TVS Launch & Bring In The New (Open)
TVS starts up for the very first time, with their signature tune 'New Forest Rondo' by Sussex composer Richard Hill and welcoming viewers to the station is announcer Malcolm Brown. TVS were one of the first ITV companies to use a programme menu during their start-up sequence.The first programme on TVS opened with Coast to Coast presenter Khalid Aziz standing outside the IBA and introducing TVS, later he gives us a whistle stop tour of the region from the air. After this introduction the rest of the programme was presented live and followed the same format as Coast to Coast. At the very end of the programme Khalid introduced a Dog which TVS had adopted (in reality the dog lived with Khalid), they asked viewers for a name – eventually the name Coaster was chosen.