ITV Digital

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ITV Digital was a British digital terrestrial television broadcaster, which launched a pay-TV service on the world's first digital terrestrial television network. Its main shareholders were Carlton Communications and Granada plc, two franchises of the ITV network. Starting as ONdigital in 1998, the service was re-branded as ITV Digital in July 2001. Low audience figures and an ultimately unaffordable multi-million pound deal with the Football League led to the broadcaster suffering massive losses and force entering administration in March 2002. The service ceased permanently in June 2002, with the terrestrial multiplexes subsequently taken over by Crown Castle and the BBC to create Freeview in October 2002.[1] On 7 March 2000, ONmail was launched,[2] followed closely on 18 September 2000, by ONdigital text service ONnet.[3]

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  1. "ONdigital Announces Channel Packages And Launch Date". MediaTel. 28 September 1998.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  2. "Ondigital on course for 1 million customers". PR Newswire.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  3. "ONnet Hits The Streets With More Than 40 Brands On Board". Service Engineers Forum. 18 September 2000.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").