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!!
On 16 September 2002, Channel 5 re-branded to Five, in a multimillion-pound project directed by Trevor Beattie.
Channel 5 refreshed its celebrity idents on 11 September 2000, and also introduced four standard coloured idents, which were used more and more as this presentational run progressed.
Channel 5 refreshed its identity on 6 September 1999.
A selection of presentation used by Channel 5 for Christmas 1997 and 1998.
A selection of presetnation used by Channel 5 from 1997-1999.
A selection of idents used by Channel 5 from 1997-1999.
Channel 5 unveiled its 2017 Christmas presentation on Friday 1st December.
A selection of Christmas presentation used by Channel 5, which first appeared on Monday 5th December for the promos, and 7th December for the break bumpers.
A selection of special presentation used by Channel 5.
A selection of presentation used by Channel 5 since its re-brand in February 2016.
The idents used by Channel 5 for its re-brand in February 2016.
Channel 5 unveiled a new look at 9.15am on Thursday 11th February 2016.
BBC Four began using its Christmas presentation on Saturday December 1st 2018.
Voting form for the Ident Central Poll of 2018.
Your chance to have your say on the news programmes broadcast in the UK and worldwide.
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.