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BR
Brekkie
Have they got an ITV DOG as well or have they retained the UTV DOG?
PF
PFML84
No, UTV now broadcasts the ITV DOG and the 'Britain Get Talking' DOG also beside it, which in itself is potentially problematic, but we'll not get into that!
TL
toby lerone 2016
No, UTV now broadcasts the ITV DOG and the 'Britain Get Talking' DOG also beside it, which in itself is potentially problematic, but we'll not get into that!


If anyone in Northern Ireland or Republic of Ireland from any community complain about ITV stating Get Britain Talking on their DOG during these times then they have nothing better to do, at least they are endeavoring to maintain a service to the province.
TI
This Is Granada
The ITV announcer that has just done the 5pm junction, I thought he was talking rather fast...could just about keep up with what was being said.
However my ears did hear him say its 'Secrets of the driving test' at 8:30 tonight.....oh wait...not what the UTV epg is stating. It's on at 11pm here!

The 8:30pm junction will be the first test for ITV this evening to handle a UTV optout....
RI
Richard
The ITV announcer that has just done the 5pm junction, I thought he was talking rather fast...could just about keep up with what was being said.
However my ears did hear him say its 'Secrets of the driving test' at 8:30 tonight.....oh wait...not what the UTV epg is stating. It's on at 11pm here!

The 8:30pm junction will be the first test for ITV this evening to handle a UTV optout....

There was Chiswick-based continuity at 6pm over an ITV ident. The vo name checked Paul Clark and mentioned “UTV Live” but not UTV or ITV.
DM
DeeMartie
Personally I don't mind if the ITV brand stays in NI. I think if they keep the idents and announcers for shows and retain the UTV brand for the News with a local announcer for it then it could work. Then when the next rebrand comes you could phase UTV out completely.
:-(
A former member
The 8:30pm junction will be the first test for ITV this evening to handle a UTV optout....

Same ident as ITV but with voiceover for the local programme. Start time was about 30 seconds later than ITV.

Also, the break bumpers were different colours too.

Was there any need to drop the UTV branding at all?
TI
This Is Granada
The 8:30pm junction will be the first test for ITV this evening to handle a UTV optout....

Same ident as ITV but with voiceover for the local programme. Start time was about 30 seconds later than ITV.

Also, the break bumpers were different colours too.

Was there any need to drop the UTV branding at all?


No ITV or UTV dog during this regional opt out.

No I dont think there was any real need to drop the UTV branding at a drop of a hat. Yes I agree that Gillian & Julian should not be taking an unnecessary trip to the UTV offices to record links, and that could be suspended...but surely Chiswick could carry on with UTV break bumpers, UTV promos, UTV dog, UTV Idents, all that needed to change for the next few weeks/Months was having a London announcer over the UTV Idents. But instead ITV have used the current world events as a excuse to shoe horn the ITV branding into NI, and now I suspect will conveniently forgot to remove ITV branding and revert back to the old UTV ways when this is all over.

Sneaky and underhand behaviour by ITV in my opinion.
KE
kernow
The 8:30pm junction will be the first test for ITV this evening to handle a UTV optout....

Same ident as ITV but with voiceover for the local programme. Start time was about 30 seconds later than ITV.

Also, the break bumpers were different colours too.

Was there any need to drop the UTV branding at all?


No ITV or UTV dog during this regional opt out.


It's normal to have no DOG for regional opt outs on ITV. That's what happens with Wales and Border Scottish.
:-(
A former member
UTV bows out at 6am Thursday 2nd April 2020 (for the timebeing)

thegeek, Asa and Richard gave kudos
SC
Si-Co
Could this be influenced by staffing issues at ITV as much as the logistics of recording VOs in Belfast? It would be easy enough (I assume) for the ITV announcers to pre-record UTV links and promos, but by making one instead of two versions of every promo etc will surely save a lot of man-hours that ITV may not have at the moment.
TI
This Is Granada
UTV bows out at 6am Thursday 2nd April 2020 (for the timebeing)



Thanks for sharing that ident. I truely hope Julian and Gillian will be back with us again soon....however I dont trust ITV and their underhanded tactics one single bit.

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