Category: Opinion

A current broadcast project or a random (relevant) subject comes under the spotlight.

Grampian: destination extinction

Those who wondered whether UTV as a channel name is living on borrowed time may want to take a look over the North Channel to Scotland. Not so long ago, the idea of ditching the

ITV daytime schedule changes and the breakfast franchise

Suggestions in some forums that the possible move of Lorraine Kelly’s show to a new slot could cause licensing problems are wide of the mark. The programme is reportedly moving to a new slot –

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The continuing erosion of the UTV brand

Updated: 7th October 2019. If ITV is genuinely committed to fully preserving the UTV brand name in the long term then it needs to get its finger out. Today UTV viewers have seen: ITV Rugby

The end is nigh for BBC Red Button text service

The end of the BBC’s Red Button text service early next year will mark the end of an era. It is the end of the service designed as the direct successor to Ceefax. It is

Why are viewers in England still seeing that red screen in 2019?

I know it’s a point that’s been raised many times by viewers and in various online forums – but, almost nine years since an HD version of BBC One was launched, the channel has yet

Is programme slide and voiceover making a comeback?

The days of an announcer promoting a programme over a static slide are long gone. Or, are they? It might not be a static slide, but this promotion for BBC One Northern Ireland’s local offering,

ITV: uniting the network (Part 2)

A few weeks ago I took a look at the ultimate failure of the first attempt to create a unitary image for ITV. So how did a single image for most of ITV come into

ITV’s 9.25am start time to disappear?

One of the last legacies of the old ITV system could be set to disappear, according to reports. ITV is considering running Lorraine Kelly’s show until 10am and bringing forward the start of This Morning

PSBs seeking more ad time

ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 are reportedly seeking permission to show more adverts. Strict rules mean they can show less advertising in total than other commercial channels. They are apparently in talks with the

ITV: uniting the network (part 1)

It’s 30 years since ITV’s first attempt at a proper corporate identity was launched. The 1989 ITV logo was the first concerted effort to turn ITV into a brand although there had been previous attempts