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ITV Thames Valley
Image:ITVThamesValley.png
Based in Whiteley, Hampshire
Broadcast area Thames Valley
Launched 4 December 2006
Replaced Meridian North,
Central South
Website itvregions.com
Owned by ITV plc

ITV Thames Valley is the expected name of ITV's new region covering the Thames Valley area of the United Kingdom. The unofficial Channel 3 region will begin broadcasting 4 December 2006, and will merge two of the smallest ITV franchise sub-regions, Central South and Meridian West sub-regions. The move was originally expected to make over 40 workers redundant in editorial and production from Central South, however this has been reduced to around 20 by re-organisation of staffing roles[1]. The new region will use Meridian's digital studios in Whiteley, Hampshire, therefore making Central South's production facilities defunct, but will bring the total number of regional ITV programmes from 16 to 17. The region will be owned by ITV plc, which holds all the ITV franchise licenses in England and Wales. Like other English regions, ITV Thames Valley is expected to use ITV1 branding prior to network programming but will be verbally referred to as ITV1 Thames Valley before regional programming. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The term television channel generally refers to either a television station or its cable/satellite counterpart (both outlined below). ... Image:Whiteley1. ... Hampshire, sometimes historically Southamptonshire or Hamptonshire, (abbr. ... The Thames Valley is generally the region that drains into the River Thames, England, but is used in a more specific term by the government. ... December 4 is the 338th day (339th on leap years) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Meridian is the ITV station for the South and South East England. ... This article or section does not cite its 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. ... ITV (Independent Television) is the name popularly given to the original network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. In England, Wales and southern Scotland, the network has been rebranded to ITV1 by ITV plc, the owners of... The Thames Valley is generally the region that drains into the River Thames, England, but is used in a more specific term by the government. ... Channel 3 is the collective name given to the group of United Kingdom television broadcasters that are normally available on the third analogue terrestrial TV frequency, comprising fifteen regional Channel 3 broadcasters (known almost universally as ITV or the ITV Network), the national breakfast franchise (currently GMTV), and the national... December 4 is the 338th day (339th on leap years) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Meridian is the ITV station for the South and South East England. ... In UK employment law, redundancy is the dismissal of an employee when his or her job becomes unnecessary. ... Image:Whiteley1. ... Hampshire, sometimes historically Southamptonshire or Hamptonshire, (abbr. ... 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. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... Motto: (Welsh for Wales forever) Anthem: Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff Official language(s) English, Welsh Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification    - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056  Area    - Total 20,779 km² (3rd in... 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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Franchise area changes

Map of ITV Thames valley region
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Map of ITV Thames valley region

As a consequence of these changes, the ITV contractor for the West of England, ITV West, be extended to cover the Gloucester and Cheltenham areas, currently served by Central South. This will be achieved by an additional set of aerials fitted on the Ridge Hill transmitter broadcasting ITV West on analogue UHF 30 alongside Central West on UHF 25. However, the DTT coverage of Multiplex 2 from the transmitter (which contains the regional ITV service), will not be altered to accommodate these changes, and will solely broadcast the West subregion of Central. This complication will be resolved with digital switchover; and until then, both regions available from the Ridge Hill transmitter will provide regional news for Gloucester and Cheltenham[2]. However, as the Ridge Hill transmitter will continue to broadcast Central, the digital switchover date for that transmitter will be unaffected, switching with the rest of the Central region in 2011, despite the fact it will also carry ITV West which should be switching a year earlier, but viewers who decide to receive ITV West over Central from Ridge Hill will have to wait a further twelve months. However, the Oxford transmitter will legally move from the Central schedule for digital switchover, to that of Meridian and therefore the overall switchover date for ITV Thames Valley will be 2012[1] The West of England is a loose term given to the area surrounding the City and County of Bristol, England and includes the counties of Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire and, possibly, Dorset. ... HTV Group plc is a television company, the ITV contractor of Wales and the West of England, owned by ITV plc. ... Gloucester (pronounced ) is a city and district in south-west England, close to the Welsh border. ... Cheltenham (or Cheltenham Spa) is a spa town and borough in Gloucestershire, England, near Gloucester and Cirencester. ... The Ridge Hill transmitting station is a broadcasting and telecommunications facility located 20 miles SW of Worcester and is a 100 kW (analogue TV power) main transmitter. ... As of 2005, analogue transmissions are still the most used method of receiving television in the United Kingdom. ... Ultra high frequency (UHF) designates a range (band) of electromagnetic waves whose frequency is between 300 MHz and 3. ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound through a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... Digital 3&4 is a consortium run by ITV and Channel 4, which operates a multiplex broadcasting from a number of transmitter sites in the UK, carrying television and radio channels (in addition to interactive services) from both of the broadcasters. ... Digital switchover is the name given to the process in which analogue broadcast television in an area is converted to digital television. ... 2011 (MMXI) will be a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Oxford transmitting station is a broadcasting and telecommunications facility, situated on land 129. ... 2012 (MMXII) will be a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Note: The BBC has no plans to make any changes to its regional service supplied by the Ridge Hill, Oxford or Newbury transmitters.


