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Old 16th April 2016, 09:54 PM
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in 1976 ITC was rebranded as 'ITC entertainment' not just for making TV series but also big screen feature films.their ident had at that time a byline saying 'an ATV company',no byline from 1978 to 1980 & in its last years had 'A ACC company'.i think year 2 of 'space:1999'used that ident at the beginning and end of each episode. as film & TV studios these days are putting their current logos at the end of old films & shows as part of its digitally remastered packaging,i recall bravo's 1996 screenings of 'thunderbirds' ended with the 1989 ITC entertainment group logo,but what I'm asking is did 'thunderbirds' or any of the 'supermarionation' series made in the 60s opened and closed with the 'ITC entertainment' ident when ITC was rebranded & redesigned their logo in 1976 or was it shown in any of the earlier fanderson conventions back in the early 80s if their logo appeared at the beginning and end of the shows?
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Old 16th April 2016, 10:38 PM
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in 1976 ITC was rebranded as 'ITC entertainment' not just for making TV series but also big screen feature films.their ident had at that time a byline saying 'an ATV company',no byline from 1978 to 1980 & in its last years had 'A ACC company'.i think year 2 of 'space:1999'used that ident at the beginning and end of each episode. as film & TV studios these days are putting their current logos at the end of old films & shows as part of its digitally remastered packaging,i recall bravo's 1996 screenings of 'thunderbirds' ended with the 1989 ITC entertainment group logo,but what I'm asking is did 'thunderbirds' or any of the 'supermarionation' series made in the 60s opened and closed with the 'ITC entertainment' ident when ITC was rebranded & redesigned their logo in 1976 or was it shown in any of the earlier fanderson conventions back in the early 80s if their logo appeared at the beginning and end of the shows?
I don't recall seeing the ITC jingle at the start or end of Anderson shows ever on British tv while ATV was still ongoing. Although they would have been included on the compilation presentations released by Precision Video - but I'm not sure if any of those appeared prior to Jan 82 when ATV ended.
ITC was , after all, supposed to be a company setup to sell ATV product internationally.
The ITC jingles didn't start to appear until after ATV was no more and even then ITV repeats of Anderson series in the 80's still didn't include it.
I'm not sure the BBC2 repeats did either.
The earliest I can recall British tv showing the ITC jingle at the start of tv shows was when Thriller was repeated in its re-edited US format on late night ITV from 1980 onwards.

IIRC the "gold" jingle we got used to seeing on the ITC videos of the early 90's was included on most if not all the ITC broadcasts by Bravo from 1995 onwards although the old jingle was still seen on the Thriller episodes they didn't have in the UK versions.

I suspect the ITC Presents etc jingles only appeared on foreign broadcasts.

The ATV series Timeslip had long been wiped when it was released on dvd and with the exception of the single episode 12 all others remain only as B&W telerecordings on 16mm film made for international sales.
The UK dvd set didn't include any jingles , ATV , ITC or otherwise but the US set started the film playback earlier and they all included some form of ITC presents ident at the start albeit accompanied by the jingle we usually heard when the ATV ident played presumably because the international film prints simply had the ITC ident overlaying the ATV ident.
Curiously, while they went to the trouble of replacing the ATV ident at the start IIRC the standard ATV logo remained at the end where after it faded out there was a copyright notice and ISTR some named ATV others named ITC.

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Old 16th April 2016, 11:25 PM
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The first time I can ever recall seeing the 'spinning in space' ITC logo was when ATV screened the series Sandokan, which I think was an RAI series (starring Kabir Bedi) around 1976/7.

Don't recall it getting played at the start of the various 'traditional' ITC series - at least in the UK anyway.
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