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Independent Television (generally known as ITV but also as ITV Network or Channel 3) is a public broadcasting service in the United Kingdom. It is a television network of British broadcasters. It was set up in 1955 by the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC.

History[change | change source]

ITV was originally set up as one network of television stations and stayed that way until 2002. Then they were split into: ITV 1, ITV2, ITV3 and ITV4. These channels are also available in High definition.

Current ITV regions[change | change source]

Listed as they were originally named and as they are known now:

  • Anglia Television (now known as 'ITV Anglia', broadcasting to the East of England)
  • Carlton Central (now known as 'ITV Central', broadcasting to the center of England)
  • Carlton / London Weekend Television (now known as 'ITV London', broadcasting to London)
  • Meridian Broadcasting (now known as 'ITV Meridian', broadcasting to the South West of England)
  • Tynee Tees Television (now known as 'ITV Tynee Tees', broadcasting to the North East)
  • Granada Television (now known as 'ITV Granada', broadcasting to the North West)

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