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  Television Wales and the West - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Television Wales and the West (TWW) was the British "Independent Television" (commercial television) contractor for the "South Wales and West of England" franchise area 1956-1968 (franchise awarded October 26, 1956, started transmissions on January 14, 1958).
Following the intervention of the ITA, a temporary service was set up - Independent Television Service for Wales and the West broadcasting from the old TWW Pontcanna studios in Cardiff and staffed by ex-TWW staff until Harlech (soon renamed "HTV") was ready to take over its franchise early, on 20 May 1968.
Wales and the West of England: TWW, WWN, ITSWW, HTV
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/TWW   (363 words)

  
 Television Wales and the West - Wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Television Wales and the West - (TWW) was the British "Independent Television" (commercial television) contractor for the "South Wales and West of England" franchise area 1956-1968 (franchise awarded October 26, 1956, started transmissions on January 14, 1958).
Geography required that the "South Wales and West of England" franchise would be operated differently from any other franchise, as VHF transmissions from one side of the Bristol Channel could easily be received on the other side.
Following the intervention of the ITA, a temporary service was set up - "Independent Television Service South Wales and West" broadcasting from the old TWW Pontcanna studios in Cardiff and staffed by ex-TWW staff until Harlech (soon renamed "HTV") was ready to take over its franchise early, on 20th May 1968.
wikipedia.findthelinks.com /tw/TWW.html   (245 words)

  
 ITV
The "Independent Television" service, so-called because of its independence from the BBC (which previously had held a monopoly on broadcasting in the UK), was to be made up of regions, with each region run by different companies.
Thames was awarded the London Weekday licence previously held by Rediffusion.\n*London Weekend Television was awarded the London Weekend licence, replacing ATV.\n*Most controversially, TWW lost its franchise for Wales and the West of England to Harlech Television, which soon became known as HTV.
Television South West lost the South West England franchise to Westcountry Television.\n*Thames Television lost the London Weekday franchise to Carlton Television.
encyclopedia.codeboy.net /wikipedia/i/it/itv.html   (1659 words)

  
 ITV - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In the three main areas – London, the Midlands and the North of England – ITV was launched in September 1955, February 1956 and May 1956 respectively.
TWW: Wales and West of England franchise (1958–1968).
Granada Television: North of England weekday franchise (1956–1968); NW England franchise (1968–)
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/ITV   (1759 words)

  
 Wales West and North Television
The geography of Wales presented a daunting problem to the ITA.
These punitive regulations were accepted, and the contract was awarded in 1961 to Wales Television Limited, which was later changed to Wales (West and North) Television Limited following objections from TWW which felt that the original name was intruding on their area, although WWN dropped the parenthesis at every possible opportunity.
WWN was to use three VHF transmitters, at Preseli (covering the south west), Arfon (north west) and Moel-y-Parc in the north east.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ww/WWN.html   (207 words)

  
 Wales West and North Television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The populous area of Wales was already being served by TWW, who had begun broadcasting in 1958, while the north-east of the country and much of the north coast was served by the North of England franchise, Granada and ABC, operating since 1956; the interior of north Wales could not receive ITV transmissions at all.
These punitive regulations were accepted, and the contract was awarded in 1961 to Wales Television Limited, which was later changed to Wales (West and North) Television Limited, following objections from TWW who felt that the original name was intruding on their area, though WWN dropped the parenthesis at every possible opportunity.
North and North West England: ABC, Granada Wales and the West of England: TWW,
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wales_West_and_North_Television   (413 words)

  
 ITV - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The North of England region was split into North West and Yorkshire regions.
Most controversially, TWW lost its franchise for Wales and the West of England to Harlech Television, which became known as HTV on the arrival of UHF.
Before the changes were implemented, Harold Wilson made the surprise move of sending Lord Hill to the chairmanship of the BBC Board of Governors and replacing him with Herbert Bowden, the Secretary of State for the Commonwealth Office, who was elevated to the peerage under the title Lord Aylestone.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/ITV   (3474 words)

  
 Wales travel guide - Wikitravel
South WalesWales' main centers of population are established along the South Wales coast.
Wales was once an independent, though rarely unified nation, but when King Edward I defeated Llywelyn the Last in 1282, the nation fell under the jurisdiction of England.
The North Wales Coast Line links Manchester, Crewe and London (in England) with the northern seaside resorts of Rhyl and Prestatyn, the city of Bangor, the isle of Anglesey and the port of Holyhead.
wikitravel.org /en/Wales   (2094 words)

  
 Welsh television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Another, contrary, myth states that Teledu Cymru, the ITV company that served north and west Wales (and later the southern area as well) was entirely Welsh with little or no English to be heard.
In 1962, the ITA awarded a contract to Wales (West and North) Television to operate a bilingual service in north and west Wales.
Additionally, pride in the nation and its culture meant that the local news of Wales in Welsh was of the same standard as the ITN news.
www.transdiffusion.org /pmc/yearbooks/ita1968/wales.htm   (978 words)

