ITV Timeline

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  1. 08-12-1998 ITV stretches its digits

    Pop star Billie and footballer-turned-film star Vinnie Jones launched ITV's new digital channel on Monday.

  2. 24-03-1999 ITC announces decision on the supply of ITV2 to digital satellite

    The ITC announced today that it had concluded that there were no grounds for requiring ITV to supply ITV2 for digital satellite distribution. This followed an investigation of a complaint made by BSkyB that ITV’s refusal to supply ITV2 was anti-competitive and detrimental to the availability of a wide range of services. However, the ITC reserves the right to re-examine the situation at a future date, should market conditions change to a significant extent.

  3. 16-06-2000 ONdigital and ITV win football league and worthington cup rights from 2001

    ONdigital, the digital terrestrial and interactive services platform, and ITV have won the exclusive rights to broadcast the Football League's live Pay, Pay per View and free-to air matches for three years. The contract is worth £315 million, plus a share of the pay-per-view revenues.

  4. 25-04-2001 Prebble: Taking the ITV helm

    ONdigital chief executive Stuart Prebble already has one of the toughest jobs in television - and now he is adding chief executive of the ITV network to his portfolio.
  5. 25-04-2001 Granada and Carlton to align ITV and ONdigital

    Carlton Communications Plc and Granada plc today announced proposals for a new partnership to align ITV and ONdigital - creating an integrated free-to-air, pay television and online media business.

  6. 25-04-2001 ITV sport channel goes to the heart of football

    ITV starts countdown to new sport channel launch in August.

    A new pay TV sports channel that will offer the very best in European club football and revolutionise domestic coverage for millions of fans was unveiled today by ITV.

  7. 10-07-2001 ITV to rebrand as ITV1

    ITV Network is to be rebranded as ITV1 later this year to reflect the extended family of brands created by the alignment with digital terrestrial platform ONdigital. ITV Chief Executive Stuart Prebble today announced the rebranding strategy, and confirmed that ONdigital will become ITV Digital on 11 July. ONnet, the internet on TV service, will become ITV Active from the same date.

  8. 26-01-2002 Northern Ireland gets more ITV

    The UTV2 channel (originally launched as TV-You) has now ceased broadcasting to viewers in Northern Ireland, and has been replaced by ITV2. UTV has now agreed carriage of the ITV Sport Channel on multiplex 2 in Northern Ireland, meaning the channel is now available to all ITV Digital subscribers across the UK.

  9. 08-02-2002 ITV Text+ closes

    After a period of nearly a year of broadcasting, the ITV Text+ service has been officially closed today. ITV Text+ has also vacated channel 16, and for a short while can be found on either channel 800 or 801 depending on your transmitter.

  10. 02-05-2002 Top man at ITV quits

    The chief executive of ITV, Stuart Prebble, has resigned.
  11. 11-05-2002 ITV Sport Channel shuts down

    Just before 4pm this afternoon, the ITV Sport Channel closed down for the last time, after launching only nine months ago to this day. The channel is currently broadcasting a notice stating that it has closed.

  12. 13-06-2002 Top TV firms scramble for licences

    The BBC, ITV and Channel 4 are among the firms to have submitted bids for the digital terrestrial television licences left by collapsed ITV Digital.

  13. 13-06-2002 ITV and Channel 4 confirm free-to-air DTT Licence Applications

    ITV and Channel 4 today confirmed that they have made joint applications to the Independent Television Commission (ITC) for the Multiplex Service Licences B and C.

  14. 04-07-2002 DTA statement relating to the ITC's award of digital terrestrial television licences

    A spokesman for the Digital Terrestrial Alliance (DTA) said:

    "The DTA bid brought together the most attractive free to air channel line-up with an optional upgrade to pay. We remain convinced that digital customers want the option of a pay-TV upgrade and that our proposed combination of an extended free-to-air offering, including channels from all the UK's leading broadcasters, and a modestly priced, 'lite' pay-TV package represented the best chance of success for DTT."
  15. 10-01-2005 ITV to launch teletext service on all digital channels

    TV has announced a 10-year deal with Teletext to launch and operate commercial and editorial text services across all the ITV family of channels in digital homes.
  16. 27-01-2005 Bidding war over Freeview slot begins

    The bidding battle for a new Freeview channel has commenced. Reports say ITV and Channel 4 are both considering multi-million pound offers for the newly created channel slot, which is being sold by Freeview co-owner Crown Castle UK.

  17. 27-04-2005 ITV plc acquires SDN Limited

    ITV plc announced today that it has acquired SDN Limited (SDN) from United Business Media plc (UBM) and S4C Digital Media Limited (S4C).

  18. 02-05-2005 Men & Motors launches on Freeview

    At 11am this morning, Men & Motors launched on Freeview LCN 38.

  19. 10-10-2005 ITV, C4 'poised to join Freeview consortium'

    ITV and Channel 4 are expected to announce they are joining the BBC, Sky and Crown Castle UK in DTV Services, the company that markets Freeview.

  20. 12-10-2005 ITV and Channel 4 join the Freeview consortium

    DTV Services Limited (DTVSL), the consortium which owns and markets Freeview, the fast-growing free digital terrestrial TV service, today announced it has two new shareholders: ITV and Channel 4. As of October 11, ITV and Channel 4 are equal shareholders in the DTVSL consortium, each taking a 20% stake alongside the three founding shareholders: BBC, BSkyB and National Grid Wireless (formerly Crown Castle UK).

  21. 01-11-2005 ITV4 Launches

    ITV today launched their fourth channel on the DTT platform. They are also expected to launch a childrens channel which will timeshare with ITV4 in the new year.