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UBox763 posts since 31 May 2015
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
It’s a fair point UBox, I did admittedly forget that ITV HD is not regionalised across the country, my apologies. I’m used to having Granada Reports in HD (or upscaled before they went HD).

Yes the lack of HD on either side is very annoying to me. Can I propose a subquestion of whether people switch to SD for short opt-outs on Breakfast or GMB. I watch ITV HD and can't be bothered to switch for such a short period of time so just watch the Granada GMB bulletin.


EDIT - Whereas with a longer 30 minute bulletin I would switch to SD simply to avoid watching oneness.
OF99278 posts since 30 Jul 2017
UTV Newsline
I change to SD for the evening news. Don’t watch the afternoon news.
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Stuart7,160 posts since 13 Oct 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
I think ITV HD broadcasts an upscaled ITV West Country News on Sky 178 here, but it's not my programme of choice.

I prefer BBC Spotlight, but that is downscaled to SD on 101. I watch BBC One SD in the mornings to get the regional opts in Breakfast, so the TV remains on that for the News at Six when get home from work, and for Spotlight at 6:30.

It's frustrating that Plymouth has the ability to broadcast regional programmes in HD following their expensive upgrade, but can't do so on any platform. I suspect those in Manchester & London feel the same.
AlexEdohHD13643 posts since 25 Jul 2014
London London
I think ITV HD broadcasts an upscaled ITV West Country News on Sky 178 here, but it's not my programme of choice.

I prefer BBC Spotlight, but that is downscaled to SD on 101. I watch BBC One SD in the mornings to get the regional opts in Breakfast, so the TV remains on that for the News at Six when get home from work, and for Spotlight at 6:30.

It's frustrating that Plymouth has the ability to broadcast regional programmes in HD following their expensive upgrade, but can't do so on any platform. I suspect those in Manchester & London feel the same.

I do feel the same actually.
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dbl9,015 posts since 11 Jun 2004
London London
I think ITV HD broadcasts an upscaled ITV West Country News on Sky 178 here, but it's not my programme of choice.

I could have sworn ITV Westcountry E/West is HD, from when I last flicked around on Sky. Looked pin sharp to me, especially as both editions come from Bristol.

Edit...proof:
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Alex Plain-Later (previously Austin Tatious) 913 posts since 1 Jan 2016
HTV West Points West
Yes, I'm sure that the Brizzle news studio was already HD capable a while before West Country appeared on Sky/Freesat ITV HD.

Sadly, those of us watching on Freeview or Virgin still get sodding Central HD. Even if only the "HTV" version was carried pan-regionally, that'd arguably be sort-of "better" (or at least "less wrong", so to speak) for e.g. Cornwall viewers.
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UBox763 posts since 31 May 2015
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
I think ITV HD broadcasts an upscaled ITV West Country News on Sky 178 here, but it's not my programme of choice.

I could have sworn ITV Westcountry E/West is HD, from when I last flicked around on Sky. Looked pin sharp to me, especially as both editions come from Bristol.

Edit...proof:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51sD_jT9xXI

You just wanted to drop some All the Stations in there didn't you?
dbl9,015 posts since 11 Jun 2004
London London
I think ITV HD broadcasts an upscaled ITV West Country News on Sky 178 here, but it's not my programme of choice.

I could have sworn ITV Westcountry E/West is HD, from when I last flicked around on Sky. Looked pin sharp to me, especially as both editions come from Bristol.

Edit...proof:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51sD_jT9xXI

You just wanted to drop some All the Stations in there didn't you?

Genuinely unintentional.
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