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DJGM2,706 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Granada North West Today

What is funny is despite the best efforts by the thread creator, this issue isn’t on party political lines.

If you go on twitter and see a post where someone has put the case for the BBC being worth the money, listing how it costs
tuppence a day to pay for umpteen services, they often receive a barrage of negative replies slating the corporation.

But these negative responses are generally from left leaning remainers, usually saying they don’t want to pay for
the BBC due to what they see as political bias and want it to end, almost a company version of ‘cancel culture’.
So it clearly isn’t just a ‘Boris/Tory’ thing.


All while the right-wing media (The S*n, Daily Fail ... etc.) frequently say the BBC is too biased towards left-wing and anti-Brexit views.
"The Not-So-Late-Show with Greg Mitchell" will hopefully return in some form somewhere soon ... but it seems, not on Roch Valley Radio.

Stay tuned . . .
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Andrew14,081 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
If you read it though, it is far less dramatic than the headline suggests. They’ve got loads of returning and new programmes lined up and they’ve been planning it for months.

I’m not quite sure where they get 40 hours from either. Wasn’t X Factor (and BGT The Champions) laterly about 90 mins to 2 hours over about 12 weeks?
Andrew14,081 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
What is funny is despite the best efforts by the thread creator, this issue isn’t on party political lines.

If you go on twitter and see a post where someone has put the case for the BBC being worth the money, listing how it costs tuppence a day to pay for umpteen services, they often receive a barrage of negative replies slating the corporation.

But these negative responses are generally from left leaning remainers, usually saying they don’t want to pay for the BBC due to what they see as political bias and want it to end, almost a company version of ‘cancel culture’. So it clearly isn’t just a ‘Boris/Tory’ thing.
Andrew14,081 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
The ITV results is of course a paid advert by Camelot, who are free to pay for more slots, or not as they want. It doesn’t appear at the same time every week, and isn’t billed in the listings.

The BBC updates are of course billed as an item in the schedule, like a public service announcement.
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DVB Cornwall8,890 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Some History which wraps up this matter, from someone who witnessed the circumstances.

'What the Papers Say' was an exception, the same indeed could be said for 'University Challenge' which was in the same situation. ITV as it grew more populist chose to discontinue them. The BBC, notably BBC TWO decided that they would be a good fit on the channel, so it made sense to produce them for BBC TWO. Rather than go through the loops of redesign etc. and for UC licensing from the global rights partners, it made infinite sense to buy the programmes in from Granada. That's what they did, it also at the time helped the BBC's cause in getting productions made by someone else rather than in house, as was starting to be demanded in the latter years of the Conservative administration in power at the time.
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Neil Jones5,953 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
And your point being?

All I thought was that it warranted an interesting discussion


You may do better, if you're going to start new threads, actually posing a question for discussion, rather than just posting something blog-style and hoping somebody else opens the discussion.

Bit like if you make the mess you clear it up, so if you start the thread, you start the discussion. Pose a question, even if its just "why did this happen?".
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ToasterMan (previously BeanosOnToast) 104 posts since 17 Feb 2016
Granada North West Today
What you have to remember is, Granada held an ITV franchise, but was also a production company. Same for Thames. It must be remembered, Granada and Thames both produced programmes for Channel 4, HTV for S4C. They were production companies, who happened to hold ITV franchises. They were free to make programmes for who they liked, even overseas.

But Channel 4 originally started off as a subsidiary of the IBA, (until it was spun off as a public corporation from 1993), as the franchises were producing programmes for two commercial rivals, surely that would give the BBC twice the reason not to commission anything to them?

The only one I understand is S4C, since that was created so viewers in Wales could watch the Welsh language programmes produced by the BBC and HTV after they stopped broadcasting them on their own channels.
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Josh1,189 posts since 21 Dec 2014
The problem with ITV is that they only do the Saturday update and BBC does every draw (Tues, Fri, Sat) from what I know. ITV have the capability to release the results in-house as seen with the Rugby World Cup lineups.
Fan of the media industry, from the UK.
TMD_24 (previously TheMonkeyDaft) 253 posts since 27 Oct 2015
Anglia (East) Look East
New titles and graphics for rugby league on Sky Sports tonight, the latter similar to those used for the Premier League since the start of the season (but with a darker shade of blue and a different font). Wonder if that means we’ll see these new PL graphics eventually replace the mid—2017 ones across all sports - they aren’t dramatically different, of course, more a bit of a refresh.


On the graphics, I think it's a look that Super League itself has adopted, the fonts especially (all very similar to the Premier League's recent revamp) - as their social media posts and billboards at the ground followed the same look


Just to update this for today. Sky are using the caps graphics and fonts on their F1 coverage outside the world feed now.
Last edited by TMD_24 on 19 February 2020 5:18pm
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