Programming

All programming for the region is expected to be produced from Meridian's studios. However Central South's Abingdon base will be retained as a newsgathering centre for the new service. Like all other ITV regions, ITV Thames Valley will be expected to produce local news and current affairs programming, but is expected to carry most of Meridian's current regional programmes. Following the departure of Andy Craig as one of the main anchors on Meridian Tonight's Newbury programme, it now appears that Wesley Smith (Central South's long standing presenter) will partner Meridian Tonight's Mary Green to host Thames Valley Tonight each evening at 6pm on Monday to Thursday from December 4th. Every Friday current Central News co-anchor Hannah Shelswell will once again team up with Wesley Smith to present Thames Valley Tonight while also working on special features.


Notes and references

  1. ^ Official response from ITV. ITV plc / M Jones. Retrieved on 2006-11-13.

2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 48 days remaining. ...

External links

  • itvlocal.tv - ITV Meridian
  • itv.com - ITV Central
  • UKfree.TV ITV Thames Valley map
  • MediaGuardian Article (free subscription required)
  • Digital Spy Discussion Thread

Companies: ITV plc | SMG plc | UTV plc | Channel Television Ltd ITV (Independent Television) is the name popularly given to the original network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. In England, Wales and southern Scotland, the network has been rebranded to ITV1 by ITV plc, the owners of... 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. ... Scottish Media Group plc is a Scottish media company. ... Ulster Television plc (also referred to as the UTV Group) is a Broadcasting and New Media company in 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. ...


Franchise Holders


Northern Scotland: Grampian | STVCentral Scotland: Scottish | STVScottish/English Border and Isle of Man: Border
Northern Ireland: UTVNorth East England: Tyne TeesYorkshire: Yorkshire
North and North West England: ABC | GranadaWales and the West of England: TWW | WWN | ITSWW | HTV
Midlands: ATV | ABC | CentralEast Anglia: AngliaLondon: Rediffusion | ATV | Thames | LWT | Carlton | ITV London
Thames Valley: Thames ValleySouthern England: Southern | TVS | Meridian
South West England: Westward | TSW | WestcountryChannel Islands: Channel
Breakfast: TV-am | GMTV/GMTV2Teletext: ORACLE | Teletext Ltd. Grampian Television is the ITV franchisee for the North of Scotland, based in Aberdeen. ... STV is the brand used by both ITV contractors in Northern and Central Scotland, formerly known as Grampian TV and Scottish TV respectively. ... Scottish Television is Scotlands largest independent television franchisee, and has held the ITV franchise for Central Scotland since 31 August 1957. ... STV is the brand used by both ITV contractors in Northern and Central Scotland, formerly known as Grampian TV and Scottish TV respectively. ... 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 the Isle of Man. ... UTV (Ulster Television) is the ITV franchise for Northern Ireland. ... Tyne Tees Television Limited is the ITV television contractor for North East England. ... Yorkshire Television Limited is the ITV contractor for Yorkshire, England, and the surrounding areas. ... 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 or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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. ... HTV Group plc is a television company, the ITV contractor of Wales and the West of England, owned by ITV plc. ... Associated TeleVision Limited, later ATV Network and best known simply as ATV, was a British ITV company from 1955 until 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 or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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. ... Associated TeleVision Limited, later ATV Network and best known simply as ATV, was a British ITV company from 1955 until 1981. ... Thames Television was an British television production company, and between 1968 and 1992, it was the weekday ITV company serving London. ... London Weekend Television (LWT) was (and for legal formalities still is; see below) the ITV contractor for London and the South East, Friday 7:00pm (1968-1982)/5:15pm (1982-2002) 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). ... ITV London is the brand name and on-screen identity used by ITV plc for the ITV1 television channel in the London region. ... 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. ... Television South West (TSW) was the ITV franchise holder for the South West England region from 1 January 1982 until 31 December 1992, broadcasting from the former Westward Television studios in Plymouth, Devon. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 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. ... TV-am was a breakfast television station that broadcast in the United Kingdom from 1983 to 1992. ... 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. ... GMTV2 is a British digital television station owned by ITV plc and The Walt Disney Company. ... 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. ...


News: ITN | ITV NewsSport: ITV SportChildren: CITVOnline: ITV.com | ITV LocalMobile: ITV Mobile ITN may refer to: Independent Television News In the news, a section on the Main Page of English Wikipedia This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... ITV News is the news service of British TV channel ITV1. ... ITV Sport is a sport producer owned by ITV plc. ... CITV Logo This article is about ITVs childrens television brand. ... The URL www. ... 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 that it broadcasts was recently rebranded ITV1 by ITV plc who own the regional broadcasting licences for the regions. ... ITV Mobile is a british entertainment portal from ITV exclusive to mobile phones. ...


Channels: ITV1 | ITV2 | ITV3 | ITV4 | CITV Channel | ITV Play | ITV HD | Men & Motors 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... ITV HD is the high-definition television channel launched by ITV on a trial basis from June 2006, primarily to show the World Cup games to which ITV has the rights. ... 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. ...


See also: British TV | British TV Channels | ITV Channels | ITV Idents and Presentation 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, internet streaming and cable systems. ... ITV (Independent Television) is the original British advertising television network. ... Since it origin, ITV has used idents to define each of its television channels. ...


 
 

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