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Hazimworks21 posts since 4 Dec 2013

ITV Programming Thread

Here's the ITV breakdown music in full as aired on 27 March, with some edits to remove the pause and silence gaps, done on FCPX by yours truly. Also removed the announcement bits. Graphics in the video are based on ITV's current breakdown screen. Audio courtesy of Alexander Edoh which is the recent breakdown video.
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Hazimworks21 posts since 4 Dec 2013

International News Presentation: Past and Present

Looks like C7 and C10 are both using the GMA playbook.

In Japan, Fuji TV's late night newscast Your Time did use various English songs for its opening and closing, which changes everyday. See the list: https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%A6%E3%82%A2%E3%82%BF%E3%82%A4%E3%83%A0#.E3.83.86.E3.83.BC.E3.83.9E.E3.82.BD.E3.83.B3.E3.82.B0

This was back in the first week when they started airing in April last year. (I haven't seen any real videos of them). By next month they changed to a specially-made theme, composed by one of the members of a long established musical group, but the theme is not so newsy, just like any other Japanese newscast nowadays. From my experience watching online videos, Germany's RTL did use popular English songs as theme music for some of its programmes, especially the reality show ones. Same goes for Japanese TV programmes.
Hazimworks21 posts since 4 Dec 2013

International News Presentation: Past and Present

An example of a report in HD on Malaysia's Buletin TV3's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BeritaTV3/videos/1707403805941460/

Buletin Utama has been produced from its upgraded HD studios since late 2012. However the output for broadcast is in SD.

All TV news programs in Malaysia except Bernama News Channel and possibly Astro Awani are produced in HD, but still stuck in SD for broadcast. (Note: Bernama News Channel and Astro Awani are the only two news channels in Malaysia).

TV3 Malaysia and its other stations in Media Prima group which still stuck in SD 576i and 4:3 is currently already airing new programs in 16:9 anamorphic since December last year. It is unknown whether TV3 will start broadcasting in HD and air news in HD.
Hazimworks21 posts since 4 Dec 2013

International News Presentation: Past and Present

New look TBS' News 23 (late night news, preceded by a Kirin commercial; a Kirin commercial would air before the late night news on TBS and Fuji TV):



Hodo Runner from Kansai TV (evening local news in Kansai region replacing Wonder which lasted for two years. The presenter was born in the early years of Heisei era. In this video, an opt-out from network news):

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Hazimworks21 posts since 4 Dec 2013

American TV networks breaking news

While you TV Forumers know about the early earthquake warning and tsunami warning in Japan, these are related to what we're talking in this thread.

NHK's three chimes, the first is for earthquake or natural disaster which was used many times, the second is in case the Emperor is dead, the third is during World War II:


NHK news flash graphics throughout the years (similar to BBC News Report), but in text form (look at how NHK position the news flash graphics; used to be at the bottom but in the last two is at the top):
Hazimworks21 posts since 4 Dec 2013

American TV networks breaking news

In Japan there is something similar to Presfax which is Automatic Programming System. There aren't many pictures about this on google, but these two pictures linked below give a good impression of how the system look like:
https://www.google.com/search?q=%E8%87%AA%E5%8B%95%E7%95%AA%E7%B5%84%E5%88%B6%E5%BE%A1%E8%A3%85%E7%BD%AE&rlz=1C5CHFA_enMY727MY727&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjJ68e77_HSAhVGTrwKHa-3BgAQ_AUICSgC&biw=1280&bih=611&dpr=2#q=%E8%87%AA%E5%8B%95%E7%95%AA%E7%B5%84%E5%88%B6%E5%BE%A1%E8%A3%85%E7%BD%AE&tbm=isch&tbs=rimg:CTf1vYATB64NIjgEFheqVSGmUp6v5lQ7kDXmi2etvWUzFwqRCOq4NpFVWtjiYoCOFiMVThzyAu46dKH8N2kvdFALLyoSCQQWF6pVIaZSET2Oftgv70G1KhIJnq_1mVDuQNeYRTcI9N0ZSMBUqEgmLZ629ZTMXChFs_1KmJQeXXKCoSCZEI6rg2kVVaETcwwF7ZycX7KhIJ2OJigI4WIxURbK4ZJP-C7fgqEglOHPIC7jp0oRGgyZ_1bB_1nHZSoSCfw3aS90UAsvEQaf1LKl2ZD0&*&imgrc=Mku1ghTrDgicKM:

