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Can it get better? (October 2004)

MA
maximus
I posted this topic to have opinions on ITV - is it good? Is it terrible?
My opinion of it is that ITV1 is quite a good channel. It only lets itself down with its "quality" overnight programming.
ITV2 is a poor relation to ITV1 - it keeps showing films which have been repeatedly shown on ITV1 beforehand.
ITV News Channel has to be the best UK news channel. With veteran newscasters - who everybody knows - and quality news.
NW
NewsWatch
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MS
msim
I think the topic as a whole may be in the wrong part of the forum, but i'll contribute my thoughts about the news channel

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ITV News Channel has to be the best UK news channel. With veteran newscasters - who everybody knows - and quality news.


Whilst it is true that they do have some of the most well known faces, lets be honest here, how often do they acctually present in the slots advertised in the promos? Joyce O Haja has been away for weeks, as has Angela Rippon. In my opinion, we see far to much of Phil Gayle and Owen Thomas (do they never leave ITN?) - they can be seen any day, at any time and are hardly well known faces, unless you live in london perhaps.
As for the news content, i have to disagree. On occaisons. they can pull out all the stops and provide fantastic coverage (Beslan and Boscastle being the obvious examples) but on a more 'normal' day we have ad breaks interupting press conferences, many of which are not covered at all, re-packaged london tonight reports about some film premiere, god-awful presenters like Mark Webster and inexcusably for a channel with the slogan 'Breaking news for Britain', they do not cover stories that happen overnight: the Hartlepool by election and UK local elections results, and (im just guessing) but probably not the presedential debates. Ok, im guessing on that last one, but the fact that I have to shows how inconsistant the channel is, whereas you can depend on sky and n24 to cover these things.
The studio, whilst technically astounding, is i believe simply there to mask the fact that their is serious under-investment in actual journalism (as seen in the sheer volume of taped reports), and lacks the depth and 'excitment' of the n24 and sky newsrooms
MA
maximus
I have only put an ITV topic in the 'In The News' part only because ITV are regularly in the news. Examples: The collapse of ITV Digital, a second ITV channel debuting, ITV stealing ITN's thunder and replacing ITN with ITV News etc.
BE
Ben Founding member London London
maximus posted:
I have only put an ITV topic in the 'In The News' part only because ITV are regularly in the news. Examples: The collapse of ITV Digital, a second ITV channel debuting, ITV stealing ITN's thunder and replacing ITN with ITV News etc.


Yep but 'In The News' is for discussion about news programmes on TV not for news about TV or things that have been in the news in the past.
JC
Jack Carkdale
msim posted:
we see far to much of... Owen Thomas (does he never leave ITN?)


That's not physically possible, even if he was on 24/7! Wink

msim posted:
...can be seen any day, at any time


You say that like it's a bad thing...

Mmm, Owen Thomas... Very Happy Shocked Cool Razz etc

Excuse me, I need a cold shower...
SP
Spencer Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Functional Aesthetic posted:
Mmm, Owen Thomas... Very Happy Shocked Cool Razz etc

Excuse me, I need a cold shower...


Or an eye test? The man looks like Henry Kelly. Wink

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