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Old 21-07-2011, 00:43
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Doc Martin:

5.35 it getting Better? why cant there have put it out on 9pm slot? or 8pm slot? or even 18.30pm slot???
Where is a 6.30 slot available?
I would have maybe slotted Doc Martin into the Monday night 9pm slot, as I'm sure most working within the TV industry would have guessed that "Show Me the Funny" would be a big old flop!
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Old 21-07-2011, 09:26
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Postage on TV forum: Everyone happy now? that everything STV need to repeat, All is forgiven after the 3 programmes I siad needed airing have done so:

* Lewis
* Doc martin
* DA

I doubt the rest is needed, I hope some opt outs continue.

STV to show Downton Abbey in Autumn schedule

Originally Posted by STV
STV is to show the first and second series of Downton Abbey, the ITV costume drama, as part of its autumn schedule.

The Scottish broadcaster did not show the programme when it was first broadcast on ITV, choosing instead to screen a brand-new six-part series of Taggart instead.

The period drama follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants early in the reign of King George V. The show became one of the most successful UK period dramas ever.

Bobby Hain, MD of channels at STV, said: "We’re delighted to bring viewers the first airing of series one of Downton Abbey in Scotland and the much anticipated second series as part of our autumn schedule.

"Downton Abbey has proven to be a hugely popular drama and we very much hope our viewers enjoy it."

Series one of Downton Abbey starts on Sunday August 7 and series two will follow on Sundays beginning on September 18.
More at www.stv.tv
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Old 21-07-2011, 09:56
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Nothing short of a Miracle!!!!!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-14230189

Downton Abbey - HERE WE COME!!!!!!!!!!!

Re odd timings for lost ITV dramas. I think this is so that the audience figures will not be particularly high and STV can still insist they were correct to drop them. Bury them in the schedule and prepare your defence statement.
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Old 21-07-2011, 09:57
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Seiko - we crossed in the post.

I would still like to see Midsomer Murders at the same time as the rest of the UK. Drop the stand alone dramas, STV, and save money that way - many of them are not up to much. But keep the old favourites - they have a fan base and it is cruel to drop them.
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Old 21-07-2011, 10:07
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Seiko - we crossed in the post.

I would still like to see Midsomer Murders at the same time as the rest of the UK. Drop the stand alone dramas, STV, and save money that way - many of them are not up to much. But keep the old favourites - they have a fan base and it is cruel to drop them.
Midsummer will appear on sundays at 4.35 I would put money on it, but I was on about the other ones off etc.

I said Doc, DA, lewis should all be given the chance and stv would get the thumbs up, but I still agree with the channel to opt out, ALONG as it decent and scottish I would care.

Hopeful S3 of Vet school get come along for you benefit
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Old 21-07-2011, 10:10
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I will only believe we are getting the new Midsomers with the new Barnaby when I see the opening credits, Seiko.

However, I hope you can join me, Kezo and Corporatemedia and the staff of the STV management as we "dance in the streets of Aberdeen" to celebrate the good news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't think anyone would ever condemn STV for wanting to make/show its own programmes and opt out of some of the ITV1 shows. But the way it was done - with drama taking the full weight of the cuts - and the poor quality of the clip shows that were shown in their place put up backs from day 1.
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Old 21-07-2011, 11:17
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Doc Martin:

5.35 it getting Better? why cant there have put it out on 9pm slot? or 8pm slot? or even 18.30pm slot???
this is STV remember seiko - they can not work out what time theses programmes should go on remember "being victor"? - it contained "adult" content and yet was put on at 7.30pm?? (the rolleyes are towards STV)I agree with you why not on later than earlier mind you the earliest "doc martin" was on ITV3 was 8pm (fair enough) but 5.35pm seems a bit of a joke but then again this is good ol STV for you...
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Old 21-07-2011, 11:25
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I will only believe we are getting the new Midsomers with the new Barnaby when I see the opening credits, Seiko.

