Channel 4's first spin-off channel was FilmFour, which launched to pay television subscribers at the dawn of digital television on 1st November 1998. Channel 4 already ran a long-established film-making company, and the channel was an opportunity to showcase its own output as well as independent cinema from around the world.

In July 2006, the channel's name was amended to Film4, made available on Freeview, and expanded its remit to include a range of more mainstream films.

The channel's current idents were introduced in 2014, and were modified in 2018 to incorporate a new logo.

  A compilation of video clips of the idents on this page can be found at our YouTube channel.

Click the following links for idents from E4 and More4.

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