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Encyclopedia > ITV Digital
ITV Digital Ltd
ne ONdigital Ltd
ne British Digital Broadcasting Ltd
Type Carlton Communications plc and Granada plc joint venture
Founded 1997
Headquarters Flag of United Kingdom Marco Polo House, Battersea, London
Industry Media
Products Pay TV services and programming

ITV Digital was a British terrestrial digital television broadcaster. It was launched as ONdigital in 1998, the world's first digital terrestrial television network. It was subsequently rebranded as ITV Digital in July 2001. Its main shareholders were the UK ITV broadcasters Carlton Communications plc and Granada plc, who later merged to form ITV plc. Shortcut: WP:-( Vandalism is indisputable bad-faith addition, deletion, or change to content, made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the encyclopedia. ... Shortcut: WP:-( Vandalism is indisputable bad-faith addition, deletion, or change to content, made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the encyclopedia. ... Image File history File links Itv_digital_logo_. ... Carlton Television was the United Kingdom Channel 3 (ITV) licensee for London and the surrounding areas from 9:25am every Monday to 5. ... 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. ... A joint venture (often abbreviated JV) is an entity formed between two or more parties to undertake economic activity together. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Marco Polo House is a large building at 346 Queenstown Road facing Battersea Park in the London Borough of Wandsworth. ... Battersea is a place in the London Borough of Wandsworth. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... 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... Note: broadcasting is also the old term for hand sowing. ... 2001 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Deaths: July 3 - Mordecai Richler July 23 - Eudora Welty July 31 - Poul Anderson Films: July 4 - Cats and Dogs July 6 - Kiss of the Dragon starring Jet Li July 18 - Jurassic Park III July 27 - Planet of... Independent Television (generally known as ITV but also as ITV Network or Channel 3) 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... Carlton Television was the United Kingdom Channel 3 (ITV) licensee for London and the surrounding areas from 9:25am every Monday to 5. ... 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. ... 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. ...

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History

Initial ONdigital logo
Initial ONdigital logo

Digital terrestrial television (DTT) started in the UK in 1998. Six multiplexes were set up, with three of them given to the existing analogue broadcasters. The other three multiplexes were auctioned off. A consortium of Carlton Television, Granada Television and BSkyB won the auction, and set up ONdigital. BSkyB was later forced to withdraw on competition grounds. From winning the licence to launching the world's first DTT service, ONdigital was given one year by the Independent Television Commission (ITC). In addition to launching audio and video services they also led the specification of an industry-wide advanced interactive engine (based on MHEG-5). This was an open standard that was then used by all broadcasters on DTT. Image File history File links Ondigitallogo. ... Image File history File links Ondigitallogo. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... A multiplex is a group of digital TV channels that are mixed together for broadcast. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... Carlton Television was the United Kingdom Channel 3 (ITV) licensee for London and the surrounding areas from 9:25am every Monday to 5. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB - formerly two companies, Sky Television and British Satellite Broadcasting, which merged) is a company that operates the most popular subscription television service in the Ireland. ... The ITC has been superseded as the British commercial television regulator by Ofcom (the Office of Communications). ... MHEG-5 is a specification devised for the middleware of digital teletext services in the United Kingdom. ...


The new digital broadcaster was launched on 15 November 1998, with a lineup of 18 channels, including many channels developed in-house by Carlton and Granada.[1] On 18 September 2000, ONdigital launched an Internet television service, ONnet[2], and in the same year a deal with multiplex operator SDN lead to the launch of pay-per-view service ONrequest. is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... SDN could mean: Sexually dimorphic nucleus the three letter country code for Sudan S4C Digital Networks Scottish Daily News The IATA airport code for Sandane Airport, Anda Acronym for a nonprofit educational clearinghouse Student doctor network for pre-health profession and health professional students (www. ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ...


