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Tribute to ATV
ATV: a fondly-remembered and popular UK broadcaster, operating
from 1955 until 1981, at which time, as a condition of keeping their
franchise, they had to more reflect the Midlands in their programmes
and name and became Central on 1st January 1982.
The ATV logo, used all the way from the mid-fifties until they became
Central in 1982.
It's apparently supposed to be an eye with its shadow underneath.
It is a wonderful design that never looks dated.
ATV Zooms, Frontcaps and Other Great Stuff
Your port of call for one of the most famous idents on UK television,
and for videos of the ATV Oxford transmitter promo and the opening
sequence to the ATV Thursday Picture Show, with a cartoon bloke
smashing the ATV logo.
Also home to the working ATV Clocks!
Get thinking as sub-TV takes you through ATV's complicated history,
from when ATV wasn't called ATV until it forcibly had to change
its name to Central.
A section about ATV Centre, through the eyes of a Birmingham
Post supplement from Thursday, March 19, 1970, the Centre's official
Fascinating stuff, not just about the Centre itself, either!
Looks at the regional idents and presentation used by ATV.
A history of the various test cards used by the ITA/IBA before
ATV started the day's programmes.
A page on how ATV used to start the day.
ATV used many different endcaps during its time. There's loads
of examples here.
Announcers and Trails
A selection of trails (advertisements for forthcoming programmes)
and pictures of some of ATV's announcers.
A quick look at ATV's various timepieces over the years.
A small section where you can download digitally remastered (by
me!) ATV idents, for use as wallpaper. Also see the ATV
Oxford Voiceover page!
I'm always interested in ATV continuity, particularly startups, so
if you can furnish me with some clips then that would be great!
Please contact me if you can
help me out.
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