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Juicy Joe1,508 posts since 25 Dec 2001
So if Calendar News is going to be renamed ITV News North East, well are they going to call Tyne Tees' News:-

"ITV News North East of North East"

I haven't heard this much rubbish for a long time!
Andrew13,660 posts since 27 Mar 2001
I do despair sometimes. Anyone can come on here, post absolute b*llocks and then people actually discuss it as if its really happening, despite there being no source!

Calendar becoming ITV News North East, oh please, I haven't heard such rubbish since, well since I last read the TV Ark Forum. What benefit to anybody would that be? Would it put more money in Charles Allen's pocket and reinforce any brand? no!
A former member
TELEVISION posted:
I agree with HavenLad, there's no way Border News could be renamed ITV News North. Plus we'd lose the Lookaround brand !!!

Can you imagine the reaction to ITV News North in Southern Scotland?
We'd hear it down here! LOL Laughing
ITV Border News or ITV Lookaround News sounds better, it would'nt alienate anyone.
But this is just a rumour, someone's made it up, posted it and conveniently dissapeared with-out telling us his source for this load of old bull-****! Rolling Eyes
tcb200424 posts since 2 Mar 2004
Also, I can't see why they'd need to 'appoint someone to oversee the changes' - surely it would just be a case of asking the designers to perform the 5-minute job of changing the name in each of the regional news title sequences.
TELEVISION2,139 posts since 14 Sep 2003
HavenLad posted:
TELEVISION posted:
I agree with HavenLad, there's no way Border News could be renamed ITV News North. Plus we'd lose the Lookaround brand !!!

Can you imagine the reaction to ITV News North in Southern Scotland?
We'd hear it down here! LOL Laughing
ITV Border News or ITV Lookaround News sounds better, it would'nt alienate anyone.


In the sixties it was called ' News and Lookaround ' . If changes were to be implemented, I think ' ITV Border News ' would be best.

Actually, if you notice Border's vans out and about the region, you'll notice they say ' ITV Border News ' all over, with the name ' Lookaround ' only on once. I suppose that name could be removed easily ......, IF the rumours were true.
Juicy Joe1,508 posts since 25 Dec 2001
CrusadeforCentral posted:
It is confirmed that the ITV regional News programmes names will be axed early next year.


Well come on then, man, where do you get this information from then huh???

Notice how CrusadeforCentral has posted just one post right at the beginning of the thread and then has completely disappeared. Not a single post after this. Just to cause a bit of controversy!

This seems a rather dodgy post to me and should be investigated...
A former member
TELEVISION posted:

Actually, if you notice Border's vans out and about the region, you'll notice they say ' ITV Border News ' all over, with the name ' Lookaround ' only on once. I suppose that name could be removed easily ......, IF the rumours were true.


Yes I saw the "Border mobile" only today, cant say ive noticed all the logo's but on the bonnet its got the blue and yellow "ITV1 BORDER" logo with NEWS in big white letters underneath.
WizardT5 posts since 7 Dec 2004
Although this particular rumour probably isn't very reliable we may as well face facts that the loss of the regional names in the news is only now a matter of time. ITV plc intends to gradually wipe out every trace of regionality, and those names are still brands in many people's eyes. The only brand ITV plc wants to appear on screen is ITV - names like ITV North West News etc would be the next logical step towards this. After that they'll only have GMTV and the independents to conquer. Frankly I'd be surprised if ITV is still broadcasting regional news at all ten years from now.
p_c_u_k2,069 posts since 27 Mar 2004
[/quote]I hope you're right, if only every region still had their own idents!
Border's were absolute rubbish but at least they were their own![/quote]
He is right, since Channel, Grampian, Scottish, UTV are not owned by ITV PLC, they are not affected.[/quote]

Shame that, I'd love to see them try ITV News Channel Razz
dbl9,196 posts since 11 Jun 2004
p_c_u_k posted:
I hope you're right, if only every region still had their own idents!
Border's were absolute rubbish but at least they were their own![/quote]
He is right, since Channel, Grampian, Scottish, UTV are not owned by ITV PLC, they are not affected.[/quote]

Shame that, I'd love to see them try ITV News Channel Razz[/quote]
Lol. Laughing
Nick Harvey5,036 posts since 11 Nov 2001
CrusadeforCentral posted:
It is confirmed that the ITV regional News programmes names will be axed early next year.

Central News will become ITV News Central
Anglia Tonight will become ITV News East
Meridian Tonight will become ITV News South
Calendar will become ITV News North East
Granada Reports will become ITV News North West
Border News will become ITV News North
Westcountry News will become ITV News South West

following the suit of HTV Wales News and HTV West News.

Michael Jermey has been appointed by ITV to oversee the changes!

What a complete and utter load of old cobblers.