Failure

From the launch date, however, the service was quickly losing money. Aggressive marketing by BSkyB for their own digital service, Sky Digital, made the ONdigital offer look unattractive. The new digital satellite service provided a free dish, Digibox, installation and around 200 channels for the same price as ONdigital - ONdigital's pricing had been set to compare with the older Sky analogue service of 20 channels. ONdigital also failed to realise that Sky had cast off its downmarket image and believed there was considerable public antipathy towards Sky (and Rupert Murdoch); but this appeared to matter much less than they had hoped. British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB - formerly two companies, Sky Television and British Satellite Broadcasting, which merged) is a company that operates the most popular subscription television service in the Ireland. ... Sky Digital is the brand name for British Sky Broadcastings digital satellite television service, transmitted from SES Astra satellites located at 28. ... An Amstrad Digibox with Viewing Card Inserted A Sky Digital Viewing Card The Digibox is a device marketed by British Sky Broadcasting in the UK and Republic of Ireland to enable home users to receive digital satellite television broadcasts (satellite receiver). ... Keith Rupert Murdoch AC, KCSG (born 11 March 1931) is an Australian born United States citizen who is a global media executive and is the controlling shareholder, chairman and managing director of News Corporation, based in New York. ...


Additional problems were caused by the choice of 64QAM broadcast mode, coupled with far weaker than expected broadcast power, (meaning that the signal was weak in many areas), an incomprehensible pricing structure (comprising many menu options), a poor quality subscriber management system (badly adapted from Canal+), a paper magazine TV guide whereas BSkyB had provided an Electronic Program Guide (EPG), insufficient technical customer services, and much signal piracy because there was no return path and no requirement (as with BSkyB) to connect the set-top box's modem to a phone line. Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) is the encoding of information into a carrier wave by variation of the amplitude of both the carrier wave and a quadrature carrier that is 90° out of phase with the main carrier in accordance with two input signals. ... Canal+ (Canal Plus, meaning Channel Plus/More in French) is a French premium pay television channel launched in 1984. ... The Sky Digital EPG in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. ... Pirate decryption most often refers to the reception of compromised Pay TV or pay radio signals without authorisation from the original broadcaster. ... The term set-top box (STB) describes a device that connects to a television and some external source of signal, and turns the signal into content then displayed on the screen. ...


Another problem was that the set-top boxes were sold in high street stores and supermarkets at a price that included - in theory - the set top box on loan and the first year's subscription package. As the call to activate the viewing card did not require any bank details, many ONdigital boxes which were technically on loan were at unverifiable addresses.


Additionally, the OnDigital pay-per-view channels were encrypted using a system - SECA - which had previously been cracked in Europe. This meant that it was very easy for people to produce and sell counterfeit subscription cards which would give access to all the channels.[3]


Finally, Carlton and Granada had chosen not to employ ONdigital management and staff directly, so many people were on short term contracts and key people left with no notice.


Canal+ launched proceedings against a News Corp subsidiary, NDS, for cracking and then releasing details of their encryption technology[4] - the same technology used by ONdigital - but this was subsequently settled out of court as part of Vivendi's acquisition of Telepiu in 2002. News Corp is a major shareholder of BSkyB. News Corporation (NYSE: NWS) is a media conglomerate that operates world-wide. ... NDS Group plc is a DRM and conditional access firm. ... Vivendi SA (formerly known as Vivendi Universal) is a French media conglomerate with activities in music, television and film, publishing, telecommunications, the Internet as well as video games. ...


Rebranding

In desperation at the churn rate, Carlton and Granada turned to their most valuable asset - the ITV brand - and, on 11 July 2001, rebranded ONdigital as ITV Digital.[5] They also (in a very expensive deal) purchased the TV rights to the Football League and launched the ITV Sports Channel. A massive re-branding campaign was launched to support the new naming, with customers even being sent ITV Digital stickers to place over the existing ONdigital logos on their remote controls and set top boxes. The software running on the receivers was never changed though, and always displayed 'ON' on nearly every screen. The rebrand was not without controversy as SMG plc, owner of Scottish Television and Grampian Television, UTV and Channel Television all pointed out that the ITV brand did not belong solely to Carlton and Granada. SMG and UTV initially refused to carry the advertising campaign for ITV Digital and did not allow the ITV Sports Channel space on their Multiplex, meaning that it was not available at launch in most of Scotland and Northern Ireland. The case was resolved in Scotland,[6] and the Channel Islands and later still in Northern Ireland, allowing the ITV Sports channel to launch in the non Carlton and Granada regions (although it was not available in the Channel Islands until it became available on SkyDigital, as the islands do not have DTT or Cable). This does not cite its references or sources. ... Independent Television (generally known as ITV but also as ITV Network or Channel 3) 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... The Football League is a league competition featuring professional football clubs from England and Wales, and is the oldest such competition in world football. ... ITV (Independent Television) is the original British advertising television network. ... SMG plc (formerly Scottish Media Group) is a Scottish media company. ... Scottish Television (now legally known as STV Central Ltd and referred to on-air as STV) is Scotlands largest ITV franchisee, and has held the ITV franchise for Central Scotland since August 31, 1957. ... Grampian Television is the ITV franchisee for the North of Scotland, based in Aberdeen. ... UTV (Ulster Television) is the ITV franchise for Northern Ireland. ... 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. ...


