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BL
bluecortina



I've seen an electronic LWT clock, it had the Orange/White/Blue corporate ribbon as a circular band around the clock face?



I've seen an electronic LWT clock, it had the Orange/White/Blue corporate ribbon as a circular band around the clock face?


I don't remember anything electronic like that in the bays.


No, I think we decided with the clip posted above, it was mechanical, and faintly scary I'd say !


I think it was in the announcers studio and the camera was swung round to look at it as required. The camera being on a PTZ system.
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today


I don't remember anything electronic like that in the bays.


No, I think we decided with the clip posted above, it was mechanical, and faintly scary I'd say !


I think it was in the announcers studio and the camera was swung round to look at it as required. The camera being on a PTZ system.


A bit like the Beeb's 'NODDY' then ! Cool
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SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Lots of ITV on screen clocks here:
https://www.transdiffusion.org/2000/01/01/time-2

That first Rediffusion clock I remember seeing in a museum, either Bradford or Momi


It was in the Bradford museum at one time. Wasn't it named Mitch, after Leslie Mitchell?
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DE
DE88 UTV Newsline
I don't ever recall Granada using a clock in the 90s. Think they stopped using clocks with the 1990 blue stripe corporate look.


Here's the clock they used at Christmas 1989. Was this their last new clock?

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Meanwhile, was Central the first ITV station to abandon the use of clocks altogether - and also the very first terrestrial station in the UK to do so? When they first came on air they used ATV's digital clock superimposed on one of their captions, but this didn't last long.

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NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
I do not recall Central having a clock as a presentation device beside the one you've posted. They may have done, but I don't remember it (and I've lived in so-called Central land all my life).
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Though I've never actually seen any off-air recordings of that Central clock, just a couple of screengrabs, and a video (I think from the Meldrum private parts, but could have been somewhere else) which seemed to be a recording of a raw stream of the clock.

Starts to make me wonder if it was ever actually broadcast, or just tried out behind the scenes.
HC
Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today
I do not recall Central having a clock as a presentation device beside the one you've posted. They may have done, but I don't remember it (and I've lived in so-called Central land all my life).

And given that it's a graphic designers sitting duck to cross fade the clockface from the Central globe/planet type thing, you would have remembered it. I don't recall ever seeing a clock on Central.

Talking of clocks...
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JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Am I meant to be able to sleep again after watching that?
GH
Ghost Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Am I meant to be able to sleep again after watching that?

If you want to sleep again, you need to listen to 15 minutes of music Razz
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TJ
TedJrr Anglia (East) Look East
I do not recall Central having a clock as a presentation device beside the one you've posted. They may have done, but I don't remember it (and I've lived in so-called Central land all my life).

And given that it's a graphic designers sitting duck to cross fade the clockface from the Central globe/planet type thing, you would have remembered it. I don't recall ever seeing a clock on Central.

Talking of clocks...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eynCy63onIE


What was "Q" TV, and why did it use a picture of Tolsford Hill? Y-ZTH, or perhaps Q-ZTH?
HC
Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today
it's a spoof. But a very well made one
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MK
Mr Kite Granada North West Today
DE88 posted:
I don't ever recall Granada using a clock in the 90s. Think they stopped using clocks with the 1990 blue stripe corporate look.


Here's the clock they used at Christmas 1989. Was this their last new clock?


If you mean counting the "wallpaper" then I don't think so. I recall seeing evidence of its use with the green Spring presentation Granada used in the early part of 1990. I think that may well have been its final incarnation. I assume the clock was used right up until the rebrand.

The design of the clock itself appears to have come in around 1986/7, looking at the TVArk page. Presumably, this coincided with the move away from the same static blue ident and towards seasonal pres.

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