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Posted by: Milkshake
21-04-2024, 09:18 AM
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Does anyone know what's going on here? I thought the ident was a model? It looks rather nice with the Black. 

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Posted by: iloveTV1
20-04-2024, 07:56 PM
Forum: Programme Presentation
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A change for the logo this year, although the gold intro remains.

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Posted by: Andrew Wood
20-04-2024, 11:20 AM
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On the re-reruns of Auf Wiedersehen Pet on ITV4 the past few weeks, the Central front-cap is played out without the jingle (as well as in stretchy-vision).

Would the jingle be outside of rights? Wouldn't ITV hold the copyright? Or just something more basic? After all, the LWT and Thames jingles are usually left intact. 

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Posted by: UTVLifer
17-04-2024, 04:17 PM
Forum: News and Sport Presentation
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Figured it would be best to open a separate thread for the local elections that will be taking place on 2 May

Overnight coverage from the BBC will start at 23:40 on the night, no confirmation on who is hosting yet.

"Coverage and analysis of the local, mayoral and police and crime commissioner elections taking place in England and Wales on 2 May 2024." 

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Posted by: bkman1990
17-04-2024, 07:46 AM
Forum: Programme Presentation
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A new channel called Rewind TV is to launch on Sky and FTA Satellite (which may include Freesat) on the 23rd of May 2024.

It will show older programmes from the UK. The channel's official website says it is aimed at the over 55+ demographic. 

As I am not in this age category myself; the trailer above showcases a lot of older British TV dramas and chat shows that will air on the channel after it's launch.

If people here can jog their memories and collate a list of what shows that are in the trailer because I have never seen them before.

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Posted by: Omnipresent
10-04-2024, 07:15 PM
Forum: Programme Presentation
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BBC2 will celebrate its Diamond Anniversary on 20th April 2024. So far there are two special music compilations on its anniversary weekend "60 Songs: BBC Two at 60" and "Classical Years: BBC Two at 60". 

Quote:A celebration of some of the biggest names in music, offering an epic compilation of 60 songs performed over the past 60 years to celebrate BBC Two's diamond anniversary.

All the performances featured originated on BBC Two and have formed an important part of the channel's output over its 60-year history. Featuring such musicians as Joni Mitchell, Elton John, the Rolling Stones, Dolly Parton, Stormzy, Sam Smith, Kylie Minogue, Bob Marley, Blondie and Queen. 

Quote:A celebration of the astonishing breadth of talent from 60 years of BBC Two’s finest classical performances. From its first days on air in 1964, BBC Two has placed classical music at the centre of its arts programming. From Jacqueline du Pré to Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Verdi to Stravinsky, Maria Callas to Jessye Norman, the greatest names have thrilled in concerts, films, and features.

So far there's no sign of an updated Happy Birthday BBC2 documentary or repeats of previous anniversary programming like Harry and Paul's Story of the Twos.

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Posted by: Blubatt
09-04-2024, 10:05 PM
Forum: Programme Presentation
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I think that we live in a fairly permissive society, with many things being allowed on the airwaves that are challenging for some viewers, but are allowed to air intact. But something that has interested me are when TV channels go out of their way to censor programming that is allowed to air intact in other countries. Obviously, different countries have different rules on censorship, so for the purpose of this thread, I will limit it to programming that has, for one reason or another, been censored in the United Kingdom. I am sure an international thread for this topic would bring up a lot of stuff too.

The first two examples of censorship that I will mention pertain to The Troubles. Both The Simpsons and Star Trek: The Next Generation aired on the BBC during the 90's (When BBC had terrestrial TV rights to both shows), and there are two clips from the show that were censored for their references to Irish Nationalist Terrorism. 

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Posted by: mouseboy33
05-04-2024, 05:00 PM
Forum: Programme Presentation
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In same way they worked to together to broadcast The Traitors. BBC and NBC will work together to simultaneously film both version. This relationship that is bubbling is quite interesting to see. Destination X is a Belgian reality show that both broadcasters saw as interesting format. It will be interesting to see if NBC will shunt this programme to Peacock instead of NBC itself. Plus it will be interesting to see the simliarites and differences of each version. Traitors for all intents and purposes looks the same for the most part. The casting/host and some other mild music editing choices aside...they arent too different. This will be interesting. I wonder how closely NBC and BBC work together looking at global formats to collab on. It make so much sense, especially for production cost reasons. Use the same set ups games/competitions and just film them twice with different casts. 

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Posted by: Andrew
03-04-2024, 09:28 PM
Forum: Channel Presentation
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Are ITV suddenly really scared of getting Ofcom complaints

Hardly any episode of Corrie or Emmerdale goes by without being introduced with a warning

Often it is “Now with Strong Emotions…” when in reality it’s just bog standard soap fare

Tonight we had “With scenes of intimidation” which was basically just two teen boys squaring up to each other for a minute. I’m sure you used to get scenes like that in Grange Hill 30 years ago.

Every time Cain Dingle roughs someone up in Emmerdale we have to be told beforehand that there will be “scenes of threat and violence”

I know it’s common to get post watershed warnings of strong language but now it seems they warn about any drama of any description

It’s becoming quite comical to hear what they warn about next.

Are they running scared or are viewers just too soft these days

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Posted by: IBM
02-04-2024, 08:37 AM
Forum: Online Presentation
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Forgive me if this is the wrong forum for this. I don't quite know where wrbsites for former channels belong.

I was watching technical difficulty clips and came upon some Bid ones. I decided to see if the Bid website ( was still up. It looks to be up, but as a shell, with no products in any categories.

The site still has a 2019 copyright date. I understand the TV service ended. Is the website still active intentionally, or has it just not been taken down?


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