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thegeek5,105 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London
That is the other problem with generic credits of course. They often look awful when shown on other channels (or even the original channel after a rebrand) with a different ECP design.


I think the curvy ones from about 10 years ago are a good example of that..
buster1,790 posts since 15 Mar 2006
London London
That is the other problem with generic credits of course. They often look awful when shown on other channels (or even the original channel after a rebrand) with a different ECP design.


I think the curvy ones from about 10 years ago are a good example of that..


The bizarre thing about those credits is that they were put on the news too - which never ever had an ECP, and often didn't have any credits at all so you just had an empty curvy box (other than the news logo) at the side!
Mike W4,935 posts since 30 Apr 2006
London London
That is the other problem with generic credits of course. They often look awful when shown on other channels (or even the original channel after a rebrand) with a different ECP design.


I think the curvy ones from about 10 years ago are a good example of that..


The bizarre thing about those credits is that they were put on the news too - which never ever had an ECP, and often didn't have any credits at all so you just had an empty curvy box (other than the news logo) at the side!


and all Carlton news programmes too, you'd have Central News at Six to the left and right, with some newsline info on the left and right with a wide shot of the studio behind!
Oh it's such a perfect day, I'm glad I spent it with you...
dvboy9,920 posts since 11 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
A bit off topic but remember those truly revolting "Previous" and "Next time" straps ITV used to use during their drama programmes that were pointlessly and hideously in the same style as the old credits (with the different shades of blue). Why on earth did they think that was necessary?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-IKkVhEkgk

Here it is. Actually not quite a bad as I remember but I think it looked much worse on screen. There was simply no need for a corporate look for that aspect of the programme.


There was a previous version of this with the yellow square at the end too, which looked equally as daft. You see it when they repeat Footballers Wives and Bad Girls on CBS Drama, and it's on the DVDs too.


This one?
http://www.tvwhirl.co.uk/tesother/thebill2003.mp4

(Yes, InB4 VirginMediaPhil digs this out of that Youtube User's channel as no doubt it's on there somewhere Wink )


That one, yes.
Watch it and find out.
VMPhil9,984 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
What about having a central 'coronationstreet.co.uk' that then links you to the three websites?


Or just not having a URL on them at all, and allow ITV1, STV and UTV to have their own addresses on the ECP...?
Surely, that would make more sense?


This would mean that the itv.com (and the other two URLs) would not appear when the programme is repeated on other channels.


Coronation Street isn't repeated anymore though is it? Last I looked Granada Plus last broadcast around 7 years ago.
dvboy9,920 posts since 11 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
What about having a central 'coronationstreet.co.uk' that then links you to the three websites?


Or just not having a URL on them at all, and allow ITV1, STV and UTV to have their own addresses on the ECP...?
Surely, that would make more sense?


This would mean that the itv.com (and the other two URLs) would not appear when the programme is repeated on other channels.


Coronation Street isn't repeated anymore though is it? Last I looked Granada Plus last broadcast around 7 years ago.


Overseas.
Watch it and find out.
VMPhil9,984 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
What about having a central 'coronationstreet.co.uk' that then links you to the three websites?


Or just not having a URL on them at all, and allow ITV1, STV and UTV to have their own addresses on the ECP...?
Surely, that would make more sense?


This would mean that the itv.com (and the other two URLs) would not appear when the programme is repeated on other channels.


Coronation Street isn't repeated anymore though is it? Last I looked Granada Plus last broadcast around 7 years ago.


Overseas.


Wouldn't there be international versions though?
David
Coronation Street isn't repeated anymore though is it? Last I looked Granada Plus last broadcast around 7 years ago.


Wikipedia reports that it is shown in 'many countries'.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronation_Street#International_syndication

Also, in 34 years time, the yet to launch ITV58HD will show episodes from 34 years ago on a PPV basis so the itv.com URL will be handy then too even if it will be 100% owned by a 114 year old Rupert Murdoch by then.
VMPhil9,984 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
Coronation Street isn't repeated anymore though is it? Last I looked Granada Plus last broadcast around 7 years ago.


Wikipedia reports that it is shown in 'many countries'.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronation_Street#International_syndication

Also, in 34 years time, the yet to launch ITV58HD will show episodes from 34 years ago on a PPV basis so the itv.com URL will be handy then too even if it will be 100% owned by a 114 year old Rupert Murdoch by then.


My original post meant within the UK.
dvboy9,920 posts since 11 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
Coronation Street isn't repeated anymore though is it? Last I looked Granada Plus last broadcast around 7 years ago.


Wikipedia reports that it is shown in 'many countries'.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronation_Street#International_syndication

Also, in 34 years time, the yet to launch ITV58HD will show episodes from 34 years ago on a PPV basis so the itv.com URL will be handy then too even if it will be 100% owned by a 114 year old Rupert Murdoch by then.


My original post meant within the UK.


Yours may have but it was in reply to David, who said "other channels" not necessarily meaning within the UK. Rolling Eyes
Watch it and find out.
VMPhil9,984 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
Coronation Street isn't repeated anymore though is it? Last I looked Granada Plus last broadcast around 7 years ago.


Wikipedia reports that it is shown in 'many countries'.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronation_Street#International_syndication

Also, in 34 years time, the yet to launch ITV58HD will show episodes from 34 years ago on a PPV basis so the itv.com URL will be handy then too even if it will be 100% owned by a 114 year old Rupert Murdoch by then.


My original post meant within the UK.


Yours may have but it was in reply to David, who said "other channels" not necessarily meaning within the UK. Rolling Eyes


I probably should have looked at that shouldn't I? Embarassed