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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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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Colm posted:
Was there more leeway from the IBA for the smaller companies (UTV in particular) who may have lacked the necessary resources, and could only broadcast these type of advertisements live?

Thinking of Ulster Television, one of their announcers, who freelanced for the station before taking up a full-time contract, was the face of a local supermarket chain's TV advertising campaign (and was replaced by a BBC NI journalist - at least for their in-store promotional videos!)

I imagine those supermarket chain advertisements weren't scheduled during shifts when this announcer was on freelance duty, in a similar way to Jennifer Clulow's Cointreau adverts not appearing on TVS or TSW when she took up announcing shifts at those stations?


I'd forgotten about the Jennifer Clulow thing.
Even the smallest ITV companies surely had NAB cart machines to play in audio 'snippets', although (my ex ILR radio colleagues of the era tell me) they were a nightmare to get to conform to IBA COP. ?
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robertclark125 Central Reporting Scotland
The Saturday teatime results programmes in most regions, ah. Here in STV land, we had Scotsport results, which was broadcast in place of the ITV results service. But when the 1992-3 season started, the ITV results service was no more, as they didn't have the premier league, and so I think Scotsport results went as well.

The various ITV companies had their tea time shows, which from 1992, consisted only of football league action. Granada Goals Extra, Central Goals Extra. Which other companies, from say 1981 onwards, had saturday teatime results shows with goals?

And there is a video on youtube, about the best, and worst, of Granada Goals Extra, with lots of technical cock ups! The fact that, ocasionally, the presenter could get it wrong, didn't help. Bob Greaves, on his third edition of the show, starting to get things wrong before halfway, including getting results wrong, names wrong etc.
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bluecortina
I’m surprised no-one has mentioned it’s ITV’s 65th birthday today.
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DeMarkay London London
I’m surprised no-one has mentioned it’s ITV’s 65th birthday today.


Every time... please read the forum before you post.

what posted:
Happy 65th ITV! You may not last another 65 the way things are going, but there’s still cause for celebration.
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robertclark125 Central Reporting Scotland
Apart from Central and Granada, which other companies in the 80s and 90s had a teatime goals round upon a Saturday? Also, how good were they? There are some companies that wouldn't have had one, Border might have been an example. They had just one EFL club and three Scottish league clubs (Stranraer, Queen of the South, Berwick Rangers) in their territory. Could Border have had Rugby results in their programme though?
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Apart from Central and Granada, which other companies in the 80s and 90s had a teatime goals round upon a Saturday? Also, how good were they? There are some companies that wouldn't have had one, Border might have been an example. They had just one EFL club and three Scottish league clubs (Stranraer, Queen of the South, Berwick Rangers) in their territory. Could Border have had Rugby results in their programme though?


Living in the south, it was quite a rare event for Saints or Pompy to actually score goals, so TVS didn't bother
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