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Ben3,292 posts since 5 Sep 2001
London London
Can anyone remember the use of IN-Vision CA used by the station during the mid 1990s, yes you did read correct Mid 1990s.


Yes it was a camera in the voice booth, positioned above the announcer who never looked directly into the camera. There was a 4-circle logo in the top right corner. I'm fairly sure one of the pres sites has at least images of this.
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A former member
Thank you both, were there ever seen in 1996? and did there get dropped by the end of 1997? Is there any details about why it was brought back and why CH4 believe it no longer worked and thus dropped?
David
I swear Paramount Comedy Channel did a similar sort of thing to this as well.


Didn't Paramount use Channel 4 style presentation in front of Channel 4 programmes at one point? I seem to remember them using the Channel 4 logo anyway.
gottago2,953 posts since 26 Aug 2004
London London
Can anyone remember the use of IN-Vision CA used by the station during the mid 1990s, yes you did read correct Mid 1990s.


Yep this was during the 'circles' era of idents. Some examples from Youtube:

http://youtu.be/8tNw7ioQGsE?t=1m33s

http://youtu.be/L70LdHaCAAA?t=4m29s

http://youtu.be/n38XH5xDAHQ?t=4m3s

http://youtu.be/_dS9VEbWgQc?t=1m49s

http://youtu.be/ODH7kPwsMYA?t=4m16s


Yikes. Don't like that at all. Too surprised (or is that shocked?) at what they look like that I don't listen to what they're saying at all.

When you think about it it's incredible just how long continuity announcers seem to last with the channels they work for, especially when you consider how short-term jobs in the industry tend to be. I think all of those announcers are still at Channel 4. BBC1 has got some that have been around for a while as well, does Sky1 still have that woman who'd been doing it for ages?
Steve Williams2,968 posts since 1 Aug 2008
Didn't Paramount use Channel 4 style presentation in front of Channel 4 programmes at one point? I seem to remember them using the Channel 4 logo anyway.


Paramount used to parody the C4 presentation with Phill Jupitus, I think at one point with him in the voice-over booth naked.
nwtv20038,449 posts since 5 Jan 2003
Granada North West Today
I swear Paramount Comedy Channel did a similar sort of thing to this as well.


Didn't Paramount use Channel 4 style presentation in front of Channel 4 programmes at one point? I seem to remember them using the Channel 4 logo anyway.


I remember there being a Channel 4 on Paramount strand around 1998-ish, basically to flag up that they had Father Ted and Drop The Dead Donkey.
steve
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WillPS
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Would love to see some of this Channel 4 on Paramount Comedy presentation. I'm guessing it's from around the same time they had "CBBC on Nick" - how the BBC were allowed to do that I don't know!!