To add onto my posts last month: I feel TVS as a company was very innovative in its craft, particularly in the children's programmes it commisioned: (No. 73, Motormouth, Tugs, Art Attack) and classy identity; my favourite being the company's final presentation set from 1989-1992, for taking what made the 1987-89 presentation work, but smoothing any roughness around the edges.
The problem was that as they attempted to become a media conglomerate through TVS Entertainment plc, after acquiring MTM Enterprises in 1988, it ultimately spelled the death of the company, combine that with the 1991 Franchise Round Results and their assets being sold to International Family Entertainment Inc., (which eventually got bought by Fox and ultimately, Disney), a shame really, as they died far too soon.
On the plus side: it catapulted Nigel Pickard into the world of children's television, being poached by STV to commission new episodes Art Attack after 1993, he'd eventually go on to became the Director of Children's Programming for the whole ITV network in 1998, (and SMTV Live). He later became the Head of Children's Programming at the BBC in 2000, overseeing the launch of CBeebies and the CBBC Channel, before returning to ITV as the Director of Programmes for the whole network.
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