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    sky.dub
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    #28311 Reply

    sky.dub
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    ITV News Channel is to close, sky are reporting.

    #28312 Reply

    rob237
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    sky.dub+Dec 14 2005, 11:53 AM–>(sky.dub @ Dec 14 2005, 11:53 AM)
    ITV News Channel is to close, sky are reporting.

    So are the Beeb…..

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4527932.stm

    IMO, all ITV news coverage has always been the ‘poor relation’ of the genre.
    Primarily self inflicted, with their over reliance on trivia and puerile reporting.

    Cheers
    Robt P.

    #28313 Reply

    sky.dub
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    Perhaps a bit harsh! The station was vastly underfunded and as a result relied on repeating information every half an hour, which was too irritating to watch. Plus did they ever go live to a reporter!

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    rob237
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    sky.dub+Dec 14 2005, 12:15 PM–>(sky.dub @ Dec 14 2005, 12:15 PM)
    Perhaps a bit harsh!

    My remarks cover the whole period back to ITN’s inception some 50 years ago, to date.

    Cheers
    Robt P.

    #28315 Reply

    Forum Member
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    I’d hav eto agree with all the negative comments about ITV however Sky’s content and approach is even worse. Their only saving grace is a slick, up-to-the-minute presentation but their agenda is strictly downmarket and ultimately titillation driven. Don’t forget thier sister is The Sun

    #28316 Reply

    gsf
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    thebaronz+Dec 14 2005, 03:32 PM–>(thebaronz @ Dec 14 2005, 03:32 PM)
    Don’t forget thier sister is The Sun

    Probably more accurate to say their step sister. Same father, different mothers

    #28317 Reply

    squareeyes
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    rob237+Dec 14 2005, 11:59 AM–>(rob237 @ Dec 14 2005, 11:59 AM)

    Primarily self inflicted, with their over reliance on trivia and puerile reporting.

    I’m sure those losing their jobs will appreciate your sympathetic views.

    #28318 Reply

    daved2424
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    Critisism of the diabolical output of the channel has nothing to do with being sympathetic for people losing their jobs.

    #28319 Reply

    Geordie
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    Whats going to happen to the likes of Felicity Barr? She’s the only reason I watch the News Channel!

    #28320 Reply

    sky.dub
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    I presume there will still be a place for Felicity. She presents the sport on the News at 10.30 and covers for female presenters.

    #28321 Reply

    James
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    Yeah. I should think Felicity and Steve are gonna stay – Felicity to do the sport on 1030 and fill in elsewhere and Steve virtually has a full time job covering on the lunchtime (and evening) bulletins anyway as well as doing the odd weekend ones…

    #28322 Reply

    Johnnie
    Keymaster

    At 5:30pm tonight, The ITV News Channel will be showing the News Channel’s best bits.

    #28323 Reply

    st1407
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    So, do you tape the last show at 5.30 pm? Or make some photos?

    #28324 Reply

    HarryHayfield
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    And there we are, the end of the ITV News Channel, the first victim of the funding question between BBC and Sky.

    I thought that digital television was meant to give us choice, not narrow choice down

    #28325 Reply

    Johnnie
    Keymaster

    It’s a shame really.

    JT just wished News Channel staff “best wishes”.

    #28326 Reply

    rob237
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    Johnnie+Dec 23 2005, 11:47 AM–>(Johnnie @ Dec 23 2005, 11:47 AM)
    At 5:30pm tonight, The ITV News Channel will be showing the News Channel’s best bits.

    Ten second slot?

    #28327 Reply

    tippguy
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    does anyone have the last half hour or so of itv news channel.

    Cheers,
    Tippguy

    #28328 Reply

    Johnnie
    Keymaster

    Yes, I do…

    #28329 Reply

    tippguy
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    any chance you’d be able to put it on the site.

    Thanks Johnnie!

    #28330 Reply

    alfie
    Participant

    go on johnnie,post it!

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