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CITV Channel
Launched March 11, 2006
Owned by ITV plc (9.25am-6pm),
GMTV (6am-9.25am)
Audience share 0.3%
(July 2007, [1])
Website www.itv.com/citv
Availability
Terrestrial
Freeview Channel 75
Satellite
Sky Digital Channel 621
Cable
Virgin Media Channel 734

The CITV Channel is a British children's TV station from ITV plc and the Channel 3 breakfast licensee GMTV (6am-9:25am). The channel is aimed at children under 9 years old, showing content from the current CITV library, as well as commissions and acquisitions.[1] Image File history File links Citv_channel. ... is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 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. ... GMTV (Good Morning Television) is a national British breakfast television station owned by ITV plc (75%) and The Walt Disney Company (25%). It has held the license for the breakfast Channel 3 franchise since 1993, when it outbid the previous 6am-9. ... Freeview is the operator of free digital terrestrial television in the United Kingdom, using the DVB-T standard. ... Sky Digital is the brand name for British Sky Broadcastings digital satellite television service, transmitted from SES Astra satellites located at 28. ... Virgin Media Inc. ... The term television channel generally refers to either a television station or its cable/satellite counterpart (both outlined below). ... 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. ... GMTV (Good Morning Television) is a national British breakfast television station owned by ITV plc (75%) and The Walt Disney Company (25%). It has held the license for the breakfast Channel 3 franchise since 1993, when it outbid the previous 6am-9. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The CITV Channel broadcasts weekdays between 6am and 6pm & weekends between 6am and 12.30pm, with space on Freeview being used by ITV4 for the other hours of the day. ITV4 is a UK television station which launched on November 1, 2005. ...


The channel launched on 11 March 2006 at 9.25am (with Holly & Stephen's Saturday Showdown) on Freeview, Homechoice (now known as Tiscali TV) and Telewest. It also launched on Sky Digital on 8 May 2006 on EPG 624, and NTL on the 6th June on EPG 602/76. The Freeview distribution of the channel timeshares the bandwidth allocated for ITV4 as it runs in the time the channel does not show programming. Additionally, the channel is simulcast on GMTV2 on weekdays between 6am and 9.25am, and repeated on a one-hour timeshift on ITV2+1, branded CITV+1 between 7am and 10.25am, replacing the former GMTV Kids strand. is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ministry of Mayhem was a CITV show which broadcast on ITV1 from January 2004. ... Freeview is the operator of free digital terrestrial television in the United Kingdom, using the DVB-T standard. ... Tiscali TV is a UK-based consumer Video on Demand service, operated by the European telephony company, Tiscali SpA. The service, originally known as Homechoice, was provided by Video Networks Limited (VNL), based in Shepherds Bush in West London, until it was purchased by Tiscali UK in August 2006... Tiscali TV is a UK-based consumer Video on Demand service, operated by the European telephony company, Tiscali SpA. The service, originally known as Homechoice, was provided by Video Networks Limited (VNL), based in Shepherds Bush in West London, until it was purchased by Tiscali UK in August 2006... Telewest (formerly Telewest Broadband and Telewest Communications) is a trading name of NTL Incorporated, the dominant cable operator in the United Kingdom with more than 90% of the market. ... Sky Digital is the brand name for British Sky Broadcastings digital satellite television service, transmitted from SES Astra satellites located at 28. ... is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Virgin Media, Telewest and Virgin. ... ITV4 is a UK television station which launched on November 1, 2005. ... GMTV2 is a British digital television station owned by GMTV, a consortium of ITV plc and The Walt Disney Company. ...


