To support the Regional Variations information, The Avengers Declassified presents a brief guide to the ITV network as it stood between 1965 and July 1968, when franchises were up for renewal. Some broadcasters, such as ATV London, did not carry Avengers episodes at all, but are included to present a full picture of British regional broadcasting. Background colours relate to those on the map above.

Grampian Television
Area Served:
North East Scotland
Base:
Aberdeen
Commenced Broadcasting:
Saturday 30th September 1961
Ceased Broadcasting:
merged with Scottish Television and rebranded as STV North on Tuesday 30th May 2006
Scottish Television
Area Served:
Central Scotland
Base:
Glasgow
Commenced Broadcasting:
Saturday 1st August 1957
Ceased Broadcasting:
merged with Grampian Television and rebranded as STV on Tuesday 30th May 2006
Border Television
Areas Served:
English-Scottish Borders and the Isle of Man
Base:
Carlisle
Commenced Broadcasting:
Friday 1st September 1961
Ceased Broadcasting:
became ITV Tyne Tees and Border in 2006
Ulster Television
Area Served:
Northern Ireland
Base:
Belfast
Commenced Broadcasting:
Saturday 31st October 1959
Still in Operation as UTV
Tyne Tees Television
Area Served:
North East England and North Yorkshire
Base:
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Commenced Broadcasting:
Thursday 15th January 1959
Ceased Broadcasting:
became part of ITV1 on Sunday 27th October 2002
Replaced by: ITV1 National Service
Granada Television
Area Served:
North of England (Weekdays only)
Base:
Manchester
Commenced Broadcasting:
Thursday 3rd May 1956
Ceased Broadcasting:
Sunday 28th July 1968 (Yorkshire); November 2008
Replaced by: Yorkshire Television (Yorkshire area) and ITV North West
ABC North
Area Served:
North of England (Weekends only)
Base:
Manchester
Commenced Broadcasting:
Saturday 5th May 1956
Ceased Broadcasting:
Sunday 28th July 1968
Replaced by: Granada Television (North West) and Yorkshire Television

ATV Midlands
Area Served:
Midlands (Weekdays only)
Base:
Birmingham
Commenced Broadcasting:
Friday 17th February 1956
Ceased Broadcasting:
Thursday 31st December 1981
Replaced by: Central Television

ABC Midlands
Area Served:
Midlands (Weekends only)
Base:
Birmingham
Commenced Broadcasting:
Saturday 18th February 1956
Ceased Broadcasting:
Sunday 28th July 1968
Replaced by: ATV (which took over the full Midlands schedule)

Anglia Television
Area Served:
East Anglia
Base:
Norwich
Commenced Broadcasting:
Tuesday 27th October 1959
Ceased Broadcasting:
became part of ITV1 on Sunday 27th October 2002
Replaced by: ITV1 National Service

Television Wales & West
Areas Served:
Wales & West of England
Bases:
Bristol & Cardiff
Commenced Broadcasting:
Tuesday 14th January 1958
Ceased Broadcasting:
Sunday 3rd March 1968
Replaced by: Independent Television Service for Wales & the West / Harlech
Rediffusion London
Area Served:
London and surrounding counties (Weekdays only)
Base:
London
Commenced Broadcasting:
Saturday 24th September 1955
Became 'Rediffusion London' on Monday 6th April 1964
Ceased Broadcasting:
Monday 29th July 1968
Replaced by: Thames Television (merger between ABC and Rediffusion)

ATV London
Area Served:
London and surrounding counties (Weekends only)
Base:
London
Commenced Broadcasting:
Saturday 24th September 1955
Ceased Broadcasting:
Thursday 1st August 1968
Replaced by: London Weekend Television

Southern Television
Area Served:
South of England
Bases:
Southampton & Dover
Commenced Broadcasting:
Saturday 30th August 1958
Ceased Broadcasting:
Thursday 31st December 1981
Replaced by: Television South (TVS)
Westward Television
Area Served:
South West of England
Base:
Plymouth
Commenced Broadcasting:
Saturday 29th April 1961
Ceased Broadcasting:
Thursday 31st December 1981
Replaced by: TSW
Channel Television
Area Served:
Channel Islands (Jersey and the Bailiwick of Guernsey)
Base:
St. Helier, Jersey
Commenced Broadcasting:
Saturday 1st September 1962
Still in Operation

Section researched and compiled by Simon Coward, Alan Hayes and John Tomlinson
Map adapted from public domain graphic at Wikipedia

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