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Brekkie34,742 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Recently warned
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Has advertising on UTV and across the network been similarly simplified. Not just less staff but with less to advertise at the moment I'd have thought they'd keep regional advertising to a minimum, but with so much having the disclaimer "except NI" that might be easier said than done for NI.
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This Is Granada1,760 posts since 4 Jan 2003
They have now changed the ITV+1 DOG on UTV+1, so it's actually the same ITV+1 DOG as other ITV regions and not ITV with a large +1 floating apart from it due to the large size of the UTV logo.

I've only just noticed this tonight that the +1 is now that horrid little dot now on UTV+1

This is a concerning move imo. With the previous +1 dog in place, it was ready for the UTV dog when it comes back....

Now looks like ITV...bit by bit trying to wipe out the UTV onscreen branding forever.
I do NOT trust ITV when they claim (fornow anyway) that Julian & Gillian and the local idents will be back as soon as possible. I hope that swimmers ident by Gillian was not the last ever ident for the UTV as we know it. Sad
Bring back UTV!
Inspector Sands14,777 posts since 25 Aug 2004

It's not so much about requiring a separate person. ITV is being run using minimal staff at the moment, which means anything that makes the job less complicated is welcome.

And whenever this is over - whatever we define as 'over' - it ain't coming back.

If it's easier this way and cheaper then why return to the unnecessary old way of doing it. By that time everyone will be used to it and no-one will care