A new lens for Bio.

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So it’s clearly been a while since I posted anything here, but its been even longer since I posted anything about the Bio. channel.

Existing in Australia on the Foxtel platform (in one form or another) since 2004, the Bio. channel has recently refreshed its look and proposition.

Produced by Sydney-based Jonathon Lau, the 1960′s and 70′s inspired design extended to the production itself, and adds a real depth to the rebrand that can be felt on-screen:

Using a Blackmagic Studio camera the team shot hundreds of printed transparencies folding, moving, sliding and bending. These live elements were combined with motion graphics to be at the centre of the onscreen package. The authenticity and nostalgia from these techniques make a good match for the channel’s brand values.

For more info check out this.

Channel 4: Born Risky.

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Channel 4 stands up for what it believes in a new campaign designed to remind viewers of its remit and purpose.

We were set up to experiment, provoke and entertain, and to put our profits into our programmes. You may love us, you may want to punch our lights out, but we make programmes we believe in. We can do this because we were Born Risky.

Produced in house by 4Creative. Full credits here.

The movement of France 5.

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Created by Les Télécréateurs for French public service channel France 5, these idents are damn near perfect in their simplicity.

The concept is as simple as it is strong; a multitude of things that move in the same direction, one following the other, like a chain reaction between completely different worlds. Its underlying meaning is stated loud and clear: knowledge derives from making new links.

Understated and engaging, you can see more from the channels branding here.

Jones! A new New Zealand channel.

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A new channel launched in New Zealand this week called Jones! that embraces the world of classic television with a modern slant and very upbeat branding.

Created by NZ based Brandspank its a nice spin on the traditional look and feel generally associated with channels filled with Colombo and Cheers reruns.

From Television Centre to Broadcasting House.

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After nearly 45 years of bulletins, the BBC signed off from Television Centre for the last time on Sunday evening. As of now the entire BBC news operation is based out of Broadcasting House, billed as The World’s Newsroom and home to over 2,000 journalists the billion dollar revamp of the news division now see’s television, radio and online working alongside for the first time.

Mishal Husain led the final broadcast from Television Centre on March 17th at 10pm, with Sophie Raworth christening the new home for BBC One the next day at 1pm, with the above stories documenting the historic move.

Adam Hills’ Alternative Christmas Message.

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Australian comedian Adam Hills delivered the latest Channel 4 “Alternative Christmas message” this year focusing on the Paralympics, with reference to the hugely successful Meet The Superhumans campaign. Shot in a single long take it’s a particularly sincere and poetic spin on the annual tradition.

Presenters of previous alternative Christmas messages have ranged from Marge Simpson to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

There’s always more to uncover.

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Launched earlier this year to highlight the diversity of factual programming on SBS, this trio of promos created by US Sydney and Method Studios are simply stunning.

This award winning campaign creatively integrates programme footage into a unique and compelling spot worthy of its broadcaster.

Full credits here.

Redfern Now.

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Redfern Now is the first drama series of its kind to be written, performed, directed and produced by Indigenous Australians.

With acclaimed British writer Jimmmy McGovern as Story Producer this bold drama premiered last night in Australia on public broadcaster ABC1.

The title sequence by Sydney based The Solid State is a fitting introduction to this compelling and layered new anthology series.

Fashion TV en Español.

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For a channel best known for broadcasting runway footage this branding work for Fashion TV in Spain is surprisingly captivating.

Designed by Madrid based Helio Vega its a beautiful execution which will no doubt outshine the programming on its own network.

Meet The Superhumans.

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Broadcast concurrently across 78 different UK television channels last week “Meet the Superhumans” is a 90 second film produced as part of Channel 4′s campaign to promote their coverage of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Accompanied by ‘Harder Than You Think‘ from Public Enemy, it’s a spectacular piece of work from 4Creative and a powerful introduction to the Paralympics.

Full credits here.