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Contents

Some programmes shown on CITV Channel

All Grown Up! (also known as AGU) is an animated television series based on characters from Rugrats, as older characters facing pre-teen and teen issues (dating, jobs, school, etc. ... Neil Buchanan on the Art Attack Art Attack was a British childrens television series about art. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bels Boys is a 2006 TV series based on the band of the same name. ... Biker Mice from Mars is an animated television series created by Rick Ungar that began airing in 1993 in the United States and lasted for three seasons before it was cancelled. ... Bratz was a computer-animated television series, based on a line of toy dolls of the same name. ... Curious George is a 2006 animated television series based on the popular Curious George childrens book series and motion picture, which features Jeff Bennett as the voice of The Man with the Yellow Hat. ... Engie Benjy is a pre-school childrens television show. ... Feel the Fear is a television programme for 7 to 12 year-olds broadcast on CITV in the United Kingdom. ... Finders Keepers was a childrens game show that aired on the Nickelodeon network in America from November 2, 1987 to June 30, 1990. ... Finger Tips was a television programme by Foundation TV for CITV, first broadcast in 2004. ... Globo Loco is a British childrens game show that aired on CITV from 2003 to 2004, presented by Stephen Mulhern. ... Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids was a series of books written by Jamie Rix, later adapted into a TV series from 2000 onwards. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jungle Run is a childrens television programme which first aired on CITV as part of the ITV Network. ... Meg and Mog are the heroes of a series of children’s books written by Helen Nicoll and illustrated by Jan Pienkowski. ... Miffy Celebrates Fifty Years Miffy is a picture book character in the form of a small female rabbit drawn by Dick Bruna. ... My Parents are Aliens was a British childrens comedy on CITV about an eccentric family, which started in 1999. ... Pocoyo is a pre-school animated cartoon series about a young boy who dresses in blue and who is full of curiosity. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Two animated series based off of the Archie Comics character Sabrina the Teenage Witch were produced by DiC Entertainment. ... Toonattik Logo Toonattik is the flagship childrens strand of the British breakfast television station, GMTV (known as CITV at weekends). ... Tricky TV is a fast paced modern magic show for CITV. Presented by top childrens presenter and magician Stephen Mulhern - the show features magic on the street, wicked wind ups and teaches a number of tricks step by step. ... Uncle Max (left) complaining to Ma about Timon. ... ZZZap! was a British childrens television programme that was aimed primarily at hearing impaired children. ...

Leading up to launch

The original launch date of the channel was set for 11 February, but this was pushed back by four weeks as a result of problems "clearing the digital rights to children's programming" and "comprehensive" re-branding[2]. Coincidentally, 11 February was the same date as the launch of the rival CBBC Channel in 2002. Promos for the channel began on 20 February, including an online countdown clock, running to the channel's launch date. is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The CBBC Channel is a British television service aimed at 6 to 13 year olds produced by the BBC. It complements the CBBC programming that continues to air on BBC One and BBC Two. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


As has become standard for Freeview Channel launches, the channel was allocated an EPG number well before transmission started. Initially, a static 'coming soon' graphic was shown, followed by a preview video loop running from late February 2006 until the launch. [3] Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Logo Change

It was apparent ever since the first advertisements appeared that the CITV logo had been redesigned to match ITV's new corporate image, even using the same font as the logos for the rest of ITV plc's channels. The logo centres around the large 'C' and is coloured with two distinct palettes depending upon the nature of the programming - there is a cream/beige look for younger children's/preschool programming and red and navy blue 'comic book' scheme for older/schoolchildren's output. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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. ...


Slogans

Slogans used during the build-up to the launch of the new channel, and in on-screen continuity since, have included 'It's massive!', 'It's gonna be monster!', and for the preschool strand 'As big as their imagination' - all phrases suggesting the sheer scale of the new channel.


Ratings

The CITV Channel launched with a full day average of 33,000 viewers and a 2.5% share. This put it ahead of its major commercial rivals Cartoon Network (20,000, a 1.5% share), Boomerang (28,000 a 2.1% share) and Nickelodeon (26,000 a 2.0% share). The channel peaked at 4.30pm with Bratz gaining 51,000 viewers and a 3.6% share.[4] For Cartoon Network in the United States, see Cartoon Network. ... Boomerangs original logo was the same as the U.S. channel, used from launch to 12 September 2004 Boomerang is a television channel broadcast in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, launched on 27 May 2000. ... Nickelodeon (Nick for short) is a cable and satellite TV network primarily for children and pre-teens. ... Bratz was a computer-animated television series, based on a line of toy dolls of the same name. ...


