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

5 Star

5STAR is a British digital television channel owned by Viacom International Media Networks Europe. It is a sister channel of Channel 5, 5Spike, 5USA and 5Select.

5USA: 2016-

5USA was rebranded on Thursday 11th February 2016.

5USA: 2011-2016

Five USA became 5USA on 7 March 2011 to co-incide with the recent rebranding of Channel 5.

Five USA: 2009-2011

Five US rebranded as Five USA on 16 February 2009, launching new idents and presentation.

Five US: 2006-2009

Five US is a free-to-view entertainment television channel in the United Kingdom owned by Five, launched on October 16, 2006.


5USA is a British multi-platform entertainment television channel.

Channel 5: Big Brother 2011-2016

After eleven series on Channel 4, the reality show moved to Channel 5 in the summer of 2011 and presentation heavily promoted its arrival.

Channel 5: Idents 2011-2016

In October 2010, the new owner of Channel 5 Richard Desmond revealed the station’s new look and confirmed its official on-screen identity as “Channel 5”.

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