PICTURED: UTV break bumper.

ITV sticks with UTV brand

The New Year heralded a brand new look to ITV. The new series of idents are clearly designed to challenge the conceptions light viewers may hold about the channel. Instead of safe and cosy they

PICTURED: UTV ident.

What’s in a name?

As we wait to see whether the New Year will bring some ITV branding to UTV, it’s worth taking a look at the long process which led to the decline of regional brands elsewhere. The

PICTURED: BBC Two ident - Christmas 1978.

Rare footage of 1978 BBC Two Christmas ident released

Last updated: 23rd December 2019. The TV Museum group has today released footage of a 1978 BBC Two junction which includes 7 seconds of the Christmas ident from that year. No copies of the ident

PICTURED: BBC Two ident - Christmas 2018.

Lengthy playout of BBC Two Christmas ident

A small treat for pres enthusiasts from yesterday’s 10am junction on BBC Two. An almost 30-second playout of the Glamorous ident. The announcer is Anthony Lewis. With thanks to Darren Page for drawing our attention

PICTURED: BBC One programme slide - National Lottery Update

BBC One lottery results delayed

BBC One was forced to delay news of last night’s National Lottery results until after The Graham Norton Show. The apology was read out over a slide graphic by announcer Kate Walsh (on BBC One

PICTURED: UTV ident.

New Year changes for UTV?

ITV’s new look is due to appear on 1st January. It’ll be an exciting day for pres fans. A dramatic change to the look of ITV plus the big unanswered question – what, if anything,

PICTURED: ITV Creates promotional graphic.

ITV confirms plans to update channel identity

ITV this morning issued a press release confirming plans for a refresh of their main channel’s on-air identity.  The changes will be implemented as part of a year-long project called ITV Creates.   The press

PICTURED: RTÉ News temporary studio wide shot.

RTÉ TV News moves to temporary studio

RTÉ TV’s news programmes today moved to a temporary studio set-up ahead of a relaunch of the service in late-January 2019.  The BARCO screens have been replaced by large printed versions of the generic virtual

PICTURED: UTV ident.

ITV branding creeping in on UTV

This year all the programmes which don’t have a regular sponsor are being supported by Dreams Beds. The announcement is simple: “Dreams Beds sponsors Christmas on ITV.”

PICTURED: RTÉ News set and presenters (2018). Presenters: Caitríona Perry and Keelin Shanley.

RTÉ confirms schedule for TV news changes

RTÉ has confirmed that it is about to undertake a “major renovation” of its television news studio (Studio 3).  Speaking to The TV Room earlier today, a spokesperson said that news bulletins and related programming

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