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Encyclopedia > Grampian Television
Grampian TV
Grampian TV logo
Launched 30th September 1961
Owned By SMG plc
Audience Share 21% (all of UK, with ITV1) (March '06 [1])
Website www.stv.tv
Availability
in Grampian TV region
Terrestrial
Analogue Normally tuned to 3
Freeview Channel 3
Satellite
Sky Digital Channel 103
Cable
NTL Channel 103
Telewest Channel 103

Grampian Television is the ITV franchisee for the North of Scotland, based in Aberdeen. Its coverage area includes the Scottish Highlands, Inverness, Aberdeen, Dundee and parts of north Fife. It has been in operation since 30 September 1961. Image File history File links Gtv_logo. ... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 92 days remaining, as the final day of September. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... SMG plc is a Scottish media company. ... ITV1 is a terrestrial, free-to-air television channel broadcast in the United Kingdom by the ITV network. ... As of 2005, analogue transmissions are still the most used method of receiving television in the United Kingdom. ... Freeview logo Freeview is a form of 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. ... NTL Incorporated is a US listed British company providing cable services (internet, telephone and television) prodominantly in the United Kingdom. ... 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. ... ITVs Logo 2006—present Independent Television (ITV) is the name given to the original network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up to provide competition to the BBC. In England and Wales, the channel has been rebranded to ITV1 by ITV plc, the owners of the broadcasting licences for... Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... This article is about the Scottish city. ... The Scottish Highlands are the mountainous regions of Scotland north and west of the Highland Boundary Fault. ... Inverness (Inbhir Nis in Scottish Gaelic) is the only city in the Scottish Highlands. ... This article is about the Scottish city. ... The Royal Burgh of Dundee (Gaelic: Dùn Dèagh) is Scotlands third largest city, with a population of 154,674 (2001), and one of Scotlands 32 council areas. ... Fife (Fìobh in Gaelic) is a council area of Scotland, situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with landward boundaries to Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire. ... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 92 days remaining. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ...


It is now owned by SMG plc, which also owns the other ITV franchise in Scotland, Scottish Television, based in Glasgow. Grampian's regional news bulletin for the Highlands and Islands is called North Tonight. Presenters of this programme include Selina Scott and Anne MacKenzie. SMG plc is a Scottish media company. ... Scottish Television is Scotlands largest independent television franchisee, and has held the ITV franchise for Central Scotland since 31 August 1957. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... Current opening shot - 2003 North Tonight is the nightly news programme for Grampian TV, and covers the North of Scotland. ...


Grampian TV also produces TV programmes in Gaelic from its studios in Stornoway. This included Telefios, a five-minute evening news bulletin shown at six o'clock before North Tonight, but this was dropped at the end of 2000. Note: This page contains phonetic information presented in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) using Unicode. ... Lews Castle in Stornoway Boats in Stornoway Stornoway from the ferry Another picture of Lews Castle Bayhead, Stornoway // About the Town Stornoway (Steòrnabhagh in Scottish Gaelic) is a burgh on Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, with a population of approximately 5,600 people in the town itself... This article is about the year 2000. ...


More recent Grampian TV programmes include the popular Beyond Explanation, presented by Dundonian actor Brian Cox. The programme looked at mysterious sightings across Scotland over the last few centuries. Also produced by Grampian TV is the Scottish crime show Unsolved : Getting Away With Murder which covered past unsolved criminal cases in Scotland. The programme was shown across Scotland and drew high viewing figures while increasing the number of calls made to the Police by witnesses of various incidents who saw the show.


Lesser Grampian TV shows include Where's Your Head At?, a low-budget production which interviewed a selection of people about seemingly irrelevent issues. The programme did not gain high ratings.


Both Grampian TV and Scottish Television, together with their counterpart UTV in Northern Ireland, have resisted adopting the generic ITV1 branding that is now commonplace throughout the ITV plc regions in England and Wales. For other uses of the UTV acronym see UTV (disambiguation) Ulster Television plc (UTV) is a media company based in Northern Ireland. ... Dieu et mon droit (motto) (French for God and my right)2 Northern Irelands location within the UK Main language English Other recognised languages Irish, Ulster Scots Capital and largest city Belfast First Minister Office suspended Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Peter Hain MP Area  - Total Ranked 4th... ITV1 is a terrestrial, free-to-air television channel broadcast in the United Kingdom by the ITV network. ... ITV plc is a British media company which operates the oldest and largest commercial terrestrial television network in the United Kingdom. ...


