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Whataday9,853 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
I've just realised this thread is basically "so granddad, what were things like in the olden days?"


The fact some people consider 2000 the olden days makes me feel like I should just apply for my pension right now..


Just to date you further, the time span between TVForum's launch and today is the same as between TV-am's launch and TVForum.
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Markymark6,641 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
The biggest thing TV wise from a presentation point of view happened on 20th June 2000 in which there was a massive power failure at BBC TV Centre, the biggest casualty was BBC News 24 which was rendered useless for around 16 hours.


Whereas today News 24 ( in old money) is useless for about 16 hours every day....
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BillyH1,307 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
2000 was actually the year I got into TV presentation, thanks to getting the internet that year and finding sites like MHP, TV Ark and TV World. In the September I started keeping an "Idents Tape" which was a VHS of basically every bit of presentation on every channel, with the hope of eventually uploading it all onto a website which never happened. By the time I finally stopped in January 2002, I had four tapes of hundreds of idents including (I think) every single BBC1 balloon that survived the 2000(?) refresh.

Still some stuff on those tapes that I don't think is on Youtube yet, especially from the smaller cable channels like YCTV.
Member since 26 May 2001
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