Welcome to the online presence of ATV Network Limited. ATV Network is a long established and well respected brand, which we aim to celebrate and commemorate in the 55th year of ATV in the UK.
The company launched originally in 1966 (and had been previously known as Associated Television Limited since 1955) and produced many of the most popular British television programmes in commercial broadcasting history.
Here at ATV Network we care passionately about the heritage of the broadcaster and production company and aim to celebrate and promote the ATV legacy.
The company also actively promotes the work of ATV's biggest long running star Noele Gordon, alongside her estate. Noele was one of ATV's top names from 1955 through to 1981. The ground breaking former West End actress turned presenter is an icon of British broadcasting. ATV Network also co-produces the official ITV Crossroads Fan Club. Crossroads, produced by ATV, ran on ITV for nearly 25 years and at its peak commanded viewing figures of 18 million.
To celebrate 55 years of Independent Television in the UK we welcomed as our new president the former ATV director, producer and production executive Alan Coleman. Alan first joined ATV back in 1964 and produced a host of popular programming for ITV. Alan was the first director to use the new studio one control room at ATV Centre in 1969 and became the first head of children's drama at the company in 1972.
Latest productions can be found on our micro site, also the continuation of the search for 'lost' ATV programmes and classic ATV is on DVD courtesy of Network DVD.
As part of our mission to promote the brilliant past of ATV Network Limited in its ITV years (seen as some current ITV management wish to pass ATV off as 'song and dance' only - see the book ITV50 for example) - with nothing highbrow to sing about) we've had this retro style ident made for all the programmes looking at the pioneering years of Associated Television.
Produced by David Jeffery in association with ATV Network Productions and Elphatech the animation pays tribute to the original colour 'ATV Zoom' but in its own new unique way.
The original ident aired between 1969 and 1981. The new version uses the current ATV Network trademarked logo, which incorporates the 'in colour' symbol. It will make its documentary premiere on the free-to-air ATV 30 Years on in 2012. This mini online documentary isn't being charged for at all, and is given in the spirit of Lord Lew Grade - people before profit.