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ITV

ITV is a major commercial public service TV network in the United Kingdom. Launched in 1955 under the auspices of the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC, it is also the oldest commercial network in the UK. Since the passing of the Broadcasting Act 1990, its legal name has been Channel 3, the number 3 having no real meaning other than to distinguish it from BBC One, BBC Two and Channel 4. In part, the number 3 was assigned as televisions would usually be tuned so that the regional ITV station would be on the third button, the other stations being allocated to the number within their name.

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Lord David Dundas - Film and Television
1989 Get Ready — for the rebranding of ITV by English Markell Pockett (and later used in the idents for Border Television in the mid-1990s, it was also used for Tyne Tees Television's non ITV. 1998 — another ITV rebranding, under the title "Television from the Heart", for FutureBrand English Pockett ...
History Of ITV
... The history of ITV, the United Kingdom "Independent Television" commercial network, goes back to 1954 ... Today, the ITV Network is split between three owners ITV plc, STV Group and UTV Media ...
Granada Reports
... Granada Reports is the flagship regional news programme of ITV franchisee Granada, presented by Tony Morris and Lucy Meacock, and serving the North West of England (including southern parts of Cumbria ... and Channel Television, it uses the generic ITV font and idents ...
ITV - Programming - Schools Programming
... It is a contractual obligation for the ITV company to broadcast schools programming, and this was initially broadcast as part of the normal scheduling ... Television for Schools and Colleges and from 1987 were broadcast on Channel 4 in the ITV Schools on Channel 4 segment ... consisted of schools programming from all the ITV companies or from independent sources ...
History Of ITV - 1964-1968
... In 1963 the ITA chairman Lord Hill of Luton initiated a review of all the ITV companies following the release of the Pilkington Report, which saw the launch of BBC2 and heavily ... frequently throughout the early life of ITV and lasted approximately ten years ... the review, no company lost its position as the local ITV contractor for their region and all licences were extended for another three years (starting July ...