Tag: Channel 4 Television Corporation

1982 BBC business programme provides useful insights into the launch of Channel 4

A report from BBC Two’s financial series The Money Programme provides a great insight into the launch of Channel 4. It also provides a few nuggets for Pres fans.

Channel 4’s 80s takeover day sees old trailer graphics used as idents

Channel 4’s 80s-themed presentation is a fascinating glimpse of what might have been.

The demise of BBC Schools and Colleges branding

The return of a form of schools broadcasting next week has provoked inevitable nostalgia – and not just from pres fans.

The channel brand that was bigger than its programmes

It was hugely fitting that Channel 4 paid tribute to Martin Lambie-Nairn on Monday night after his death. Without him, who knows whether the channel would have flourished.

Channel 4 tribute to Martin Lambie-Nairn

Following the news today of the death of branding expert Martin Lambie-Nairn, Channel 4 tonight paid a brief tribute to him.

Martin Lambie-Nairn: a giant of TV branding

Martin Lambie-Nairn will go down in media history as the inventor of modern television branding.

Happy Diwali from Channel 4

Channel 4 has been airing a special ‘Happy Diwali’ ident throughout today.

Channel 4 reintroduces StayAtHome DOG

Channel 4 has reintroduced its “#StayAtHome” DOG – albeit the latest incarnation goes under the title “#StayAtHome2”.

Are broadcasters forgoing key skills in their pursuit of “authentic” channel announcers?

It was the style of speech which defined the BBC for decades. For a long time Received Pronunciation was used by virtually all BBC broadcasters. It was Lord Reith who believed this to be a form of speech which would be

Channel 4 dusts off old logo for GBBO 80s night

A day after its 38th birthday, Channel 4 found an excuse to dust off one of its original batch of ‘4’ idents.