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Markymark6,732 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
I remember them using the balloons - and thinking how weirdly sedate it looked in the US TV landscape - but wasn't aware of them using circles. Are there examples of it online anywhere?
They were on TV Ark.
https://web.archive.org/web/20111107125406/http://www2.tv-ark.org.uk/International/usa/bbc_america.html


I love the strategically placed balloon on the 'Cerne Abbas Giant' ident Cool
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Josh916 posts since 21 Dec 2014

Even more interesting how BBC America tried to remake BBC One's caption as much as possible for our American cousins, too.

I like the way they chose a shot of it that shows both the UK and the east coast.... albeit Canada


Here's how the balloon idents were used, I believe, when BBC programmes were broadcast on other channels:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyzn0w9BqhA

I can't find any clips of the circle idents, but reusing BBC 1's idents in America isn't a recent thing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vDw_Pflo0k

Incidently, Lionheart was the BBC's distribution brand in the US. This was it's first logo in 1986....yes 1986!
https://youtu.be/yqflpVy-4iQ

I believe they used the circle idents for a short period of time in the mid/late 00's - early 10's if that helps narrow the search
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My tweet was read out on BBC Four's Eurovision coverage and Rylan Clark-Neal replied to it. That's all.
Lewismpsmith71 posts since 12 May 2018
Meridian (South East) South East Today
Anyways, time for a ITV breakdown where after the news and weather has ended and a selection of adverts is shown, the next segment of the junction fails to materialize, which eventually leaves us with an unearthly amount of blackscreen before Meridian's own "holding slide" is shown.

Oddly enough, no announcer jumped in to apologise for the technical problems.

(Breakdown at 4:03)

ttt
I'd just like to say thank you to the people reintroducing videos to this thread instead of "I remember when x happened to y and z got taken off air."


Given that its unlikely that our "favourite" breakdowns will have been taped for posterity and uploaded to YouTube decades later, I'm not sure what point you are trying to make here.
Si-Co2,122 posts since 2 Oct 2003
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
I'd just like to say thank you to the people reintroducing videos to this thread instead of "I remember when x happened to y and z got taken off air."


Given that its unlikely that our "favourite" breakdowns will have been taped for posterity and uploaded to YouTube decades later, I'm not sure what point you are trying to make here.


Obviously it’s easier to discuss breakdowns and speculate on what may have happened when we can see the video evidence. However, as you imply, many of us will remember breakdowns, mishaps and the like for which there is no video available. If explained in sufficient detail, surely these are also of interest?
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