The channel took a 0.2% audience share in its first week compared to: CBBC 0.6, Cartoon Network 0.4, Boomerang 0.4% and CBeebies 1.4%. CBBC Logo CBBC - short for Childrens BBC - is the brand-name for the BBCs childrens television programmes aimed at children aged between 6 and 12 years old. ... For Cartoon Network in the United States, see Cartoon Network. ... Boomerangs original logo was the same as the U.S. channel, used from launch to 12 September 2004 Boomerang is a television channel broadcast in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, launched on May 27, 2000. ... CBeebies is a British television channel produced by the BBC and aimed at children six years and under. ...


It's overall ratings share for March 2006 was 0.1%, by April 2006 this had risen to 0.2%, 0.3% followed in May. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In August 2006, the channel became the most popular commercial kids channel between 0600 and 1800.[5]


Programming

Programming between 6.00 and 9.25am is controlled by GMTV, who, having rebranded the vast majority of their GMTV1 and 2 children's output as CITV, now use the space to simulcast their Wakey! Wakey!, Toonattik and Action Stations! strands from GMTV1 at weekends and GMTV2 on weekdays. [6] ITV takes over at 9.25, controlling the rest of the day's programming. GMTV sell all sales airtime for the channel. GMTV (Good Morning Television) is a national British breakfast television station owned by ITV plc (75%) and The Walt Disney Company (25%). It has held the license for the breakfast Channel 3 franchise since 1993, when it outbid the previous 6am-9. ... Toonattik Logo Toonattik is the flagship childrens strand of the British breakfast television station, GMTV (known as CITV at weekends). ... GMTV2 is a British digital television station owned by GMTV, a consortium of ITV plc and The Walt Disney Company. ... 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...


ITV's output for the new channel includes many well-established shows from the long-running afternoon slot on ITV for example My Parents Are Aliens, Grizzly Tales For Gruesome Kids, Jungle Run, Art Attack, and many more, as well as several new programmes exclusively on the CITV Channel like Bratz, Louie, Paz, Animal Spies, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Most have these shows have now been broadcast on CITV on the ITV Network. On weekdays, the channel broadcasts mainly preschool programming in the day (except during the school holidays), and programmes for schoolchildren in the late afternoon and early evening to cater for the avialble audience. Bratz was a computer-animated television series, based on a line of toy dolls of the same name. ... Louie may be: Huey Dewey and Louie — Donald Ducks nephews. ... Paz may refer to: Paz, an Israeli fuel company Paz Lenchantin, Argentine-American musician Octavio Paz, Mexican writer Paz the Penguin, a childrens television series Category: ... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an American animated television series set in New York City. ...


The CITV Channel aired the last 3 weeks of Holly & Stephen's Saturday Showdown exclusively on Saturday mornings before the show ended on Saturday 1st July 2006. The channel had previously simulcast the show with ITV before spin-off show Holly & Stephen's Saturday Showdown: Extra aired at 11:30am exclusive to the channel. The show would be replaced by the all-animation block Toon Base The Ministry of Mayhem was a CITV show which broadcast on ITV1 from January 2004. ... The Ministry of Mayhem was a CITV show which broadcast on ITV1 from January 2004. ...


As the channel is simulcasted on the ITV Network, some programmes on the channel are sourced from different networks: Avatar: The Legend of Aang, SpongeBob SquarePants (and others) are produced by and airs on Nickelodeon. GMTV's morning output on the channel is largely produced by Disney. The link to all the programmes shown can be found at the external links section. This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Nickelodeon (Nick for short) is a cable and satellite TV network primarily for children and pre-teens. ... GMTV (Good Morning Television) is a national British breakfast television station owned by ITV plc (75%) and The Walt Disney Company (25%). It has held the license for the breakfast Channel 3 franchise since 1993, when it outbid the previous 6am-9. ... The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ...


