This Day in History: 2001-06-02

Following the takeover of HTV by Carlton in October 2000, HTV’s on air branding remained untouched for a number of months. Until now.

Adapted versions of the spinning hearts idents were aired for the first time today. The new ident sequences featured the soundtrack from the Carlton idents used in the Midlands and London.

And whilst they opened with the same visuals as the London/Midlands idents, the initial animation transitioned to the spinning hearts/HTV logo animation from the previous set of HTV idents.