https://www.google.com/search?q=%E8%87%AA%E5%8B%95%E7%95%AA%E7%B5%84%E5%88%B6%E5%BE%A1%E8%A3%85%E7%BD%AE&rlz=1C5CHFA_enMY727MY727&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjJ68e77_HSAhVGTrwKHa-3BgAQ_AUICSgC&biw=1280&bih=611&dpr=2#q=%E8%87%AA%E5%8B%95%E7%95%AA%E7%B5%84%E5%88%B6%E5%BE%A1%E8%A3%85%E7%BD%AE&tbm=isch&tbs=rimg:CTf1vYATB64NIjgEFheqVSGmUp6v5lQ7kDXmi2etvWUzFwqRCOq4NpFVWtjiYoCOFiMVThzyAu46dKH8N2kvdFALLyoSCQQWF6pVIaZSET2Oftgv70G1KhIJnq_1mVDuQNeYRTcI9N0ZSMBUqEgmLZ629ZTMXChFs_1KmJQeXXKCoSCZEI6rg2kVVaETcwwF7ZycX7KhIJ2OJigI4WIxURbK4ZJP-C7fgqEglOHPIC7jp0oRGgyZ_1bB_1nHZSoSCfw3aS90UAsvEQaf1LKl2ZD0&*&imgrc=Me28PMiJFPxQpM:
Hazimworks21 posts since 4 Dec 2013

Television Presentation From Defunct Countries and Regimes

Some videos from martial law era-Philippines that I found:

GMA 1980s (plug in for President Marcos, look out for the Circle 7 at 0:37):


City 2 ident (the station that replaced ABS-CBN while still closed; some examples of mixed scanimate and 3D animation):


ABS-CBN ident and programme slide, a year after return on the air after the end of martial law. The ident doesn't feel like 3D animated but the background is scanimate. The way they use the programme title and the station logo only reminds me of Hong Kong TV's. The ident is in English but the programme slide is in Filipino:
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Hazimworks21 posts since 4 Dec 2013

American TV networks breaking news



I don't think there's an open talkback line from the network master control counting down the times to a SR. However networks have made their productions control room audio feed available on election night so the local stations can listen in and know what's going to happen.

I believe Fox can remotely control and override a stations signal for a special report.

Edit : Worth noting that some special reports are optional while others are mandatory.


That's a major difference to the UK.

The BBC have a permanent talkback circuit to every English region and the three national presentation operations (Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland). This usually is a switched talkback from Network control for each network (NC1 or NC2 usually) but NC1 is switched to talkback from the news gallery for the integrated headlines in the One/Six/Ten o'clock News. (This feed had the director and the digital countdown voice on it.) This is a complicated network switch - as the ident before the One/Six/Ten is an opt-controlled by NC1, the 15" headline opt in the headline sequence is an opt controlled by the One/Six/Ten gallery. Only a brief period to make the talkback switch every day. (I think NC1 switch it)

For the General election, Children In Need etc. and other shows with major opt-outs controlled by a particular production gallery, the talkback will be switch to those.

How about Presfax?
Hazimworks21 posts since 4 Dec 2013

International Presentation

The theme song for Malaysia's TV3 in circa 1994, including programme and presentation graphics back in the day (also includes a mascot) where I would consider this as my favourite and best period where they have presentation that look more like developed country. Nowadays just look crap in my opinion. The 1990s is the decade I was born and TV3 in the 1990s was the reason I was interested in broadcasting.
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Hazimworks21 posts since 4 Dec 2013

International Presentation

Some kind of accelerated flow happens in Malaysia too but not severe. I can recall some programmes on Media Prima TV stations just cut off most of the credits to just a bit of them and production logo. The flow is: end of a programme, a bit of credits, production logo, end. NTV7 in the early 2000s does the credit squeezing to promote the news and sometimes squeeze the screen for some advertisement at the lower thirds during programmes.

One more point - Malaysian free-to-air TV stations don't air advertisements in between programmes.
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Hazimworks21 posts since 4 Dec 2013

International News Presentation: Past and Present

Still about the post above, here's a picture of Buletin 1:30 from the late 1990s from one of my country's newspaper's website:
*Screen Shot 2017-03-19 at 8.16.06 AM by Khairul Hazim Zainudin, on Flickr

I'm more into the presentation of TV3 Malaysia in the late 1990s, the decade I was born where I get interested with their presentation and get interested in broadcasting.
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Hazimworks21 posts since 4 Dec 2013

International News Presentation: Past and Present

TV1, Berita RTM, 1991:


TV3, Buletin Utama, March 1991:


TV1 and TV3 have the same clock sponsor in the early 1990s. They use mechanical clocks until the mid 1990s.

