Welcome

Welcome to Ident Central. We’re the home of television presentation from the 1950’s to the present day. We have coverage of all the major UK broadcasters as well as a selection of international broadcasters as well.

The website is updated on a daily basis by a team of enthusiasts dedicated to preserving the history of television. We are continually expanding the website so that more and more television presentation can be added to the site. Use our contact form to tell us about stuff you’ve got that might be of interest to us, or to correct any errors that may appear on the site. We’re sticklers for perfection, so don’t be shy when contacting us!!

Latest Updates

Sky One: 1993-1995

Sky One adopted a new look on 1st September 1993 as part of the launch of the new Sky Multi-Channels package.

Contact

Get in touch with Ident Central if you want to submit content to the site.

RTE News: 2014-2019

RTE News launched a new look on Saturday 26th April 2014. The new look was designed by RTE Graphic Design.

ITV Regions

ITV is a network of television channels that operate regional television services as well as sharing programmes between each other to be displayed on the entire network.

Channel Television: 1962-1999

Channel Television (also previously branded as CTV) is a British television station which has served as an Independent Television (ITV) contractor to the Channel Islands since 1962.

CBeebies

CBeebies is a BBC television network for programming aimed at encouraging “learning through play in a consistently safe environment for children aged 6 or under”, and providing “high quality, mostly UK-produced programmes”.

Westcountry Live: 2004-2006

All ITV Regions unveiled a new generic look to their news programmes on Monday 2 February 2004 to co-incide with the launch of ITV plc.

CBeebies Presentation: 2002-

CBeebies launched on 11 February 2002. Presentation is similar to the ‘Blobs’ also introduced when CBBC launched on the same day.

BBC Two 2018: Idents

On 27 September 2018, the 2 idents were retired and BBC Two introduced a new set of idents, based on scenes incorporating a curve motif resembling the number 2.

BBC News Channel: 2013-

The BBC News Channel relocated to the newly refurbished Broadcasting House on 18 March 2013. The move also introduced refreshed on-screen graphics for the channel and new presentation.

From the Blog

The Extra Blog

We’re launching a new blog, inviting you to contribute articles related to television presentation.