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Split from UTV - From City Quays 2 onwards

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BA
Ballyboy
Wonder if Louise will do weekend forecasts in vision?
TI
This Is Granada
Just heard Gillian Porter's voice over for the Census advert during the Evening News.

Its the first time since 2nd April last year I believe we've heard her!!! Great to see shes got work again since ITV did the dirty on her and Julian.


"The Census is here" ....just heard the Census advert and it has been updated again....and this time its our Julian telling us the Census is here (Gillian told us "its coming"). I believe this is the first we've heard of Julian since....well you know.

Lets hope between now and Census day on the 21st we hear more of the ex-UTV duo!!
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12 days later

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kernow
I noticed that in the introduction to the latest episode of Eamonn Mallie: Face to Face with on Thursday, the announcer said "Now here on ITV..."

Previously, from what I've seen of regional announcements recently (since local continuity was axed), they've tended to avoid references to the channel name, and usually just said things like "Now it's...", and this is the first time I've heard a verbal reference to ITV in a regional announcement.
TI
This Is Granada
Great continuity again from London! Rolling Eyes

Tonights UTV Life Music Special introduced as UTV Live Music Special.

I'm now expecting Paul and Rose to pop up on the news set singing a cover of a B*Witched song!
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chinamug
I noticed that in the introduction to the latest episode of Eamonn Mallie: Face to Face with on Thursday, the announcer said "Now here on ITV..."

Previously, from what I've seen of regional announcements recently (since local continuity was axed), they've tended to avoid references to the channel name, and usually just said things like "Now it's...", and this is the first time I've heard a verbal reference to ITV in a regional announcement.


Logically you could say it's deliberate and they're easing in the ITV name, but announcements for UTV are so inaccurate and poor that's it's probably just another sloppy link.
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chinamug
This is my last post here (almost certainly) Thanks to Asa for all the hard work over the years. I'm posting here one last time so I can ask this question.

Could any of us have ever thought that the UTV name would last longer than TV Forum? Shocked
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kernow
The final day of TV Forum also marks the final day at UTV for Ken Reid and Frank Mitchell

https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/people/ken-reid-and-frank-mitchell-say-final-goodbyes-to-utv-3185015
TI
This Is Granada
And for the final day here at TV Forum, lets revisit the final ever UTV ident and announcement.



Very optimistic of Gillian here...let's hope her words come true one day.
I for one am never giving up hope.
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