jason on 8:08 pm on Dec. 27, 2001
As I have said before though, it is still perfectly possible that this ident is the generic version of a new dual-branded one which simply has not had the regional logos added yet (or probably has but CraigV has not seen them, as he hasn't seen the alleged purple regional ones either)!!! Especially when you consider the positioning of the itv1 logo, why would it be toward the bottom of the screen?
The ident I saw the other night had the [itv1] logo in the same position as that of the Christmas ident. Although the one I saw may have been the generic version and had been played out by mistake, it certainly didn't look strange with the logo being towards the bottom. It animated just the same way as the Christmas ident, but again from memory, I can't quite remember it exactly, considering I saw it even before the Christmas version made an appearance.
What I do remember is that it used the hearts theme music, it had the word 'subtitles' in the top right hand corner, and it had the [itv.com] logo at the bottom. There was no GR/N/DA logo though I don't recall. It had blue and yellow blocks in the background, and these were moving. I haven't seen the ident since, so I can't remember much else.
I know you would like to see a new dual-branded ident, Jason, wouldn't we all? But, I don't think this new ident would be suited to having a regional logo on there as well. I've tried putting together some mocks of it, and I've also tried putting regional logos on there, and I just can't get it to work. It is quite possible however, so lets wait and hope. In the mean time, I might try and get a good mock of the ident up on some webspace in the next couple of days.