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Markymark5,767 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Sally Taylor celebrated 30 years at South Today yesterday evening. They shown a special report of her best bits and even had some special messages from Harry Gration and Fred Dineage. This also got a brief mention on News Nationwide on the News Channel this evening.


I wish you'd posted this sooner, it's gone from iplayer now (unless anyone knows differently ?)
DarthSidious
Midlands Today
I am afraid she's another one I've never taken to, cold no warmth thinks a lot of herself etc. About time she left also !


Eh? The South are fortunate to have not one, but two heritage anchors who know their patch and are well received by viewers.


Doesn’t mean everyone likes or has to like them though?
TVEngineer27 posts since 12 Jan 2017
London London
Hmm seems to be a misture of HD and SD reporting on MT...about time it was 100% HD by now. Watching Aussie TV I see all reports are fully HD...


I checked with a colleague and Meridian has been fully HD since 2014, aside from any archive footage that has been upscaled from SD tapes. As with all news outlets, footage can come from a variety of sources so the quality may vary between reports depending on the delivery. The number of pixels and sharpness of the picture isn't the only measure and there can be good HD and bad HD pictures!
I work in telly, I sometimes get time to watch telly. More of a technology geek than a presentation geek!
TVEngineer27 posts since 12 Jan 2017
London London
I am afraid she's another one I've never taken to, cold no warmth thinks a lot of herself etc. About time she left also !


Eh? The South are fortunate to have not one, but two heritage anchors who know their patch and are well received by viewers.


Look at his posting history in this thread and you can see that MeridianTVFan doesn't base his judgement on journalistic skill or presenting ability, it's about who he fancies.

Long may the South's heritage presenters continue, years of experience and reassuring familiarity that simply cannot be recreated.
I work in telly, I sometimes get time to watch telly. More of a technology geek than a presentation geek!
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noggin13,682 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Hmm seems to be a misture of HD and SD reporting on MT...about time it was 100% HD by now. Watching Aussie TV I see all reports are fully HD...


Well I'd hope so - as Australia went with an HD system in 2001 when they introduced DVB-T (just as the US did with their ATSC standard in the late 90s), when we went with SD 16:9 in 1998... They've had a bit of a head start on us. (*)

(*) Yes - I know it's more complicated than this because of some, quite frankly, bizarre Aussie regulatory rules (and the 576/50p anomaly)
South Today2,570 posts since 10 Feb 2003
There's an item coming up about Meridian's 25th anniversary, including an interview with a former presenter.


Former weatherman, Ron Lobeck, on the SE edition. Was it anyone different on the South edition? As I thought he only covered the SE? Plus, any reference to the former CNS area that wasn't part of the Meridian region in 1993!?
kernow886 posts since 18 Jan 2006
There's an item coming up about Meridian's 25th anniversary, including an interview with a former presenter.


Former weatherman, Ron Lobeck, on the SE edition. Was it anyone different on the South edition? As I thought he only covered the SE? Plus, any reference to the former CNS area that wasn't part of the Meridian region in 1993!?

It was Nick Knowles on the Thames Valley edition, with no reference to Central News South.
South Today2,570 posts since 10 Feb 2003
There's an item coming up about Meridian's 25th anniversary, including an interview with a former presenter.


Former weatherman, Ron Lobeck, on the SE edition. Was it anyone different on the South edition? As I thought he only covered the SE? Plus, any reference to the former CNS area that wasn't part of the Meridian region in 1993!?

It was Nick Knowles on the Thames Valley edition, with no reference to Central News South.


Extremely poor to not have a token remark like when Thames Valley Tonight recovered a landmark birthday for independent television in the South. There was a line by Wesley along the lines of...''in the north of the region ATV became Central''
kernow886 posts since 18 Jan 2006

Former weatherman, Ron Lobeck, on the SE edition. Was it anyone different on the South edition? As I thought he only covered the SE? Plus, any reference to the former CNS area that wasn't part of the Meridian region in 1993!?

It was Nick Knowles on the Thames Valley edition, with no reference to Central News South.


Extremely poor to not have a token remark like when Thames Valley Tonight recovered a landmark birthday for independent television in the South. There was a line by Wesley along the lines of...''in the north of the region ATV became Central''



To be fair, 25 is a milestone anniversary for Meridian, whereas Central is 36 years old, and Central News South ended 11 years ago. The 50th anniversary of ITV in the South was only 2 years after the end of Central News South.

Similarly, I'm assuming ITV News Westcountry isn't marking Westcountry's 25th anniversary, and wouldn't expect them to, given that what was Westcountry Television doesn't exist anymore.
cityprod1,869 posts since 3 Oct 2005
Westcountry Spotlight
It was Nick Knowles on the Thames Valley edition, with no reference to Central News South.


Extremely poor to not have a token remark like when Thames Valley Tonight recovered a landmark birthday for independent television in the South. There was a line by Wesley along the lines of...''in the north of the region ATV became Central''



To be fair, 25 is a milestone anniversary for Meridian, whereas Central is 36 years old, and Central News South ended 11 years ago. The 50th anniversary of ITV in the South was only 2 years after the end of Central News South.

Similarly, I'm assuming ITV News Westcountry isn't marking Westcountry's 25th anniversary, and wouldn't expect them to, given that what was Westcountry Television doesn't exist anymore.


They've been marking anniversaries from the start of the original local ITV company, Westward Television, so I'm not expecting them to mark anything for a few years yet.