Channel changes

In March 2006, the owners of Grampian TV SMG announced that the Grampian TV brand will be removed from the air and renamed along with Scottish TV simply as 'STV', which will occur later this year. The decision has been met with much criticism from across the North of Scotland. This move is similar to the ITV plc owned licences in England and Wales where all of the regions are all branded as ITV1. [2] SMG are designing a new logo for STV. It was announced that no jobs will be lost. The two regional news programmes, North Tonight (Grampian TV) and Scotland Today (Scottish TV) will still broadcast in the regions after the STV rebranding, which launches on Tuesday, 30 May. March 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Events 1 March 2006 (Wednesday) Fijian Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase announces that the 2006 Fiji general elections will be held in the second week of May 2006 from the 6th to the 13th. ... SMG plc is a Scottish-based media company. ... Scottish Television is Scotlands largest independent television franchisee, and has held the ITV franchise for Central Scotland since 1957. ... STV will be the new name of the ITV channel in northern and central Scotland. ... ITV plc is a British media company which operates the oldest and largest commercial terrestrial television network in the United Kingdom. ... ITV1 is a terrestrial, free-to-air television channel broadcast in the United Kingdom by the ITV network. ... Current opening shot - 2003 North Tonight is the nightly news programme for Grampian TV, and covers the North of Scotland. ... Grampian Television logo, late 1990s. ... Scotland Today is the flagship news programme on Scottish TV. Despite its name suggesting a national remit, the programme is actually limited to stories around Scottish TVs Central Scotland franchise. ... Scottish Television is Scotlands largest independent television franchisee, and has held the ITV franchise for Central Scotland since 1957. ...

Grampian Television logo, late 1990s.
Grampian Television logo, late 1990s.

Grampian Television logo, late 1990s, taken from off-air VHS dating from Friday 12 March 1999. ... Grampian Television logo, late 1990s, taken from off-air VHS dating from Friday 12 March 1999. ...

See also

Current opening shot - 2003 North Tonight is the nightly news programme for Grampian TV, and covers the North of Scotland. ... Scotsport is recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the worlds longest running sports television programme. ... Sunday Live is a Sunday morning current affairs programme shown on STV. Stephen Jardine, best known for reading the news on STVs Scotland Today, presents the show, interviewing some of Scotlands best-known people. ... S2 was a television station broadcast by SMG on Digital Terrestrial Television in most of Scotland. ...

External links

  • STV website


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Regions

North Scotland: Grampian TV | Central Scotland: Scottish TV | Scottish/English Border: Border
North and North West England: ABC, Granada | North East England: Tyne Tees | Yorkshire: Yorkshire | Northern Ireland: UTV
Wales and the West of England: TWW, WWN, ITSWW, HTV | Midlands: ATV, ABC, Central | East Anglia: Anglia
London: Rediffusion, ATV, Thames, LWT, Carlton | Southern England: Southern, TVS, Meridian
South West England: Westward, TSW, Westcountry | Channel Islands: Channel TV ITVs Logo 2006—present Independent Television (ITV) is the name given to the original network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up to provide competition to the BBC. In England and Wales, the channel has been rebranded to ITV1 by ITV plc, the owners of the broadcasting licences for... British television broadcasting has a range of different broadcasters, broadcasting multiple channels over a variety of distribution media. ... This is a list of channels available on digital aerial, satellite and cable systems. ... Scottish Television is Scotlands largest independent television franchisee, and has held the ITV franchise for Central Scotland since 31 August 1957. ... Border Television is the ITV franchisee for the border region between England and Scotland (including the south of Scotland, much of Cumbria and the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed), and also the Crown Dependency of Isle of Man. ... ABC logo, 1960s ABC Television or ABC Weekend TV was the British Independent Television (ITV) (commercial television) contractor on Saturdays and Sundays in the Midlands and North of England between 1956 and 1968. ... Current ITV Granada logo A Granada TV logo from the black and white era. ... Tyne Tees Television, City Road Tyne Tees Television Limited is the ITV television contractor for North East England. ... Current ITV Yorkshire logo Yorkshire Television logo 1987 Yorkshire Television Limited is the ITV contractor for Yorkshire, England, and the surrounding areas. ... UTV Ident. ... TWW Logo Television Wales and the West (TWW) was the British Independent Television (commercial television) contractor for the South Wales and West of England franchise area 1956-1968 (franchise awarded October 26, 1956, started transmissions on January 14, 1958). ... Teledu Cymru -- Wales (West and North) Television - WWN was the British Independent Television (commercial television) contractor awarded the North and West Wales franchise area for 1962-1968 (franchise awarded June 6, 1961, started transmissions on September 14, 1962, ceased transmissions through financial failure January 26, 1964 when the franchise area... Independent Television Service for Wales and the West or ITSWW is a remarkably unusual entity. ... Current ITV Wales logo Current ITV West logo HTV Group plc is a television company, the ITV contractor of Wales and the West of England, owned by ITV plc. ... The ATV colour logo, used from the start of the colour standard in 1969 until the companys demise in 1981. ... ABC logo, 1960s ABC Television or ABC Weekend TV was the British Independent Television (ITV) (commercial television) contractor on Saturdays and Sundays in the Midlands and North of England between 1956 and 1968. ... This article is about the British regional broadcaster. ... Current ITV Anglia logo Anglia Television is the ITV station for East Anglia. ... Associated-Rediffusion, later Rediffusion London, was the British Independent Television (commercial television) contractor for London, on weekdays between 1954 (transmissions started on September 22, 1955) and July 29, 1968. ... The ATV colour logo, used from the start of the colour standard in 1969 until the companys demise in 1981. ... The classic Thames Television logo (1969—1989), featuring a montage of London landmarks. ... London Weekend Television (LWT) was (and for legal formalities still is; see below) the ITV contractor for London and the South East, Friday 5:15pm to Monday, 5:59am. ... Carlton Television was the United Kingdom Channel 3 (ITV) licensee for London and the surrounding areas, Monday 9:25am, to Friday, 5:15pm (and for legal formalities still is; see below). ... Southern Television was one of the original ITV companies, serving the south-central and south-east of England from August 30, 1958 until 12:45 AM on January 1, 1982. ... TVS Entertainment plc, or Television South (the company was referred to on air as Television South from 1985 to 1987, but as TVS before and after those dates), was the ITV franchise holder in the south and south-east of England which replaced its predecessor, Southern Television on the morning... Meridian is the ITV station for the South and South East England. ... Westward Television was the first ITV franchise holder for the South West of England from 29 April 1961 until 31 December 1981. ... Categories: Television stubs | ITV ... Westcountry TV logo, 1993 Current ITV Westcountry logo Westcountry Television is the ITV franchise holder in the South West (of England), replacing its predecessor, TSW - Television South West, on 1 January 1993. ... The current Channel TV ident Channel Television (CTV) is a British television station which has served as an Independent Television (ITV), contractor to the Channel Islands since 1962. ...


