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AlexEdohHD13404 posts since 25 Jul 2014
London London

This is an example of Granada's use of the 'G-Wizz.net' URL (that later got Granada in hot water)
Also, did anyone notice the ad for Granada's (ill-fated) G-Wizz Venture
AlexEdohHD13, Fan of BBC, ITV, and Channel 4 Programmes.
Whataday6,956 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
Such a waste of time that left ITV.com (or ITV.co.uk as it was then) years behind the BBC and Channel 4.

At this time, programmes such as This Morning would say "more details on our website www.itv.co.uk", and then you'd go to itv.co.uk to be faced with a list of links, and the actual This Morning link would be something like www.itv-thismorning.co.uk which would then forward to g-wizz.net/thismorning.
AlexEdohHD13404 posts since 25 Jul 2014
London London
There was one holdout though… even though CiTV started advertising itv.com/citv instead of www.citv.co.uk, for years the former just redirected to the latter, and I don't think they ever moved it over to itv.com until the full site was closed in favour of a generic ITV Player page a few years back.

Oh I remember that... Yeah.
AlexEdohHD13, Fan of BBC, ITV, and Channel 4 Programmes.
AlexEdohHD13404 posts since 25 Jul 2014
London London
Such a waste of time that left ITV.com (or ITV.co.uk as it was then) years behind the BBC and Channel 4.

At this time, programmes such as This Morning would say "more details on our website www.itv.co.uk", and then you'd go to itv.co.uk to be faced with a list of links, and the actual This Morning link would be something like www.itv-thismorning.co.uk which would then forward to g-wizz.net/thismorning.

The ITV website was launched in 1994 as 'www.itv.co.uk. The BBC website was launched in 1997. It was and still is 'www.bbc.co.uk' and the Channel 4 website was launched in the late 1990s (definitely before 1999), it was known as 'www.channel4.co.uk' but it was shortly renamed and it currently is now 'www.channel4.com'.
AlexEdohHD13, Fan of BBC, ITV, and Channel 4 Programmes.
Whataday6,956 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
Such a waste of time that left ITV.com (or ITV.co.uk as it was then) years behind the BBC and Channel 4.

At this time, programmes such as This Morning would say "more details on our website www.itv.co.uk", and then you'd go to itv.co.uk to be faced with a list of links, and the actual This Morning link would be something like www.itv-thismorning.co.uk which would then forward to g-wizz.net/thismorning.

The ITV website was launched in 1994 as 'www.itv.co.uk. The BBC website was launched in 1997. It was and still is 'www.bbc.co.uk' and the Channel 4 website was launched in the late 1990s (definitely before 1999), it was known as 'www.channel4.co.uk' but it was shortly renamed and it currently is now 'www.channel4.com'.


It doesn't really matter what launched first, it's what they did with it. ITV.co.uk was a mess of separate websites until the first attempt to bring them into line with ITV.com.

Channel 4 used to have a really active online community with loads of different message boards.