ITV Border’s Lookaround covers Cumbria very well, occasionally touches on Lancashire issues. ITV1 Granada- Beware!

12th June 2021 Dear Readers NOT for the first time during the Coronavirus pandemic has ITV1 Border’s flagship Regional News programme Lookaround– which is broadcast to most of Cumbria and to southern Scotland- touched upon developments with regard to rising Covid-19 cases in Lancashire and Greater Manchester in order to warn their loyal Cumbrian viewersContinue reading “ITV Border’s Lookaround covers Cumbria very well, occasionally touches on Lancashire issues. ITV1 Granada- Beware!”

The Prognosis is Clear, ITV1 Border Covers Cumbria A LOT, ITV1 Granada Does Not Cover Cumbria.

2nd June 2021 Updated 14th June 2021 Dear Readers I again watched the three Regional News services that are watched by viewers in different parts of North West England, that ITV1 Border’s Lookaround, BBC1 North West Tonight and ITV1 Granada Reports: Internet and the BBC I-player and ITV Regional news catch-up does make it possibleContinue reading “The Prognosis is Clear, ITV1 Border Covers Cumbria A LOT, ITV1 Granada Does Not Cover Cumbria.”

South Cumbrians and North Lancastrians should watch ITV Border then BBC North West for Best all-round Local News.

1st June 2021 Updated 14th June 2021 (Update: ITV.Plc are not providing free website links from the Regional News websites to their main evening Regional TV programmes after all: Quelle surprise!) Dear Readers This evening I watched BBC1 North West Tonight, ITV1 Granada Reports and ITV1 Border’s Lookaround: It is amazing what the Internet ageContinue reading “South Cumbrians and North Lancastrians should watch ITV Border then BBC North West for Best all-round Local News.”

North Lancashire is in the Wrong ITV Region

Dear Readers Watching ITV1 Granada Reports this evening was an eye- opener. Most of the “News” coverage was dedicated to Manchester City’s up-coming Champions League match in Porto, Portugal: ITV1 Granada even went out of the way to send a reporter there! Amongst the other coverage was the footballer Marcus Rashford chatting to former USContinue reading “North Lancashire is in the Wrong ITV Region”

Travel Times from North Lancashire Call Into Question whether ITV1 Granada Reports is Best for North Lancashire

LANCASTER CASTLE: FROM LANCASTER NORTHERN CUMBRIA IS QUICKER TO GET TO AND MORE ATTRACTIVE THAN THE BIG CITIES OF MANCHESTER AND LIVERPOOL. THIS CALLS INTO QUESTION WHETHER NORTH WEST REGIONAL NEWS SERVICES ARE LOCALLY APPROPRIATE. Courtesy of Northern_Punkie (Pixabay) 22nd May 2021 Dear Readers The ITV and BBC Regions approaching those that exist today wereContinue reading “Travel Times from North Lancashire Call Into Question whether ITV1 Granada Reports is Best for North Lancashire”

BACK TO BASICS: DOES REGIONAL TELEVISION SERVE NORTH CUMBRIA AS IT SHOULD?

March 2021 Updated 3rd June 2021 Dear Readers In a recent post, I posed the question:  What Purpose is Regional Television supposed to serve in relation to communities across the English North West? I then explained that Regional Television is supposed to provide news that is much closer to (and relevant to) local communities, toContinue reading “BACK TO BASICS: DOES REGIONAL TELEVISION SERVE NORTH CUMBRIA AS IT SHOULD?”

Both BBC North West and ITV Granada are Just South Lancastria/ Cheshire this weekend

17th January 2021 Dear Readers Sometimes, BBC North West and ITV1 Granada close ranks in a way to provide a harsh reality check for those who live in the North of the transmission areas of both the North West Regional Television transmission regions- i.e. for those who live north of Preston: BBC North West Tonight’sContinue reading “Both BBC North West and ITV Granada are Just South Lancastria/ Cheshire this weekend”

Back to Basics: What Purpose is Regional Television supposed to serve?

10th January 2021 Dear Readers First of all, a Happy new Year to all readers of this Website and viewers of Regional Television, whether you live in Cumbria, Lancashire or the Isle of Man. May this year, 2021, indeed be a much happier and enjoyable one than the year of restrictions, lockdown and fears aboutContinue reading “Back to Basics: What Purpose is Regional Television supposed to serve?”

Three Cumbrian news-features on BBC North West Tonight over last two nights- But Not Northern Cumbria

9th December 2020 Dear Readers Tonight Annabel Tiffin featured a young Saxophonist from Ulverston in South Cumbria on BBC North West Tonight. Last night Roger Johnson showed the Grasmere Primary School outdoor Nativity play- with a twist and the death of Mount Everest climber, Doug Scott, who lived in the Lake District was also featuredContinue reading “Three Cumbrian news-features on BBC North West Tonight over last two nights- But Not Northern Cumbria”

ITV could realise that South Cumbria and Northern Lancashire are not getting much local news from Granada- and shift these areas into ITV Border so that they are better-covered.

ITV is privately run, it’s revenue comes from advertising and some sponsoring of programmes. It also gets some income from ITV Hub- its online advert-free subscription service which it has recently expanded. Viewers pay £3.99 a month to view ITV programmes (including ITV Regional News programmes) online. Being dependent (as it is) on viewers (fromContinue reading “ITV could realise that South Cumbria and Northern Lancashire are not getting much local news from Granada- and shift these areas into ITV Border so that they are better-covered.”