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RDJ2,512 posts since 25 Oct 2003
Central (South) Midlands Today
Animated astons now appear to be in full time use as of today on Midlands Today.

They're a bit clunky animating though. They appear slow to animate and not smooth at all.

Also to add to that, Andy Knowles was on the football report tonight. Hadn't heard from him in ages. I remember him being presenter in the Pebble Mill days.
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Central News South
January 9th 1989 - December 3rd 2006
Mike W4,799 posts since 30 Apr 2006
I assume the Breakfast bulletins were a soft launch then - took a while to go full time but definitely an improvement on the ageing aston CG.

Interestingly the name aston still uses a slightly darker font, which looks just wrong!

The transition on the headlines is also annoying, it's the 8pm short bulletin wipe for anyone who hasn't seen it and it just looks lazy.
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South Today2,596 posts since 10 Feb 2003
12 years ago yesterday Central South closed it's doors for the final time and Thames Valley Today/Tonight launched. It's hard to believe in January it will be 30 years since Central South launched. Hopefully there will be sharing of some good memories on Twitter. The local road signs in Abingdon still direct folk to ''Central TV''.
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Alex Plain-Later (previously Austin Tatious) 913 posts since 1 Jan 2016
HTV West Points West
12 years ago yesterday Central South closed it's doors for the final time and Thames Valley Today/Tonight launched. It's hard to believe in January it will be 30 years since Central South launched. Hopefully there will be sharing of some good memories on Twitter. The local road signs in Abingdon still direct folk to ''Central TV''.


Despite the fact that the building on that Abingdon industrial estate hasn't contained ITV Central/Thames Valley/Meridian for a few years now! Rolling Eyes ITV Meridian's Thames Valley newsroom is now in Didcot.
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Spencer For Hire5,643 posts since 13 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I always thought Central News South was a regional news programme which punched very much above its weight. For a fairly small sub-region it always seemed very polished and professional with strong presenters. Anne Dawson and Wesley Smith were a fantastic pairing.

When I moved from Gloucestershire to Yorkshire in the mid-90s, I was struck by how amateurish Calendar seemed in comparison.
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noggin13,901 posts since 26 Jun 2001
I always thought Central News South was a regional news programme which punched very much above its weight. For a fairly small sub-region it always seemed very polished and professional with strong presenters. Anne Dawson and Wesley Smith were a fantastic pairing.

When I moved from Gloucestershire to Yorkshire in the mid-90s, I was struck by how amateurish Calendar seemed in comparison.


It was usually quite cutting edge with its technology too. (Famously so in terms of its launch show)

It had robot cart machines, and then Quantel non-linear editing far-far-before the BBC (or ITN) had their Quantel systems.
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