ITV1 2006-2013


~ ITV1 2006-2013 ~

January 2006 saw what was to be the biggest rebranding in one go to ever take place on the ITV network for some years to come. As well as a new corporate logo, all 3 channels ITV1, ITV2 and ITV3 saw totally new presentation (ITV4 having already seen the new style from its launch the previous Autumn) and the news was revamped once again. Out went the four squares seen all over ITV, thankfully as did the somewhat ill-judged 'ITV Day' branding for ITV1 during the daytime. In came a variety of multicoloured logos, and a blanket used corporate font. The initial set of 'emotion' idents for ITV1 were replaced quite quickly with a more polished set which continued for several more years with minor edits to accommodate the launch of ITV1 HD in 2010.

ITV1 (Love) - 2006

ITV1, sporting a new yellow logo, burst onto the screen on the 16th January 2006. Or rather, whimpered onto the screen, as it brought with it the least impressive idents from the whole rebrand. In a typical modern marketing sense... well... it's people in random everyday situations, representing an emotion whilst the ITV1 logo opens up around it, thus symbolising the channel encapsulating that emotion. Still, it does mark a return to more traditional idents, after the 'advertise a programme in the ident' experiment of the previous presentation package. One can only presume this one represents love.

ITV1 (Surprise) - 2006

Another ident, this time slightly bouncier with people splashing water and jumping out of boxes, presumably to represent surprise.

ITV1 Break Bumper - 2006

Slighter smarter looking than the idents, and with the logo in it's complete form, is the break bumper for the channel.

ITV1 ECP - 2006

For the rebrand came both a new ECP, and a revised set of generic credits now featuring a series of coloured bars in the background. The new ITV productions endcaps also appeared from this date, to phase in in favour of the Granada Productions cap that surfaced in 2004.

ITV1 Menu - 2006

A sharp and effective run-down menu to complement the whole package, with some nice music. You just have to ignore the somewhat glitchy looping of the video.

ITV1 Promo - 2006

The new Promostyle for ITV1.

ITV1 Menu - Christmas 2006

No festive idents appeared on ITV1, probably due to the fact the channel had only relaunched their main idents a few weeks prior. In a hark back to their token 2002/2003 efforts however, some little star effects were added to the trailers and menu. An example of the menu style here.

ITV1 Promo - Christmas 2006

And an example of the 'festive' trailer style, though promoting a rather interesting programme here...

ITV1 (Ident) - Christmas 2008

Whilst not groundbreaking, it was a pleasant surprise to see network ITV1 go to the trouble of a whole Christmas package given their lacklustre usual branding. The ident notes are given a jingly tweak, whilst an explosion of stars make up various festive symbols (and cripple video encoders).

ITV1 (Promo) - Christmas 2008

Programme promotions on ITV1 are given some similar festive sparkle.

ITV1 (Break Bumper - Snowman) - Christmas 2008

A series of breakbumpers featuring individual shapes from the main ident, each made from lights. In this one, we have a snowman.

ITV1 (Break Bumper - Cracker) - Christmas 2008

This time round, it's a cracker!

ITV1 (Break Bumper - Pudding) - Christmas 2008

A Christmas Pudding on the stars this time.

ITV1 (Break Bumper - Snowflake) - Christmas 2008

A generic snowflake shape, made from lights. For all snowflakes being different, it's amazing how often this same shape gets used!

ITV1 (Break Bumper - Present) - Christmas 2008

A christmas present, though I'd not imagine it's very easy to open...

ITV1 (Break Bumper - Bauble) - Christmas 2008

A bauble in this bumper. Gotta collect all the shapes!

ITV1 (Break Bumper - Bell) - Christmas 2008

A bell, even swinging in motion, though not making much noise.

ITV1 HD (Market) - 2010

One from the later set of idents, now featuring a complete 'ITV1' logo and a jollier jingle. This version featured the addition of the HD moniker for use on the High Definition version of the channel launched officially in 2010.

ITV1 HD (Bike) - 2010

Another clip from the same batch and also from the HD channel - this time with a bike and a lot of dancing lights.

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