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Teledu Cymru TWW New Studio extensions at Pontcanna 1964 1965
Teledu Cymru TWW New Studio extensions at Pontcanna 1964 1965
Published: 2011/03/13
Channel: TheBluechickens
TWW (Television Wales and West) ident and Teledu Cymru ident (1970)
TWW (Television Wales and West) ident and Teledu Cymru ident (1970)
Published: 2010/04/11
Channel: TV Mocks 2010
TWW (Television Wales and West) final broadcast May1968
TWW (Television Wales and West) final broadcast May1968
Published: 2016/03/21
Channel: Robert Paget
TV Ident Mock:- Teledu Cymru (Television Wales) 1988
TV Ident Mock:- Teledu Cymru (Television Wales) 1988
Published: 2011/06/01
Channel: makingmocks
HTV (TWW/Teledu Cymru/Harlech) (Wales and West) idents 1958-2009
HTV (TWW/Teledu Cymru/Harlech) (Wales and West) idents 1958-2009
Published: 2016/12/23
Channel: All Other Things
Teledu Cymru 1982 Ident and News (Welsh) Mock
Teledu Cymru 1982 Ident and News (Welsh) Mock
Published: 2009/04/13
Channel: makingmocks
Living in North Wales
Living in North Wales
Published: 2011/10/24
Channel: BCUHB
WALES Aberdaron and other places in North Wales (HD-video).mp4
WALES Aberdaron and other places in North Wales (HD-video).mp4
Published: 2012/11/23
Channel: Harry Mateman
ITS-Teledu Cymru Start-up 1968 [Mock]
ITS-Teledu Cymru Start-up 1968 [Mock]
Published: 2017/02/06
Channel: Sunny Mon
TWW Teledu Cymru In Colour (MOCK)
TWW Teledu Cymru In Colour (MOCK)
Published: 2008/07/07
Channel: SeanElGatoTelevision
New Series!! Escape to the Country Wales 17x14
New Series!! Escape to the Country Wales 17x14
Published: 2016/10/25
Channel: Eguh Teze
TC Ident (Teledu Cymru) 1990 Mock
TC Ident (Teledu Cymru) 1990 Mock
Published: 2009/04/13
Channel: makingmocks
Wreckhead TV - North Wales Free Party
Wreckhead TV - North Wales Free Party
Published: 2017/03/02
Channel: Kettlebomb Tom
West Wales border show 2012
West Wales border show 2012
Published: 2012/12/08
Channel: neil tench
North Wales TV - November 13, 2014
North Wales TV - November 13, 2014
Published: 2014/11/11
Channel: NPTV
Teledu Cymru Ident in Colour
Teledu Cymru Ident in Colour
Published: 2010/11/09
Channel: remlap
Teledu Cymru Ident 1986
Teledu Cymru Ident 1986
Published: 2009/04/13
Channel: makingmocks
Teledu Cymru
Teledu Cymru
Published: 2011/08/03
Channel: RobRobintv
WALES TOURISM -
WALES TOURISM -
Published: 2016/01/28
Channel: MrINCLUSIVEVACATIONS
Teledu Cymru (TC) Newyddion (News) 1996 Mock
Teledu Cymru (TC) Newyddion (News) 1996 Mock
Published: 2009/04/13
Channel: makingmocks
Press TV News Package - Recession in Wales
Press TV News Package - Recession in Wales
Published: 2010/03/31
Channel: Hubbubmedia1
WWN Ident (Englsh Version) - MOCK
WWN Ident (Englsh Version) - MOCK
Published: 2009/07/15
Channel: makingmocks
Top 10 Reasons to Visit Wales Now
Top 10 Reasons to Visit Wales Now
Published: 2013/02/26
Channel: TravelTherapyTV
New Series! Escape to the Country North Wales 17x8
New Series! Escape to the Country North Wales 17x8
Published: 2016/10/01
Channel: Eguh Teze
At Pepe
At Pepe's Place by Sid, Dale (ITSWW Startup Music)
Published: 2017/04/29
Channel: Comics Video
Escape to the Country Wales [12: 3]
Escape to the Country Wales [12: 3]
Published: 2016/04/17
Channel: Eleonora Ferdinand
New Series!! Escape to the Country   North Wales 17x19
New Series!! Escape to the Country North Wales 17x19
Published: 2016/11/24
Channel: Eguh Teze
Teledu Cymru (TC) News | Newyddion 2015 mock
