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ginofish671 posts since 7 Feb 2010
Granada North West Today
In my view The Pledge should be on Sky One as opposed to Sky News- at best you could pretend it's a current affairs discussion programme, in reality it's tabloid style title tattle that can neither be seen as news or journalism. I agree with other posters, the most infuriating thing is that there's no news for an hour several times a week whilst reruns of this programme is aired. Sky would be far better to scrap this show and invest more in strands like Swipe or their longer-form reports which are actually informative and relevant. Ideally, this should be half an hour or less so there can be a decent news bulletin. That said, where there is actually merit to an hour long specialist programme or documentary, this should at the least be led into by a summary as has been discussed.

In relation to the presentation- There are actually a fair few things I think Sky are getting right. I was a big fan of the previous Sky News Centre and will miss it but I think Sunrise particularly has utilised the new studio well and I'm enjoying the format of presentation that the programme has taken this week since moving in there, with the main anchor presenting a fair bit from the big screen. Sky News at Ten and Kay Burley's slot also suit the glass box quite well in my view, the former the way the studio is lit and accompanying graphics/background and the latter more the way the programme is presented. That said, there are certain areas of the schedule where I think they could learn from the past to reinvigorate things a bit. I was watching Kimberley this morning who is great, but was thinking that Sky misses programmes like Saturday Live with Chris Roberts in this slot, which were distinctive and more engaging than the standard news bulletin entirely from the desk. I think Kimberley would be more than capable of handling a show like this, so it would be nice if they could make it a little more interactive.
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Jonwo87153 posts since 20 Sep 2007
Both the Daily Star and The Sun tomorrow reporting that Channel 5 have axed Big Brother, with the series to end in the summer.

No surprise - ratings have halved in four years, the boss has no enthusiasm for it and they've just ignored the fans ever since they took the show over.


Not to mention that the Channel 5 family was up last year despite Big Brother falling and that's due to the other shows they've commissioned like Cruising with Jane McDonald, Rich House, Poor House and The Yorkshire Vet. The money they're spending on Big Brother could be freed up to spend on other shows.
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JKDerry233 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
I have heard the latest June 2018. New headquarters at Belfast's City Quays. I am guessing there will just be one general purpose studio used for UTV Live, along with offices etc. There will never be a substantial studio as Studio 1 was at Havelock House. Sad era for UTV who were proud to produce great local shows from Havelock House. I always loved watching the Kelly Show each Friday night in the 1990s. How UTV has changed in the space of a few years is amazing.
JKDerry233 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
I would like RTE to try and do something on RTE One in the mornings. They have left morning news to Morning Ireland on RTE Radio 1 and TV3 have cornered the market with Ireland AM.

I know it will never happen, and RTE are content with airing reruns of Today with Daithi and Maura and Euronews in the mornings. It would be nice that Ireland's public service broadcaster could offer an alternative to the light fluff Ireland AM pump out.

It seems RTE will always be in deficit. It will always operate on a loss. I have come to believe that RTE management are content with it, and so is the government.
MMcG198473 posts since 14 Dec 2014
UTV Newsline
Does anyone know when the exact moving date for utv is at all just wondering as I did here February mentioned


Last update I have is "spring 2018". I wouldn't be surprised if it happens around March/April time.

A lot of graffiti attacks on the side of Havelock House in recent months. They seem to have given up trying to remove it or repainting.
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skyQhater (previously itv2010V2) 173 posts since 30 Sep 2017
Both the Daily Star and The Sun tomorrow reporting that Channel 5 have axed Big Brother, with the series to end in the summer.

No surprise - ratings have halved in four years, the boss has no enthusiasm for it and they've just ignored the fans ever since they took the show over.


Not to mention that the Channel 5 family was up last year despite Big Brother falling and that's due to the other shows they've commissioned like Cruising with Jane McDonald, Rich House, Poor House and The Yorkshire Vet. The money they're spending on Big Brother could be freed up to spend on other shows.

Big Brother is past it's time. It had a good run, but it's time to move on
Change back to ITV1, as it's less confusing than calling the channel ITV and calling the company ITV!
pakokelso616 posts since 14 Apr 2009
Border (Scotland) Reporting Scotland
As nice as 15 regions launching new sets the same day would be practically that's just not possible - suspect in the case of these sets it's the same team installing them across the country too. Besides despite the generic graphics it was quite nice to see different regions have their own interpretation of the theme for their studios, and most did it relatively well.


Hadn't seen that Anglia News at 6 sequence before from 2003 - very clearly inspired by the 4 square ITV logo of the time.

Then you had Border who decided to take the 2004 generic look to go from £40 Ikea comfy office chairs to launch a brand new studio look (which only lasted to Dec 2005!) They even had a big song and dance about the new set Laughing

PK
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MetalGearRex1,368 posts since 11 May 2016
London London
I'm not surprised about this news. Big Brother has lost much of the mindshare it had commanded in the Noughties.

Factual entertainment now seems to be the big moneyspinner for Channel 5.
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cityprod1,552 posts since 3 Oct 2005
Westcountry Spotlight
I would like RTE to try and do something on RTE One in the mornings. They have left morning news to Morning Ireland on RTE Radio 1 and TV3 have cornered the market with Ireland AM.

I know it will never happen, and RTE are content with airing reruns of Today with Daithi and Maura and Euronews in the mornings. It would be nice that Ireland's public service broadcaster could offer an alternative to the light fluff Ireland AM pump out.

It seems RTE will always be in deficit. It will always operate on a loss. I have come to believe that RTE management are content with it, and so is the government.


Not sure the evidence backs you up.

2016: -€19.7million
2015: -€2.8million
2014: +€200,000
2013: +€700,000
2012: -€65.2miilion
2011: -€16.7million
2010: -€4.6miilion

Yes, they've mostly run in defecit, but you have had two years of small surpluses in that run. Whilst the Irish government may or may not be happy with RTE running at a defecit, I can't imagine RTE management are very happy with that situation. I certainly know I wouldn't be if I were managing RTE.

There's lots of things I'd love to see happen with RTE, but right now, the chances of any of them happening are somewhere around zero.

The one thing I find weird at the moment is RTE2 showing children's programmes from 7am to 5pm, when RTE Jr is on from 7am to 7pm, and both schedules are different. That duplication makes little sense to me.
Jonwo87153 posts since 20 Sep 2007
I'm not surprised about this news. Big Brother has lost much of the mindshare it had commanded in the Noughties.

Factual entertainment now seems to be the big moneyspinner for Channel 5.


Factual has always been a strong performer for the channel and last year they started branching out and it got them noticed in the media with things like The Accused