However, I hope you can join me, Kezo and Corporatemedia and the staff of the STV management as we "dance in the streets of Aberdeen" to celebrate the good news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't think anyone would ever condemn STV for wanting to make/show its own programmes and opt out of some of the ITV1 shows. But the way it was done - with drama taking the full weight of the cuts - and the poor quality of the clip shows that were shown in their place put up backs from day 1.
was it not STV that said from day 1 the opt outs were to cater for the "scottish people"? yet the dramas they had put on were on the cheap remember fitz the US answer to "cracker" all programmes on the cheap and dubbed with a "scottish" accent - oh wait that was "underbelly" series 1 surprised they had not dubbed the latest series

Like I said before if STV "opt outs" were for "like for like" then fine ie say there was new "rebus" and ITV1 had new "downton" (programmes as examples) then done a swap then I would be happy but STV clearly have no idea what "like for like" is they rather throw something to do with Scotland and we all be happy (ie cheap documentaries instead of drama)

Bidie: lets play kool and the gang "celebration" then lol or how about play some bagpipe music or have a singalong with "donald wheres your troosers"
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Old 21-07-2011, 12:14
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STV put up viewers backs with their "costume drama does not perform well in Scotland" statements and their nonsense about relevance to audiences etc when instead they could have said that

"we are not bringing you this drama series at present, but hope to show it in the future"

thereby covering all bases. We did not always get the ITV1 dramas at the same time as the rest of the UK - but we DID get them eventually.

The timing for the Lost Dramas amuses me - I expect they may not perform well - and Doc Martin can be a bit adult for that time slot! - so Hain and co will doubtless announce that of course viewers wants are important to them as we have proved by screening these series, but look - very few viewers......so WE KNEW BEST.

Oh who cares - take your partners for the 'Downtown Reel'.
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Old 21-07-2011, 12:59
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Yay Downton Abbey is on STV Boo! STV still haven't got the HD channel on the EPG!
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Old 21-07-2011, 19:12
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STV put up viewers backs with their "costume drama does not perform well in Scotland" statements and their nonsense about relevance to audiences etc when instead they could have said that

"we are not bringing you this drama series at present, but hope to show it in the future"

thereby covering all bases. We did not always get the ITV1 dramas at the same time as the rest of the UK - but we DID get them eventually.

The timing for the Lost Dramas amuses me - I expect they may not perform well - and Doc Martin can be a bit adult for that time slot! - so Hain and co will doubtless announce that of course viewers wants are important to them as we have proved by screening these series, but look - very few viewers......so WE KNEW BEST.

Oh who cares - take your partners for the 'Downtown Reel'.
Timing: your right about that but its OK though STV will not show anything beyond 18 months part of its "policy" (my opinion) think of the list you made on previous thread and one of mine but this is STV they just save their money for a rainy day, I barely see anything that they cater for us in my area - just the news thats it do not really see any other programmes dedicated to that area (the way all regions worked) but of course people will still say that is ITV's fault. Well if that is true then why hasn't STV grabbed the chance to actually create programmes for each area ie Glasgow and Aberdeen/Edinburgh (other than news) but to me thats the problem with the channel its lost its roots - rather be alot later with some ITV dramas and show "imports" if I want imports I would watch sky1 than what STV do
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Old 21-07-2011, 22:31
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Seiko - we crossed in the post.

I would still like to see Midsomer Murders at the same time as the rest of the UK. Drop the stand alone dramas, STV, and save money that way - many of them are not up to much. But keep the old favourites - they have a fan base and it is cruel to drop them.
They could always opt out of Daybreak considering that's not rating well and have this schedule:

6.00am Scotland News This Morning (TT would have a similar newscast like the American local affilates)
6.30am Tropical Heat (Canadian drama series set in the fictional Key Mariah, Florida starring Rob Stewart and Carolyn Dunn-repeat of the 4pm and 11.35pm editions from yesterday- same as TT which would be using the show in competition with Radio Newcastle)
7.30am Daybreak
8.30am Lorraine
9.25am Jeremy Kyle.

And the afternoon from 3pm would be like this:

3.00 Alan Titchmarsh
4.00 Tropical Heat (same as TT, with a repeat at 11.35pm or after that)
5.00 The Chase
6.00 Local News.
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Old 21-07-2011, 22:38
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They could always opt out of Daybreak
They couldn't. 6am-9.25am is a separate national franchise owned by ITVplc
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Old 21-07-2011, 22:45
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There nothing new in STV pushing show to straight time slots!

in 1996: "Tonight with Richard and Judy, which was seen in most parts around 7pm was push to 1.30pm on Scottish

From 93 - 98 everything from 7pm slot went to the 5.10pm slot,

Thus:

5.10pm; Emmerdale, Price is right, take your pick, lucky numbers
5.40pm ITN news
6pm Home and away
6.25 Scotland today
7pm High road, Machiar, Scottish action, LOCAL!
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Old 22-07-2011, 02:27
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Not sure whether this has already been mentioned....

