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Anglia's original ident was a short film of a small silver statue of a knight on horseback, with the lighting and the camera's position constantly changing. At the end, the camera zoomed in on the pennon atop the knight's lance, which showed the station's name. An arrangement by Malcolm Sargent of Handel's Water Music was played over. The Anglia knight logo became so closely identified with the station that when in 1999 the station produced a book to mark its fortieth anniversary, it was entitled A Knight on the Box (ISBN 0-906836-40-9).
With the introduction of colour television in the 1970s, the ident was remade with constant lighting and the knight constantly rotating as though on a turntable. In 1988 the knight was replaced by a quasi-heraldic stylised "A" made of triangles, which faded in and out on a fluttering flag during continuity announcements.
Anglia was an independent corporation for much of its existence. In 1994 it was bought by MAI , who were themselves later acquired by United News and Media, and then in 2000 by Granada. In 2004 Granada merged with Carlton to form ITV plc, which ended Anglia's existence as a separate brand.
Some of Anglia's notable contributions to the national television network include:
- Anglia Television's site
- Some screen captures: later years
- Video of Anglia idents
- The story of the knight logo
- A history of Anglia
- The design of the triangle ident
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