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Gary McEwan3,291 posts since 23 May 2011
STV Central Reporting Scotland
It's bizarre that when the "ITV News (insert region name here)" branding was first rolled out, superfluous suffix words such as "Tonight" or "at Six" sensibly weren't retained in most regions (otherwise we'd have e.g. "ITV News Meridian Tonight" etc), and yet Granada got to retain its "Reports" (which had never hitherto been used on short bulletins anyway). It will never cease to bother me.



Granada Reports hasn't even been around for that long either. It's only been running since 2001, before which it was called Granada Tonight, and yet there were other news programmes like Meridian Tonight which had been around for longer than Granada Reports (although the Meridian Tonight name did continue on Facebook until last year).

There is now also "ITV News Wales at Six" and "ITV News Channel TV"

I can understand why they didn't want the latter called "ITV News Channel", but can't understand why they didn't keep it as "ITV News Channel Report"


Granada Reports has been around a lot longer than 2001...
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itsrobert6,246 posts since 23 Mar 2001
Granada North West Today
It's bizarre that when the "ITV News (insert region name here)" branding was first rolled out, superfluous suffix words such as "Tonight" or "at Six" sensibly weren't retained in most regions (otherwise we'd have e.g. "ITV News Meridian Tonight" etc), and yet Granada got to retain its "Reports" (which had never hitherto been used on short bulletins anyway). It will never cease to bother me.



Granada Reports hasn't even been around for that long either. It's only been running since 2001, before which it was called Granada Tonight, and yet there were other news programmes like Meridian Tonight which had been around for longer than Granada Reports (although the Meridian Tonight name did continue on Facebook until last year).

There is now also "ITV News Wales at Six" and "ITV News Channel TV"

I can understand why they didn't want the latter called "ITV News Channel", but can't understand why they didn't keep it as "ITV News Channel Report"


Granada Reports has been around a lot longer than 2001...

Indeed, didn't it first come into use in the early 70s? Hence its continuation - it's a very recognisable brand in the north west.
radiolistener617 posts since 8 Aug 2010
Having a region called Calendar is bloody stupid though.

In the capital, London Tonight goes out much further than London without any fuss, so why not call the "Calendar" region what it is. YORKSHIRE.
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marshmallow317 posts since 4 Nov 2015
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Having a region called Calendar is bloody stupid though.

In the capital, London Tonight goes out much further than London without any fuss, so why not call the "Calendar" region what it is. YORKSHIRE.

I’m sure the people in Lincolnshire, North Norfolk and the North Midlands will really appreciate that.
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radiolistener617 posts since 8 Aug 2010
Having a region called Calendar is bloody stupid though.

In the capital, London Tonight goes out much further than London without any fuss, so why not call the "Calendar" region what it is. YORKSHIRE.

I’m sure the people in Lincolnshire, North Norfolk and the North Midlands will really appreciate that.


People in Slough still got London Tonight.

We've had YORKSHIRE Television since 1968. People in Lincolnshire and Norfolk since 1974 didn't really have a problem with it.
Markymark6,382 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Having a region called Calendar is bloody stupid though.


So is calling a mobile network Orange or O2, but that doesn’t matter, if it becomes a universally recognised brand name in its market, which Calendar is


That's comparing chalk with light ale.


Well, if you think so.OK what’s wrong with the BBC using the name Spotlight for their regional news ?
marshmallow317 posts since 4 Nov 2015
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Having a region called Calendar is bloody stupid though.

In the capital, London Tonight goes out much further than London without any fuss, so why not call the "Calendar" region what it is. YORKSHIRE.

I’m sure the people in Lincolnshire, North Norfolk and the North Midlands will really appreciate that.


People in Slough still got London Tonight.

We've had YORKSHIRE Television since 1968. People in Lincolnshire and Norfolk since 1974 didn't really have a problem with it.

The region is still officially ITV Yorkshire. As grating as the term “Calendar region” is when used, I understand why it’s there. To say “the Yorkshire region”, or “the ITV Yorkshire region” in the same context the “Calendar region” is used on air - e.g. when providing statistics, etc - would be much sillier.