Both newscasts air at 8 pm and were half hour long. Later in the same decade they became one hour long.

Berita RTM's opener looks more like JRT Dnevnik in the 1970s to me (the text and logo zoom out thing). RTM recycled the same globe film animation from the previous opener from pre-1987 (https://youtu.be/CRTN2K2w078?t=13) and the bluish starry animation used as the ident back in the day (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMK_eobEgZw). Both are possibly imported from foreign country. The label pins (related to government campaign and are much like the Circle 7 pins) are a common sight in the 1990s, but nowadays used sparingly.

The Buletin Utama opener is original and possibly one of the earliest 3D animation graphics in my country. It's also used for their English newscast.

TV3 news late 1980s (openers mixed with bloopers):


The first person you see in the video is Mahadzir Lokman, one of the earliest personalities of TV3. I met with him in person and was featured in Majalah Tiga, a documentary programme. I'm the one wearing blue shirt and jean textured. It's an hour long feature on autism aired in April last year.


Berita RTM, final edition, TV1, 1987:

If you look at the newscast in the link below, the reports from Kuala Lumpur and Johor are on videotape but the Penang one is on film. The foreign news reports are labelled as from AVN/EVN (Asiavision/Eurovision). (They don't do it nowadays). The graphics are simple and nowhere as advanced as other countries (not sure).

The map graphics are off slide scanner and the font used is Gill Sans. They still use the map graphics right until 1995 (replaced by an electronic one) which can be seen on the last two links below:

Berita Dunia (world news), TV1, 1994 and 1995:



The lower third graphics feel like CNN and more corporate. They use them to the 2000s.

TV1 airs at least one report from CNN in their world news segment of the 8 pm news in the late 1990s, but voiceover in Malay (from memory).

Buletin 1:30, TV3, 1997:


I have a passion for TV videos from my country. Unlike other countries, there aren't many videos on old Malaysian TV on Youtube other than the ones related to celebrities or entertainment.
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Hazimworks21 posts since 4 Dec 2013

International News Presentation: Past and Present

A typical closer to one of Japan's early evening newscast Minna no News; very quick, some happy talk with all the presenters, wardrobe credits at the bottom and finally some live shots from the beauty cam (or "tenki camera" as it's called). This closer is only shown in the Kanto region while other regions do their own thing after the main national news segment.


Hazimworks21 posts since 4 Dec 2013

International News Presentation: Past and Present

From Singapore: The main new programs of Mediacorp's two other non-English language channels rebranded and debuted in studios of the new headquarters at the end of Feb 2017.
Suria channel (Malay) - Berita - debuted on Feb 27, 2017 <old vs. new graphics>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjL4I42cH0U
Vasantham channel (Tamil) - Seithi - debuted on Feb 28, 2017 <old vs. new graphics>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSxhq99M_Mc
Mediacorp's Channel 5 News (English) and Channel NewsAsia (English news channel) will also rebrand and move into new studios soon.


Seithi has used the bluish studio previously used by News 5 for years. Channel News Asia has been in their then-new studios outside the Caldecott Broadcast Centre since 2013.

The Malay, Mandarin and Tamil news at the new headquarters have their own shared newsroom (TV, radio, digital) and own studio located inside the newsroom.
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Hazimworks21 posts since 4 Dec 2013

International News Presentation: Past and Present

Hello TV Forumers, I'm Hazim from Malaysia. I've been reading the posts on TV Forum since late 2012 and now I have my own account.

TV1, N5 (regional news round up), March 2017:


There is no clock before the news, a habit that TV1 (one of the TV channels of Malaysian PSB RTM) does in recent years. Sometimes we have a chance to see a clock. Anyway I watch this news programme less often, along with other news programmes. I also have no idea at all why RTM likes to put government messages in slide form as fillers before the news.

The red bar on the lower left is the time/date banner. The blue bar is a news ticker. TV1 recently refreshed the red bar and the blue bar where the red bar has a new design while the blue bar has a new font. The previous look similar to this was used from March 2014 to March 2017.

On some programmes you can see the news ticker with the time/date banner. Other programmes show the time/date banner instead. On TV1's other channel, TV2, the news ticker only appear during breaking news or national emergencies.

We also have our own DTT (DVB-T2 MPEG4) service named as "MyFreeview" based on UK's Freeview, in use since early this year.
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