Was franchising the only optionNo, franchising wasn't necessary. The ITV network would've cobbled up their own breakfast TV service, although it may have happened a year or two later than with TV-am.
Launches 29th July. Split from ITV Programming ThreadOh, sorry. I must've been thinking about the other placeholders...
Harry Hills World of TV
New show for BBC 2Thought last night’s was the best one yet. Seemed like a pretty strong BBC Two schedule too with Mortimer & Whitehouse and Louis Theroux.
Unique simulcast on TV channels tonight
Celebrating UK TV, 8.58pmInteresting impression of Ozzy Osbourne at 8:30 in the clip, complete with the F word. Then a few seconds later the host tells someone who appeared in a clip "f*** you!". Wouldn't her that on Pointless...
How would you make the ITV Regions Better?
...whilst still keeping them owned by ITVplcThat competition reminds me of the sort you’d get on Calendar/Tonight as well during that era. You’d write in Yorkshire Television, Kirkstall Road, Leeds, LS3 1JS
Should (and could) ITV regionalise again?
Should, and could, ITV create a more localised, but national service, be reinstated?I can see a situation where both Channel and UTV become affiliates: Channel and Westcountry could link up as a "Network South-West" UTV is trickier. Again it comes down to political pressures....
MTV UK to close 3 music channels It is a pity VH1 Europe (or whatever it is to become) isn't FTA and likely never will be. I enjoy MTV Germany (which is FTA) as it does show a lot more varied music selections during the day and it...
July 2020 onwards.I have never picked up on that, but you make an excellent point Spencer; I had to rewatch the titles to see what you meant.
Grange Hill in the 1990s It’s usually exams, there’s always a few in each year who drop out because their parents want them focusing on schoolwork.
ITV 2020 - Presentation refresh
Split from ITV 2019 idents and presentation - ITV CreatesI think pretty much anything looks better than the usual ITV style credits.