ITV News Channel to close

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sky.dub
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Post by sky.dub » Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:51 pm

ITV News Channel is to close, sky are reporting.

rob237
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Post by rob237 » Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:00 pm

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.stmhttp://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.

sky.dub
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Post by sky.dub » Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:03 pm

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!

rob237
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Post by rob237 » Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:25 pm

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.

thebaronz
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Post by thebaronz » Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:26 pm

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

gsf
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Post by gsf » Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:25 am

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

squareeyes
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Post by squareeyes » Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:21 pm

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.

daved2424
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Post by daved2424 » Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:53 am

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

darkjedi23
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Post by darkjedi23 » Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:55 pm

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

James
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Post by James » Sun Dec 18, 2005 1:05 am

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...

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