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mizzb603 posts since 5 May 2003
It was strange that they showed no news as there was plenty worth showing. Peter Griffin was the presenter , I bet he wished he was down the pub with the others. Wink Now there's the weekend bulletins to go and that's ya lot.

The end of Westcountry Live today really made this Friday the 13th the worst I can recall. Evil or Very Mad
mizzb603 posts since 5 May 2003
You're quite right I've checked on Digiguide and it's listed as The West Country Today.

So it's over and it was an unusual way to finish off with Confused
sprungli_bob17 posts since 26 Nov 2007
mizzb posted:
You're quite right I've checked on Digiguide and it's listed as The West Country Today.


The listings have it wrong I'm afraid; the two services (West and Westcountry) continue over the weekend. 'The West Country Tonight' launches on Monday 16th February.
parrferris109 posts since 14 Jun 2006
Westcountry Spotlight
I thought that must be the case or Peter would have said something at least. It would be nice if he did Westcountry's final broadcast though - after all, as a continuity announcer he opened the station.

I notice that Spotlight are now announcing that they are "Live from Plymouth" at every opportunity...
mizzb603 posts since 5 May 2003
sprungli_bob posted:
mizzb posted:
You're quite right I've checked on Digiguide and it's listed as The West Country Today.


The listings have it wrong I'm afraid; the two services (West and Westcountry) continue over the weekend. 'The West Country Tonight' launches on Monday 16th February.


Confusing isn't it . Anyway I hope for what it's worth they can end on a slightly happier note on Sunday.
James Vertigan3,260 posts since 2 Jun 2001
London London
According to Wikipedia, the name of the ITV region will change from Westcountry to "ITV South West" (so nearly TSW!) - so I guess we may see changes to the name on the Sky EPG and anywhere else that uses the name Westcountry.

Just wondering, but if they do change the region name, would this be reflected on those TVs which display channel names on analogue channels, because I know down there it comes up as ITV1 Westcountry, and it is still identified as this on the defunct ancillary teletext service...
Jonny3,980 posts since 27 Nov 2006
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
James Vertigan posted:
Just wondering, but if they do change the region name, would this be reflected on those TVs which display channel names on analogue channels, because I know down there it comes up as ITV1 Westcountry, and it is still identified as this on the defunct ancillary teletext service...

I thought the analogue identifiers were all changed to 'itv1' around 2 years ago?
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Nick Harvey5,036 posts since 11 Nov 2001
HTV West Points West
Jonny posted:
I thought the analogue identifiers were all changed to 'itv1' around 2 years ago?

Not in the Westcountry region.

That's the only region where the transmitters were still fed from the Plympton studios and the local sub-opts were controlled from there, not the South Bank.

I assume they're changing the transmitter feeds over to the South Bank as we speak, so the feed from Monday can go from Bristol to the South Bank, then the South Bank direct to the transmitters.

I suspect the Teletext identifier might change to "itv1" as the transmitter feeds get changed over. Keep 'em peeled, as Shaw used to say!
Nick Harvey
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Nick Harvey5,036 posts since 11 Nov 2001
HTV West Points West
parrferris posted:
I notice that Spotlight are now announcing that they are "Live from Plymouth" at every opportunity.

And, though obviously shorter than the one on Westcountry, it was good that Spotlight did a nice tribute and compilation of ITV in the south-west on Friday's 6.30 edition.

I'd have expected that to have been mentioned on here, especially as it contained lots of Westward, TSW and Westcountry idernts.
Nick Harvey
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Steve in Pudsey10,562 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
James Vertigan posted:
According to Wikipedia, the name of the ITV region will change from Westcountry to "ITV South West" (so nearly TSW!) - so I guess we may see changes to the name on the Sky EPG and anywhere else that uses the name Westcountry.


Is it going to really be a single region? Won't the former Westcountry and West regions still exist for advertising regions, and thus still be seperate feeds from DSat?
Write that down in your copybook now.