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CraigWills91 posts since 2 Aug 2017
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
This threads took a bit of a turn into fantasy/wild speculation and scrolling on Wikipedia. This seems to be very much at an idea stage at this point and since ITV are still looking at new productions for 9:25 it’s just one possible option. The benefits of doing the time slot rejig are clear 1) They can give Piers’ Golden 15 minutes extra exposure when more people are awake 2) It pleases ‘news’ fans - those people who don’t want to hear Piers’ latest ‘outrage’ can catch up with the news in what seems to be an extended format* 3) They close a gap at 9:25 where so far nothing’s doing as well as JK did 4) This Morning being extended is hardly noticeable, it’ll just mean an extra guest or they’ll definitely have a cookery or fashion segment where they don’t have one every single day as it stands. 5) Schedule after 10:30 is as normal, meaning the change is minimal with the exception of Lorraine really.

The only question is what the 6-6:30 will look like? I think it’s almost definitely going to be produced by ITV Breakfast’s news team (which are separate although share some resources from time to time) because they have the most resources in the morning and have reporters on location etc. But what will it be called on air? I think GMB News is a little clunky and considering GMB use itv news branding, ITV Morning News would seem likely.
JKDerry1,803 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
This threads took a bit of a turn into fantasy/wild speculation and scrolling on Wikipedia. This seems to be very much at an idea stage at this point and since ITV are still looking at new productions for 9:25 it’s just one possible option. The benefits of doing the time slot rejig are clear 1) They can give Piers’ Golden 15 minutes extra exposure when more people are awake 2) It pleases ‘news’ fans - those people who don’t want to hear Piers’ latest ‘outrage’ can catch up with the news in what seems to be an extended format* 3) They close a gap at 9:25 where so far nothing’s doing as well as JK did 4) This Morning being extended is hardly noticeable, it’ll just mean an extra guest or they’ll definitely have a cookery or fashion segment where they don’t have one every single day as it stands. 5) Schedule after 10:30 is as normal, meaning the change is minimal with the exception of Lorraine really.

The only question is what the 6-6:30 will look like? I think it’s almost definitely going to be produced by ITV Breakfast’s news team (which are separate although share some resources from time to time) because they have the most resources in the morning and have reporters on location etc. But what will it be called on air? I think GMB News is a little clunky and considering GMB use itv news branding, ITV Morning News would seem likely.

Wouldn't ITV Morning News make it feel as is they have to use the national news studio at ITN and not Television Centre? GMB Morning News or GMB First reports could be used instead for 6.00am.
cityprod1,966 posts since 3 Oct 2005
Westcountry Spotlight
This threads took a bit of a turn into fantasy/wild speculation and scrolling on Wikipedia. This seems to be very much at an idea stage at this point and since ITV are still looking at new productions for 9:25 it’s just one possible option. The benefits of doing the time slot rejig are clear 1) They can give Piers’ Golden 15 minutes extra exposure when more people are awake 2) It pleases ‘news’ fans - those people who don’t want to hear Piers’ latest ‘outrage’ can catch up with the news in what seems to be an extended format* 3) They close a gap at 9:25 where so far nothing’s doing as well as JK did 4) This Morning being extended is hardly noticeable, it’ll just mean an extra guest or they’ll definitely have a cookery or fashion segment where they don’t have one every single day as it stands. 5) Schedule after 10:30 is as normal, meaning the change is minimal with the exception of Lorraine really.

The only question is what the 6-6:30 will look like? I think it’s almost definitely going to be produced by ITV Breakfast’s news team (which are separate although share some resources from time to time) because they have the most resources in the morning and have reporters on location etc. But what will it be called on air? I think GMB News is a little clunky and considering GMB use itv news branding, ITV Morning News would seem likely.

Wouldn't ITV Morning News make it feel as is they have to use the national news studio at ITN and not Television Centre? GMB Morning News or GMB First reports could be used instead for 6.00am.


I'm not convinced the 6-6.30am slot will be GMB branded. That kind of feels somewhat cluncky compared to something like the ITV Morning News. First Report would be a good compromise, or First Edition.

If you remember, Breakfast did something similar back in 2004, which if I remember correctly was sometimes refered to as Breakfast Briefing. That was incredibly cluncky, having seperate presenters for the first half hour, before the regular hosts took over at 6.30. I don't think GMB will follow that lead, they'll probably keep it seperately branded just avoid confusion.
Lou Scannon1,167 posts since 1 Jan 2016
HTV West Points West
One thing is for certain though - it won’t be called anything remotely like First Report.


Quite. It will clearly get some sort of ITV News and/or GMB orientated name.

If they opted for a totally non-GMB style, then it would almost certainly have a title sequence and logo that literally just says "ITV News" - just like every other national bulletin - albeit that the voiceover and/or listings may say something more specific (e.g. "ITV Morning News"), as per other main bulletins.
Last edited by Lou Scannon on 24 August 2019 12:55am
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