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Calendar Page?[edit]

I was thinking that Calendar has not got a page for itself so I was wondering if anyone could make one. London UK

Shotgun marriage?[edit]

What makes the merger a shotgun marriage? garik 13:20, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

It wasn't by choice of either party, it was forced upon them by the "father", in this case Lord Hill of the ITA. ЯEDVERS 13:23, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Whatever the case the term is not encyclopedic. (Goldmanuk (talk) 20:41, 7 August 2008 (UTC))

Why is it not encyclopedic? The phrase 'shotgun wedding', derived from 'shotgun marriage', can be found on this very site. I have encountered the phrase many, many times over the years in the business world in which rival companies have been forced together by a higher authority or equally by circumstances to arrive at a sitaution they would have not normally have gone to, ie they've been forced. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:01, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

In the case of YTV if either party had refused the merger proposal the contract may have been offered to the other in its' entirity, or even re-advertised. It was highly unlikely that Yorkshire Independent (YIT) would refuse given that the proposal gave them financing they were previously unable to obtain; Telefusion Limited may have 'kicked-off' but it did give them access to the ITV network they so craved. As it was the new YTV was formed with YIT personnel but with Telefusion cash. YIT's backers got the influence of talent they wanted and Telefusion's shareholders got the financial return they desired. Nobody really complained. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:07, 23 August 2008 (UTC)


I added a citation; is it an appropriate one? To be fair the thread I quoted also talks about the alleged BBC bias but it illustrates the points.

I added a link to a 28 year-old clip that I thought was of genuine historical interest that was deleted by Redvers. As far as I am aware copyright is not an issue with such presentation and continuity clips used for non-commercial educational purposes. TV-Ark and other sites contain many such clips which is considered "fair use" and doesn't incur any legal problems.

I will not bother contributing the subject any further if Redvers is going to delete contributions without good reason. :(

(Goldmanuk 21:55, 5 March 2007 (UTC))

You might like to read Wikipedia:External links. Specifically, TV Ark and the rest are using clips under fair-use provisions. YouTube is not; the material has no fair-use rationale, so is a copyright violation; therefore we cannot link to it. Whilst the argument that it is linked here for "non-commercial educational purposes" is very attractive, you have to remember that Wikipedia is freely licenced, and our material is often re-used in commercial, non-educational formats (see for a convenient example). I'm sorry you feel personally offended by this removal, but I'm afraid I have Wikipedia rules on my side on this. Nevertheless, don't let that put you off! Happy editing REDVEЯS 09:45, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Picture of Studios[edit]

With the expansion of the article to include a section on the studios of YTV couldn't we do with a picture of the entrance to the complex from Kirkstall Road perhaps? --Wrh1973 18:21, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

  • Update: I have deleted the image-required template, after adding several photos to the article, uploaded from book (talk) 23:16, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Startup Tunes - Similar?[edit]

Have taken out the description of the second startup tune ("Yorkshire Theme") as "very similar". The first tune is a military-style march, while the second is a much more contemporary (for the time) piece of music, which shares very little musically with its predecessor.

Might also be worth adding that a part of the "Yorkshire Theme" was used as the theme for Calendar for many years?

Stejsmith 21:14, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Yorkshire-1999.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 03:14, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

"Yorkshire Television Limited ceased to trade"[edit]

As Yorkshire Television Ltd is still the franchise holder for ITV in Yorkshire [1], isn't the wording "Yorkshire Television Limited ceased to trade" a bit misleading? Would it be better just to end the third paragraph at the word "respectively" Dupont Circle (talk) 20:47, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

I agree! It still exists, it's just been split and merged with Anglia (the broadcasting licence) and Granada (the production arm). Digifiend (talk) 09:35, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

I have reinstated the original FACT as it is a FACT, quoted from the YTV Annual Report, which if you don't believe me can be obtained via the internet for the princely sum of £1 from Companies House. Just because you think it isn't true or you don't like it, doesn't mean you can delete it. If it is an issue with yourselves, rather than act as a censor, contact ITV Productions. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:45, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

40th anniversary[edit]

There's a series of 40th anniversary programming started yesterday. Might be able to get programme and studio screencaps from it. Digifiend (talk) 09:37, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

Likin' that. Malpass93 (talk)
The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: pages moved. JHunterJ (talk) 16:42, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

– 2012 marks 10 years since the ITV1 brand became the prominent brand used by the ITV plc franchises. Although I don't mind the current article names they have not been called them for some time, it would be nice for the pages to be located at their current names. Ofcom's licences recognises the franchises as owned by "ITV Broadcasting Limited", however the names on Ofcom's website are rendered as "Anglia ITV" however they do not use the previous full names. Logos, signs, onscreen (although mostly the 'ITV' is not used), online all say 'ITV Company'. ITV Wales & West was recently moved from HTV, during December.  [[ axg ◉ talk ]] 22:15, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

I think they are fine the way they are, and are the more associated names for the companies. The ITV prefix names could be redirects.

--TangoTizerWolfstone (talk) 19:47, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

My view on it is this; Either all of the companies shoule be ITV ... or they should be the original names. At present, because HTV is at ITV Wales and the West, this is not the case. I don't mind which they are, however, the case to change the name is strong as, for example, Meridian has existed 10 years as ITV Meridian and 9 years as Meridian Broadcasting and we cannot justify it now on that basis that Meridian Broadcasting has been used longest. Keep the names or ditch them, I don't mind but please don't do half and half and I am unsure if we can justify keeping the names for the newer franchises. Rafmarham (talk) 20:37, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
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