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JKDerry1,507 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
I never ever watch UTV anymore now. Since you can access ITV London on Sky, Freesat and Virgin Media, it means I do not have to.

When I watch ITV now, I watch ITV London version. I don't really watch UTV News, more BBC Newsline.
mr_vivian954 posts since 11 Oct 2015
UTV Newsline
I never ever watch UTV anymore now. Since you can access ITV London on Sky, Freesat and Virgin Media, it means I do not have to.

When I watch ITV now, I watch ITV London version. I don't really watch UTV News, more BBC Newsline.


I only watch UTV for HD. You can't get ITV HD on virgin in NI
JKDerry1,507 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
I never ever watch UTV anymore now. Since you can access ITV London on Sky, Freesat and Virgin Media, it means I do not have to.

When I watch ITV now, I watch ITV London version. I don't really watch UTV News, more BBC Newsline.


I only watch UTV for HD. You can't get ITV HD on virgin in NI

HD is not a big thing for me, so I watch SD ITV London
mr_vivian954 posts since 11 Oct 2015
UTV Newsline
Did anyone notice if there was anything special on UTV yesterday for St Patrick's Day?


Nothing special I'm afraid. Julian referred to the news as "Your St Patrick's Day news" but that was it.

Must say I do miss the old slemish ident getting pulled out for Paddy's day.

We just get the same couple over idents over and over again. You don't even have to guess which one they'll play before a programme anymore.

Oh and there was a St Patrick's Programme going through the parades but it was on at 11.10pm.
JKDerry1,507 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
Did anyone notice if there was anything special on UTV yesterday for St Patrick's Day?


Nothing special I'm afraid. Julian referred to the news as "Your St Patrick's Day news" but that was it.

Must say I do miss the old slemish ident getting pulled out for Paddy's day.

We just get the same couple over idents over and over again. You don't even have to guess which one they'll play before a programme anymore.

Oh and there was a St Patrick's Programme going through the parades but it was on at 11.10pm.

BBC NI do more for St Patrick's Day
This Is Granada1,681 posts since 4 Jan 2003
UTV
But dont worry folks.....groundhog day is not quite over as pigeons being released ident shown 3 times within 90 minutes (7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9pm).

Normal UTV stuck in a rut service is now resumed....I can now pick myself up off the floor from the shock of the 8pm junction. Rolling Eyes
JKDerry1,507 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
But dont worry folks.....groundhog day is not quite over as pigeons being released ident shown 3 times within 90 minutes (7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9pm).

Normal UTV stuck in a rut service is now resumed....I can now pick myself up off the floor from the shock of the 8pm junction. Rolling Eyes

If people are truly tired of these rotating idents, may I suggest instead of venting your frustration here, you direct it to UTV directly.
kernow1,222 posts since 18 Jan 2006
But dont worry folks.....groundhog day is not quite over as pigeons being released ident shown 3 times within 90 minutes (7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9pm).

Normal UTV stuck in a rut service is now resumed....I can now pick myself up off the floor from the shock of the 8pm junction. Rolling Eyes

If people are truly tired of these rotating idents, may I suggest instead of venting your frustration here, you direct it to UTV directly.


Given that playout is done from Leeds, it might be the case that UTV don't have much control over which idents get used, so it could be more that ITV that is to blame.

In terms of who creates the UTV idents (i.e. converts the existing ITV idents into UTV ones), would this be done in-house by the graphics hub at Central in Birmingham?
South Today2,685 posts since 10 Feb 2003
But dont worry folks.....groundhog day is not quite over as pigeons being released ident shown 3 times within 90 minutes (7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9pm).

Normal UTV stuck in a rut service is now resumed....I can now pick myself up off the floor from the shock of the 8pm junction. Rolling Eyes

If people are truly tired of these rotating idents, may I suggest instead of venting your frustration here, you direct it to UTV directly.


Given that playout is done from Leeds, it might be the case that UTV don't have much control over which idents get used, so it could be more that ITV that is to blame.

In terms of who creates the UTV idents (i.e. converts the existing ITV idents into UTV ones), would this be done in-house by the graphics hub at Central in Birmingham?


Try emailing Terry Brennan, Head of UTV.