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  Westcountry | Ident
Westcountry Broadcasting took the franchise from TSW when that company ludicrously overbid in the ridiculous auction of franchises brought about by the 1990 Broadcasting Act, for reasons not really clear to this day.
Observing the law of opposites - be the opposite to your predecessor - Westcountry aimed to be slick and professional where TSW had be friendly and warm - just as TSW had aimed to put distance between itself and Westward by introducing an ident package that was, well, remarkably different.
Westcountry adopted a cosmopolitan, bland-but-serious identity to contrast with the homespun in-vision announcing seen in the area daily since ITV began.
www.transdiffusion.org /ident/album/westcountry   (490 words)

Westcountry Television Limited has been the ITV contractor for South West England (Devon and Cornwall mainly) since 1 January 1993, replacing Television South West Limited[?] on that date.
It has not made a notable contribution to the ITV network, but produces mainly regional programmes such as "Westcountry Live", the main evening news bulitten, as well as several regional factual series.
In 2002, this became ITV1 Carlton (West Country) on air, although off air it has been referred to since early 2003 as ITV1 Westcountry.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/we/Westcountry.html   (106 words)

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In a year when Westcountry Live was under strong competitive pressure in the region from the BBC, the programme had the satisfaction of beating 28 competitors for the title of Best News Magazine from Circom, the regional conference on television in Europe.
Deaf and hard of hearing viewers of Westcountry have long had their own signed and subtitled weekly news magazine, Update, but the topicality of this programme was undermined when the lack of suitable scheduling slots resulted in it being broadcast on Monday, three days after recording.
Westcountry also marked the first ever visit to Cornwall of the Celtic Film and Television Festival with a special programme which included the prize-winning entry, a comedy drama in the Cornish language.
www.ofcom.org.uk /static/archive/itc/uploads/Westcountry_Television_APR_text.doc   (1503 words)

 Broadmining: ITV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
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.
Television South West and TVS attempted to obtain a judicial review of the ITC's decisions and of the wording of the 1990 Act.
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.
www.lowide.com /ITV   (2731 words)

Independent Television (ITV) is the name given to the original commercial British television broadcasters, set up to provide competition to the BBC.
ITV was initially set up and regulated by the Independent Television Authority (ITA) which was created by the Television Act of 1954.
Although still the major force in British commercial television, ITV's share of the TV viewing audience has been falling for years, particularly since the start of competition by satellite television, and more recently digital terrestrial television[?].
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/it/ITV_franchise.html   (553 words)

 Westcountry News
First shown on 4th January 1993, Westcountry Live was Westcountry's replacement for TSW Today.
This was used on a poster to promote Westcountry News in the mid-90s.
Westcountry Live used a simpler design for its titles from April 1994.
web.ukonline.co.uk /johnluxton/westcountrynews.html   (191 words)

 OFF THE TELLY: Features/TV24/Independent Television: An Overview
Scottish Television is the next oldest, having begun transmissions to central Scotland on 31 August 1957.
Harlech Television (HTV), operating separate channels in Wales and West England, first began on 4 March 1968; Yorkshire Television, responsible for the Northern England franchise, started transmitting on 29 July 1968; and London Weekend Television (LWT) began broadcasting from 2 August 1968 to the London region at weekends.
Critics respond that the unique and precious regional tradition of Britain's independent television, the careful balance between local identity, programme making and networking nation-wide, and the history and legacy of commercial television itself is all being sacrificed purely in the name of business and profits.
www.offthetelly.co.uk /features/tv24/itvoverview.htm   (883 words)

 Southwest blues | Ident
But Westcountry were not originally planning to take over anything TSW had, although some of the presenters did transfer over with different roles, such as Ron Bendell, TSW’s farming presenter, who oddly became Westcountry TV’s weatherman.
It was obvious what Westcountry wanted their first impression to be from the launch promotion, a slick, professional, technological operation that was a whole world apart from what we were alleged to be used to from TSW.
Over the years, Westcountry did improve, but it took time, and changes were already being planned that would remove the Westcountry name, and eventually lead to the entire network being known as ITV1.
www.transdiffusion.org /emc/ident/history/blues.php   (1231 words)

 ITV1 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
ITV1 is a terrestrial, free-to-air television channel broadcast in the United Kingdom by the ITV network.
From its founding in 1955 the channel was known nationally as Independent Television (later ITV) and locally by the regional branding of the local ITV franchise operator.
In the Scottish Television (Central Scotland) and Grampian Television (Northern Scotland) regions the channel is known as stv, and UTV (Northern Ireland) uses the name UTV before all programmes.
www.higiena-system.com /wiki/link-ITV1   (961 words)

 Westcountry Television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Westcountry Television is the ITV franchise holder in the South West of England, replacing its predecessor, TSW (Television South West), on 1 January 1993.
Formerly an independent regional ITV broadcaster, Westcountry was taken over by Carlton Communications plc (now ITV plc) in 1996 (who by that time owned the London weekday (Carlton Television) and Midlands (Central) franchises), and was rebranded "Carlton Westcountry" in 1999.
Although ITV Westcountry is made for people in Devon and Cornwall, it can be picked up in parts of South Wales and even South-West Ireland (i.e Munster).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Westcountry_Television   (535 words)

