Whoa, whoa, whoa. Let's not mention *him* now.
Also, the Central name *does* live on to some extent, nearly a quarter of a century after the station was taken over by one of the two companies that merged into ITV plc.
Again, though, it won't be around forever.
I disagree with that last bit. Those legacy regional names that are actual
(such as "Central" ) I can well believe will always survive as suffixes to the "ITV" name, for as long as the regional news programmes exist.
It's only those that are/were initials that don't lend themselves to that (the likes of "ITV HTV" or "ITV UTV" would look/sound bloody ridiculous). Hence, the suffix would surely have to be the purely geographic "...Northern Ireland" if/when any full "ITV"-rebrand reaches Belfast. I don't think there's any point in bothering changing to e.g. "ITV News East Midlands" etc elsewhere.
I'm still a European.