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Markymark6,646 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Local radio gets its traffic info from Inrix, who use all sorts of different sources.


Google Traffic is making both radio and TV road travel news obsolete, and even the Tom Tom driven GPS in my car( that’s updated via a data channel on Classic FM’s Tx network) seems to have its travel news driven from Google’s engine?
London Lite10,295 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Local radio gets its traffic info from Inrix, who use all sorts of different sources.


Google Traffic is making both radio and TV road travel news obsolete, and even the Tom Tom driven GPS in my car( that’s updated via a data channel on Classic FM’s Tx network) seems to have its travel news driven from Google’s engine?


As I don't drive, I occasionally use private hire cars in London. Addison Lee use Google Maps, while Uber use something based on it, which includes re-routing vehicles away from jams.
BM11886 posts since 2 Jun 2017
London London
I wonder how Piers Morgan on twitter being so outspoken on the main issues of the day goes down with all the news staff who have to be neutral.
Last edited by BM11 on 30 March 2019 8:27pm
JKDerry1,526 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
If Jon Snow can remain at Channel 4 News, Piers should be fine.

I'm baffled as to why they're not making an effort to an equivalent partnership for the non-Piers days. It reverts back to GMTV 2009 when he isn't there.

ITV feel viewers have enough to stomach from Mondays to Wednesdays, that for the remaining two days they need to recover before he returns on Monday. Also, if you hate Piers, then having Thursdays and Fridays Piers free helps. It wouldn't help if they had another ego maniac at the helm on Thursdays and Fridays.
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London Lite10,295 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
If Jon Snow can remain at Channel 4 News, Piers should be fine.

I'm baffled as to why they're not making an effort to an equivalent partnership for the non-Piers days. It reverts back to GMTV 2009 when he isn't there.

ITV feel viewers have enough to stomach from Mondays to Wednesdays, that for the remaining two days they need to recover before he returns on Monday. Also, if you hate Piers, then having Thursdays and Fridays Piers free helps. It wouldn't help if they had another ego maniac at the helm on Thursdays and Fridays.


That sounds like your personal opinion rather than fact. He may have negotiated a three day week as part of his contract rather than a commercial decision to not work Thursday and Friday.
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JKDerry1,526 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
If Jon Snow can remain at Channel 4 News, Piers should be fine.

I'm baffled as to why they're not making an effort to an equivalent partnership for the non-Piers days. It reverts back to GMTV 2009 when he isn't there.

ITV feel viewers have enough to stomach from Mondays to Wednesdays, that for the remaining two days they need to recover before he returns on Monday. Also, if you hate Piers, then having Thursdays and Fridays Piers free helps. It wouldn't help if they had another ego maniac at the helm on Thursdays and Fridays.


That sounds like your personal opinion rather than fact. He may have negotiated a three day week as part of his contract rather than a commercial decision to not work Thursday and Friday.

Of course it is my personal opinion. I have opinions like everyone else, and I do not have access to the mind of Piers Morgan or the GMB/ITV team. It was just an opinion.


I have previously stated on here that Piers does have a fantastic contract with ITV, and indeed it looks like GMB/ITV are happy to have him on the air for three days a week, for probably 40 weeks of the year.

The question posed was why doesn't ITV have another partnership like Piers does with Susanna - my opinion was that I felt ITV were happy to have a sparky partnership on those three days, and did not want a similar form for the rest of the week.
Jonwo (previously Jonwo87) 525 posts since 20 Sep 2007
If Jon Snow can remain at Channel 4 News, Piers should be fine.

I'm baffled as to why they're not making an effort to an equivalent partnership for the non-Piers days. It reverts back to GMTV 2009 when he isn't there.


I imagine they're happy with the Ben and Kate/Susanna dynamic. Unless Ben and/or Kate decides to leave GMB, there's unlikely to be a shake up anytime soon.