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South West England & CI Thread

Justin Leigh to leave the BBC

SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
DE88 posted:
It's definitely not absurd to argue that a better name for ITV's regional news service for the Channel Islands would be one with the word "Islands" in it, though, is it?

"ITV News Channel Islands" has the same number of syllables as "ITV News Channel TV", and one less syllable than "ITV News Granada Reports", so it's not unfair to say that any claim that it would be a bit of a mouthful would fall flat on its face. Granted that it's perhaps less catchy a name than "ITV News Channel TV", but how catchy *does* the name have to be here?


From a standing start, sure. ITV News Channel is the logical name to use but has a dual meaning, so isn't really suitable. If you are adding an extra word, why not use the established brand, Channel Reports?
Write that down in your copybook now.
Anglialad, AlfieMulcahy and Richard gave kudos
IS
Inspector Sands
Yes the BBC Radio Three Countries Radio problem again, where they want to keep "ITV News" as the brand.

Not the only problem with their name:
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ST
South Today
DE88 posted:
It's definitely not absurd to argue that a better name for ITV's regional news service for the Channel Islands would be one with the word "Islands" in it, though, is it?

"ITV News Channel Islands" has the same number of syllables as "ITV News Channel TV", and one less syllable than "ITV News Granada Reports", so it's not unfair to say that any claim that it would be a bit of a mouthful would fall flat on its face. Granted that it's perhaps less catchy a name than "ITV News Channel TV", but how catchy *does* the name have to be here?


From a standing start, sure. ITV News Channel is the logical name to use but has a dual meaning, so isn't really suitable. If you are adding an extra word, why not use the established brand, Channel Reports?


It was Channel Report. But that name disappeared 8 years ago now.
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
True, but if Points West can return after 9 years of BBC News West...
Write that down in your copybook now.
ST
South Today
True, but if Points West can return after 9 years of BBC News West...


Back by popular demand!
NW
nwtv2003 Granada North West Today
True, but if Points West can return after 9 years of BBC News West...


Granada Reports was Granada Tonight for the best part of 12 years.
steve
steviegTVreturns
KE
kernow
True, but if Points West can return after 9 years of BBC News West...


Granada Reports was Granada Tonight for the best part of 12 years.


Wales at Six also returned after a 20 year absence.
PH
Philheybrookbay West Country (West) Spotlight
Oh dear. ITV Westcountry didn't go to plan at 615 this morning. With Alex Wood Very Happy

Cut from London to see the chap literally getting ready- a few frantic words with gallery " why is my camera on!" with no sound. Twice Very Happy Then it appears just as the sound tries to come on that the autocue is going to work. Chap then runs off camera grabs the written script and hurriedly starts.

All fairly comical- perhaps the slow GMB sting music caught them out in Bristol this morning
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JV
James Vertigan Founding member West Country (West) Spotlight
Oops! Wrong announcement just played into the 10 in the South West introducing George Alagiah but it’s Sophie Raworth presenting tonight. It was hastily faded out when they realised it was the wrong pre-rec’d announcement!

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