The recent discussion in the Disney+ thread reminded me to make this.
Generally, the ITV companies' track records of preserving the logos on the original broadcast are a mixed bag, the ITV3 repeats of Classic Corrie since 2017 contain all the Granada logos from broadcast, however, I noticed certain episodes from September 6th, 1989 to June 29th, 1990 flip-flopped between the classic 1968-1990 Granada logo and the 1989-1990 yellow G-arrow on purple gradient endboard, featuring the new ITV corporate logo, until the new blue banner logo was introduced on June 4th, 1990.
Pearson Television, the owner of the Thames catalogue in the late 90's up until the dawn of the millennium, had a very strange record of reverse-plastering shows produced after September 1989 with the 1969 Salute on Thames ident, (the 1976 variant) at the beginning of each programme, sometimes they'd even
the original endboards. This slowed down after Pearson sold it's television arm to RTL Group in 2000, and became branded under FremantleMedia in August 2001, with some of the "lost" logos quietly restored.
Carlton had the same tatic as Fremantle today: preserving the logos and endboards of any of their acquired assets: (ITC, Central, Westcountry), followed by the "Distributed by Carlton International" endcap: a wise decision from a generally detested ITV franchise.
Anybody else know of other logo plasters within the ITV companies?
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