Friday, January 9, 2015

UTV Ireland

First came CN HQ being replaced by CN PT.
Then came KBS World being replaced in Latin American homes by KBS World Latino, but this time due to requests from all those Korean Wave fans in the region, the success of it led to the creation of a stream offered by KBS World Asia and Europe.
And now, the most anticipated of them all: UTV Ireland.
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UTV Ireland has been on the plans since November 6th, 2013, around the same time as the announcement that ZON/NOS was going to remove Boomerang, but before grim news on the replacement of CN HQ by CN PT.
And much like we've been missing on shows like Regular Show for a few months, they are now missing out on Benidorm, to which the seventh season premiered right after the launch of the channel, and also the British morning chat shows like Good Morning Britain, Lorraine or This Morning.
This is so mediatic that it went past the news.
Also, the last known announcer who seems to appear on screen in the UK, Julien Simmons, the omnipresent, omniscient, omnipowered bloke will no longer be seen in the Republic of Ireland.
Also, people want the "old" UTV back to Irish screens and complement it, much like my dare to see CN HQ and CN PT complement each other on TV providers. It's a dare and a wish.
But this is due to legal issues - UTV NI will never return to Ireland. Many people are complaining about the fact that they can't see UTV NI on their screens anymore and that UTV IE is very badly-treated because it's far worse than UTV NI, according to people on Twitter.

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