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Encyclopedia > Border Television
ITV Border
Based in Carlisle
Broadcast area Border region between Flag of England England, Flag of Scotland Scotland and Flag of the Isle of Man Isle of Man
Launched 1 September 1961

Image:Border TV logo.jpg
Closed lost on-air identity on 27 October 2002 (known as ITV1 Border before regional programming only)
Website itvlocal.com/border
Owned by ITV plc

ITV Border Ltd (formerly and more commonly known as Border Television, or simply Border) is the ITV franchisee for the border region between England and Scotland (including the south of Scotland, much of Cumbria and, until December 2006, the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed), and also the Crown dependency of the Isle of Man.[1] It is part of ITV plc. Image File history File links Border_TV.gif Summary It came from ITV.com Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For other uses, see Carlisle (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... This article is about the country. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_isle_of_man. ... is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... ITV plc (LSE: ITV) is the British media company that operates 11 of the 15 regional television broadcasters that make up the ITV Network, the oldest and largest commercial terrestrial television network in the United Kingdom. ... Independent Television (generally known as ITV, but also as ITV Network) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. ITV is the oldest commercial television network in the UK. Since 1990 and the Broadcasting... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country. ... Map sources for Berwick-upon-Tweed at grid reference NT9952 Berwick-upon-Tweed from across the river Berwick-upon-Tweed, (pronounced Berrick) situated in the county of Northumberland, is the northernmost town in England, situated on the east coast on the mouth of the river Tweed. ... The Isle of Man is situated in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland, and the bailiwicks of Jersey and Guersey are situated in the English Channel to the west of the Cotentin Crown dependencies are possessions of The Crown in Right of the United Kingdom, as opposed to... ITV plc (LSE: ITV) is the British media company that operates 11 of the 15 regional television broadcasters that make up the ITV Network, the oldest and largest commercial terrestrial television network in the United Kingdom. ...


The flagship news programme for the region is Lookaround, broadcast daily at 18:00. In 2007 it was announced that the region's newsroom will be merged with ITV Tyne Tees. Lookaround is the flagship news programme in the ITV Border region. ... Tyne Tees Television Limited is the ITV television contractor for North East England. ...


Like all ITV plc-owned regions, Border is now known on air as ITV1, and ITV1 Border verbally in accordance with regional programming. ITV1 is the name, in England, Wales and the Scottish borders, for a terrestrial, free-to-air television channel, broadcast in the United Kingdom by the ITV network. ...

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History

During the 1970s and well into the 1980s, the company's principal offering to the wider ITV network was the gameshow Mr and Mrs, hosted by Derek Batey. In 1985, they did a music show for Channel 4 entitled Bliss, hosted by Muriel Gray and shot in Border's car park. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Mr. ... Derek Batey (born in 1928) was a 20th Century British television presenter. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the British television station. ... Muriel Gray (born 1959 in East Kilbride) is a Scottish journalist and broadcaster. ...


Based in Carlisle in northern England, Border has been broadcasting since 1 September 1961, and is now owned by ITV plc. It has had the complex task of serving three very different regions, particularly given the political differences between England and Scotland, and the fact that the Isle of Man is not even part of the United Kingdom. However, this has been remedied somewhat by the introduction of separate news bulletins for England and Scotland. Despite its diminutive status within the ITV Network, plus several flirtations with collapse based on difficulty selling advertising airtime covering an intensely rural community, Border has successfully concentrated on providing its regional service since 1961, and its regional news programme is one of the highest rating of any BBC or ITV region in the country. There has, though, been some controversy on the Isle of Man regarding a lack of coverage, particularly in Tynwald, but the delivery of a satellite news gathering truck on the island will hopefully improve further output. Prior to this resource becoming available, the logistics of shooting footage and getting it back to Carlisle in time for the main news programme were far from straightforward. For other uses, see Carlisle (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... ITV plc (LSE: ITV) is the British media company that operates 11 of the 15 regional television broadcasters that make up the ITV Network, the oldest and largest commercial terrestrial television network in the United Kingdom. ... Tynwald (Tinvaal in Manx) is the bicameral legislature of the Isle of Man (Ellan Vannin). ...


