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IS
Inspector Sands
And here is the promo for that Local TV trial:

Emily Moore and Roger Darthwell gave kudos
QT
QTVNickBro
Pershij Nezaleznyj, Ukraine, 2021:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8EWQZIs9lk

Oh yeah that channel replaced three others when they were closed by the Ukranian government
EM
Emily Moore
And here is the promo for that Local TV trial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hhZbpO_BX0

Strewth! That's a dreadful voiceover and an awful promo. File it under "what were they smoking?".
WW
WW Update
In France, many cities and some départements get short localized news inserts / opt-outs during regional news blocks on France 3. Unlike the pan-regional news, which is anchored live from a studio, the local news is typically pre-taped, about six or seven minutes long, and presented from the streets or, as in this case from Lyon, without an anchor at all:

Quatorzine Neko and London Lite gave kudos
WW
WW Update
And some areas get inserts in minority languages, as in this Breton-language example:

Quatorzine Neko and Roger Darthwell gave kudos
RD
Roger Darthwell
Pershij Nezaleznyj, Ukraine, 2021:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8EWQZIs9lk

Oh yeah that channel replaced three others when they were closed by the Ukranian government

In this case I wonder when this one is going to be closed then
RD
Roger Darthwell
And some areas get inserts in minority languages, as in this Breton-language example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-3GT1fXXXw

Glad to see that the Breton language still exists, I thought it was near extinct!
RD
Roger Darthwell
A news bulletin on Canal+ from 1993
London Lite and WW Update gave kudos
JL
J. Lyric
A news bulletin on Canal+ from 1993
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtoCN7OTYcw

Unrelated, but I've always been a fan of Étienne Robial's branding work for Canal+
Quatorzine Neko and Roger Darthwell gave kudos
RD
Roger Darthwell
A news bulletin on Canal+ from 1993
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtoCN7OTYcw

Unrelated, but I've always been a fan of Étienne Robial's branding work for Canal+

It's a cool design, but I don't know if I have already said this before but.....the Canal+ backdrop used back then reminds me a little bit of BBC News' studio between 1988 and 1993. Does anybody else see the resemblance?
QN
Quatorzine Neko
I apologize in advance for getting slightly off-topic here:

And some areas get inserts in minority languages, as in this Breton-language example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-3GT1fXXXw

Glad to see that the Breton language still exists, I thought it was near extinct!


Many regional languages and dialects in "metropolitan" France were affected by policies of "centralization" in the 20th century, which included imposing the Standard French into schools and forbidding the regional dialects and languages there. Some languages survived, such as Breton, Alsacien, Occitan, or Basque (though weaker than on the Spanish side of the border), and several of these are also shown on bilingual road signs for example; but many dialects are now only speaken by a few old people (such as the one in my region, Saintongeais).

It seems to me that because of that, regional languages in France are not as strong, present, and alive, than in Germany and Spain for instance (there are even regional television channels entirely in Basque, Galician, Catalan there, although it may also have to do with looser restrictions on free-to-air television there).

A news bulletin on Canal+ from 1993
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtoCN7OTYcw

Unrelated, but I've always been a fan of Étienne Robial's branding work for Canal+


Ah, Étienne Robial… ♥ Not only did he create the whole branding for Canal+ in 1984 and then again in 1995, he also worked for M6, La Sept (ARTE's French ancestor), i>Télé… He has a sort of a "cult status" among French television design!

In a conference held last year, he told that the first elements of Canal+'s first visual identity were made by night, in London, using equipments belonging to Channel + and the BBC.

Roger Darthwell, WW Update and London Lite gave kudos
LL
London Lite Founding member
I apologize in advance for getting slightly off-topic here:

And some areas get inserts in minority languages, as in this Breton-language example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-3GT1fXXXw

Glad to see that the Breton language still exists, I thought it was near extinct!


Many regional languages and dialects in "metropolitan" France were affected by policies of "centralization" in the 20th century, which included imposing the Standard French into schools and forbidding the regional dialects and languages there. Some languages survived, such as Breton, Alsacien, Occitan, or Basque (though weaker than on the Spanish side of the border), and several of these are also shown on bilingual road signs for example; but many dialects are now only speaken by a few old people (such as the one in my region, Saintongeais).

It seems to me that because of that, regional languages in France are not as strong, present, and alive, than in Germany and Spain for instance (there are even regional television channels entirely in Basque, Galician, Catalan there, although it may also have to do with looser restrictions on free-to-air television there).


It's a shame what happened to TV Breizh for example in France, which is now nothing more than a paywall channel showing US cop shows and TF1's French crime back catalogue.

The UK for example has PSB regional channels for Scots Gaelic and the Welsh language in Wales, yet France seems to be largely standard French. My mother speaks standard French as her family on her mothers side are from the Île-de-France, but struggles with regional variations of French dialect (although she's better with Normandy French these days) and that's before you start with the regional languages!
Roger Darthwell and Quatorzine Neko gave kudos

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