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#ITV

# itv - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

From The42 VIDEO: Watch ITV’s excellent Mourinho documentary in full Special One

VIDEO: Watch ITV’s excellent Mourinho documentary in full

The programme includes original footage from his time as a translator for Bobby Robson and tells the story of his rise to the top of world football.

# itv - Saturday 8 December, 2012

From The Daily Edge QUIZ TIME! Should you watch the X Factor final? X Factor

QUIZ TIME! Should you watch the X Factor final?

Do you have what it takes to watch telly this evening?

# itv - Sunday 2 December, 2012

From The42 Sports Film Of The Week: Ronnie O’Sullivan, Life Stories Rocket This post contains videos

# itv - Monday 26 November, 2012

Internet TV service YouView being sued over name

The venture has suffered yet another set back and is now being sued or trademark infringement over its name.

# itv - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Ofcom launches investigation into both the BBC and ITV Investigation This post contains videos

Ofcom launches investigation into both the BBC and ITV

The news comes as Lord McAlpine, who had been wrongly identified as being part of a paedophile ring, is expected to reach a settlement with the BBC.

# itv - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

From The42 Gordon Strachan 'honoured' by talk of Scotland job Tartan Army

Gordon Strachan 'honoured' by talk of Scotland job

‘It’s quite simple really, it would be an honour to be asked to be the manager of your own national side, it’s terrific.’

From The Daily Edge Tory MP suspended over I’m a Celebrity appearance Get Me Out Of Here

Tory MP suspended over I’m a Celebrity appearance

Who else is going into the jungle?

# itv - Monday 5 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge SPOILER ALERT: What did we all think of the Downton Abbey season finale? Downton Shabby?

SPOILER ALERT: What did we all think of the Downton Abbey season finale?

If you don’t watch Downton Abbey, there are also some cute pictures of animals having the craic.

# itv - Saturday 27 October, 2012

From The Daily Edge Can you recognise these 23 old TV and radio themes? Analogue Memories

Can you recognise these 23 old TV and radio themes?

The analogue switchoff marks the end of an era – so we’ve pulled together some sound clips. How many can you get?

# itv - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

From The42 Torrential downpour: England and Poland will have to play it again Super Soaker

Torrential downpour: England and Poland will have to play it again

War… saw, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing.

# itv - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Jimmy Savile: BBC says it is "horrified" by sexual abuse allegations

Police are investigating allegations that the DJ and presenter Jimmy Savile sexually abused teenage girls on BBC premises in the 1970s.

# itv - Thursday 14 June, 2012

From The42 'We're not here for a sing-song', fumes Roy Keane after Irish defeat On Song

'We're not here for a sing-song', fumes Roy Keane after Irish defeat

“I’m not too happy with all that nonsense. To praise the supporters for sake of it … Let’s change that attitude towards Irish supporters.”

# itv - Thursday 7 June, 2012

From The42 Top, top television: here's how they'll line out in the studios this summer Euro2012

Top, top television: here's how they'll line out in the studios this summer

Stuck at home and torn between the “expert analysis” of RTÉ, BBC and ITV? Let us help you to decide.

# itv - Thursday 26 April, 2012

From The42 YouTube Top 10: because flying rats are no laughing matter Going Viral This post contains videos

YouTube Top 10: because flying rats are no laughing matter

This week also features a number of pretty spectacular goals, in addition to a French invasion of O’Connell St.

# itv - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

From The Daily Edge Adele lifts two prizes – and her middle finger – at Brit Awards Brit Awards This post contains videos

Adele lifts two prizes – and her middle finger – at Brit Awards

Brit Awards organisers are forced to apologise after cutting off Adele in the middle of her acceptance speech last night.

# itv - Monday 23 January, 2012

ITV reprimanded for mistakenly showing 'IRA' video game footage

The UK media regulator said ITV “breached audience trust” by showing footage purporting to be of an IRA attack – but which actually came from a video game.

# itv - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Fergie charged by Turkish court over orphans film

The Duchess of York secretly filmed orphanages in Turkey for a 2008 ITV documentary – but Turkey now says she broke the law.

# itv - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Good news for Poirot fans: ITV 2, 3 and 4 are back on UPC

Good news for The Only Way is Essex fans too…

# itv - Monday 12 December, 2011

From The Daily Edge Little Mix - who didn't exist four months ago - take X Factor crown The X Factor This post contains videos

Little Mix - who didn't exist four months ago - take X Factor crown

The girl band, created by mentor Tulisa from four failed solo entrants, defeat Marcus Collins and prepare for instant stardom.

# itv - Thursday 8 December, 2011

From The42 Alex Ferguson doesn't rate Roy Keane as a manager - or a pundit Touchy Subject

Alex Ferguson doesn't rate Roy Keane as a manager - or a pundit

“Roy had an opportunity to prove himself,” snarls Ferguson as United exit stage left.

# itv - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

From The Daily Edge HMV denies X Factor fix after posting Amelia Lily's 'winner's single' Fix Factor

HMV denies X Factor fix after posting Amelia Lily's 'winner's single'

The music chain denies being part of an X Factor fix after allowing pre-orders for the winner’s single – days before they’re crowned.

# itv - Sunday 13 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge X Factor delay delights Twitter users Technical Difficulties This post contains images

X Factor delay delights Twitter users

IT’S TIME TO FACE THE MUSIC…oh, hang on, wait, it’s not #TechnicalDifficulties

# itv - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge Frankie Cocozza booted from X Factor amid drugs allegations X Factor

Frankie Cocozza booted from X Factor amid drugs allegations

X Factor hopeful Frankie Cocozza is reported to have been kicked off the show for failing to curb his hard-partying lifestyle.

