Tag: UTV

Centralised ITV continuity showing its flaws

The downside of UTV’s move to network continuity was exposed embarrassingly and painfully on Monday night. Political programme The View from Stormont was referred to as “Views from Stormfront”.

Just when we thought UTV branding was being killed off

Just when you thought the story of UTV channel branding was over comes an unexpected post-script. Christmas on UTV – yes UTV – has a sponsor.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Further signs of ITV getting back to normal

As people get used to the realisation that the fight against coronavirus will take time, there are interesting questions for broadcasters to tackle.

PICTURED: UTV break bumper.

UTV brand reaching point of no return

Last updated: 5th September 2020. If you’ve been missing UTV continuity, the next few weeks will be vital. Either the voices of Gillian and Julian – plus the brand – will be back, or it will look like the point of