Might be nothing but the Lorraine Facebook are now promoting the new timeslot of 9am on both ITV and STV.
Are the hours changing before STV can start broadcasting in the morning?
The franchise changeover time is remaining the same, with the Lorraine programme now permanently straddling it.
The chances that STV would ever choose to exercise their legal right to broadcast something else in place of Lorraine's final 35 minutes are about zero.
Whether there will now be a commercial break timed to start/end at precisely 09:25:00, or whether a section of the Lorraine programme will ride roughshod over it, remains to be seen.
In the case of the latter, a "splat" (and/or change of DOG
in STV/UTV land) would be the only indicator of the junction.
EDIT: It's not inconceivable (but unlikely, methinks) that they could have a commercial break timed to end at, say, 09:25:30 (or whatever), allowing STV/UTV to signify the start of their broadcast day with an ident/menus or whatever whilst ITV regions maybe just show a promo at the same time.
Last edited by Lou Scannon on 5 January 2020 5:55pm