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Border Television (1776: The United Commonwealth of America)

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Border Television
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Based in


Broadcast area

Cumbria (majority)
Dumfries and Galloway
Scottish Borders
Isle of Man (formerly)
Northumberland (part)
South Ayrshire (part)

First airdate

1 September 1961


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Owned by

Independent (1968-1993)
Granada (1993-2004)
ITV plc (2004-present)


Border Television is the Channel 3 service provided by Border Television Limited for the England/Scotland border region, covering most of Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway, the Scottish Borders and parts of Northumberland. The TV service previously covered the Isle of Man from 26 March 1965 until 15 July 2009.

Border Television was taken over by Granada plc in 2001 and the service was purchased by ITV plc in 2004.

As of 25 February 2009, the regional news programme Lookaround is produced by Tyne Tees Television and Border Television in Gateshead with news and advertising staff based at offices in Carlisle and Edinburgh. On 16 September 2013, a full regional news service for the Border region was restored as part of an extensive relaunch of the station's local programming. A sub-regional service for the south of Scotland was reintroduced in January 2014.

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