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Stuart6,513 posts since 13 Oct 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
ITV Hub looks vile on Sky+ boxes. Too bright and too garish. Just awful.


Heaven only knows why Sky allowed white to be an available colour for Catch-Up. Unless there isn't a palette of colours to choose from and they're free to pick anything. If that's the case, why pick that?

I doubt this was a decision made by Sky. Most of the Catch Up TV services offered on the Sky+HD STBs just use the default EPG blue background.

Only BBC, ITV, C4 & C5 have ever used anything different to make their interface look more like that available on their web-based service.

For those who aren't familiar with Sky's Catch Up service, the picture below shows the customised settings for the main broadcasters. Sky Arts shows the default colour palette used by the likes of Universal, FOX, Discovery, History etc . . .

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It's a shame ITV have gone for the glaring white background. I do hope they change it. Rolling Eyes

Even just a dark grey background, with alternating light/dark grey on the listings pages would be better than what they have, and it would still relate to the 'white palette' used on their other outlets. I don't think they've really considered how it has to look alongside the Sky EPG.
Last edited by Stuart on 25 November 2015 2:24pm
Neil Jones3,474 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
ITV Hub looks vile on Sky+ boxes. Too bright and too garish. Just awful.


Heaven only knows why Sky allowed white to be an available colour for Catch-Up. Unless there isn't a palette of colours to choose from and they're free to pick anything. If that's the case, why pick that?

I doubt this was a decision made by Sky. Most of the Catch Up TV services offered on the Sky+HD STBs just use the default EPG blue background. Only BBC, ITV, C4 & C5 have ever used anything different to make their interface look more like that available on their web-based service.


I meant Sky allowing white as an option for the background in that section, in lieu of how garish and clashable it looks with the default blue. Don't some of the new accessibility options change everything to white anyway?

May be typical ITV launch fair - get it launched, tweak it later, fix it properly. Smile
Stuart6,513 posts since 13 Oct 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
I meant Sky allowing white as an option for the background in that section, in lieu of how garish and clashable it looks with the default blue. Don't some of the new accessibility options change everything to white anyway?

May be typical ITV launch fair - get it launched, tweak it later, fix it properly. Smile

I was busy editing and adding a composite picture as you posted, so I may have answered some of that.

I haven't had a look at the accessibility options as I am no longer a beta tester Crying or Very sad , but I thought they just increased font size, rather than change the background. I'll have to have a play to find out. Thumbs up
Neil Jones3,474 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
I meant Sky allowing white as an option for the background in that section, in lieu of how garish and clashable it looks with the default blue. Don't some of the new accessibility options change everything to white anyway?

May be typical ITV launch fair - get it launched, tweak it later, fix it properly. Smile

I was busy editing and adding a composite picture as you posted, so I may have answered some of that.

I haven't had a look at the accessibility options as I am no longer a beta tester Crying or Very sad , but I thought they just increased font size, rather than change the background. I'll have to have a play to find out. Thumbs up


Yes it does. It makes ITV Hub far easier to read with the "increase Font" option on.
I thought the contrast option applied to Catch Up but only appears to apply to the EPG. The font appears to apply to everything.
tomo359851 posts since 18 Oct 2009
Border (England)
You could say that the trend in having programme sites is dead, instead social media pages/accounts.


For some programmes this is fine, but I think big shows like the soaps, IAC, X Factor etc need their own sites to feature news sections, character profile pages etc, this is were the website seems very poor, and has done now for a while. Compare the current Corrie site to what they had 2-3 years ago, they used to have a brilliant page with a unique and easy to use look. Now it all looks so bland and generic, and the silly continuous scrolling style pages don't work for shows. Yes it works well for the news, but thats about it.

Also the Sports site (or lack of) is terrible. It's now just a sub-section on the news site.