SMTV Live (an abbreviation of Saturday Morning Television Live), also stylised as SM:tv LIVE, and in early promotional material SMTV://live, was a British Saturday morning children's television programme, first broadcast on ITV on 29 August 1998 and last broadcast on 27 December 2003.

On the surface, the programme did not seem to stray away from the format of other Saturday morning output, featuring an audience of children, competitions and cartoons, though it constantly won in ratings battles with the BBC's Live & Kicking and became ITV's most successful children's programme since Tiswas. The major success of SMTV Live has been attributed in equal parts to Ant & Dec's original presenting partnership with Cat Deeley, its use of thinly-veiled comedic innuendo aimed at older viewers, and its broadcast of the Japanese cartoon series Pokémon. At the height of its popularity, SMTV Live regularly attracted 2.5 million viewers. Ant & Dec's former company Gallowgate Holdings Limited currently owns the rights to the show.

Show Info

Airs on: United Kingdom ITV (1998 - now)
Schedule: Saturdays at 09:30 (120 min)
Status: Running; returning August 2018
Show Type: Variety
Genres: Children
Episodes ordered: 18 episodes

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Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
6x18: The Last Ever SM:TV LiveDec 27, 2003
6x17: SM:TV Gold- Episode 14Dec 20, 2003
6x16: SM:TV Gold- Episode 13Dec 13, 2003
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