Westcountry Television (UK)
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Westcountry Television is the ITV franchise holder in the South West of England, replacing its predecessor, TSW (Television South West), on January 1, 1993. Covering Devon, Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly, and areas of Somerset and Dorset, Westcountry has close ties with its neighbor, ITV West, sharing Jane McCloskey as managing director and director of programmes with the West of England region. In 1996, Westcountry was purchased by Carlton Communications, and on September 6, 1999, they were rebranded as "Carlton for the Westcountry"
(January 1, 1993-September 6, 1999)
Nicknames: "The Giant W", "The Glass W"
Logo: Against a sky background with birds flying, a glass background is in front of it, completely blurring the background. The part that is not blurred is a giant "W" on the right side of the screen, taking up over half of the screen. On the bottom left, the word "Westcountry" in white is next to the "W".
Variants: Here some known variants, most likely having to do with the blurred background (check TVArk for more variants).
- The blurred background has ships/boats sailing on a sea (most likely near a dock). There are two known variants around the similar thing. One has to do with the ships/boats at a cloudy day (with the blurred background of the glass you can hardly tell) and the other has to do with a man using his oars to navigate his boat.
- The blurred background has a close up of a flower.
- An animated version of the logo exists, which starts with a bunch of white lines forming the "W", and the blurred background is the waves hitting the rock.
- Same as above, except this time the blurred background is a pair of cows on a field of grass on a sunrise/cloudy day (once again, the blurred background of the glass makes it hard to tell).
- Once again, the white lines form the "W". The blurred background is rain hitting against a window.
- The blurred background is a shore of a beach.
FX/SFX: The live-action background. The lines forming the W on the animated version.
Music/Sounds: A synth piano tune.
Music/Sounds Variant: There exists an extended version of the above music, which starts with a flute playing.
Editor's Note: None.