ITV Channel Television Productions

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Compiled by
Camenati

Editions by
Michael Kenchington

Background

This is the production arm of ITV Channel Television.



1st Logo (September 1, 1962-Mid 1960's)

Logo: On a black background, we see a redrawn version of the 1962 leopard logo on top of "Channel Television Production".

Variants:

  • An inverted variant exists.
  • At the opening of programmes, "Production" is replaced with "Presents".
  • There was a completely different logo design used at the end of programs from 1976-1982, with a yellow rounded rectangle with an oblong-shaped cutout in the middle. "CHANNEL" is seen in Microgramma, as well as "COLOUR PRODUCTION" below it.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The opening/ending theme of the programme.

Availability: Near extinction.

  • The channel has little known programmes throughout its lifespan.
  • Not helping either is that programmes from this period were wiped out and lost to time.
  • It was seen on Island Farmer, among a few others.
  • At least a few can be found on The Channel Archive.

2nd Logo (Mid 1960's-1976?)

Logo: Usually, the logo consists of the text "CHANNEL COLOUR PRODUCTION" in a stacked format. It is surrounded by a shape which differs depending on the programme.

Variants:

  • One programme has the text within a gold box with a blue tube shape in the center while against a background in the same color as the latter shape.
  • In another variant, the background is teal and the text is within a split hot pink tube shape with a hexagon cut out in the center.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The opening/ending theme of the programme.

Availability: Unknown. It appeared on a 2010's ITV News video, but what programme originally had this logo has yet to be stated.

3rd Logo (1970)

Logo: Just the text "FROM CHANNEL" in black on a orange background.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The opening/ending theme of the programme.

Availability: Extinct; seen on The Bitter Years.

4th Logo (1976-1987)

Logo: Same as the 1976 ident but with the channel name replaced with a copyright notice reading "©COPYRIGHT CHANNEL TELEVISION (YEAR)".

Variant: An extremely rare co-production variant exists where the logo is paired with six other ITV franchise logos on a blue background. Channel's logo appears on the center-most section.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The opening/ending theme of the programme.

Availability: Unknown.

5th Logo (1985-1989)

Logo: While on a blue or black background, the 1985 ident logo is shown above the text "© CHANNEL TELEVISION (YEAR)".

Variants:

  • For the channel's 25th anniversary, two turquoise film reels containing "1962" and "1987" are placed in between the logo and copyright notice. Plus, "25" is next to the logo.
    • A blue background variant of this version exists.
  • In 1988, the background is now black and the text may be in Times New Roman now or will say "CHANNEL TELEVISION" in the same font, with "© Copyright 1988" below in the same font as the previous version.
  • For programmes produced for Channel 4, the CTV logo is smaller and the text reads "A Channel Television Production for Channel Four".

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The opening/ending theme of the programme.

Availability: Extinct.

  • Like the 1st logo, there is little known info or resources about what original programmes the channel has produced or whether or not it is intact on home media.
  • It was so far spotted on an episode of About Britain and Great British Isles.

6th Logo (1989-1993)

Logo: It is a still version of the 1989 ident with the company name replaced with a copyright notice reading the same thing as before. The difference here is that the font is different and it has a shadow effect.

Variant: An early variant has the CTV logo in a brighter shade of orange against an ordinary blue background. The words "A CHANNEL TELEVISION PRODUCTION FOR" and the 1989 ITV logo are seen below.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The opening/ending theme of the programme.

Availability: So far, it was seen on To the Island of the Aye Aye.

7th Logo (1993-May 31, 1999)

Logo: Like before, it is a still version of the 1993 ident where the company name is replaced with "A Channel Television Production".

Variant: Some variants have the text replaced with "PRESENTATION" or "A Channel Television Production For ITV" or "© Channel Television [year]" below.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The opening/ending theme of the programme.

Availability: Unknown.

8th Logo (2002-2004)

Logo: Like the previous logos, it is a still version of the main 2004 ident, only with the byline replaced with a copyright year.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: The opening/ending theme of the programme.

Availability: Extinct; seen on ITV News Channel TV episodes from this period.

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