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Just wondered if anyone at UTV has bothered to reply to your query??

Maybe an email to our Julian might be whats needed to prompt some action??

Hi, I did get a reply, but it was the usual civil service speak. They told me the channel is happy with the ident package they currently have, and since these idents were only introduced in October 2016, they decided to hand pick a selected few and use them on UTV.


They may be happy with the ident package, and fair enough they have only been on air in NI for around 2.5 years so still got a bit more life in them before they become stale, and yes to an extent I'm happy with them....but why for the love of God do they have to play them out in the same order loop day in day out...that's the main annoyance for me. Why not just play them in a random order?....surely that's not too much hard work for leeds/London playout, few clicks of the mouse. 20 seconds...job done.



Let's face it, the chances of a press department criticising their own output is zero, regardless of what they think internally -- especially when there is no actual fault on display.

ITV's handling of UTV is professional, even if it might be boring.
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Lou Scannon1,086 posts since 1 Jan 2016
HTV West Points West
The return of IVC for 1 night probably
They could use retro idents?


Like the "lollipop stick" ident that was originally used for about 94 years? Ugh. I would pay good money to ensure that monstrosity never sullied the airwaves ever again.

Fingers crossed its a night with Julian.


Tried looking for him on Grindr?! Wink
I'm still a European.
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MMcG198638 posts since 14 Dec 2014
UTV Newsline
Let's face it, the chances of a press department criticising their own output is zero, regardless of what they think internally -- especially when there is no actual fault on display.

ITV's handling of UTV is professional, even if it might be boring.


That sums up things nicely. I can't fault ITV's playout operation. The channel's presentation looks way better than it did under UTV ownership. The idents are perhaps irritating because they are so uninspired. ITV were right to produce a large number of them and mix them up a bit - it distracted a little from their general dullness. The fact that they're live-action, with soundtracks that can become quite irritating when played often doesn't help.
This Is Granada1,682 posts since 4 Jan 2003
UTV
Anyone know how UTV handled Monday morning at 9:25am?
A Jeremy Kyle announcement would have been pre-recorded by Gillian several days earlier....and as we know would not have been played out as planned? So how did they announce a last minute change to the schedule, anyone see what happened?
MMcG198638 posts since 14 Dec 2014
UTV Newsline
Anyone know how UTV handled Monday morning at 9:25am?
A Jeremy Kyle announcement would have been pre-recorded by Gillian several days earlier....and as we know would not have been played out as planned? So how did they announce a last minute change to the schedule, anyone see what happened?


I've been reliably informed that there was a generic, pre-recorded announcement from Gillian, that made no reference to the Kyle programme.
kernow1,253 posts since 18 Jan 2006
They could've used the 3pm announcement couldn't they, since that timeslot is also Real Deal?


Depends on what the 3pm announcement actually said.

If, for example, it said something like "Coming up in an hour, it's Tipping Point, but now it's Dickinson's Real Deal", they wouldn't have been able to use it.
UlsterMan12346 posts since 14 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
Just watching Lorraine on UTV with an itv dog on screen mmmmm seems to me as it is happening more and more itv are filtering the generic itv name into Northern Ireland won't be long now before utv is gone completely.