ITV Digital also ran a famous advertising campaign involving the comedian Johnny Vegas and a knitted monkey (voiced by Ben Miller). A replica knitted monkey could be obtained by signing up to ITV Digital. Because the monkey could not be obtained without signing up to the service, a popular market for second-hand monkeys developed. At one time original ITV Digital Monkeys were fetching several hundred pounds on eBay, and even knitting patterns delivered by email were sold for several pounds. In early 2007 the knitted monkey and Johnny Vegas have reappeared in an advert for PG Tips, which includes a reference to ITV Digital's downfall. A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... Johnny Vegas (born Michael Joseph Pennington on September 11, 1971 in St. ... Original ITV Digital promotional Monkey Monkey (also known as ITV Digital Monkey, Monkeh or Munkay) is a knitted mascot advertising character that has fronted advertising campaigns in the United Kingdom for both the television company ITV Digital (now defunct) and popular tea brand PG Tips. ... Ben Miller (born 1966) is a British comedian, director and actor. ... eBay headquarters in San Jose eBay North First Street satellite office campus (home to PayPal) eBay Inc. ... PG Tips is a popular brand of tea in the United Kingdom; its manufacturers Unilever UK say that Britons drink 35 million cups of PG Tips a day. ...


Administration & Freeview

However, these changes failed to revive the broadcaster. Indeed, the cost of the Football League deal proved one too many a burden for ITV Digital, and it was placed into administration on 27 March 2002, after the League refused to accept a £130m pay cut in its £315m deal with the ITV Sport Channel. Most subscription channels ceased broadcasting on ITV Digital on 1 May 2002. The collapse caused severe financial difficulties for lower-division football clubs who had budgeted for large incomes from the television contract. The Football League sued ITV Digital's parent companies, Carlton and Granada, claiming that the firms had breached their contract in failing to deliver the guaranteed income. The League lost the case, with the judge ruling that it had "failed to extract sufficient written guarantees". The League then filed a negligence claim against its lawyers for failing to press for a written guarantee at the time of the deal with ITV Digital. This time it was awarded a paltry £4 in damages of the £150m it was seeking.[7] is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The Football League is a league competition featuring professional football clubs from England and Wales, and is the oldest such competition in world football. ...


A consortium made up of the BBC, BSkyB and Crown Castle International was granted ITV Digital's old broadcasting license, and launched the Freeview service on October 30, 2002, offering 30 free-to-air TV channels and 20 free-to-air radio channels including several interactive channels such as BBCi and Teletext but no subscription or premium services. Those followed on March 31, 2004 when Top Up TV began broadcasting eleven pay TV channels in timeshared broadcast slots. This article is an overview article about the Crown chartered British Broadcasting Corporation formed in 1927. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Crown Castle International Corp. ... Freeview is the operator of free digital terrestrial television in the United Kingdom, using the DVB-T standard. ... is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... BBCi is the brand name for the BBCs interactive television services. ... A BBC Ceefax page from January 9, 2007. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Top Up TV is a British television company registered on the island of Jersey, that offers subscription television services via digital terrestrial television in the United Kingdom. ... Pay television, or pay-TV, usually refers to subscription-based television services, usually provided by both analogue and digital cable and satellite, but also increasingly by digital terrestrial methods. ... A timeshare is a form of vacation property ownership. ...


