Coronavirus impacts on TV networks

The BBC and ITV have announced a number of changes as a result of the coronavirus crisis. BBC changes The BBC has announced that filming on contuing dramas has been suspended, following the latest government

BBC News announces programme changes

On Tuesday evening, BBC’s director of news, Fran Unsworth announced plans to cut back BBC News services due to the impact of the coronavirus crisis on resourcing. Changes to the presenter line-up are also expected.

The history of Pages from Ceefax

First published in 2008. Last updated: 17th March 2020. The world’s first teletext service, BBC Ceefax (“See Facts”), was launched on 23rd September 1974. The technology was developed out of a desire to create a

BBC News at Ten extended from next week

The latest BBC TV programme listings show that next week’s BBC News at Ten has been extended to thirty minutes, with the regional news and national weather occupying the 10.30pm – 10.45pm slot. The new

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

PICTURED: BBC One logo.

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

PICTURED: UTV ident.

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.

Technical fault disrupts BBC NI’s Spotlight programme

BBC Northern Ireland’s current affairs programme Spotlight was disrupted last night by a technical fault. Shortly after 11pm, the picture froze. Just under a minute later, a breakdown graphic appeared, accompanied by a verbal apology

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

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