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JKDerry639 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
I have heard the latest June 2018. New headquarters at Belfast's City Quays. I am guessing there will just be one general purpose studio used for UTV Live, along with offices etc. There will never be a substantial studio as Studio 1 was at Havelock House. Sad era for UTV who were proud to produce great local shows from Havelock House. I always loved watching the Kelly Show each Friday night in the 1990s. How UTV has changed in the space of a few years is amazing.
MMcG198567 posts since 14 Dec 2014
UTV Newsline
Does anyone know when the exact moving date for utv is at all just wondering as I did here February mentioned


Last update I have is "spring 2018". I wouldn't be surprised if it happens around March/April time.

A lot of graffiti attacks on the side of Havelock House in recent months. They seem to have given up trying to remove it or repainting.
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ttt330 posts since 15 Aug 2015
I have heard the latest June 2018. New headquarters at Belfast's City Quays. I am guessing there will just be one general purpose studio used for UTV Live, along with offices etc. There will never be a substantial studio as Studio 1 was at Havelock House. Sad era for UTV who were proud to produce great local shows from Havelock House. I always loved watching the Kelly Show each Friday night in the 1990s. How UTV has changed in the space of a few years is amazing.


Be grateful that you had a proper local station for as long as you did.

We can argue until we're blue in the face about when UTV's slide started, but one thing is for sure it was a lot later than 1993 when one or two of the English ITV regional companies were flushed down the toilet.
cityprod1,803 posts since 3 Oct 2005
Westcountry Spotlight
I have heard the latest June 2018. New headquarters at Belfast's City Quays. I am guessing there will just be one general purpose studio used for UTV Live, along with offices etc. There will never be a substantial studio as Studio 1 was at Havelock House. Sad era for UTV who were proud to produce great local shows from Havelock House. I always loved watching the Kelly Show each Friday night in the 1990s. How UTV has changed in the space of a few years is amazing.


Be grateful that you had a proper local station for as long as you did.

We can argue until we're blue in the face about when UTV's slide started, but one thing is for sure it was a lot later than 1993 when one or two of the English ITV regional companies were flushed down the toilet.


And which ones would they be?
robertclark1251,208 posts since 13 Jan 2009
STV Central Reporting Scotland
What must be stressed is, before 1993, the ITV franchise holders had to commission 25% of their programming from external production companies, so for instance, the STV version of Sport in Question was made by Caledonian Television for STV, Inspector Morse was a Zenith Production for Central.

The reduction in studio output from the studios of the ITV franchise holders was inevitable. One possible way round it was for the indies to rent the studio space from the ITV franchise holders, but that wasn't always going to happen, as some had their own studio space.

What I'm saying is, what happened in recent years at Havelock House was as much a part of legislation in the late 1980s, as much as a consolidation at ITV.
ttt330 posts since 15 Aug 2015
*wait for 324516th rant from the same poster about what happened to Tyne Tees*


... which did not occur at UTV and hence they were granted many more years than other areas of a genuine local service.

What happened to Tyne Tees was repeated elsewhere only a few years later.

Viewers of UTV therefore have little to complain about.
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