I’m interested as to why Central was chosen as the company to network CITV. I believe they (or ATV) were responsible for the previous Watch It! graphics, though that service was never networked and it was up to the regional companies as to how they promoted that strand of programming. Only selected children’s programmes were fully networked prior to 1983.
I presume that because Central were already heavily involved in the presentation of children’s programmes they were the natural choice to network CITV. ATV and Central had also networked schools programmes for many years and designed the associated presentation. But there must be a story out there as to how the Children’s ITV service came about - were any other companies interested in running the service and invited to apply?
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