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GL
globaltraffic24
The bids from LondonTV and London8 would have been interesting to see on-air. London8 had ITN as one of its backers and was planning to go big on news. LondonTV had lined up CityTV Toronto's ex Head of Programming. Arguably either of these bids would have produced stronger television. When you look at the applications, IMHO London Live won simply on the strength of being able to say that it would heavily cross promote the channel in the Evening Standard. Very little focus on programming and content from the word go!
BR
Brekkie
GMc posted:
STV Glasgow listings (from Freeview EPG)

Launch Night (Monday):

18.30 - The Riverside Show News
19.00 - The Riverside Show
20.30 - Peter & Roughie's Football Show
21.00 - My Life in Ten Pictures
21.30 - The Blether
22.00 - STV Glasgow News
22.30 - Scotland Tonight
23.00 - The Riverside Show


Then, Weekdays look like this:

12.00 - STV Glasgow News
14.30 - Scotland Tonight
15.00 - Hooked
15.30 - STV Glasgow News
15.45 - The Riverside Show
17.15 - STV Glasgow News
17.30 - Take the High Road
18.00 - STV News at Six
18.30 - The Riverside Show News
19.00 - The Riverside Show
20.30 - Peter & Roughie's Football Show
21.00 -
- Tue : Classic Taggart
- Wed : Czas Honoru
- Thu : Glasgow's Murder Mysteries
- Fri : The Riverside Weekend; The Tenement
22.00 - STV Glasgow News
22.30 - Scotland Tonight; The Blether ( Fri )
23.00 - The Riverside Show

Interesting they simulcast the 6pm news and Scotland Tonight - guess it makes sense. Not sure it makes sense to offer a rival news programme to News at Ten though, though time will tell.
EX
excel99
What will the difference be between STV Glasgow News and The Riverside Show News? Also I take it not all the showings of The Riverside Show and possibly STV Glasgow News will be live?
GM
Gary McEwan
Wouldn't surprise if they were live. STV seems to be doing all the right things so far with regards to the channel.

Even the STV Glasgow News at Ten could be worth a watch...
DV
dvboy
I would assume The Riverside Show would be live at 1900, repeated 2300 and 1545 the following day.

I would assume all news would be live although 90 minutes is a long bulletin at 1200 and Scotland Tonight an unusual name for 1430 - perhaps that's a repeat.
GM
Gary McEwan
Just seen an Optare Solo STV Glasgow branded minibus going around Glasgow promoting the new channel...
SD
SuperDave
The bids from LondonTV and London8 would have been interesting to see on-air. London8 had ITN as one of its backers and was planning to go big on news. LondonTV had lined up CityTV Toronto's ex Head of Programming. Arguably either of these bids would have produced stronger television. When you look at the applications, IMHO London Live won simply on the strength of being able to say that it would heavily cross promote the channel in the Evening Standard. Very little focus on programming and content from the word go!


Actually if LL had stuck to their original plan, on paper certainly the lineup wasn't that bad - 90 minutes of news from 5.30, followed by an hour of entertainment (London Go), an hour of archive, then 90 minutes of acquired drama and entertainment 'set in London', a late news roundup at 10.30 followed by The Big Debate and finally an hour of new edgy programming under the the moniker Launchpad.

Sadly it seems only London Go managed to make it to air.
BA
bilky asko
Just seen an Optare Solo STV Glasgow branded minibus going around Glasgow promoting the new channel...


Minibus?! You call this a minibus?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Arriva_North_West_711_MX12KVG_(8458490079).jpg/555px-Arriva_North_West_711_MX12KVG_(8458490079).jpg

More like a midibus.
GM
Gary McEwan
Just seen an Optare Solo STV Glasgow branded minibus going around Glasgow promoting the new channel...


Minibus?! You call this a minibus?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Arriva_North_West_711_MX12KVG_(8458490079).jpg/555px-Arriva_North_West_711_MX12KVG_(8458490079).jpg

More like a midibus.


No it was on 05 plated Slimline Optare Solo...
BA
bilky asko
No it was on 05 plated Slimline Optare Solo...


The image was an example of the Optare Solo - the Optare Slimline Solo is a whole 15 centimetres narrower than the non-Slimline model, and is still classed as a midibus (by Optare themselves, no less).
GM
GMc
That, my friends, is a hudgie bus (or dinkie bus). Cool
EL
elmarko
Bus chat.

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