 UTV - The real meaning from Timesharetalk wikipedia
UTV (formerly: Ulster Television) is the ITV franchise for Northern Ireland.
The Independent Television Authority announced the advertisement of a Northern Ireland licence in April 1958, the tenth ITV licence to be issued.
Two of the bidders were current ITA licencees, Granada Television (the broadcaster serving Northern England during the week since May 1956, and now the longest running ITV company), Associated Rediffusion (the broadcaster serving London during the week; also the first ITV company established in 1955 and merged with ABC to create Thames Television in 1968).
www.timesharetalk.co.uk /wiki.asp?k=UTV   (5571 words)

 ITV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
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.
Television South West lost the South West England franchise to Westcountry Television.
They argue that serious documentary and current affairs programmes are seldom to be seen in prime time, whilst the amount of reality television programmes and soap operas has increased (although this may be something attributed to British television in general, since the BBC has been accused of the same things).
abcworld.net /ITV.html   (4334 words)

 ITV - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
In the three main areas – London, North of England and the Midlands – ITV was launched in September 1955, February 1956 and Mar 1956.
Southern lost their licence to Television South (TVS), and the South of England region was converted to a dual region.
Ulster Television plc own a number of local radio stations in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, as well as the UK national station talkSPORT, under the UTV Radio brand.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/ITV   (1710 words)

Regional contractors, such as Ulster Television and Harlech Television, made programmes for broadcast in their respective regions.
The main ITV Network became ITV1, except in the Channel Television region were it continues to be referred to simply as ITV.
And proceeded to inflict the most annoying jingle in the world at viewers (although, to be fair, the new arrangement for 2000 isn't bad...) At the end of 2000 a new logo was seen on UTV for the first time since 1993.
myhome.iolfree.ie /~icdg/channels_itv.htm   (621 words)

 Note ITV or iTV can also mean interactive television...
North and West Wales: Wales (West and North) Television (Teledu Cymru) Wales (West and North) Television (Teledu Cymru) (launched 14 September 14 September) The ITV regions initially broadcast on 405-line VHF VHF.
However, this was not the case with Wales (West and North) Television Wales (West and North) Television (WWN).
Television South West lost the South West England franchise to Westcountry Television Westcountry Television.
www.biodatabase.de /ITV   (2371 words)

 History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
In the late 1980s the world television market began to enter a period of exceptional growth spurred on by deregulation and the consequent increase in channels and demand for programming.
Satellite, cable and new terrestrial television services starting in the UK and Europe were equipping their facilities; existing broadcasters were investing in the latest technology and new independent facilities companies were entering the market to service the anticipated growth.
The acquisition of Westcountry Television, the ITV licence holder for the South West of England, took Carlton's coverage to 39% of the UK population.
production.investis.com /carltoncomms/ccomm_history1   (1455 words)

 ITV 1 Carlton - Digital Spy Forums
Westcountry did not sell up as easily as that, it took until late 1996 before Carlton got them; two years after they took over Central.
Westcountry's busisiness plan was failing, and viewers never did seem to "warm" to WTV as they did to TSW and Westward.
Westcountry was a "new" way of doing things, which made it hard to take out many of their promises they made in 1992.
www.digitalspy.co.uk /forums/showthread.php?t=462017   (2747 words)

 ITV History
The new Yorkshire area is awarded to Yorkshire Television, part of the Trident Group, the new Lancashire area is given to Granada, the new seven day Midlands service to ATV and the new London weekend only service to London Weekend Television (LWT).
It replaces Southern with Television South (TVS) and requires ATV to take on a full commitment to the Midlands dual area, to be restructured as Central Independent Television.
ITC advertises the 16 Channel 3 ITV licences (15 regional plus one national breakfast time licence) to be awarded by the process of competitive tender (this means that the applications have to bear a quality threshold and an amount of money payable to the treasury in support of the bid).
website.lineone.net /~tv-research/database/itvhistory.htm   (1095 words)

 British television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The BBC is funded by a television licence fee that all households with a television must pay.
ITV (Independent Television) was the name given to the original commercial British television broadcasters, set up on a regional basis in 1955 to provide competition to the BBC.
Digital terrestrial television was originally launched as a subscription-based service by a company called ONdigital, later ITV Digital, which failed commercially.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Television_in_the_United_Kingdom   (1049 words)

In the three main areas - London, North of England and the Midlands - ITV was launched in September 1955, February 1956 and Mar 1956.
ATV lost their Midlands franchise to Central Independent Television (Central) which was basically a restructured and renamed ATV.
ITV plc owns four additional television channels (three using the ITV brand), broadcasting on cable, satellite and digital terrestrial: ITV2, ITV3, ITV4 and Men and Motors.
www.sfcrowsnest.com /scifinder/a/ITV.php   (1546 words)

 TSW Online: Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The TSW Film & Television Archive (TSW FTA) is a registered charity concerned with preserving moving images of the South West of England.
The main bulk of the TSW FTA collection are the respective libraries of Westward Television and TSW, which were donated to the charity along with ancillary technical equipment in 1993 when the Company's affairs were being wound up.
The TSW FTA is also home to footage belonging to BBC South West and the current ITV contractor Westcountry Television.
freespace.virgin.net /greg.taylor1/tswarch.htm   (173 words)

 Adrian Petford's Home Page
A television series that exudes class in every department, The X Files has captured the public imagination like nothing else for years on both sides of the Atlantic.
Future Fantastic: The official home page of a BBC television series presented by Gillian Anderson, which speculates about the development of science and technology in the future.
Back in 1989, TV nostalgia was not the thriving industry it is today and any chance to see long-forgotten classics of yesteryear was extremely rare, so it quickly became one of the largest and most popular societies on campus.
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