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DVB Cornwall8,240 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Joint BBC / ITV (and others?) Announcement due before the end of the month

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Last edited by DVB Cornwall on 27 February 2019 8:31am
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noggin14,318 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Given that ITV and the BBC already run the BritBox joint venture - this makes sense.

One thing to keep an eye on is whether it will it 'just' be BBC Studios and ITV Studios content - or if the BBC and ITV have done deals with third-party production companies as well.
DVB Cornwall8,240 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
When this is announced, it must have specifically loaded top quality versions loaded onto it. BBC Store fell foul of selling off air streams which grated with those who forked out for it. It must be ALL HD with some UHD from the start. There’s no excuse for anything other. Price? No more than £5.99 per month unless it carries everything from everywhere. Loads of questions which I understand should become clearer on 27 Feb 2019.
RDJ2,684 posts since 25 Oct 2003
Central (South) Midlands Today
Lots of reaction on Social Media over the name. What works in the US & Canada to promote British television may not necessarily work here, and I'm inclined to agree.

A better name is needed to promote the service for British markets.
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Whataday9,933 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
Lots of reaction on Social Media over the name. What works in the US & Canada to promote British television may not necessarily work here, and I'm inclined to agree.

A better name is needed to promote the service for British markets.


I don't quite understand that point. The UK market is full of businesses that have British and UK as a prefix.
Square Eyes7,711 posts since 31 Mar 2001
The name seems fine to me. Given that they already have some traction in US & Canada and the ambition must be to become a global brand you don't want to detract from that by creating a different brand for different territories.
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VMPhil9,629 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
Ah. People are talking about it here! Do we really need three forums for TV, Media & Tech and Websites - for most of use all three are now one and the same!?

Seems pretty clear cut to me


TV Home Forum - discussion of presentation and programmes
Mass Media & Tech - discussion of platforms and infrastructure
Media Websites - discussion of, er, other media websites

But really this thread should be in Mass Media & Tech.
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