I believed it was Thames, then Carlton - there was a massive increase in cuts post 1993.
However, YTV would make sense as the height of the cuts coincided with Bruce Gyngell's moral crusade at YTV-TTT.
Sorry to continue the off topic chat but I think the rumour that YTV has links with H&A came about because one of the earliest YouTube uploads was of a broadcast on YTV which had “a Yorkshire Television presentation” caption at the end, seen only by viewers of YTV. Someone put 2 and 2 together and got 5, but the rumour stuck around.
Cut out the coupon in your TV Times!