Christmas Presentation 2019
Excluding BBC One, ITV and Channel 5Good spot there. The really subtle addition from 5 only seems to appear from Christmas Eve from what I can tell, complete with UTV-style 'Santa Updates' from continuity throughout the evening....
BBC Two Christmas 2019
New tinsel identOriginal idents have been restored with Feel Good shown before the Glastonbury highlights show.
Sky to develop huge new studio complex in Elstree, open 2022
Subject to planning permissionThese developments and exclusivity deals are happening in and around London. If anyone wanted to build a studio complex anywhere else in the country, doubt it would be problematic.
TV Channel Closures
How did it happen?I'd like to think if it were Peter Simon presenting we'd have the footage of him being cut off mid auction, presumably somebody would have recorded it in case he tripped over something. To look at...
The One Show
Matt Baker leaving spring 2020Happy? I think not. The GMB and Loose Women threads both got locked for having too much rota discussion.
BBC/ITV games announcedThat strangles the extended summer FIFA World Club Cup 2021 at birth, which I'm sure UEFA are delighted about. Every cloud.
Future of Sky Cinema linear channels? Yeah, Disney Channel, XD, and Junior might survive (and even that isn't certain, some have closed), but I don't see Sky Cinema Disney lasting much longer.
The Circle USA - Neflix Im sure part of the agreement with Channel4/Netflix/StudioLambert is that is wont run too soon behind The CircleUK finale. I cant imagine them (Ch4) being overjoyed that another version will be available...
David Bellamy Dies I wouldn't be surprised if the lucrative advertising deals he signed had an impact on his BBC work.
Love Island - Winter
New series starts soon.There were some disturbances on the ITV 2 feed at the start of the programme, I wonder if that upset the encoders for the streaming?
A Netflix conundrum. And it was ITV Studios that sold The Bodyguard to Netflix internationally. As explained by this article Presumably Netflix did a separate deal with the BBC for The Bodyguard to appear on UK...
ITV in 2020
New programming and some returns....The very first episode wasn't a Christmas special.
ITV SignPost Interesting. Rubbish time of year to be made redundant but at least they have worked with the broadcasters and have saved some jobs, albeit some in the North East. They did subtitles for UKTV,...