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james-20014,475 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
To be fair- the in vision continuity on kids channels was never all day anyway, it was usually restricted at the most to mornings, afternoons, weekends and school holidays.

I remember the Disney Channel having live out of vision continuity for a while in the 00s as well. Cartoon Network did it very briefly for a while too, mixed with real time animation, though I remember that only being mornings & school holidays (supposedly being presented by Johnny Bravo).
Neil Jones5,003 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
I do wonder how long it can be before CBBC drops in-vision continuity altogether - looking from a point of view of the rest of the market it could be seen as anachronistic - after all that form of presentation for children was all the rage in the 80s, 90s and to an extent in the 2000's before it suddenly died off on CITV when they moved to Manchester from Birmingham.


There is truth to what you say. Continuity worked well when there were children's programme blocks in the afternoon and Saturday mornings on BBC1 and ITV1 but once satellite channels started showing children's programmes all day and night then it became more difficult, and less cost effective, to incorporate continuity.


Remember it would have been seen at the norm for in-vision continuity on Children's ITV (particularly in the 1980s) as most ITV regions were still doing it, though ironically enough Central jacked it in a few months before Children's ITV went full blown live in 1987. There's a big table on Wikipedia which suggests most of the northern regions still had in vision continuity well into the 1990s with the exception of Yorkshire who (it says here) hadn't done in vision continuity since 1970.

I suppose the 1993 rebrand/relaunch of Children's ITV to an out of vision service was probably overdue from their point of view, by that point most of the network had dropped in-vision by that point (or been replaced as appropriate), though it would change back again five years later, then flip back the other way eight or so years after that.
62305823,345 posts since 19 Aug 2005 Recently warned
STV Central Reporting Scotland
I only remember it during school holidays and from 4pm on Nick and Disney channel. Even then I remember during the summer holls in 1998, where it was all pre-recorded links on the disney channel. I dont remember any in the mornings bar CBBC.
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james-20014,475 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
There was definitely some morning IVC on Nickelodeon in the late 90s.

At least when CITV went out of vision in the 90s, there was at least still live continuity, not just the same few pre-recorded announcements over and over that today's kids channels have. Though obviously most adult channels aren't much better these days either.
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Woodpecker380 posts since 19 Jan 2018
Central (West) Midlands Today
To be fair- the in vision continuity on kids channels was never all day anyway, it was usually restricted at the most to mornings, afternoons, weekends and school holidays.

I remember the Disney Channel having live out of vision continuity for a while in the 00s as well. Cartoon Network did it very briefly for a while too, mixed with real time animation , though I remember that only being mornings & school holidays (supposedly being presented by Johnny Bravo).


BIB - ISTR that aspect didn't last long. Very few cartoons are broadcast live - it's a terrible strain on the animators' wrists... Wink
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thegeek4,720 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London
There was definitely some morning IVC on Nickelodeon in the late 90s.

Can't remember if it was daily or just weekends/holidays, but this was definitely a thing - I once called in for a 'viewer introduces a programme' type chat. (They wanted to call me back to get me on air, which caused some problems as the phone would have woken up the rest of the house, and nobody else was up yet).
JasonB4,960 posts since 20 Sep 2003
London London
There was definitely some morning IVC on Nickelodeon in the late 90s.

Can't remember if it was daily or just weekends/holidays, but this was definitely a thing - I once called in for a 'viewer introduces a programme' type chat. (They wanted to call me back to get me on air, which caused some problems as the phone would have woken up the rest of the house, and nobody else was up yet).


I remember calling in for a similar thing. It was on Nick AM and they wanted viewers to do a run down of the mornings programmes. I remember getting up early so the phone wouldn't wake any else up. We had just got Sky and no subscription meant Nickelodeon was scrambled and i did the whole introduction with no picture!
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BillyH1,298 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
I was also on it in 1999, doing a one-boy impersonation of a scene from Star Wars as part of a viewer challenge. Genuinely felt like the coolest kid in school that day.
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JasonB4,960 posts since 20 Sep 2003
London London
I was also on it in 1999, doing a one-boy impersonation of a scene from Star Wars as part of a viewer challenge. Genuinely felt like the coolest kid in school that day.


Shortly after we got same sky subscription, i also applied to be part of the 'Watch Your Own Week' for a day in the May 1998 half term with my sister and her friend. Nickelodeon sent a cab picked us up at 5.30am and took us to Rathbone Place where i got to meet Mike McClean and Mounya who were presenting for the day. I got to sit in the gallery (in the directors chair might i add) and one of the links was with the puppet Bogey and you can clearly see me watching the guy operating him while Bogey is talking to me. It was a great experience.

Once school had resumed the following week, i was famous for 15 minutes. Everyone knew who i was!
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NinjaBoi1 post since 26 Dec 2018 new member
UTV Newsline
I know it won't come back, BUT, I think Kids TV in the UK will come back on itself. I think the reboots of the last 5 years will eventually make it that it will come back to the 'old days' but in a new era.