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Steve Williams2,555 posts since 1 Aug 2008
I do agree though if you watch those 90s episodes now, they're better for churning out just 2, later 3 episodes a week. They used to do a much touted "Emmerdale week" two or three times a year for really BIG storylines (ISTR Kim Tate's return from the dead to cause Frank's death was an hour long ep on a Friday, displacing Corrie!) That made much more of an "event" for the big moments whereas Kim's return last year almost kind of got lost.


That's pretty much always going to be the case now given the scheduling of the soaps - the casual audience used to know it was a special occasion when there was an hour-long episode, or a double bill, or on all week. Now that happens every week, so it's much harder to make a splash and highlight the really big episodes, as far as the casual audience is concerned it's just same old Emmerdale.
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Rexogamer25 posts since 25 Jan 2018
London London
Scheduling’s a bit different today - seems as though a few films are split in 2 on ITV2 and the ITV evening news is nearly 2 hours early because of Fantastic Beasts.

(Please tell me if this should be elsewhere, as I couldn’t find anywhere better.)
GMc2,629 posts since 15 Nov 2005
STV Central Reporting Scotland
Scheduling’s a bit different today - seems as though a few films are split in 2 on ITV2 and the ITV evening news is nearly 2 hours early because of Fantastic Beasts.

(Please tell me if this should be elsewhere, as I couldn’t find anywhere better.)


Films on ITV's digital channels are always "split" to slot in the FYI Daily updates.
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kernow1,065 posts since 18 Jan 2006
Scheduling’s a bit different today - seems as though a few films are split in 2 on ITV2 and the ITV evening news is nearly 2 hours early because of Fantastic Beasts.

(Please tell me if this should be elsewhere, as I couldn’t find anywhere better.)



It would have made more sense to have The Chase at 4:10pm, with the news at 5:10pm.

It should really be the ITV Afternoon News if they're showing it at 4:10pm (or just "ITV News", which is what it will probably be referred to as on air).
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Rexogamer25 posts since 25 Jan 2018
London London
Scheduling’s a bit different today - seems as though a few films are split in 2 on ITV2 and the ITV evening news is nearly 2 hours early because of Fantastic Beasts.

(Please tell me if this should be elsewhere, as I couldn’t find anywhere better.)


Films on ITV's digital channels are always "split" to slot in the FYI Daily updates.

Ahh.
Brekkie30,469 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Scheduling’s a bit different today - seems as though a few films are split in 2 on ITV2 and the ITV evening news is nearly 2 hours early because of Fantastic Beasts.

(Please tell me if this should be elsewhere, as I couldn’t find anywhere better.)



It would have made more sense to have The Chase at 4:10pm, with the news at 5:10pm.

It should really be the ITV Afternoon News if they're showing it at 4:10pm (or just "ITV News", which is what it will probably be referred to as on air).

It's back to 6pm next week, after the BRITs nomination show at 5pm (you'd think they'd push that into primetime). I still don't like them showing the national news first at weekends - just doesn't seem right on ITV, especially when it's so early, and worth noting with the shorter evening bulletins over Christmas they kept to showing the regional news first.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
kernow1,065 posts since 18 Jan 2006
Notice that although there's a red carpet programme, there's no after-show programme on ITV2 for the Brit Awards this year.

The after-show parties for the National Television Awards and the British Soap Awards ended several years ago, and the Brit Awards was the only ITV awards show to still have an after-show programme.

Makes you wonder how much longer the red carpet programme will last for.
kernow1,065 posts since 18 Jan 2006

Films on ITV's digital channels are always "split" to slot in the FYI Daily updates.


I thought it was so they could cram in an extra ad-break without falling foul of Ofcom rules...

It's exactly the same with films on Channel 5, where 5 News is shown on Channel 5, and Access is shown on 5 Star, Paramount, etc.


I've never really understood why they always show it in the middle of films, and never in between programmes. I did hear before that it was to discourage people from recording films from the tv using PVRs.
Neil Jones4,782 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today

Films on ITV's digital channels are always "split" to slot in the FYI Daily updates.


I thought it was so they could cram in an extra ad-break without falling foul of Ofcom rules...

It's exactly the same with films on Channel 5, where 5 News is shown on Channel 5, and Access is shown on 5 Star, Paramount, etc.


I've never really understood why they always show it in the middle of films, and never in between programmes. I did hear before that it was to discourage people from recording films from the tv using PVRs.


Doubt it, because Series Link on Sky can "see" films like this as being a "series" so set that and it will get both parts easily. Yes I know its technically not a "series" but it works.

Of course you have to actively notice that you are recording the first part, as my parents have been caught out by this on multiple occasions and only ended up with the second half of a film.

I do find it an irritating EPG practice, but I suppose on the ITV channels its to promote FYI Daily (even if it is incredibly dire and tacky).