Teledu Cymru (TC) News | Newyddion 2015 mock
Published: 2015/11/10
Channel: My Channel
I Escaped to the Country -Series 1: 3. Wales BBC Documentary 2017 - Dix Pro
I Escaped to the Country -Series 1: 3. Wales BBC Documentary 2017 - Dix Pro
Published: 2017/02/23
Channel: Emory Beam
Teledu Cymru Logo 14 September 1962-26 January 1964
Teledu Cymru Logo 14 September 1962-26 January 1964
Published: 2013/03/24
Channel: Dan B
Escape to the Country North Devon 15x69
Escape to the Country North Devon 15x69
Published: 2016/10/17
Channel: Eguh Teze
Escape to the Country  12 x 3 Wales
Escape to the Country 12 x 3 Wales
Published: 2017/02/24
Channel: Eguh Teze
North Wales Television News May 23, 2013
North Wales Television News May 23, 2013
Published: 2013/05/22
Channel: NPTV
Escape to the Country North Wales [16: 34]
Escape to the Country North Wales [16: 34]
Published: 2016/04/17
Channel: Eleonora Ferdinand
Escape to the Country 2016 North Wales 17 8
Escape to the Country 2016 North Wales 17 8
Published: 2017/01/11
Channel: Elton Bennett
Anglia (West) Digital TV Switchover - Phase 1 (BBC Look East)[HQ]
Anglia (West) Digital TV Switchover - Phase 1 (BBC Look East)[HQ]
Published: 2011/03/29
Channel: Lance Manasse
North Wales TV New Update May 21
North Wales TV New Update May 21
Published: 2014/05/19
Channel: NPTV
People in North Wales #23 - Guy has seen me on TV
People in North Wales #23 - Guy has seen me on TV
Published: 2013/11/24
Channel: monkeysnutscom
North Wales TV March 30 2016
North Wales TV March 30 2016
Published: 2016/03/30
Channel: NPTV
Americans and Australians Trying To Understand A Scottish Accent - The Graham Norton Show
Americans and Australians Trying To Understand A Scottish Accent - The Graham Norton Show
Published: 2015/12/04
Channel: The Graham Norton Show
Escape to the Country North Wales [Series 15: 49]
Escape to the Country North Wales [Series 15: 49]
Published: 2016/05/11
Channel: Ayal Aktug
Wales
Wales
Published: 2013/07/23
Channel: Noom Amnard Pimmasri
Time.Team.S16-E07 Toga Town: Caerwent, South Wales
Time.Team.S16-E07 Toga Town: Caerwent, South Wales
Published: 2013/03/13
Channel: Reijer Zaaijer
North Wales TV January 13 2016
North Wales TV January 13 2016
Published: 2016/01/12
Channel: NPTV
Llandudno - North Wales by Llandudno Hostel
Llandudno - North Wales by Llandudno Hostel
Published: 2011/10/20
Channel: Llandudno Hostel
Swans TV - Trundle
Swans TV - Trundle's Still Scoring
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: Swansea City AFC
BBC TV Studio N North West twin-lens telecine example 1981
BBC TV Studio N North West twin-lens telecine example 1981
Published: 2011/07/17
Channel: unhban
New Series!! Escape to the Country Worcestershire 17x26
New Series!! Escape to the Country Worcestershire 17x26
Published: 2016/12/10
Channel: Eguh Teze
The Imperial Hotel, Llandudno, North Wales - Unravel Travel TV
The Imperial Hotel, Llandudno, North Wales - Unravel Travel TV
Published: 2015/05/10
Channel: Unravel Travel TV
Escape to the Country 17x61 Welsh Borders 22 Jun 2017
Escape to the Country 17x61 Welsh Borders 22 Jun 2017
Published: 2017/06/22
Channel: Eguh Teze
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Teledu Cymru
Wales (West and North) Television
Teledu cymru redvers.png
Based in Cardiff and Bangor
Broadcast area Wales
(north and west)
First airdate 14 September 1962
Closed 26 January 1964
Replaced by Merged with TWW
Owned by Self-owned

