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AlfieMulcahy Meridian (South East) South East Today




The way ITV organises local programmes is honestly rubbish
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Ballyboy UTV Newsline
Ruth Gorman back in the studio for sport this evening
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DeeMartie UTV Newsline
I always thought they would go for ITV News Ulster
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Ballyboy UTV Newsline
Niall Donnelly is back hosting
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AlfieMulcahy Meridian (South East) South East Today
I always thought they would go for ITV News Ulster


That seems like the best title by far. ITV News Northern Ireland just sounds clunky.
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Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
That's got it's own problems. From Wikipedia:

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Northern Ireland is often referred to as Ulster, despite including only six of Ulster's nine counties. This usage is most common among people in Northern Ireland who are unionist, although it is also used by the media throughout the United Kingdom. Most Irish nationalists object to the use of Ulster in this context.


I don't see why there is an issue with UTV Live considering that Granada Reports hasn't been renamed.
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JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Yeah, that's probably why Ulster Television shortened it's name to UTV in the first place.
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Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
And Inside Ulster became Newsline. Not quite sure why Radio Ulster continues to have that name.
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
And Inside Ulster became Newsline. Not quite sure why Radio Ulster continues to have that name.


The BBC have never really used too much imagination naming their local and regional services. The ILR service called themselves Downtown Radio so as not to cause any problems. Perhaps following the example of Foyle, Solent, Merseyside there is some geographical feature they could use?
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JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
^Radio Humberside too - it got it's name for the same reason Merseyside did, simply because it's region covers both sides of the river - it's not named after the now-defunct county as the radio station predates it.

You would think they'd use the name BBC Radio Northern Ireland. Or Radio NI for short.
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PaddyLee84 UTV Newsline
Radio NI seems the more sensible option. BBC NI is already a term associated and used for the TV service so Radio NI is a no brainer. I imagine changing it from Radio Ulster to Radio NI will cause some upset for some sections of the community. They are probably damned if they do and damned if they don't.
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I always thought they would go for ITV News Ulster


That seems like the best title by far. ITV News Northern Ireland just sounds clunky.


ITV News Northern Ireland is no worse than ITV News Channel TV

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