ITV introduces updated promo endboards and break bumpers

ITV has this morning launched updated versions of its promotion endboards and break bumpers. End credit promotion and menu graphics have also been tweaked.

UTV archive: an important historical record of Northern Ireland

For the curator of any collection, deciding what to leave out can be harder than deciding what to put in. But for the historian or archivist, the importance of preserving primary source material is paramount. If you care about the

PICTURED: UTV's former headquarters - Havelock House, Ormeau Road, Belfast (11th November 2018).

Havelock House: TV history worth preserving?

Last updated: 17th July 2020. The future of UTV’s former headquarters is in doubt. Developers want to knock it down and redevelop the site. Belfast City Council is set to decide whether to let them do this.

BBC One playout fault affects start of daytime show

BBC One viewers in England missed the start of today’s edition of Your Money and Your Life due to a playout fault. It was apparent that there was a problem when BBC One failed to exit its simulcast of the

BBC English region cuts

The scale of the planned cuts to the BBC’s local and regional services in England will have taken many by surprise. The decision to cut dual presentation in the regions which still had it will probably be the one that

Might some lockdown changes linger on?

As lockdown restrictions ease, now is the time to start keeping a watch on whether some of the changes made by broadcasters become permanent or indefinite.

BBC regional lunchtime news fails to appear in London

Today’s lunchtime edition of BBC London & South East News failed to appear in the London area. Instead, viewers there received a simulcast of the BBC News Channel (this is what’s carried on the BBC One sustaining feed during the

No trade test on Sundays

Occasionally an old clip of what was once unremarkable everyday television provides a gateway into another world. A piece of continuity which has surfaced from a Sunday morning in June 1974 does just that. A time when life was not

New Sky factual channels launched

On 27th May, Sky began a new push into factual programming with the launch of two new channels: Sky Nature and Sky Documentaries. Also on that date, the History channel was rebranded Sky History, as part of a strengthening of

Will ITV branding become the norm in NI?

The next few weeks should prove very interesting for those with a concern about UTV’s branding. The channel temporarily started carrying ITV continuity and trails on 2nd April because of the coronavirus crisis.

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