Wales (West and North) Television, known on screen as Teledu Cymru and often abbreviated to WWN, was the Welsh "Independent Television" (commercial television) contractor awarded the franchise area serving 'North and West Wales', from 1962-68 (franchise awarded 6 June 1961). It began transmitting on 14 September 1962, and ceased on 26 January 1964 through financial failure; the franchise area was soon combined with the 'South Wales and West of England' area, operated by TWW.[1][2]

History[edit]

The geography of Wales presented a daunting problem to the ITA. The populous area of Wales in the South were already being served by TWW, which had begun broadcasting in 1958, while the north-east of the country and much of the north coast was served by the North of England weekday and weekend franchise holders, Granada and ABC, operating since 1956; the interior of north Wales could not receive ITV transmissions at all.[2]

The ITA was pressured, by a consortium of Welsh-speaking businessmen, into setting up a new North and West Wales region; the ITA asked the Postmaster General to allow this, which he did, with strict provisos: the new service must not offer viewers in Wales a choice other viewers did not have, and at the last minute, the Postmaster General insisted that the new station should, on its own, produce ten-hours-a-week of programmes in Welsh, without relying on Welsh language programmes produced by Granada and TWW.[2]

These punitive regulations were accepted, and the contract was awarded in 1961 to Wales Television Limited, which was later changed to Wales (West and North) Television Limited, following objections from TWW who felt that the original name was intruding on their area, though WWN dropped the parenthesis at every possible opportunity. WWN was to use three VHF transmitters, at Preseli (covering the south west), Arfon (north west) and Moel-y-Parc in the north east. When the Preseli transmitter came online on 14 September 1962, so did WWN. However, the delay in introducing the transmitters at Arfon and Moel-y-Parc, until later in 1963, destroyed the morale and the finances of WWN. Free programming from the ITV network, plus other support from its neighbours ABC, ATV and TWW just about kept the ship afloat, but Granada decided to dispense with its productions in the Welsh language, and the loss of this valuable programming stream proved fatal to WWN.[2]

TWW offered a generous package to WWN's shareholders, in order to gain control of the territory, and kept the Teledu Cymru name on the air for four years after the demise of its parent company on 26 January 1964.[2]

Studios[edit]

WWN's studio complex was located in Western Avenue, Cardiff, despite the fact that this area was not served by WWN but by their rivals TWW. It was from here their programmes were made and their headquarters were. The company did, however, have a regional office and news studio in the region located in Bangor. Following the acquisition of WWN by TWW, the Western Avenue base was closed, with all operations moved to TWW's Pontcanna base, also in Cardiff. To accommodate the addition Teledu Cymru presentation, the Pontcanna studios received a large upgrade. It is believed that the Bangor base was retained by TWW.

Identity[edit]

WWN's on screen identity featured a stylised dragon against a black background with the 'Teledu Cymru' name beneath. This ident, it is believed, was the only one used by the station, whose existence was very short. Following the takeover from TWW however, the ident was modified. The dragon emblem was retained, as was the Teledu Cymru name, with the only addition being a caption below with TWW's logo and a legend stating 'Network for Wales'. The ident also now animated on screen in sections to the tune of TWW's ident. Following TWW's loss of contract, the Teledu Cymru name was once again utilised by the Independent Television Service for Wales and the West that ran the franchise until HTV could begin broadcasting.[1][2][3][4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "TWW/Teledu Cymru". TV Room. Retrieved 21 August 2011.  Contains information and images of WWN's idents.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Graham, Russ. "Teledu Cymru". Electro Musicians Ident. Transdiffusion Broadcasting System. Retrieved 21 August 2011.  Contains a detailed account of WWN's life and some images of WWN's idents.
  3. ^ "TWW". ITV Wales and the West. TV ARK. Retrieved 21 August 2011.  Contains a video of WWN's later ident, following TWW's takeover.
  4. ^ "Idents, Clocks and Testcards". Harlech House of Graphics. Retrieved 21 August 2011.  Contains images of WWN idents.

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