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DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
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WW
WW Update
This is Antenne 2's news on today's date in 1975 -- just two days after the network launched:



For comparison, this is what the news on the ORTF's Second Network looked like before the breakup:



After its launch, Antenne 2 experienced a period of instability, and the look of its news changed frequently.

This is what it looked like in 1976:



A late 1976 update of this look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb1URUPBP0I

This look then lasted for several years:

IS
Inspector Sands
They loved their chromakey didn't they?
RE
remlap Wales Wales Today
A gallery I've put together of how French TV is marking the events of yesterday with graphics:

https://imgur.com/a/9WzKX
PF
PFMC84 UTV Newsline
I wonder if black bands across the logo to show respect is something that will catch on over here and be used when tragedies happen. Seems strange to see it, but also lovely at the same time that most of the networks did it and showed a form of solidarity.
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Paddy posted:
I wonder if black bands across the logo to show respect is something that will catch on over here and be used when tragedies happen. Seems strange to see it, but also lovely at the same time that most of the networks did it and showed a form of solidarity.


It's interesting they all managed to apply them so quickly, bug burners will have various preset
variations and positions, but it's almost as if all the French broadcasters had black band versions
pre loaded, (as some sort of advance united policy) ?
PE
peterrocket Founding member
They're easily changed, most dog burners nowadays are either controlled by PC or TGA files loaded in by USB stick.
WW
WW Update
They loved their chromakey didn't they?


Indeed, although the first version of the 1977-and-later look didn't use a chromakey (note the unusual pan to a monitor at the 1:08 mark; Antenne 2 did a lot of experimental things like that at the time):

Last edited by WW Update on 9 January 2015 9:00am
WW
WW Update
BTW, this was the ident used by the RTF before it became the ORTF in 1964:



And here are short "idents" that appeared before, after, and during commercials on the ORTF in the early '70s (RFP was an agency, majority-owned by the ORTF, that handled TV advertising sales):

Last edited by WW Update on 11 January 2015 2:58am - 4 times in total

54 days later

TH
Thinker
A bunch of French pay TV channels have closed down recently or are facing closure. This includes TF6, Stylia and two M6 Music channels that closed down around New Year's. Later this year, Canal+ will turn off its long-running TV series channel Jimmy and its food and 'home' channels, Cuisine+ and Maison+. Meanwhile LCI and Paris Première also have uncertain futures.

Some of these channels used to be quite significant. Jimmy is one of the oldest satellite channels in France, having been on the air since 1990 and TF6 was once one of the most watched satellite channels.

AIUI, the closures are a result of increased competition from DTT and the Canal+/TPS merger. Before the merger, the channels could be paid a premium for being exclusive with either platform. Now that Canal+ have a monopoly, they don't need to pay as much and the old business models don't work anymore.

Below are the closures of TF6 and Stylia. Both occured on 31 December, neither was particularly well executed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOJs0VC57-A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjyD8Mi_FN8
JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Stylia's was really bad. Programme end credits (in English, you'd think translating them would be done when the programme is dubbed) and then what looks like a breakdown caption! TF6 would've been fine signing off with that one minute trailer thanking viewers for watching - if it hadn't then crashed to an announcement of the closure date.
MD
MrDexB Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Sorry if this is a random question that nobody might not know the answer to. But does anybody know where the clip of the FR3 news intro, which has Jean Michel Jarre's Equinoxe V as the theme, is? It was on The Newsroom on this website less than a year ago but I haven't found it anywhere.
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