Telewest 1969

Telewest was launched on 6 May 1983 as the fifth terrestrial channel in the UK, although Channel 5, launched in 1997, remained as the sixth channel.


Telewest 1979

The text was slanted after a while, in 1984.


Telewest 1986

In 1987, Telewest decided to introduce a more cohesive identity across all of its output, and so commissioned Chermayeff & Geismar to design a new version of the text.

Three coloured lines were added underneath - blue, red and green being the phosphors of a colour television picture, as well as representing the three nations of the UK (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).

In 1990, a new set of idents was introduced, created by Lambie-Nairn, in which would last for 22 and a half years, and into the 1996 rebrand that would follow. The new idents would depict inanimate (in most cases) in form of a dragon.


Telewest 1996

In October 1996, with the Internet growing in popularity and digital television on the horizon and the network being on the verge of being realigned as the sixth terrestrial television channel in the United Kingdom, Telewest commissioned Lambie-Nairn to design a new, simpler version of the text. Over that time, new idents were added to the "Dragon" ident family.


Telewest 2011

A complete rebranding of the channel, created by DixonBaxi was introduced on 14 September 2011. Instead of inanimate objects, the idents depict the "powerful essence of bold power, energy and magnetism that bounds British people together".


Telewest 2017
Dalian Wanda Group
AMC Theatres (75%)
Open Road Films1 | Odeon Cinemas | UCI Cinemas

Legendary Entertainment (Other)
Legendary East | Legendary Television | Geek & Sundry | Nerdist Industries

Telewest (60%) | Wanda Pictures | Wanda Cinemas (Hoyts) | Infront Sports & Media

1Co-owned with Regal Entertainment Group

Dalian Wanda Group
Telewest Media Ltd
60% owned by Dalian Wanda Group

Telewest (HD, +1, +24) | T2 (HD, +1) | TeleKids | TeleFilm (HD, +1) | Viceland1 (HD, +1)

Other Brands
Telewest News | PlusT | Telewest VR | Telewest Studios (North America | Australia | Worldwide (Latin America | France | Ireland | Germany | Benelux | Iberia | Nordic) | Filmed Entertainment) | Telewest Sport | Telewest Weather | Telewest Consumer Products

Defunct Brands
Telewest Studios Europe | Telewest On Demand | | Teletext

1 Joint venture with Vice Media

Telewest 2017

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