# itv - Saturday 15 October, 2011

From The42 Gatland: "I feel personally let down" Seeing Red This post contains videos

Gatland: "I feel personally let down"

Wales manager ‘gutted’ after controversial red card gives the French the upper hand in semi-final.

# itv - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

UK broadcaster mistakes computer game attack for real 'IRA film'

The ITV documentary showed footage of a helicopter being shot down – but the clip came from a 2009 video game.

# itv - Friday 27 May, 2011

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# itv - Sunday 1 May, 2011

From The Daily Edge Clergyman rebuked by Westminster Abbey over royal wedding cartwheel Royal Wedding

Clergyman rebuked by Westminster Abbey over royal wedding cartwheel

Officials at the abbey have also voiced their disapproval that ITV showed the clip which has become an internet sensation.

# itv - Thursday 31 March, 2011

Bad news for fans of Poirot: UPC is losing ITV2, 3 and 4

The cable TV operator says its agreement to carry ITV2, ITV3 and ITV4 runs out at midnight, and the channels will go.

# itv - Monday 14 March, 2011

From The Daily Edge Poirot to be cancelled after 22 years on ITV Au Revoir

Poirot to be cancelled after 22 years on ITV

Agatha Christie’s famous Belgian detective says au revoir, as ITV reportedly considers cutting the show.

# itv - Thursday 2 December, 2010

From The Daily Edge Andrex puppy loses job to computer-generated replacement Dog's Life

Andrex puppy loses job to computer-generated replacement

The much-loved puppy is out in the cold as toilet-tissue company choose to ‘refresh’ their brand.

# itv - Thursday 16 September, 2010

'Daybreak' loses a fifth of its viewers in a week Televison

'Daybreak' loses a fifth of its viewers in a week

Viewer figures dip drastically within days for ITV1′s new breakfast show.

# itv - Monday 23 August, 2010

THE PRODUCERS of The X Factor have come under criticism for using auto-tuning software to make some auditionees sound better than others.

The show’s makers say it’s standard practice, explaining that the singers auditioning for the programme use different microphones and that the work helps the work sound more uniform.

But viewers watching the show quickly noticed that some singers’ voices sounded curiously robotic – a tell-tale sign of auto-tuning software being used, presumably making good auditionees sound better so that the lesser ones suffer by comparison.

So how does the software work? Well, basically it takes the audio clip – in this case the singer’s vocal track – and slices it up into tiny segments.

Chopping and changing

The musical scale has twelve notes in it, all of which have very specific audio frequencies. What the software does is take the tiny segment, analyse what frequency the singing is, and then nudge it up or down until it’s exactly equal to the ‘proper’ frequency.

It then strings all of the individual chunks together – which is where the tell-tale robot sounds come from. Instead of gliding between notes the way a regular voice does, the final clip will have more mechanical jumps between notes.

More sophisticated autotuning software can recognise a deliberate slide between notes (known as a glissando in musical parlance) but it’s not yet possible for an artificial mind to discern when a slide is artistic or when it’s just a bum note.

Hence, the final clip is slightly clipped – as demonstrated in Gamu Nhengu’s audition, where the audio seems to make a popping noise between C and D notes about 22 seconds in, as she sings the word ‘sure’; and again in the first line of the second verse from 50 seconds in:

The software, as it turns out, is quite cheap – in fact, you can get plugins for the free Audacity audio editor that’ll do it for you – so it’s quite possible that the future generations of home-schooled musicians will be reliant on such technology.

If you’re bothered, in the meantime, you can join any number of Facebook groups and pages in protest at the practice.

# itv - Wednesday 11 August, 2010

NEWSFLASH: John and Edward have moved out of home – they’re big boys now and they’ve a reality TV show to prove it.

In fact they’ve moved into separate rooms – for the first time in their short lives. The 18-year-old X-Factor twins who’ve already made millions are fronting the new show for ITV 2 that will show the trials and tribulations of their lives.

The show will track the boys as they attempt to cut the apron strings and go it alone in the world. Among the momentous events covered by the show we’ll see Jedward as they prepare for the launch of their album, Edward as he collapses at a festival and it will also show the boys behind the scene as they record a music video.

Speaking as one, Jedward said: “We are so excited that we have our own show. People find it hard to define us and hopefully the show will give viewers and our fans an insight into our world during a really exciting point in our lives launching our debut album.”

The first show will show the boys as they struggle to turn the taps on in their new penthouse apartment – exciting stuff!

Jedward: Let Loose goes out on ITV2 at 9pm, Tuesday, August 24.

RTE also has its own Jedward show.

# itv - Thursday 15 July, 2010

IRISH CHAT SHOW HOST Graham Norton will replace Jonathan Ross on BBC1′s flagship Friday night chat show. Norton had been favourite to get the gig and the announcement ends months of speculation as to who would replace Ross.

The Sun is reporting that Norton will begin his run on October while a source close to him said he was over the moon. Graham’s new show is said to be quite similar to The Graham Norton Show which runs on Monday nights. The deal is part of Norton’s two year, £4m deal with the Beeb.

Ross, who’s signed a deal with ITV to present a chat show likely to go out in Saturday nights after X-Factor filling a role once occupied by Michael Parkinson.The deal is said to be worth £1m to Ross, a big drop from the £6m a year he was said to be on at the BBC.

The final Tonight with Jonathan Ross goes out on BBC on Friday with a line-up which features David Beckham and Hollywood star Jackie Chan.

# itv - Saturday 1 January, 2000

From The Daily Edge The big analogue TV and radio theme quiz: the answers Analogue Memories

The big analogue TV and radio theme quiz: the answers

How did you do?