Monthly Archive for November, 2006

The Glass House, 2001-2006

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For whatever reason the show got cancelled, it certainly had its moments, and while I look forward to seeing next years line up on ABC (Wednesday night Chaser?), it seems a shame they couldn’t find a slot for this.

Enjoy the 60 minute finale above which included David Koch, Kerry-Anne Kennelly, Rhys Muldoon, Adam Spencer and Arj Barker among others.

John Suchet wants you to rescan your Freeview.

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If only the biggest problem Australia had with its digital conversion was reminding people to rescan so they could get another two channels.

This neat promo for FiveLife and FiveUS has John Suchet reminding everyone to rescan for the new Five channels now available on digital.

-Thanks Craig for the video

2001: The National Broadcaster

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I’m still trying to grab the rest of these 50 year idents before they stop airing them, and the latest I’ve found features the 2001 ident, when the ABC’s tagline was aptly enough, The National Broadcaster.

ITV never did get along with anybody else

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I’ve always thought that the best idents series were the ones that followed a simple premise, with a constructed visual grammar, from which a varying and interesting set of channel identifiers could be produced.

Channel 4 for example has idents from the one series shot at dockyards, public housing estates, highways, bowling greens and markets. What they all have in common though is the concept of creating the ’4′.

These new ITV1 idents (updated since January’s relaunch) are visually pretty splendid, but I think I’m still probably a press release away from quite understanding the whole idea…

- Thanks to Graham as always for the UK vids.

Jana holds up Nine

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Caught these while I was in Sydney a few months ago, obviously the Jana Wendt one probably isn’t running anymore, but not sure about the others.

Every one’s lissajous

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The ABC relaunched itself about 11 months ago, the above is a slice of what preceded the current on air look. Captured before I knew what H264 was you’ll have to forgive the quality.

Borat on Sunrise: I like sex, my preference women.

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Borat talked to David Koch this morning on Sunrise at 7:50am. They chatted about breakfast television, being a sex symbol, and Melbourne Gibson. Its a shame it couldn’t have been live in studio, would have been good to see him interact with the whole gang.

The new Simpsons Movie trailer.

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You’ve probably already seen the teaser trailer, but last night in the States on Fox, and tonight on Channel Ten in Australia a new trailer for the Simpsons Movie was released.

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The This is What We Do’s – updated

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The BBC launched a new corporate campaign in March this year with tagline ‘This is what we do’. Each video is designed to demonstrate “the passion and commitment of individuals working for the organisation”.

This is the first campaign of its kind since the 1997 Perfect Day promotion which I’ve been told was quite revered when it was first released.

I don’t think this is all of them, and I’m not sure if they are still running, let me know.

Update: Two more, ‘Every minute’ and ‘The Favours’. Thanks Graham.

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The rest of Planet Earth

planetearth - Twango

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The second part of the BBC documentary series Planet Earth goes to air later today (UK time) and since I’ve already shown you the earlier BBC and ABC promos for the show it seems only fair you see the new promo (still featuring “Hoppípolla” by Sigur Rós) from the recently refreshed BBC One.