  
 Wales
Welsh-language television is the progeny of battles over the national and cultural rights of a linguistic minority who, from the outset of television in Britain, lobbied hard for Welsh language programming.
From the outset of television in Wales, the mountainous topography of the country presented broadcasters with transmission problems; despite the construction of new and more powerful transmitters, there were gaps in service as late as the 1980s.
South Wales did not receive ITV until Television Wales West (TWW) was awarded a franchise in 1958 and opened a transmitter in the South which also served the South-west of England.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/W/htmlW/wales/wales.htm   (3151 words)

  
 Television Wales and the West - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Following the intervention of the ITA, a temporary service was set up - Independent Television Service for Wales and the West, broadcasting from the old TWW Pontcanna studios in Cardiff, and staffed by former TWW workers, until Harlech (soon renamed "HTV") was ready to take over its franchise early, on 20 May 1968.
This is TWW, serving South Wales and the West (of England) from the St Hilary station of the Independent Television Authority
North and North West England: ABC, Granada Wales and the West of England:
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Television_Wales_and_the_West   (447 words)

  
 ivt information,itv   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The "Independent Television" service, so-called because of its independence from the BBC (which previously had held a monopolyon broadcasting in the UK), was to be made up of regions, with each region run by different companies.
Granada, the existing weekday contractor for the North of England region, was given a seven-day licence for the new NorthWest region.
Granada Television : North of England weekday franchise(1956 - 1968); NW England franchise (1968 -)
www.vsearchmedia.com /ivt.html   (2468 words)

  
 itv information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The ITV companies were contracted by the ITA to provide a local television service for their particular region, producingprogrammes such as a local news bulletin or documentary.
Roy Thomson, theCanadian founding Chairman of Scottish Television famously described the ownership of an ITV franchise as "a licence to printmoney".
From October 2002 regional branding in these regions (and Channel Television) was dropped altogether,except before regional programming, with all ITV plc regions now being controlled from a reduced number of transmission centres.This has lead to a number of job cuts and scaled-back operations at regional centres, with some studios being sold offaltogether.
www.vsearchmedia.com /itv.html   (2461 words)

  
 GMHTV - Television Nostalgia - 1960-1969
The South West, the borders, the North of Scotland and the Channel Islands were still yet to receive ITV for the first time, as transmissions would start there in a year's time.
And these were the days when not everyone had a television set; depending on the level of their local community spirit they would sit in a neighbour's house and watch it there.
Ideally Westward Television wanted the Channel Islands to be covered as part of their region, but besides this, the 1954 television act didn't cover the Channel Islands and so in later years this problem became quite marginal.
www.webspawner.com /users/asperger/1960s.html   (5582 words)

  
 ITV - Free net encyclopedia
In England and Wales, the channel that it broadcasts was recently rebranded ITV1 by ITV plc who own the regional broadcasting licences for the regions.
In the three main areas – London, North of England and the Midlands – ITV was launched in September 1955, February 1956 and Mar 1956.
Image:Itv1989.jpg The Broadcasting Act 1990 brought several changes to the ITV network, which was officially renamed Channel 3.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/ITV   (1702 words)

  
 BBC - North West Wales Anglesey - Television
As the activities of BBC Wales' community initiative, Here for You, drew to a close on Anglesey, BBC Wales' digital channel 2W broadcast five specially made programmes shining the spotlight on some of the people of Anglesey, sharing their experiences with the rest of the country.
Giving an insight into their lives and what makes them tick, Five Days on Anglesey on BBC 2W features five different people, each one with a story to tell - stories of intrigue, courage and curiosity from Anglesey - the mother of Wales.
In the first programme, viewers are taken on a trip back in time with Wil Stuart, warden in Breakwater Park in Holyhead.
www.bbc.co.uk /wales/northwest/sites/anglesey/pages/fivedays.shtml   (679 words)

  
 ITV CHRONOLOGY
Commercial television, ITV, Carlton, Anglia, whatever you call it, ITV has been around since the mid 1950’s and has experienced lots of changes and events in British broadcasting over the years.
33) Winston Churchill’s funeral is televised by ITN — 1965
92) The funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales is televised by ITN — 1997
www.webspawner.com /users/televisionnostalgia/202tv.html   (1349 words)

  
 Broadmining: ITV2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
ITV2 is an entertainment television channel in the
It was launched on 7 December 1998, and is available on the Digital television satellite (
ITV - about the British Independent Television network.
www.lowide.com /ITV2   (178 words)

  
 BBC - Travel News - North West Wales
The BBC is not responsible for and accepts no liability whatsoever for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damages arising from or connected to the use of this information.
For more about life in North West Wales, visit the BBC North West Wales Where I Live site.
Please note: The BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites.
www.bbc.co.uk /travelnews/local/northwestwales.shtml   (179 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Wales | North West Wales | Burt returns to open film trail
From James Bond to On The Buses, the role that north Wales has played in films and television shows is being celebrated with the launch of a new trail.
More recent locations include the Seiont Manor Hotel at Caernarfon, where Angelina Jolie stayed during the filming of Tomb Raider 2.
Richard Coombs, of the Welsh Films Commission, said: "This trail is designed to show everyone how rich north Wales is in terms of scenery and the many talented people who live and work here.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/wales/north_west/3757181.stm   (379 words)

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