Tag: On-Screen Presentation

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.

Why did STV’s expensive 1985 rebrand fall out of favour so quickly?

This week saw tributes to Martin Lambie-Nairn – the man behind many famous TV graphics. The original Channel 4 blocks, the 1991 BBC Two idents and the BBC One balloon truly deserve the word iconic. But not all of his

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.

Just when we thought UTV branding was being killed off

Just when you thought the story of UTV channel branding was over comes an unexpected post-script. Christmas on UTV – yes UTV – has a sponsor.

From Thames “In Colour” – in 1989?

In an age when branding is taken so seriously, it’s interesting to look back on a time when it wasn’t. One of the great mysteries lost in time is why many ITV companies continued to actively promote colour until well

BSB merger anniversary reflections

It is but a footnote in the history of British broadcasting. 30 years ago BSB – the IBA-regulated satellite broadcaster on the air for barely 8 months  – merged with Sky to create British Sky Broadcasting.

The time when Christmas branding meant a new mechanical model

For some of us, recording and archiving BBC TV Christmas symbols has been an annual ritual for many years.

Christmas has started on RTÉ TV

Christmas presentation launched in the 7pm junction last night on RTÉ One and RTÉ 2.