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tesandco1,017 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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tesandco1,017 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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tesandco1,017 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 18 years
tesandco1,017 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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tesandco1,017 posts since 28 Sep 2001
Granada North West Today
Latest Updates - January-February

I'm going to try and rattle through the occasional roundup quicker than usual as experience tells me if it's not a full episode of something being uploaded to Youtube, interest is quite limited. However recent updates in the last few months have included:-

Server Move
At the start of February, the main server suffered from some Russian Bot hacking. However as I'm not one to allow that to disrupt the daily updates to the site (currently at over 300 days since one was missed), the site was just decamped for a few weeks to the always running backup server and continued as normal. Things have since returned, and have been running back off a fresh, new and faster server since Mid-February.

New Presentation
2019 has seen a few new things appearing already pres-wise, with lots of coverage from E4 for both their new Adult Swim block and special programme break bumpers for Shipwrecked and Celebs Go Dating. And just this week, the mini refresh/rehash from STV. Every Monday has also seen running coverage throughout the day of the latest ITV Creates ident, with fully edited clips usually up within 10-15 minutes of first broadcast.

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Old Presentation
A lot of content has been added for Yorkshire's News and Weather sections. As well as quite a few clips from CITV both in the 90s and from early doors after the second cancellation of invision continuity in 2004. There have also been a few lesser-seen things from BBC2 from the 90s, including the second variant of their 'Car' ident and a special 'Affairs To Remember' film strand.

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Teletext
A few mammoth collections of pages have gone up courtesy of some software improvements I've made (it does mean some extra correction errors will probably slip through, but also means more pages more often). There's the site's first service from Central Television, from a summer bank holiday in 1995, and a Yorkshire Television service from 2000, where you can relive the news from the first series of Big Brother.

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

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tesandco1,017 posts since 28 Sep 2001
Granada North West Today
European Channel Roundup - 2019

As a site, I normally steer well clear of the politics for sensible reasons as it often brings out the nastiest in society. However it's hard to completely ignore the fact that March is going to be a bit of a crunch month for the UK and it's future relationship with Europe.

In a break away from all the political arguments though, I've decided this month to do something a little more positive on the site. So throughout the whole of this month, there's a feature going to be running on the site as a celebration of neighbouring European broadcasters, with a whistlestop tour of presentation across Europe. Starting today with TV6 in Sweden (mainly as I'm already out on tour in the Nordic country this week), one of many channels which despite being targeted to another country was licenced by Ofcom in the UK. With updates across other countries both new and from the archive to follow over the next 4 weeks.

https://www.tvwhirl.co.uk/features/european-channel-roundup-2019/

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tesandco1,017 posts since 28 Sep 2001
Granada North West Today
Continuing our whistlestop tour of Europe this March, we've been to Sweden for several days with coverage from TV6 and also TV4, and if anyone with a greater knowledge of their Swedish landmarks wants a challenge to recognise the locations in their stings go mad!

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Since then we've moved over to Germany. Long time visitors to the site may remember we started coverage of children's channel Super RTL waaaay back in the early days of the site in 2002. Not much has been added there since (although we do have a few things stacked up to be added from the mid years). But we're back in 2019 as part of our celebration of our European broadcasting neighbours. With stings, break bumpers and even some rarer seen In Vision Continuity from the German station!

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Whatever happens with the UK this month, we're going to be continuing the celebration of our fellow broadcasters up to the end of March... in between our own upcoming 18th birthday celebrations!

https://www.tvwhirl.co.uk/features/european-channel-roundup-2019/
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Gary McEwan3,409 posts since 23 May 2011
STV Central Reporting Scotland
European Channel Roundup - 2019

As a site, I normally steer well clear of the politics for sensible reasons as it often brings out the nastiest in society. However it's hard to completely ignore the fact that March is going to be a bit of a crunch month for the UK and it's future relationship with Europe.

In a break away from all the political arguments though, I've decided this month to do something a little more positive on the site. So throughout the whole of this month, there's a feature going to be running on the site as a celebration of neighbouring European broadcasters, with a whistlestop tour of presentation across Europe. Starting today with TV6 in Sweden (mainly as I'm already out on tour in the Nordic country this week), one of many channels which despite being targeted to another country was licenced by Ofcom in the UK. With updates across other countries both new and from the archive to follow over the next 4 weeks.

https://www.tvwhirl.co.uk/features/european-channel-roundup-2019/

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I'm surprised SBS in the Netherlands haven't gone for TV6 in regards to that logo. Almost a carbon copy of the Dutch one.

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