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JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)

The Sport Thread

Odd that there's only 15 minutes introduction on tonight's CHE-NOR PL match on SSME/SSPL. It's not as if there was anything blocking more, SSN has been run as filler on both channels, SSME and SSPL for the 1930-2000 timeslot.

Did they not have the Wigan 8-0 Hull match beforehand, not that the second half lived up to the first?

Shocked Holy cow, they got thrashed! It says here that it's been 109 years since they lost a match that badly. Hull's my local team... and it looks like they'll be going down.
CO
cobbles Granada North West Today

The Sport Thread

Nope. Just Jeff S. and the Soccer Saturday format Special. Their Championship game finished in the 1900-1930 half hour.


The Championship soccer special is a pretty pivotal point in that league so probably took priority (it finishes earlier)
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Sh1ruba Central (West) Midlands Today

ITV Rebrand Concept - 2022

Nah, don't like this.
Looks dated.
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TWL95 Granada Wales Today

ITV Rebrand Concept - 2022

The current ITV General Identity package used since 2013 is, in my own honest opinion, a bit bland, it needs a bit of a facelift and I hope we can all agree on that.

So Today I started making a Concept Identity package of what ITV from 2022 would look like, I based the new logo off it's former versions from 80's (including the 1989 Generic look) to give it a much more up-standard look while throwing in a bit of nostalgia if necessary.

This is what the ITV Base logo would look like: *

Below is an overall view of the Identity package that I produced for this Concept, based it off the Sky look from 2011-2015, if there's any improvements needed or channels/services I missed out or want adding in/removed please let me know, this is a concept so please don't take it to heart.

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I will add more to this such as Animated Ident's, Menu Still's, Lower Thirds, Info Graphics, etc.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today

Grange Hill in the 1990s

Not as strange as when the whole school moved to Liverpool. Most school dramas usually cover up changes to the set as schools merging (so a relocation, but keeping the name) or a result of building work being done, so they'd get away with it. Similarly in schools teachers and pupils moving on without explanation isn't out of the ordinary too - I doubt many, if any, characters went through the full seven years of Year 7 to Sixth Form on the show.
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JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today

EastEnders

Didn't take long for the Tuesday "classic" episodes to stop being that classic, tonight's episode was from only last year.
JL
JamesLaverty1925 Central (East) East Midlands Today

The Sport Thread

And then bump Sky’s own commentators down to accommodate him?


Well, that's showbiz. That's happened before on ITV when Des Lynam turned up and everyone else moved down. There was a big name on the market and they wanted to hire him, they could sort out who was already in situ later.


ITV have history on being brutal in that sense, such as when Gabby Logan suddenly found herself playing second fiddle to Steve Rider, and Mark Pougatch taking over from Adrian Chiles with very little warning (although this was a welcome change IMO)
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today

The Sport Thread

Funny to see everyone being such a fan of ITV football commentary across social media today when usually they're queuing up to slag it off
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Steve Williams

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No, its start time changed a few times, but until the 90s it was always 06:30 earliest, 07:00 latest. In the 90s there was Business Breakfast that ran from 06:00 to 07:00, but a few years later that was merged into the show, so the 06:00 start time was established


Yes, in this era Breakfast Time began at 7am, the change being to make it "more brisk and business-like". But as mentioned, there were supposed to be programmes on before Breakfast Time.
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Steve Williams

The Sport Thread

And then bump Sky’s own commentators down to accommodate him?


Well, that's showbiz. That's happened before on ITV when Des Lynam turned up and everyone else moved down. There was a big name on the market and they wanted to hire him, they could sort out who was already in situ later.
LL
London Lite Founding member London London

Sky News | October 2019 Onwards

Would anyone know if there were any changes to Sky News on Freeview?

The picture quality is a bit rubbish, however a few months ago it suddenly improved and was much clearer, until a few weeks ago when it went back to normal.


I've always Sky News found really bad since they dropped the resolution to 544x576. It used to be one of the better channels for SD picture quality in the early days of Freeview.

DigitalBitrate shows the bitrate which can be as low as 0.6mbps.

https://www.digitalbitrate.com/dtv.php?mux=ARQA-COM5&pid=22080&live=9&sec=0&lang=en
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LONDON Meridian (South) South Today

EastEnders

On Holby City tonight, they've done an episode which goes through the period where it appears to cover the time scheduled when they took a break during the lockdown.

I wonder if that's what EE will do for the short 20 minute episodes where they play catch-up for the missing weeks off-air?


I don't think it was designed for that the last three weeks episodes have taken place over 2/3 days, this is meant to make up for that period. Holby films 4 -5 months in advance I believe that the episodes being shown now were probably filmed in January.