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The Great Global Warming Simulcast.

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The Great Global Warming Swindle, a controversial documentary that disputes the popular belief over climate change is being aired on the ABC tonight, as well as being simulcast on ABC2 and NewsRadio.

For whatever reason the ABC is playing this documentary, at least they aren’t presenting it in isolation. It will be introduced by Lateline presenter Tony Jones, followed by interview by Jones with the films director, Martin Durkin and then a panel discussion.

I’m looking forward to the Tony Jones interview, which will hopefully question Durkin’s own motives throughly enough to compensate for the film being played in the first place.

The ABC goes cross platform, and a little yellow.

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Thanks to this comment from Sam at zspace I’m able to clear up some self induced confusion. The above three idents are part of a new Cross Platform collection created for the ABC, and are separate to the now christened “Genre” collection (still my favourite Australian idents).

All round brilliant stuff from both collections, and the best the ABC has looked in my (albeit short) living memory. And, if there’s anymore to come they’ll end up on this post.

One year of Two

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ABC2, the digital sibling of Australia’s national broadcaster launched one year ago today.

Personally I watch it more then some free to air channels, and the idents that accompanied the launch were the catalyst for me finally starting this blog. Currently the station doesn’t have any live telecasts, and is still restricted in its content (thanks to legislation), but even with its problems; the Sunday morning Rage’s, every state’s Stateline, Lateline in the morning, and never missing a Media Watch have made ABC2’s first year in existance more then worth it for me.

Its shown just a small taste of what multichanneling can bring, and I can’t wait for ABC Three or ABCNews 24, when/if they should ever arrive.

I captured this promo for abc.net.au on ABC2 this afternoon.

For more videos check out the ABC2 category of this blog.

Hello, Spring.

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This one looks cool, but the music is a bit too ‘colonial’ for me, much prefer the music they use in this ident, but maybe thats just the 20-year-old coming out in me.

River: 2

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Nice, short ABC2 ident, very cool scenery, I like the use of the white-on-black “2” at the end. Enjoy (all 14 seconds of it).

Lit up from within itself?

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Just another ABC2 ident, unlike all the others though, this one ends with a white 2 on a black background (as opposed to white on white) and I think the execution of the big 2 (being lit up from within itself) is very cool.

Mirror Mirror

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Yet another ABC2 ident, I’m kind of surprised how many of these they have made, but i’m not complaining, this one is simple but cool.

For those of you that don’t know ABC2 is a digital only channel offered by the ABC. The ABC is funded by the Australian government and under current legislation, ABC2 is only allowed to broadcast specific genres of TV, such as arts and regional programs, and for some bizarre reason is not allowed to broadcast national news, comedy, national sport and drama which is kind of a kill joy which means most of ABC’s cool programming can’t be repeated on ABC2.

The Minister for Communications Senator Helen Coonan is currently considering reforms which would allow a greater range of programming on digital television and I certainly hope they go through with it.

Bridge over the big 2.

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This is one of my favoure ABC2 idents to date. Its really well filmed and although the CGI on the ‘big 2’ won’t win an Oscar the whole look of the promo is very very cool and I like the direction this series of ABC2 idents is going.

King of the rodeo, let the good times roll.

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Just another ABC2 ident, not my favourite, it may seem like there all country themed but they’re not, will post the Sydney Harbour Bridge one soon.

Short 2’s

Of the new ABC2 idents there are some really quick ones that only go for about 10 seconds, so I thought I would post them all together.

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Very simple, the image doesn’t even move, it could be a photo, but still short and kinda cool.

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Only thing that moves in this one is the old guy walking up the path, music is annoying but appropriate.

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The most exciting of the three. Good music, good setting.