Looking at old tv listings from 1992 TVAM seem to cut back on everything once it knew it had lost its franchise but was still broadcasting until the end of 1992. I know they outsourced news to sky and looked like most weekends it was just random cartoons rather than news, sport and other kids shows. What was cut back towards the end and what about the other outgoing franchises?
Pretty much everything was cut back at TV-am after October 1991. If it could be cut, it was cut. The news was farmed out to Sky in February 1992 for a one-off payment. The children's original output was scaled back and I think Wacaday was the only thing that survived long-term and was still going at the end.
Other outgoing companies from 1992 had other issues. TVS for example. Entire operation pretty much fell down round their ears due to bad investments, and bidding a fortune to retain the licence which was used against them, so they lost. At some point somebody lost a ton of paperwork which now condemns the archive to "sitting around taking up space somewhere unable to be exploited", but we don't talk about that
Thames I believe planned to carry on independently after 1993, and they did so, and still continue today in some form, albeit in name only. TSW ended up having an argument with the regulator, as did TVS to an extent. Not entirely sure what TSW did cut back wise, if anything, since they didn't do that much outside of their area anyway. Anyway after a reverse takeover into some other direction the entire operation has since I believe fell into administration.