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Andrew11,522 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Although I agree that dropping the regional news is poor, the exact wording of ITV's licences says that sport and major events is allowed to disrupt the usual news schedules, so they aren't actually breaking the terms of the licence.

I also expect that the rigid rules about the amount of advertising per clock hour may be one reason why they are reluctant to run late all evening.
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Brekkie26,534 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Regional News dropped again tonight due to the Rugby World Cup. Although the game finished in plenty of time and it was just the analysis that took it over.

At least in the week there is another bulletin but it's been ridiculous. On both the Saturday occassions there have been over an hour until the next match kicks off so plenty of time for a 4-5 minute bulletin, or at least a 2 minute round up which I'm sure they could do as an alternative.

I'm surprised for the weekday matches where they've only shown the 4.45pm kick-off they didn't air the regional news from 4.00-4.15pm as they tend to during the World Cup/Euros. Ideally of course they'd have aired the regional and national news between 6.45pm and 7.30pm, bumping Emmerdale - yet Emmerdale seems to have come out of it relatively unscathed, unlike Corrie who have lost episodes every week.
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Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
newsman1386 posts since 21 Jan 2013
UTV Newsline
Regional News dropped again tonight due to the Rugby World Cup. Although the game finished in plenty of time and it was just the analysis that took it over.

At least in the week there is another bulletin but it's been ridiculous. On both the Saturday occassions there have been over an hour until the next match kicks off so plenty of time for a 4-5 minute bulletin, or at least a 2 minute round up which I'm sure they could do as an alternative.

I'm surprised for the weekday matches where they've only shown the 4.45pm kick-off they didn't air the regional news from 4.00-4.15pm as they tend to during the World Cup/Euros. Ideally of course they'd have aired the regional and national news between 6.45pm and 7.30pm, bumping Emmerdale - yet Emmerdale seems to have come out of it relatively unscathed, unlike Corrie who have lost episodes every week .


A soap on ITV never loses episodes - it's simply the case that an episode or double-bill is shown on another night in order to make up for the soap not being broadcast on one of its usual nights.
Bongo459 posts since 1 Feb 2005
Granada North West Today
Mary's sign off on the 6:30... And that's it from us both, wonder if she was referring to the break in her and Alistairs partnership on the evening news. I'm going to miss News at Ten being double headed, I like how it doesn't take itself as seriously as the BBC.
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Gary McEwan2,888 posts since 23 May 2011
STV Central Reporting Scotland
Mary's sign off on the 6:30... And that's it from us both, wonder if she was referring to the break in her and Alistairs partnership on the evening news. I'm going to miss News at Ten being double headed, I like how it doesn't take itself as seriously as the BBC.


I certainly thought that as well, but I could be looking into it too much...