tesandco1,022 posts since 28 Sep 2001
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As we start another Monday of throughout-the-day coverage for a new week on ITV Creates, this also marks an important milestone in terms of website updates...

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Yes, it's now reached an entire year of having an update every single day on the site! I'm planning to keep going for the time being, although I won't lie given the general lack of interest from folks in seeing an update *every* day and the need to spend more time on developing new features, I won't guarantee there'll not be an occasional day or so skipped in the future. 365 days is still a proud target to have reached though!

Updates on the site most recently have included more for our March European Channel Roundup (which got extended slightly to April obviously) with coverage from DMAX Germany (so you can now compare it to the UK) and RTL II, BBC Four's 'Born Digital' season, and archive stuff for Channel 4 Nightime from the 80s, Tyne Tees from the 90s and ITV in the early 2000s.

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You can always follow the newest updates on the latest updates page, which also has an RSS feed available if anyone still uses those!
https://www.tvwhirl.co.uk/site/latest-updates/
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tesandco1,022 posts since 28 Sep 2001
Granada North West Today
It's been a good while since I posted a full update in this thread (about 6 months). But the site itself has continued to be updated every single day since then, so time for a bit of a summary of just some of what has been added in that time.

New Pres
Throughout all this time, there's been rolling updates every Monday of each new ITV Creates look. Interest in these has really waned somewhat as time has gone on this year, but the updates are still there regardless. We've also seen the launch of BBC Scotland, more new additions to BBC Two, and the refreshed BBC News graphical looks across both the BBC News Channel and BBC World News (finally added to the site this summer) as well as the regions. E4 coverage has also been kept up-to-date as new idents and special pres for yet-another-series of Celebs Go Dating have appeared.

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Archive Pres
We've been jumping all over the place for the archives this year. Most recently a lot of new content from CITV's last In-Vision look in Birmingham in 2004 has been added to the site, with both main presentation and invision sequences. An era which seems quite poorly covered compared to some, as the heavy budget cutbacks were really showing prior to the long-running Brum service finally being axed by September. We've also been boosting up the archive content from some of the German stations, with coverage from the late-2000s on Super RTL and, as mentioned above, some late-2000s stuff from BBC World News too. HTV has also had a good look in, with both news coverage and more pres from around the turn of the millenium as the corporate look was creeping in and ITV's Year of Promise was still being touted as their big thing.

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Teletext
A few different archives have gone up over the past few months. Our oldest recovery to date from BBC Two Ceefax way back in April 1983 has been added - back before Fastext was a thing, and when you could still find stories about the ill-fated Challenger Space Shuttle in regular use. And Teletext Ltd from February 1994, complete with popular sections such as the Digitiser games magazine, and the ancillary 4-Tel service for Channel 4.

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