I saw the UTV Xmas ident again today, and its really growing on me. The ident on UTV as mentioned, the UTV New black ident, with the Network snow flakes added:
Pic1 Asa, pic2 Tv Room
I think the ITV1 version will be like the UTV/ITV1 trailers with the Blue squares and the snowflakes added to it. Hopefully a change to the normal network music. Or ITV1 could be boring and just do Christmas on their trailers!!!!
With the UTV 'black with snow added' ident, its nice to hear the GMG Eskimo ident music is used, but as this runs out after 10 seconds, its a shame UTV have just faded in the normal music with the Black ident. The Eskimo music should have been made longer. I remember Maggie Mash and the GMG North team (Who's average short hearts ident was 14/15 secs) having to talk over a frozen Eskimo ident, for the last 2 seconds or so. I remember the little skating star, frozen on its point at the front of the ITV1 ice logo.
I take it UTV have used the Eskimo music because they donít wanna make an xmas tune out of the 2002 ITV music which they currently use, and donít want the NEW ITV1 music xmas version (If there is one?) as its different to the 2002 normal stuff which UTV use now, so as UTVers did not hear the Eskimo music, its a good place to use it this year!