Central Television Enterprises (UK)
Central Television Enterprises (CTE) was created by Central in December 1987 for sales, sponsorship and newsgathering operations, as well as being the company's key international distributor of programming. It would later represent output sales for HTV, Meridian and Carlton, which took over its parent company, Central, in 1994.
1st Logo (1990's)
Nicknames: "The Box" , "CTE", "Rippling Box"
Logo: On a white background, we see a purple-blue gradient lined box. In the box is the silver text "Cte". The box ripples once, turning the text white.
FX/SFX: The rippling.
Music/Sounds: An synth note with some twinkles. On some 1994 episodes of Family Fortunes, the CTE logo plays over the end of the closing theme.
Availability: Rare. It appeared on some reruns of Central shows and some ITC films. A few Challenge airings of Family Fortunes from 1983-1984 and 1993-1995 keep this logo intact, some of which only have the CTE logo appear for a split second before being cut off, while others plaster this with the Carlton International or ITV Studios Global Entertainment logos. It is unknown if Challenge airings of Bullseye keep this logo intact as most episodes that currently air on the channel don’t contain any distribution logos and if they did, the Carlton International logo would appear. It was also seen on old CITV airings of Wolves, Witches and Giants, but CITV has not aired this show for years, and some airings would also plaster the logo for Carlton International, or the 2004 Granada logo on some late-2000 airings.
Editor's Note: None.