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pad_ehh925 posts since 28 Feb 2013
UTV Newsline
Why not just call it Wendy? It's short, will sit well beside Dave and can still keep the W as it's on screen look, same way that Drama has a D logo for themselves.

I worry though that UKTV can't seem to settle on a brand for their channels. We got channels with just plain text, then all of them were in circles, then some broke free of the circles, and now we have this diamond shape.
noggin12,349 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Why not just call it Wendy? It's short, will sit well beside Dave and can still keep the W as it's on screen look, same way that Drama has a D logo for themselves.


Think you've totally missed the reason that Dave is called Dave though... How many friends called Wendy do you have? (The theory was, I think, that every 'bloke' has a friend or a mate called Dave...)
pad_ehh925 posts since 28 Feb 2013
UTV Newsline
Why not just call it Wendy? It's short, will sit well beside Dave and can still keep the W as it's on screen look, same way that Drama has a D logo for themselves.


Think you've totally missed the reason that Dave is called Dave though... How many friends called Wendy do you have? (The theory was, I think, that every 'bloke' has a friend or a mate called Dave...)

I don't know anyone called Dave or David in my personal life, either family or friend. Smile

I just think W is a silly name on its own and it probably won't stay that way for long. If it is a female skewed channel now instead of general entertainment like Watch is/was, then I think a women's name, even one not beginning with W, would have been a better idea.
London Lite7,667 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
It seems pretty desperate for the BBC to do a deal with UKTV for the linear same day repeat of EastEnders behind a paywall once BBC Three closes. This is what happens when the Tories cut their budget.

As for the branding, I have no real problem with Watch rebranding to 'W', UKTV have done successful relaunches of their portfolio in the past. I was critical of Dave in the early days, but they made it work.

I'd like to hope that 'W' would finally join the NOW TV line-up after the relaunch, so that the channel is accessible to the widest possible pay TV audience outside of Sky/Virgin.
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FBC (previously FBCNL) 324 posts since 16 May 2004
London London
The diamond shape is very BSB.

There's a certain irony of having Sophie Ellis Bextor front a programme on fame when she hasn't been famous this side of the Golden Jubilee.

I think that's probably the point.

I think it is, yes. A few months ago she did mention on Instagram that she was given the task to post on Instagram whenever Kim Kardashian did for 'a new UKTV programme'. I think it's safe to say it's this one.