Lord Bragg, controller of arts and features at ITV Productions, is a former chairman of Border Television. Melvyn Bragg, Baron Bragg, FRSL, FRTS (born 6 October 1939, in Wigton, Cumberland) is a British author and broadcaster. ...


During the 1990s, Border owned a number of radio stations, under the subsidiary Border Radio Holdings, including the Century FM brand and CFM (Carlisle). Border and its radio stations were bought by Capital Radio in 2000, and the television station was later sold to Granada Media Group. Rumours over its future have persistently dogged Border, with recent speculation in particular that, in future, in order to save money, Border could be merged. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Century FM is the name of a number of UK regional radio stations mostly owned by GCap Media. ... CFM (Carlisle) See also CFM (West Cumbria) Categories: Station stubs | UK Radio Stations ... This article is about the British radio station. ... Granada plc (previously called Granada Group plc and Granada Media plc) is a former British media and previously catering conglomarate, best known as the former parent of Granada Television Limited. ...


It was announced on 27 July 2006 that the Berwick-upon-Tweed transmitter would be transferred to Tyne Tees Television as part of the preparations for the digital switchover of the Border region in 2008 and to bring Berwick into line with the rest of the North East, which is scheduled to switch over to digital in 2012.[1] The transfer took effect from 13 December 2006, although Border news programmes still carry stories about Berwick-upon-Tweed due to its proximity to the eastern Scottish Borders. is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map sources for Berwick-upon-Tweed at grid reference NT9952 Berwick-upon-Tweed from across the river Berwick-upon-Tweed, (pronounced Berrick) situated in the county of Northumberland, is the northernmost town in England, situated on the east coast on the mouth of the river Tweed. ... Tyne Tees Television is the ITV television contractor for North East England. ... is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map sources for Berwick-upon-Tweed at grid reference NT9952 Berwick-upon-Tweed from across the river Berwick-upon-Tweed, (pronounced Berrick) situated in the county of Northumberland, is the northernmost town in England, situated on the east coast on the mouth of the river Tweed. ... Scottish Borders (often referred to locally as The Borders or The Borderland) is one of 35 local government unitary council areas of Scotland. ...


Future

In 2008, the United Kingdom plans to begin its five-year programme to cease analogue television broadcasts as part of the switchover to Digital television starting with Border. Analog television encodes picture information by varying the voltages and/or frequency of the signal. ... Digital television (DTV) is a telecommunication system for broadcasting and receiving moving pictures and sound by means of digital signals, in contrast to analog signals used by analog (traditional) TV. DTV uses digital modulation data, which is digitally compressed and requires decoding by a specially designed television set, or a...


ITV plc executive chairman Michael Grade is restructuring the ITV regional layout, stating the existence of Border Television "no longer makes sense." relative to the regional audience it serves.[2] The move is expected to give ITV plc "greater value for money", but may be subject to Ofcom approval.[3]. On 12 September 2007, Grade announced plans to close ITV Border and merge the region with ITV Tyne Tees.[4] If Ofcom agrees with the proposal the changes could be in place by the start of 2009. The Border region will be covered by a short programme opt out until digital switch over is complete in 2014, after that there is no guarantee that regional news programmes will continue. It is almost certain the change would mean the closure of Television Centre in the Harraby district of Carlisle, home to Border since it commenced broadcasting in 1961. Michael Ian Grade CBE (born March 8, 1943) is a British businessman and a distinguished figure in the field of broadcasting. ... Ofcom is a regulator for communication industries in the United Kingdom. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


References

  1. ^ Border Television licence - Ofcom
  2. ^ Grade hints at ITV Region re-structure - Digital Spy
  3. ^ ITV Close to New Regional Plan - Digital Spy
  4. ^ http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/broadcasting/a75535/itv-plans-gbp40m-cut-in-regional-news.html

External links

  • ITV Border at itvlocal.com
  • Help tips and advice as Cumbria leads the way to digital TV

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