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Late night ITV changes

Jackpot 247 axed, replaced by repeats (June 2019)

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russty_russ Anglia (West) Look East
The last big push ITV did with Night Time was around 1996 in which they commissioned new shows like God's Gift with Davina McCall as host, Bushell On The Box (Garry Bushell's show about TV) and Pyjama Party with The Word's Katie Puckrik as host.
DJ
DJ Dave Granada North West Today
Quizmania was so much better anyway Laughing
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
I presume that the clampdown on gambling adverts due imminently has impacted this service. Although within permitted hours I suspect that ITV must consider that the overspill effects of the changes, that have been discussed here before, make pure gambling programming unacceptable going forward.
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harshy Founding member
They should show the national anthem and clock off with a testcard, dirt cheap.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
I wonder if TV companies have/had to pay to use the national anthem even if its for broadcast for closedown or used in a programme. TV programmes and film had to pay to use Happy Birthday, but that's a newer tune by best part of about 150 years so presumably God Save the Queen is also public domain.?
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Inspector Sands
They wouldn't have to pay for the tune of the National Anthem, the origin of that dates back to at least 1600s and similar to earlier tunes.

They might have had to pay for the actual version they played, depending on the contractual arrangements with the orchestra who performed it
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tesandco Founding member Granada North West Today
I seem to recall a phase BBC Worldwide (as was) went through where they started putting Youtube claims on any BBC1 Closedown videos with the National Anthem as the claimed section of audio. So they clearly placed some value on their particular recording of it.

Sadly, hopes this might have meant the BBC were gearing up for a boxset release of The Very Best of Closedown never came to fruition though! Wink
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Johnr
I saw the Channel 5 replacement for Supercasino the other week, of course all these roulette shows are only after one thing but at least the hosts and presentation put a bit of effort in on Supercasino!

The new show is literally just roulette spin (from Malta presumably with a non English host as they mute that part!) then a robotic presenter for 5 seconds then another spin the end!
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NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Jonwo posted:
Ad revenue is so minimal overnight that even old movies would be too expensive. There’s a reason the programming tends to repeats.

Lest we forget Granada thought night time TV such a bad idea that they held out on it for as long as possible, only giving in when the IBA threatened to create a new night time franchise.


I must question the logic of the IBA on occasion particularly in the 1980s. Did they not see that if their ITV contractors were not already broadcasting at 2am or 6am there might have been a reason for it, ie the companies (such as Granada) didn't think it worthwhile?

I mean okay, TV-am launched and nearly fell over by the end of 1984 but that was partly their own fault...
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bilky asko Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
I presume that the clampdown on gambling adverts due imminently has impacted this service. Although within permitted hours I suspect that ITV must consider that the overspill effects of the changes, that have been discussed here before, make pure gambling programming unacceptable going forward.


Nonsense. It's been known that Jackpot 24/7 wasn't going to be around much longer when SuperCasino was removed from Channel 5 - it's a cost cutting measure after the company was taken over.
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harshy Founding member
Who knows with Jeremy Kyle getting axed in the morning and these gambling shows finally given the shove they could bring back gameshows to the morning and some clever innovative cheap programming at night just like the early 90s Laughing

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