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PFMC841,607 posts since 28 Feb 2013
UTV Newsline
I imagine they will use them for another year, at least until ITV Creates ends. Then at that point we will get a new look ITV and UTV will get the same look but with a different logo slapped on it (depending if the look allows for that) or they will just drop the UTV name and it will be ITV completely with the UTV name only being seen/heard on the news.
This Is Granada1,697 posts since 4 Jan 2003
UTV
So its 1 week today that UTV will be celebrating its 60th anniversary. Looking through the EPG I see no evidence that the channel will have any special programmes to celebrate this momentous event.

I do hope it will get a brief mention at the very least on UTV Live, and I would have thought that next week's UTV Life at 7:30pm with Auntie Pammy would have been the perfect opportunity to look back at 60 years of television history in the province.

It will be very sad if ITV don't let UTV mark this event anyway onscreen next Thursday.
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rdd3,414 posts since 21 Jun 2001
The “Irishman’s/Irishwoman’s Diary” column appears on the leader page of the Irish Times every day, and is a bit of an essay piece from the writer. Today is probably the first time though I’ve ever seen a station ident on it! It’s a piece about the launch of UTV sixty years ago, and may be a bit of interest (“leaky” paywall).

http://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/northern-vision-an-irishwoman-s-diary-on-the-birth-of-ulster-television-1.4064977%3fmode=amp
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JKDerry1,990 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
Let us be brutal here - Since October 2016 UTV has changed forever! - The days of the independent franchise UTV are long gone. Havelock House is gone from UTV. The UTV management are not in charge, it is ITV plc who are in charge.

This is reality, and anyone expecting a big birthday celebration need to think again. Hope was there earlier in the year, but these have now been dashed, as UTV will mention their birthday on the news, maybe a few clips uploaded on to their UTV news section on the ITV News website and that will be it.

In effect they did their last decent look back at UTV when they aired their Havelock House specials.

The rot set in with the launch of UTV Ireland, and that utter failure has caused the end of UTV as we know it in 2019.
Whataday10,214 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
Let us be brutal here - Since October 2016 UTV has changed forever! - The days of the independent franchise UTV are long gone. Havelock House is gone from UTV. The UTV management are not in charge, it is ITV plc who are in charge.


I don't see how any of that is a bad thing.

I have never seen UTV looking so good on air. The programmes seem to be of improved quality (both in content and appearance), and they're out of the big old building they've been rattling around for years in exchange for nice, modern comforts.
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Brekkie32,294 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
So its 1 week today that UTV will be celebrating its 60th anniversary. Looking through the EPG I see no evidence that the channel will have any special programmes to celebrate this momentous event.

I do hope it will get a brief mention at the very least on UTV Live, and I would have thought that next week's UTV Life at 7:30pm with Auntie Pammy would have been the perfect opportunity to look back at 60 years of television history in the province.

It will be very sad if ITV don't let UTV mark this event anyway onscreen next Thursday.

Didn't they have a series earlier in the year?
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kernow1,367 posts since 18 Jan 2006
So its 1 week today that UTV will be celebrating its 60th anniversary. Looking through the EPG I see no evidence that the channel will have any special programmes to celebrate this momentous event.

I do hope it will get a brief mention at the very least on UTV Live, and I would have thought that next week's UTV Life at 7:30pm with Auntie Pammy would have been the perfect opportunity to look back at 60 years of television history in the province.

It will be very sad if ITV don't let UTV mark this event anyway onscreen next Thursday.

Didn't they have a series earlier in the year?


That was a new series of Rewind, which wasn't related to the 60th anniversary.