Entertainment indusdtry online publisher, c21 Media si reporting that STV has finally acruired broadcast rights to Downton Abbey.

STV have confirmed they will be screening series one from August 7th. Furthermore, the STV series one run is scheduled to conclude in order to allow the back-to-back screening with series 2, which premieres on ITV1 on September 18th (and which STV will simulcast with ITV).

An STV spokesman told C21: "STV aired a brand new six-part series of Taggart whilst Downton Abbey aired on ITV last year. We were keen to give the premiere of the new Taggart series a consecutive run in the schedule, and it performed brilliantly, pulling in an average audience share of 34% across the run.

"We recognise the popularity of Downton Abbey and, editorially, it works really well for our autumn schedule."

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Old 22-07-2011, 04:36
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Holby City is expected to be dropped permanently from the schedules up here on the pretence it fares badly in the ratings, not only that but like STV the BBC Scotia intends to opt out and show more relevant local programming in the place of networked offerings.
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Old 22-07-2011, 09:27
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STV is dying a slow death.
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Old 22-07-2011, 10:17
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Holby City is expected to be dropped permanently from the schedules up here on the pretence it fares badly in the ratings, not only that but like STV the BBC Scotia intends to opt out and show more relevant local programming in the place of networked offerings.
Do you have any proof to this? I do like this idea..


STV is dying a slow death.

people were not happy when STV did opt out then there not happy because there not opt out,

( I AGREE stv should opt out but with better shows )
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Old 22-07-2011, 10:54
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Now that the dramas are back the opt outs will be very small in number- perhaps the minimum they can get away with under their franchise terms. They’ll take network stuff at 5.00pm, perhaps show a couple of half-hour local programmes some time in the mid evenings/Sunday teatime, the gaelic stuff and perhaps (as UTV does) a longer regional news bulletin at 10.30 Mon-Thurs.
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Old 22-07-2011, 11:50
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STV is dying a slow death.
No, Radyag - don't buy the wreath just yet.

There are positive signs of life - Downton, series 1 AND 2 are coming our way (the same Mr Hain who told us that 'costume drama does not do well in Scotland' is now 'delighted' to bring viewers the chance to see this series......) Midsomer Murders with the new Barnaby are on the horizon and grumpy Doc Martin will have one less thing to moan about as he finaly reaches STV screens.....

Now, if we could have *live* Vet School every evening I might finaly be able to blow the dust off the 3 button on my remote.......
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Old 22-07-2011, 14:27
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Opt out NEVER covered any of the legal requirements for the licence, expect the hour, Postcode challenge and some other bits n bob, rest like underbelly do not cover it.

IF STV still had a few opt outs like 7.30pm - 9pm Tues, again on 8-9pm Thursday , Friday at 8pm and still broadcast many of the itv programmes then all will be happy


Q: what are stv, opt-out for the next 7 sundays? when we get S1 of DA?
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Old 22-07-2011, 15:23
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Seiko - I assumed that ITV1 are repeating series 1 of Downton before broadcasting series 2 - and so STV are not actually opting out of anything. (for once).

I am very worried about that Defender of STV, corporatemedia - aka Angustay. Not a cheap since the news of DA being shown to the Scots.

Is he unwell? Has it all been too much? Does he intend to watch his box set of 'Scotland's Greatest....' while DA is on?

I think we should be told.
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Old 22-07-2011, 17:07
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I have been informed its opting out of LAW and order UK, not sure if there repeats of S3? or what!
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Old 22-07-2011, 17:17
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I wonder if that is the series that we were only allowed to see a couple of episodes of?

Oh well, ITV3 is the place to catch up.
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Old 22-07-2011, 17:27
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Holby City is expected to be dropped permanently from the schedules up here on the pretence it fares badly in the ratings, not only that but like STV the BBC Scotia intends to opt out and show more relevant local programming in the place of networked offerings.
Holby City suffers from BBC Scotland's bizarre policy of sticking the show in any available prime time slot. I don't think the show has had a long run in any particulalr slot for years up here.
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