Tag: ITV plc

The end of an era – a time to take stock

The official end of UTV continuity marks the end of regional announcers at ITV plc – only STV, an entirely separate company, still has them.

PICTURED: UTV ident.

ITV confirms no return to UTV branding in Northern Ireland

There was an inevitability about today’s news that ITV branding on UTV is to become permanent.

Are broadcasters forgoing key skills in their pursuit of “authentic” channel announcers?

It was the style of speech which defined the BBC for decades. For a long time Received Pronunciation was used by virtually all BBC broadcasters. It was Lord Reith who believed this to be a form of speech which would be

Impact of new lockdown measures on broadcasting

It’s the last thing anybody would have wanted. Circuit breakers in Wales, Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland have been followed by an impending 4-week lockdown in England.

BBC TV announcer also on ‘the other side’?

We can’t think of another example of a current BBC One announcer also providing voiceovers on ITV.

UTV news programmes to adopt ITV News branding?

There are signs that some ITV News branding may be about to appear on UTV Live. A brand-building promotion for ITV News screened in Northern Ireland features a UTV reporter. And a graphic branded ‘ITV News UTV’ lurks on the

ITV OSP used for rugby team lists

ITV’s on-screen presentation graphics were put to a rather unusual use this evening – providing team lists for tomorrow’s rugby Six Nations match.

UTV branding: watch this space

It’s now four years since UTV got a revamp to bring it into line with ITV and almost seven months since local continuity was dropped. This was, of course, brought about as an emergency measure at the height of the

New continuity voice on ITV

We spotted what we believe is a new voice introducing the programmes on ITV.

ITV announcer makes reference to “UTV”

Since UTV switched to ITV branding/continuity in April, there have been no references to “UTV” by the ITV announcer (that we’re aware of). Until tonight.