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Whats more important - More channels, ITV.com, or ITV Radio? (February 2004)

JE
Jez Founding member Wales Wales Today
joeydeacon posted:
Jez posted:
Well im not *that* bothered actually, 95% of the time during the day im at work anyway so dont get the chance to watch. But if im at home id like to see a soap like Shortland St Wink, I was at home the other day and saw Des and Mel which was a good show.


Oh!

I heard rumours that ITV2 are resurrecting Shortland Street directly opposite the ITV 1 Lunchtime news but if you are in work and your not *that* bothered - maybe a lot of other people wouldnt be bothered either!


But I used to tape SS when I was on, so in the unlikely event it comes back I would tape it.

No, ITV have said they have no plans to show SS on any of their channels, be it on a national or regional level so you are wrong about ITV2 im afraid.

However if this new spin off is a Corrie one id defaintely tape it to see if I liked it, as Corrie is my fave show! Very Happy
WE
Westy2
ITV 1 + 1.

They'd need another 15 or so channels on SKY as well, if that was 'regional' too, else it'll be ITV 1+ 1 London all the way!

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A former member Anglia (East) Look East
Well, whats more important then?

Arrow Sorting out ITV.com
Arrow Getting the New Channels ready
Arrow ITV Radio

Discuss:)
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A former member Anglia (East) Look East
In order of importance to me:

ITV interactive on Sky and Freeview and ITV.com relaunch at the same time.

ITV interactive should be on Freeview as it's the platform of the future. ITV.com is abysmal, and although I'm not expecting the next BBCi, it would be nice for it to look nice and work.

ITV3 launch.

ITV radio.
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A former member Anglia (East) Look East
chrisb posted:
In order of importance to me:

ITV interactive on Sky and Freeview and ITV.com relaunch at the same time.

ITV interactive should be on Freeview as it's the platform of the future. ITV.com is abysmal, and although I'm not expecting the next BBCi, it would be nice for it to look nice and work.

ITV3 launch.

ITV radio.


I agree with that.
FA
fanoftv Central (West) Midlands Today
chrisb posted:
In order of importance to me:

ITV interactive on Sky and Freeview and ITV.com relaunch at the same time.

ITV interactive should be on Freeview as it's the platform of the future. ITV.com is abysmal, and although I'm not expecting the next BBCi, it would be nice for it to look nice and work.

ITV3 launch.

ITV radio.


I agree with that also. ITV Interactive isn't that bad, it could be a lot better. I'd like to see an interactive and serperate text service.

Obviously the active service would contain the interactive services (this morning interactive, love on a saturday night interactive, reinstate the who wants to be a millionnaire interactive (I don't get why this keeps disapearing) and a relaunched football results/news service that updates results when matches are played (especially on saturday afternoons))
This should be accessed through the red button (bringing up a menu) at anytime unless a programme with active features (this morning, football, LOASN, Millionnaire, and maybe a news service, so News), where the red square would appear on screen that takes you directly to that part of the active service.

Then they should set up a text service (through the text button, that would also provide links to the active menu), would offer a similar service to Teletext; News, Weather, Sport, Entertainment, Travel, etc.
They could actually go into a partnership with teletext where by itvi designs the actual service and teletext provides all of the imformation for them.

The itv.com service seriously needs new thinking to it. Whether it be bring in an outside company or just to simply redesign it.

itvi is supposed to be an itv company, but what do they do all day when working? They have people to update things, but that's it.
LU
Luke
I really think ITV Radio is a non-starter, certainly in the short-term. Why would they go and get themselves involved in something so potentially money-draining when they say they need to make 100m in savings this year?

And before they even think about the cost of it all, what the heck would the content be? The talk radio market is pretty much sown up - especially in London. I can't see "The Trevor McDonald Show" being much of a hit.

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