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iloveyorkshire516 posts since 28 Nov 2003
Granada North West Today
It’s ridiculous calling it Calendar it should have been long gone along with the ytv chevron.

And instead call it what?

Bear in mind that in the context of the Calendar South programme, it probably covers more area that isn’t Yorkshire than is.


Well if we are to get rid of Calendar we may as well get rid of Granada since that really doesn’t have anything to do with Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside or Lancashire
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Lou Scannon1,129 posts since 1 Jan 2016
HTV West Points West
On t'other side, they don't say "this is BBC News Midlands Today", it's "Welcome to Midlands Today from the BBC" so why can't ITV badge their regional news programmes more sensibly, e.g. "This is Central News, part of the ITV Network" ?


Erm... because the de facto names of the programmes actually are e.g. "ITV News Meridian" etc, as is clearly how the programme names are written on-screen!

Conversely, the BBC regions' logos clearly aren't meant to be read literally (or else the official programme names would be e.g. "BBC South Today BBC News" etc, which is clearly way too daft to be the intention).

The ITV regions' logos don't have "ITV" (and/or "ITV News" ) written on screen twice simultaneously. Granted, the standardised title form can be a bit cumbersome and inelegant (especially when "ITV News Tyne Tees & Border" was a thing!), but there's nothing as messy as the BBC's red box logo being at the bottom and yet you're not supposed to read/perceive it as being part of the actual programme name.
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harshy6,174 posts since 24 Mar 2001
Well it needs to be something other then Calendar I don’t know what though, whilst I, you and viewers who grew up with Yorkshire Television understand why it’s called Calendar, it must make no sense to people over the last 16 or so years since they ditched the regional companies names.

If it was me I would happily keep calendar and bring back the ytv chevron.
kernow1,274 posts since 18 Jan 2006
Well it needs to be something other then Calendar I don’t know what though, whilst I, you and viewers who grew up with Yorkshire Television understand why it’s called Calendar, it must make no sense to people over the last 16 or so years since they ditched the regional companies names.

If it was me I would happily keep calendar and bring back the ytv chevron.

Why would the name "Calendar" make no sense just because the channel isn't called Yorkshire Television anymore?
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harshy6,174 posts since 24 Mar 2001
Because that was the flagship regional news programme for Yorkshire tv, ytv has long gone sadly along with the other regional names Sad a good point has been raised however as to what to call it as the regions covers Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
Andrew13,615 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
On t'other side, they don't say "this is BBC News Midlands Today", it's "Welcome to Midlands Today from the BBC" so why can't ITV badge their regional news programmes more sensibly, e.g. "This is Central News, part of the ITV Network" ?

I may be wrong but the general rule is that if the region had a Today/Tonight at the end they dropped that suffix for an ITV News prefix and thats how they refer to it on screen.

All the other regions that kept another word in their title or a non specific word generally don't say 'ITV News [name]'

They never say 'ITV News Calendar' for example, and I don't think they ever say 'ITV News Granada Reports'
Lou Scannon1,129 posts since 1 Jan 2016
HTV West Points West
Imagine if the Border region were ever disbanded (which presumably would only be a possibility following an ITV plc takeover of STV, should such a thing ever happen), and there were a single pan-regional Gateshead programme mirroring the BBC Look North (Newcastle) region.

As if the old "ITV News Tyne Tees & Border" name weren't long enough, the one-syllable-longer-still name "ITV News Tyne Tees & Cumbria" could be used! Surely that would be a new worldwide record for the sheer length of a news programme title?!
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kernow1,274 posts since 18 Jan 2006
On t'other side, they don't say "this is BBC News Midlands Today", it's "Welcome to Midlands Today from the BBC" so why can't ITV badge their regional news programmes more sensibly, e.g. "This is Central News, part of the ITV Network" ?

I may be wrong but the general rule is that if the region had a Today/Tonight at the end they dropped that suffix for an ITV News prefix and thats how they refer to it on screen.

All the other regions that kept another word in their title or a non specific word generally don't say 'ITV News [name]'

They never say 'ITV News Calendar' for example, and I don't think they ever say 'ITV News Granada Reports'



They also never say "ITV News Channel TV". It's always something like "ITV News from Channel" or "ITV News from Channel Television"

I've also heard things like "ITV News from Meridian", and I don't know if this is still the case, but I remember Bob Warman saying "ITV News in Central"

It's also quite common for some of the regional names to be referred to on-screen without the ITV or ITV News prefix.