The CITV Channel had brought some programmes back that had not been on CITV for a few years including ZZZap!, Rupert Bear, Harry and the Wrinklies, Sir Gadabout: The Worst Knight in the Land & Big Meg Little Meg. Sir Gadabout was recently shown on the channel part of its 'Easter Surprise!'. ZZZap! was a British childrens television programme that was aimed primarily at hearing impaired children. ... Rupert Bear Rupert Bear is a cartoon character created by Mary Tourtel and who first appeared in the Daily Express on November 8, 1920. ... Harry and the Wrinklies was a childrens television series produced in 1999 and aired on CITV. It was based on a novel of the same name by Alan Temperley. ...


Special Blocks

Toon Base

Toon Base is a weekday morning block featuring only animated programming, Toon Base also replaced Holly and Stephen's Saturday Showdown. It shows top CITV cartoons like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Horrid Henry, Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids and Bratz. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an American animated television series set in New York City. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids was a series of books written by Jamie Rix, later adapted into a TV series from 2000 onwards. ... Bratz was a computer-animated television series, based on a line of toy dolls of the same name. ...


Get Stuck In!

Get Stuck In! is an hour timeslot on Saturday and Sunday mornings on the CITV Channel. Programmes include Art Attack, Finger Tips, The Little Bang and Art Attack Mini Makes. Get Stuck In! was also shown on Friday afternoon on CITV on the ITV Network. Previous shows broadcast in the timeslot are Prove It!, How 2 and Skillz.


Marathon Weekends

Marathon weekends is when the CITV Channel show 2 hours of one particular show. Previous blocks include: Bratz, Horrid Henry and Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids. Bratz was a computer-animated television series, based on a line of toy dolls of the same name. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids was a series of books written by Jamie Rix, later adapted into a TV series from 2000 onwards. ...


Marathon weekends are broadcast weekends between 9.25am and 11.25am.


Horrid henry's power hour

An hour of Horrid henry on weekdays between 3:00 and 4:00


What a Summer

CITV has an entertainment news strand that airs everyday on the channel, called What a Summer. It replaced the previous entertainment news feature, What a Week.


What a Summer covers new movies, songs, and videogames, with brief clips and sometimes behind-the-scenes interviews. Occasionally they mention CITV programmes too.


Web Launch

The CITV website had a graphic counting down to the launch of the CITV Channel including the Freeview EPG number.

CITV counted down to the launch of the new service on their website, complete with a caption showing the Freeview number (75) underneath it. Since the launch the website has been revamped to tie in with CITV's new logo and colour scheme. Image File history File links Citv. ... Image File history File links Citv. ...


The "Flea Mail" feature encourages viewers participation on the website and on air. The four Fleas are: Marcus Wingspan, Travel Bug, Flea Man, and Big Bow.


1st Birthday

On 11 March 2007, there was a normal lineup on the channel. But there was reference to it being the CITV Channel's Birthday including a video saying Happy 1st Birthday which children singing Happy Birthday. And when the CITV Channel went to the break they would show a quick clip of some red balloons with some of them with the number one & some with the CITV logo. is the 70th day of the year (71st 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. ...


See also

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... GMTV (Good Morning Television) is a national British breakfast television station owned by ITV plc (75%) and The Walt Disney Company (25%). It has held the license for the breakfast Channel 3 franchise since 1993, when it outbid the previous 6am-9. ... Toonattik Logo Toonattik is the flagship childrens strand of the British breakfast television station, GMTV (known as CITV at weekends). ...

References

  1. ^ ITV Interim Results - 6 months to 2005-06-30 (pdf). Retrieved on 2007-01-14.
  2. ^ Kidding Around Gets Serious. Retrieved on 2006-02-13.
  3. ^ CITV Channel to Launch. Retrieved on 2006-02-28.
  4. ^ ITV Ratings at Six-Month Low. Retrieved on 2006-03-13.
  5. ^ CITV Channel Celebrates First Birthday. Retrieved on 2007-03-13.
  6. ^ GMTV's Overall Strategy and Major Themes of the Year. Retrieved on 2006-01-30.

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