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itvblocks
To me, the current ITV look (from 2013 onwards) is overrated, too basic.

I've gotten used to them now, but when it first launched, ugh.
what, TVVT and Roger Darthwell gave kudos
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Mateus Honrado
Honestly, I prefer Five over Channel 5. I didn't like it when the channel's then-owner Richard Desmond poked fun of the "Five" name with the "Five what? Days of the week? Fingers?" retort shortly after buying it in July 2010.
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johnnyboy Founding member

BBC News 24 1999-2003 is the greatest news set of all time:

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Sorry to disagree but, as with everything from that era (the countdown, the opening titles and music, the purple captions, etc), this was the very worst BBC News era. Even worse than the Viking helmet era which followed.
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DavidWhitfield
Another unpopular opinion rolling into the station:
ITV's January 2013 rebrand was the best the channel has ever looked and every change thereafter (including ECPs, coming up menus, etc...) has been for the worse. I don't like ITV Creates one bit and much preferred the original 2013 idents package. The smooth beauty of the colour picking effect and the huge range of idents in circulation meant they never got boring, and were always appropriate to the time of day/upcoming programme/time of year, etc.
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Mockah
i never liked itv creates, thought colourpicking was way better
steveboswell and Meridian AM gave kudos
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Inspector Sands


*the BBC1 balloon was a very odd idea. Looks odd and doesn't make sense. The idea of a globe at all is a bit odd



Well, waddabout this then ?

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That is so bad its brilliant. But then it's the Channel Islands and they're always a bit odd Very Happy
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Worzel

BBC News 24 1999-2003 is the greatest news set of all time:

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Sorry to disagree but, as with everything from that era (the countdown, the opening titles and music, the purple captions, etc), this was the very worst BBC News era. Even worse than the Viking helmet era which followed.


One of the most memorable, yes, certainly not the best. The early 2000s Sky News set was much better. Much more depth and activity in the background.

fanoftv and Meridian AM gave kudos
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Ant
I love the 1999-2004 era of ITV News. The graphics, the set, the music - all great.
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Ballyboy
I was a fan of the 2006-2009 itv news titles. the clock face was a great job. I loved the wandering people idea
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Meridian AM
Ant posted:
I love the 1999-2004 era of ITV News. The graphics, the set, the music - all great.


The theme tune has lost its gravitas over the years. The current remixed version lacks that authority and has been 'dumbed down', like a lot of TV presentation and content these days.

Bring back this music, titles and set!
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Jonwo

It's a bit like when you used to have Andrew Marr, Peston/Murnaghan and Sunday Politics on back to back on a Sunday morning, and I'd see people on Twitter watching them all, despite getting endlessly wound up by them. It's Sunday! You don't have to watch them! Life's too short!


It's the same with people who watch Question Time every single week, if a programme is winding you up, either take a break or stop watching it!
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itvblocks
Ant posted:
I love the 1999-2004 era of ITV News. The graphics, the set, the music - all great.


The theme tune has lost its gravitas over the years. The current remixed version lacks that authority and has been 'dumbed down', like a lot of TV presentation and content these days.

Bring back this music, titles and set!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxM5cIO_3F0


The titles and the music that was used on the ITN News Channel from 2000/02. Brilliant!

Really got you hyped up for the news!

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