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What was your favorite regional ITV station growing up?

A question asking which ITV station you grew up watching.

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bluecortina
So, here's a question about a current ITV franchise.
Westcountry's news operation is based out of HTV - but they must have some sort of phsical newsgathering presence in the South West? It's a good hour and half drive from Plymouth to Bristol - even if the A38/M5 are behaving themselves.

So do they have a desk in an office somewhere, with a fibre link to feed footage and the voiceover track from the camerajournos based locally, back up the line to the mothership?

These days that sort of thing can be done from just about anywhere, there's no real need for a bureau with lines back to base. Useful to have an office in the patch of course but there's probably very little they could do from there that they couldn't from anywhere else with a decent Internet connection


A regional ITV reporter friend of ours shoots her material, goes to one of a number of her favourite cafes, edits it and uploads it from there back to base all whilst having a nice coffee. How things have changed.
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
So, here's a question about a current ITV franchise.
Westcountry's news operation is based out of HTV - but they must have some sort of phsical newsgathering presence in the South West? It's a good hour and half drive from Plymouth to Bristol - even if the A38/M5 are behaving themselves.

So do they have a desk in an office somewhere, with a fibre link to feed footage and the voiceover track from the camerajournos based locally, back up the line to the mothership?

These days that sort of thing can be done from just about anywhere, there's no real need for a bureau with lines back to base. Useful to have an office in the patch of course but there's probably very little they could do from there that they couldn't from anywhere else with a decent Internet connection


A regional ITV reporter friend of ours shoots her material, goes to one of a number of her favourite cafes, edits it and uploads it from there back to base all whilst having a nice coffee. How things have changed.


And might change again, one of our local coffee shops since reopening has a 45 min time limit on visits, but yes, your point is valid. If you want super fast Wifi in the US, go to a laundrette I discovered!
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Si-Co Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Not sure where to ask this so I’ll put it here as we are talking about regional ITV. A YouTube upload here of the end of Heartbeat in the LWT region during the “hearts” era. A national ECP followed by Trish with a local ECVO. I had always assumed, as the ECP was inserted by CAR/LWT, that their duty announcer voiced it, however this obviously isn’t the case here as it’s not Trish’s voice on the ECP and she takes over in the same way the announcers across the network did in that era. Hmmm.

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Inspector Sands
The ECP there is a short edited promo rather than just a credit squeeze and announcer read. I suppose the reason that they didn't have the continuity announcer do it live is the same as why they don't voice every promo - it's slicker and easier to edit it together as a nice neat package. Presumably it was made at the same time as the other promos for the programme

It's a very packed set of credits though isn't it? I don't mind end credit stuff normally but that's too much - a clip based promo and continuity announcement about something else. Thank goodness things aren't like that today

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