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WW Update3,693 posts since 6 Feb 2007
Since TV Ark's International section is still under construction, here's a thread devoted to vintage (and current) news clips from around the world.

Let's begin with some (mostly 1980s) clips from Australia from YouTube user aussiebeachut :

QTQ9, Brisbane, 1983 (opener):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GNmJWWkU1E

QTQ9, Brisbane, 1989 (opener):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN2_IbiswB8

QTQ9, Brisbane, 1990 (opener):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybITWZsMm7o

ATV10, Melbourne, 1980 (promo and news opener):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKDBuaC4yBA

ATV10, Melbourne, 1982 (opener):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ4ZpJBmJC8

BTQ7, Brisbane, 1983 (opener):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duBPyPyl0is

TVQ0, Brisbane, 1983 (newsbreak):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5SO_tC9Rak

TVQ0, Brisbane, 1983 (opener):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytmf7M2XF-U

Ten, Good Morning Australia, 1982 (opener):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqyU6i71gnw

QTV, Queensland, 1990 (promo and news opener):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-GuWm3ZPGc

Please post your own discoveries here!
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WW Update3,693 posts since 6 Feb 2007
I just love the very 1970s feel of this 1977 TVE (Spain) opener:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23LIaqOmpVA

Same network three years earlier (1974); the opener is already in color, but the rest of the newscast isn't:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnB3t2egS_M

Assorted 1970s and '80s clips of France's FR3:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9yc-ldJRs0

The 1986 opener from FR3 in France (features a helicopter in the opener -- unusual for a European network):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfqvcian984

A very psychedelic 1975 opener from TF1 in France:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeMfku0dybQ

Same network, ten years later:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHD6FbULEfw
WW Update3,693 posts since 6 Feb 2007
ZDF, Germany, 2006 (opener):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ6WRTXIfW0

Antena 3, Spain (current opener -- clean):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pIuIHx7RpM

Antena 3, Spain, 1992 (newsbreak):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNAON4aMjOE

Antena 3, Spain, 1992 (closer):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d9qNTk8OYI

Antena 3, Spain, 2001 (opener -- one of my all-time favorite sets):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6wO0zKdt4I

Telecinco, Spain, 2006 (Catalan elections opener):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90MDJzcSa50

Telecinco, Spain, 2003 (opener):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cLzkmwpOOM

RCTV, Venezuela, 1995 (opener):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTSQhOJqq6I

RCTV, Venezuela, 1996 (opener w/ a whistling anchor):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvNokJY9oAE

Venevision, Venezuela, 1999 (opener):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJNX8xTIWes

Venevision, Venezuela, 1991 (opener):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0497V57p6cU

SBT, Brazil, 2007 (opener):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNoxKHpTEn0

SBT, Brazil, 2006 (opener):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVbZP5WBX6w
WW Update3,693 posts since 6 Feb 2007
Thanks to the folks over at TVNewsTalk, here are some local news openers from the US:

KMOV, St. Louis, 1988 (w/ Sky News' first theme; gotta love the size of those astons/chyrons):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRc3oWZvZy0&mode=user&amp

KTVI, St. Louis, 1988:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MstdepN-CQo&am

WCBS, New York, 1976:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnG96dUhB4A

WCBS, New York, 1979:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU_zfZwn1xw

WNYW, New York, 1987:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=491V3itowFk

WABC, New York, 1987:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmPxcNV6XJ0

WNBC, New York, 1978:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy-77KmIYgQ

WNBC, New York, 1979:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xd7WJ38xyY

WNBC, New York, 1982:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dVn7FeKGFc

KFSN, Fresno,1978:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfdh7NxUcpg

More to come...
WW Update3,693 posts since 6 Feb 2007
Alf: I'm a bit hesitant to post here after essentially being told to get lost by two users, but to answer your question: A few weeks ago, there were two RTL4 news clips from the early 1990s on YouTube, both of which have apparently been removed. I know that TV Ark used to have a clip (the news opener) from that period as well, so hopefully we'll get to see it again when their International section relaunches.

BTW, thanks to dandan87 for his kind words.
Steven O1,023 posts since 4 Jan 2003
STV Central Reporting Scotland
WW Update posted:
Alf: I'm a bit hesitant to post here after essentially being told to get lost by two users, but to answer your question: A few weeks ago, there were two RTL4 news clips from the early 1990s on YouTube, both of which have apparently been removed. I know that TV Ark used to have a clip (the news opener) from that period as well, so hopefully we'll get to see it again when their International section relaunches.

BTW, thanks to dandan87 for his kind words.


I'd ignore those posters who tell you to get lost - they are trolls who have nothing better to do with their time.

At least your posts are welcome and legit ones, unlike those currently being posted to the boards by two "members", Mojo6 and Naygray...
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