Breakfast: TV-am, GMTV | Teletext: ORACLE, Teletext Ltd | News: ITN, ITV News TV-am was a breakfast television station that broadcast in the United Kingdom from 1983 to 1992. ... Good Morning Television (GMTV) 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. ... ORACLE (Optimal Reception of Announcements by Coded Line Electronics) was a commercial teletext service first broadcast on ITV in 1974 and later on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom finally ending on both channels at the end of December 1992. ... Teletext Ltd is the provider of Teletext services for ITV, Channel 4 and Five in the United Kingdom. ... Independent Television News (ITN) is the main supplier of news broadcasts to two British television groups: ITV and Channel 4. ... ITV News is broadcast on British TV channel ITV1. ...


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ITV plc | SMG plc | Ulster Television plc The Independent Television Authority (ITA) was a body created by the Television Act 1954 to supervise the creation of Independent Television (ITV), the first commercial television network in the United Kingdom. ... The Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) was the regulatory body in the United Kingdom for commercial television (ITV and Channel 4 - cable and satellite television were the responsibility of the Cable Authority) and radio broadcasts. ... The ITC has been superseded as the British commercial television regulator by Ofcom (the Office of Communications). ... The Office of Communications, usually known as Ofcom, is the UKs communications regulator. ... ITV1 is a terrestrial, free-to-air television channel broadcast in the United Kingdom by the ITV network. ... ITV2 is a free-to-air entertainment television channel in the United Kingdom owned by ITV plc. ... ITV3 is an entertainment television channel in the United Kingdom owned by ITV plc. ... ITV4 is a UK television station which launched on November 1, 2005. ... CITV Logo This article is about CITV, ITVs childrens television brand. ... The CITV Channel is a British childrens TV station from ITV plc and the Channel 3 breakfast licensee GMTV (6am-9:25am). ... ITV Play is a 24/7 participation television channel in the United Kingdom owned by ITV plc. ... Men & Motors is a mens lifestyle television channel in the UK. It is the last remaining station operated by Granada Sky Broadcasting, a joint venture set up by Granada Television (now part of ITV plc) and British Sky Broadcasting in 1996. ... The ITV News Channel was a 24 hour television news channel in the United Kingdom which broadcast from 2000 to 2005. ... ITV Digital logo Initial ONdigital logo ITV Digital used to be the sole British terrestrial digital television broadcaster. ... ITV plc is a British media company which operates the oldest and largest commercial terrestrial television network in the United Kingdom. ... SMG plc is a Scottish media company. ... Ulster Television plc is a Broadcasting and New Media company in Northern Ireland. ...


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Grampian Television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (444 words)
Grampian Television is the ITV franchisee for the North of Scotland, based in Aberdeen.
Grampian's regional news bulletin for the Highlands and Islands is called North Tonight.
Both Grampian TV and Scottish Television, together with their counterpart UTV in Northern Ireland, have resisted adopting the generic ITV1 branding that is now commonplace throughout the ITV plc regions in England and Wales.
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