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. Our charity continues to be Crossroads Care (Caring for Carers) and we actively raise funds for the West Birmingham branch via currently a charity DVD which we aim to be released in 2014, the 50th anniversary of Crossroads, the show which founded the care group and the 40th anniversary of Crossroads Care.