During 2002, ITV Digital's liquidators started to ask customers to return set top boxes or pay a £39.99 fee. This deteriorated from a request to a plea, with one liquidator's representative speaking to Nick Ferarri on LBC 97.3 to justify why they wanted the money, but when challenged by the presenter to ask 'how are you going to force people to return these boxes, are you going to employ collection agencies?' the response was a feeble 'please I just want them back'. Had the move been successful, this would threaten to undermine the fledgling Freeview service as most digital terrestrial receivers were former ONdigital and ITV Digital units. Carlton and Granada stepped in and paid £2.8m to have the boxes stay with their customers, as at the time the ITV companies received a discount on their licence payments based on the number of digital homes they had converted. Second hand ONdigital receivers are widely available from sources such as eBay and are fully compatible with the successor Freeview system (and also with Top Up TV). They can be an attractive means of getting a cheap DVB-T-compatible receiver but have some drawbacks: they are slower than more modern boxes with faster processors (ONdigital receivers often take several seconds to change channel for example) and lack support for the full Freeview Electronic Programme Guide (as this feature was introduced well after the ONdigital receiver software was written). The receiver software can also be buggy, causing the boxes lock up and refuse to respond to keypresses on the remote control. LBC 97. ... DVB-T stands for Digital Video Broadcasting - Terrestrial and it is the DVB European consortium standard for the broadcast transmission of digital terrestrial television. ...


The three multiplexes that were run by ITV Digital remained blank until a week or so before Freeview's launch. However, E4 and FilmFour continued broadcasting for over two weeks after the shutdown. Strangely however, E4 carried subtitles until the placeholder was deleted in September 2002. Most of the original ITV Digital channel placeholders and LCNs were kept until Freeview's replaced them, leaving large gaps between channels. In telecommunications, a logical channel number (LCN), also known as virtual channel in North America, is a channel designation which differs from the actual radio channel or frequency on which the signal travels. ...


ITV Digital operated out of Marco Polo House, the south London building that had once housed the lavish headquarters of the ill-fated British Satellite Broadcasting, and had call centres located in Pembroke Dock, Plymouth and Northern Ireland. Marco Polo House is a large building at 346 Queenstown Road facing Battersea Park in the London Borough of Wandsworth. ... BSB logo British Satellite Broadcasting (BSB) was a company set up in 1986 to provide direct broadcast satellite television services to the United Kingdom. ... Pembroke Dock (Welsh: Doc Penfro) is a town in South Pembrokeshire, Wales, lying north of Pembroke at the end of Milford Haven. ... , Plymouth (Cornish: ) is a city of 243,795 inhabitants (2001 census) in the south-west of England, or alternatively the West Country, and is situated within the traditional and ceremonial county of Devon at the mouths of the rivers Plym and Tamar and at the head of one of the... Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ...


ITV Digital Channel List

Correct as of April 30, 2002, the day before most pay services ceased
  1. ITV Sports Channel
  2. Sky Sports 1
  3. Sky Sports 2
  4. Sky Sports 3
  5. Sky MovieMax
  6. Sky Premier
  7. Sky One
  8. Cartoon Network
  9. Carlton Cinema
  10. British Eurosport
  11. Granada Plus
  12. Men & Motors
  13. UK Gold
  14. MTV
  15. Discovery Channel
  16. Play UK
  17. UK Style
  18. Nickelodeon/Paramount Comedy
  19. FilmFour
  20. E4
  21. UK Horizons

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Set Top Boxes

This is a list of ex-ITV and ONdigital set-top boxes. The boxes are generally more cumbersome than more modern offerings, and MHEG services run noticibly slower. All boxes used similar software, in that a unified interface and design was used between all models. Top Up TV provided the most recent update in 2004 which upgraded minor technicalities with encryption services. MHEG-5 is a standard devised for the middleware of digital teletext services in the United Kingdom. ... Top Up TV is a British television company registered on the island of Jersey, that offers subscription television services via digital terrestrial television in the United Kingdom. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Carlton/Granada Digital Television Channels

Carlton and Granada, the owners of ON/ITV Digital created a selection of channels, which formed some of the core content of channels available via the service, these were:

