV

There seems to have been an interesting change to UTV’s promotions policy lately. ITV’s breakfast and morning programmes are now being properly promoted – just as they are in other ITV plc regions.

Pres fans await the new look BBC One

Recently we looked at the benefits of a big relaunch – schedule changes along with a new look over a series of piecemeal changes. But what was the big day like for pres fans?

Fond recollections of Phillip Schofield’s days in NC1 Con

The amount of support and affection expressed for Phillip Schofield over the weekend reflects the enormous respect he is held in today. For some he is one of ITV’s biggest stars. For others he is

Victoria Derbyshire axe: the right decision?

Any decision to axe a high profile programme will provoke debate or even an outcry. On the face of it news the Victoria Derbyshire show is ending seems a routine decision. Ultimately the headline ratings are

ATV brand needlessly consigned to history?

Today station rebrands are ten a penny but the most radical rebrand of all came at the instigation of the regulator. Central was not a brand new company when it took to the air in

ITV daytime changes: ramifications for UK TV continuity?

So the great revamp of ITV’s daytime schedule has happened. Or rather a few tweaks have been made and then skilfully marketed. The big change concerns the rescheduling of Lorraine and the extension by half-an-hour