ITV is a television network based in the UK. It's been on the air since the 1950s, when it debuted as an alternative to the BBC and Channel 4. Since then, it's made its name as a regional producer of current affairs, news, weather and sport programming around the UK, but it's also been the home of many home-grown and independently produced programs that have gone on to international success.
ITV is available over the air and on cable in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland. It's also included on some cable systems in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, as well as on the British Forces Broadcasting Service. The ITV web site streams the network's programming live for those internet users that are within the areas served by the network.
ITV programming that achieved international success includes "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" and "The X Factor," both of which were eventually produced in various international versions in the United States and elsewhere. The soap opera "Coronation Street," which has aired on ITV since 1960, has also proved popular in English-speaking countries around the world.