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Regional ITV News in different languages

(December 2004)

MS
Mr-Stabby London London
I have just found an old clip of an ITV regional news program that actually did a segment of it's news broadcast in Portugeese!!

Are there any other ITV regions that used to do their news in a different language. I'm guessing Wales would be an example.
JA
james2001 Founding member
Wales don't. There's the welsh langage bulletin (Newwydididdiyon or something) on S4C.
BE
Ben Founding member London London
james2001 posted:
Wales don't. There's the welsh langage bulletin (Newwydididdiyon or something) on S4C.

They did though in the pre-S4C days, from the top of my head I think they had 2 seperate evening news programmes, both 15 minutes long the welsh one being called Y Dydd.
JE
Jez Founding member Wales Wales Today
Ben posted:
james2001 posted:
Wales don't. There's the welsh langage bulletin (Newwydididdiyon or something) on S4C.

They did though in the pre-S4C days, from the top of my head I think they had 2 seperate evening news programmes, both 15 minutes long the welsh one being called Y Dydd.


Yes they had Report Wales for 15 minutes and Y Dydd for 15 minutes, making up the half hour regional news slot.

Since November 1982 Welsh Language news has been on S4C~, and Report Wales/Y Dydd was replaced by a half hour long news programme on HTV called Wales at Six.
NW
nwtv2003 Granada North West Today
Mr-Stabby posted:
I have just found an old clip of an ITV regional news program that actually did a segment of it's news broadcast in Portugeese!!

Are there any other ITV regions that used to do their news in a different language. I'm guessing Wales would be an example.


Wales used to until 1982 which has been mentioned already, I think the clip you mean is the Channel Report one from The TV Room, am I correct in thinking that Channel has a french news programme? Or am I going mad? Laughing The only other region I could think is probably Grampian who make the odd thing in Gaelic and I don't know if News is one of them.
MS
Mr-Stabby London London
Yup that's the one. I think they did do a French one, but i don't remember the Portugeese one ever.
NH
Nick Harvey Founding member West Country (East) Points West
The Portuguese news on Channel was specially for the summer influx of hotel staff from that country.

I don't think Channel have ever done a programme in pure French. The news which English people assume to be in French is actually produced in Jersey patois, which isn't QUITE French.
DE
deejay Oxford
As mentioned in several previous posts in this thread HTV Wales produced the 15 minuted "Y Dydd" programme until 1982. Here are a few caps, from TV Ark

The Welsh language programme:
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and the English version:
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MS
Mr-Stabby London London
Nick Harvey posted:
The Portuguese news on Channel was specially for the summer influx of hotel staff from that country.

I don't think Channel have ever done a programme in pure French. The news which English people assume to be in French is actually produced in Jersey patois, which isn't QUITE French.


The odd thing is Jersey has more Portuguese people in it now than ever, and not just for the summer. So I wonder why the foreign news was dropped. I suppose it's due to the fact that you can get foreign channels on Sky nowadays.

As for Jersey French, i only know one person who speaks it. It's a dead language, god knows why they used to broadcast in it.

Does anyone know whether there were any complaints about Portuguese news on Channel Report? The Channel Islanders can be very touchy at the best of times!
CO
Colm Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
I'm still waiting for UTV to do news in Irish or Ulster Scots...

Sadly, Grampian stopped making "Telefios" a few years ago - and am I right in thinking the title of "Telefios" is a pun? In Irish, "fios" mean information or knowledge, does it have a similar meaning in Scots Gaelic?
MA
marksi
Col posted:
I'm still waiting for UTV to do news in Irish or Ulster Scots...


As there are more Cantonese speakers in NI than Irish speakers, and Ulster Scots is a dialect, not a language (well - as far as I'm concerned -and I'm from the part of the world it's claimed to come from) I think you might be waiting a long time.
CO
Colm Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Come to think of it, were any of the Asian community programmes that used to be on Central in the 1990s news related or just magazine shows?

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