Yesterday today

Monday, March 2, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

'E', things ain't what they used to be

'E', things ain't what they used to be

As the next UKTV channel succumbs to a jaunty rebrand (UKTV History becoming Yesterday), Dominic Small is back with another examination of multichannel fortunes.

This time he’s looking at why networks continually tinker with their onscreen identities – from UK Living, to Living, to LivingTV, back to Living… and beyond. Read the story »

Oh, and does anyone know why the lowercase ‘e’ in YeSTERDAY?

Red again

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

UKTV has released more details about Red Dwarf’s upcoming return. Read more

R&J repositioned

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

Richard and Judy’s New Position – that’s the naughty name for the duo’s new show. Read more

Back in the Red

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 by · 7 Comments 

So it’s official, Red Dwarf is definitely coming back. Read more

Eye, eye

Saturday, September 13, 2008 by · Comments Off 

UKTV have been filming idents for Watch, and we’ve got the pictures. Read more

Beyond the Dave

Thursday, July 10, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

So, last year UKTV G2 became Dave, we were all a bit puzzled, but it paid dividends in terms of viewers. Today, UKTV have announced further rebrands …. Read more

All that glitters…

Thursday, June 12, 2008 by · Comments Off 

In the early days of satellite telly, when there was no way I could get my parents to agree to the expense and hassle of buying a dish, I used to longingly look at the UK Gold schedules in Radio Times, marvelling at the brilliantly obscure programmes that I longed to see. Read more

UKTV’s Dave new world

Thursday, September 20, 2007 by · Comments Off 

“Everyone knows a bloke called Dave”, is the ethos guiding UKTV’s decision to rebrand its channel UKTV G2 as – honestly! – Dave. The press blurbage reads… Read more

Regeneration game

Wednesday, April 4, 2007 by · Comments Off 

UKTV Gold changes its onscreen idents tomorrow. Still the same logo, but now it’s appearing on a load of space-hoppers to play up the channel’s retro programming policy. Although, far be it from me to grumble about the network binning off its truly interesting archive programme in the early ’90s for back-to-back Only Fools. Read more

Wogan vs Ike: round two

Thursday, January 19, 2006 by · Comments Off 

Last night I was fortunate enough to attend the recording of the first episode of Wogan: Now and Then. What can I say? Our man has still got the knack, with the whole evening feeling very much like an edition of Wogan in its pomp. Read more

Terry Wogan’s knee

Monday, January 16, 2006 by · Comments Off 

Terry Wogan’s new series, Wogan: Now and Then sounds brilliant. One aspect he won’t be resurrecting from his old BBC1 teatime show, however, is the knee-touching. Read more