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tesandco956 posts since 28 Sep 2001
Granada North West Today
September 27th 2018 - Rolling Updates

It's turned out to be a very busy day on the pres scene, so even busier on TV Whirl. Whilst originally it was suspected just BBC Two were rebranding and I'd planned something a bit different (this may still follow at a later date), Channel 4 has pulled out a rebrand for all their channels.

I've been updating the site since 3am this morning and the site currently has rolling coverage which is continuing throughout the day as the rebranding as it is unveiled. I'll try and keep contributing anything interesting to the discussion threads on here too for those who aren't by a TV.

So far...
BBC Two - https://www.tvwhirl.co.uk/presentation/bbc/bbc-two/bbc-two-2018-present/
E4 - https://www.tvwhirl.co.uk/presentation/channel-4/e4/#vid_22920

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(Yes I do have a dayjob - I've had to shift some things round to do this today Razz)
Last edited by tesandco on 27 September 2018 9:42am
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tesandco956 posts since 28 Sep 2001
Granada North West Today
September 27th - Rolling Updates

As the channels have been opening this morning, More4, 4Music and Film4 have started to have their coverage appearing on the site now too. This is in addition to the continuing BBC Two/E4 coverage.

Film4 - https://www.tvwhirl.co.uk/presentation/channel-4/film4/#vid_22991
More4 - https://www.tvwhirl.co.uk/presentation/channel-4/more4/#vid_23023
4Music - https://www.tvwhirl.co.uk/presentation/channel-4/4music/#vid_23022

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tesandco956 posts since 28 Sep 2001
Granada North West Today
Latest Updates October-December 2018

Another 2 months have passed of continuous updates (indeed I've apparently not missed a daily update for the last 238 days now, as calculated using a pointless little routine I added in to the code). So time for the semi-occasional look at what's been added in recent times.

New Presentation
Since the rolling coverage at the end of September, the site has continued to expand on it's BBC Two and E4 coverage, with new break bumpers and releases of idents added throughout October and November. In the case of BBC Two, this includes coverage from all 4 of the nations, for those who only have access to network/England and want to see what happens elsewhere. Within the last 2 days we've also started the coverage of Christmas across the channels, with Channel 5 and BBC One / BBC Two already added in.

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Old Presentation
A lot of additional material has been added in to Channel 4 from the 90s lately, with presentation from their Elvis 4 Ever weekend in early 1995, as well as a lot of the 'celeb' stings that appeared in the late days of the coloured blocks era. Also don't miss the rare occurence of a BBC1 programme being promoted on Channel 4 too, resulting in a very offbrand homemade slide.

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In the regions, both Granada and LWT have seen additions to their invision and promotional coverage recently, with continuity from Granada's Christmas 1987 look giving us a chilling reminder of the problem of blindfolded stuffed toys at that time of the year!

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Adverts
Away from the pres additions, a smattering of adverts from across the years have been added. With Griff Rhys Jones plugging Holsten Pils in the 80s, and predictions of what the internet would become from 1996 by the defunct-2-years-later DEC company.

https://www.tvwhirl.co.uk/adverts/

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Teletext
The start of a Channel 4 sequence from 1/1/2000 has gone on the site, currently only with a limited selection of pages from the madcap computer magazine Digitiser, but with more to follow. As well as that, there's been a new 4-Tel on View sequence from Christmas 1994, with a little bit of festive animation featuring.

https://www.tvwhirl.co.uk/teletext/

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TV Whirl - Still covering UK idents, presentation, teletext and programmes after 17 years
tesandco956 posts since 28 Sep 2001
Granada North West Today
Happy New Year 2019 Continuity Roundup

Happy New Year from TV Whirl, and we're here to mark the start of 2019 with a big update. Apologies this is a little later than planned, but a lot of yesterday was tied up covering the new ITV rebrand, like every man and his dog.

As some will remember though, last year we did a small feature on the site covering the changeover from 2017 to 2018 across several UK channels. Well this year we've done it again, only even bigger and better.

44 (edit: 46 now) new files have been added for a special new feature on New Year 2019, showing how the change in the calendars was covered on the main terrestrials BBC One and BBC Two (across all 4 nations), ITV, UTV, STV, Channel 4 and Channel 5.

However it's not just the major channels that are covered. ITV2, Dave, E4, More4, Film4 and even Quest Red all get a look in too.

Happy New Year Continuity Roundup 2019

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Last edited by tesandco on 2 January 2019 8:51pm
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