Category: Features

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General election treats for pres fans

General elections are big events for broadcasters. Huge efforts go into mounting the overnight programmes – reporters and crews need to be on hand at as many counts as possible and be placed close to

Archive footage provides evidence of early use of STV branding

A great little find from the archives was recently shared on Twitter by STV Footage Sales.  Better Viewing was made by STV in 1957 to help their viewers understand how to get the most from

The BBC test card and in-vision teletext

TV Presentation has a cousin – trade test transmissions and in-vision teletext pages. If you grew up in the 70s or 80s and took an interest in what went on between programmes, you may well

BBC Two clock goes electronic

Updated: 7th September 2019. The project to replace the Noddy-based clock caption device (where a camera was placed in front of a mechanical clock and colour added by a colour synthesiser) was initiated in 1979

PICTURED: UTV's former headquarters - Havelock House, Ormeau Road, Belfast (11th November 2018).

Havelock House – a final look

UTV ceased broadcasting from Havelock House in June 2018, following a relocation to the top floor of the City Quays 2 office block.  The station had clocked up almost 59 years of broadcasting from the

PICTURED: BBC Broadcasting House, Belfast (11th November 2018).

BBC announces £77m redevelopment of Belfast HQ

After years of speculation about relocation to another site in Belfast, on 22nd March 2018, BBC director-general Tony Hall confirmed plans to redevelop the existing Broadcasting House site at Ormeau Avenue. Lord Hall said that