  • Carlton Cinema [Ceased Transmission 2003]
  • Carlton Kids [Ceased Transmission 2000]
  • Carlton World [Ceased Transmission 2000]
  • Carlton Select [Ceased Transmission 2000]
  • Carlton Food Network (Rebranded TASTE CFN) [Ceased Transmission 2001]
  • On Sport 1 [Ceased Transmission 2001]
  • On Sport 2 [Ceased Transmission 2001]
  • Granada Good Life (Rebranded Granada Breeze) [Ceased Transmission 2002]
  • Granada Men and Motors (Rebranded Men and Motors) [Ceased from Freeview in 2006 and replaced by ITV Play, which subsequently was pulled off-air following a premium-rate telephone line investigation and replaced by ITV2 +1 in March 2007]
  • Granada Plus (Rebranded Plus) [Ceased Transmission 2004] [Channel's demographic fulfilled by ITV3]
  • FirstOnDigital [Ceased Transmission 2000]
  • Wellbeing (Granada & Boots) [Ceased Transmission 2002]
  • Shop! (Granada and Littlewoods) [Ceased Transmission 2002]
  • On Request/ITV Select [Ceased Transmission 2002]
  • ITV Sport Channel [Ceased Transmission 2002]
  • ITV Sport Extra [Ceased Transmission 2002]
  • ITV Sport Select [Ceased Transmission 2002]

Carlton Cinema was a British television channel run by Carlton Television, dedicated to showing films. ... Carlton Kids was a childrens channel provided by Carlton Television, and started broadcasting in 1997 and closed in the year 2000. ... Carlton World was an early Carlton channel carried on cable and ONdigital channel 43. ... Carlton Select was the oldest Carlton channel carried on cable and ONdigital channel 35, and was the only one that also broadcasted in Africa [1]. It timeshared with Carlton Food Network, and was the sister channel to Carlton Cinema, Carlton Food Network, Carlton Kids and Carlton World All of the... Carlton Food Network was a British television channel run by Carlton Television, it shows food programmes It launched on 15 November 1998 on the OnDigital platform, as part of a group of five Carlton owned channels (the others being Carlton Select, Carlton World, Carlton Kids, and Carlton Cinema The channel... Granada Breeze was a lifestyle channel from Granada Sky Broadcasting. ... 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. ... Granada Plus was a satellite channel run by Granada Sky Broadcasting. ... ITV (Independent Television) is the original British advertising television network. ... ITV (Independent Television) is the original British advertising television network. ... ITV (Independent Television) is the original British advertising television network. ... ITV (Independent Television) is the original British advertising television network. ... ITV Sport is a sport producer and brand name owned by ITV plc. ... ITV Sport is a sport producer and brand name owned by ITV plc. ...

Timeline of events

  • 1997
    • 25 June 1997 - The ITC award the sole DTT broadcast licence to British Digital Broadcasting
    • 20 December 1997 - The ITC award the three pay TV digital multiplex licences to BDB
  • 1998
    • 29 July 1998 - BDB rebrand as ONdigital
    • 15 November 1998 - Formal broadcasting begins
  • 2000
    • 1 May 2000 - Formal broadcasting of Pay-per-view (PPV) service ONrequest begins
  • 2001
    • 11 July 2001 - ONdigital rebrand as ITV Digital
    • 22 August 2001 - PPV service ONrequest rebrands as ITV Select
  • 2002
    • 27 March 2002 - Placed into administration
    • 1 May 2002 - Pay-TV operations cease
    • 30 October 2002 - Formal broadcasting of replacement Freeview service begins

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References

  1. ^ ONdigital Announces Channel Packages And Launch Date (1998-09-28).
  2. ^ ONdigital's New television Internet service. (2000-09-18).
  3. ^ Tempting the digital refuseniks. BBC News (2002-03-19).
  4. ^ TV firm sues over $1bn 'piracy' loss. BBC News (2002-03-12).
  5. ^ Ondigital relaunches as ITV Digital. BBC News (2001-07-11).
  6. ^ ITV Digital gets support from SMG. Sport business (2001-09-28).
  7. ^ Football League loses damages bid. BBC News (2006-06-23).

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See also

This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Top Up TV is a British television company registered on the island of Jersey, that offers subscription television services via digital terrestrial television in the United Kingdom. ...

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