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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