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Portugal’s multilayered public broadcaster.

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Portugal’s oldest television network RTP1, got itself a new on-air look last month, inspired by the channels clunky logo, and perhaps just a little by SimTower.

Surprisingly this ident is only a one off, but with such a unique concept, it could’ve so easily been expanded to include any variety of multi levelled environments…

Update: and it looks like they will be, with a new version making its debut this month, see second video above.

The strange flip book world of Cult.

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Based on a music video for Dutch group Kraak & Smaak, the same directors have repurposed the flip-book-meets-real-world concept for this series of idents for Fox owned Italian channel Cult.

According the channel, the idents are “an intriguing game of perspectives in which the protagonist is the claim of the channel: TV or not TV?.”

For a channel which describes itself as “curious, nonconformist and irreverent”, this trippy collection of mildy confusing idents, and an equally strange slogan all somehow works perfectly.

Public broadcasting en España.

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Corporación Radiotelevisión Española, or RTVE, is the state owned public broadcaster of Spain, operating eight television networks (including one just for classical music broadcasts), and six radio stations. Unlike the ABC or the BBC however, RTVE is financed with a combination of government funding and advertising.

Last week RTVE revealed its new branding, bringing together its aging brand into a “unified and common graphic language”. And although the new look isn’t expected to launch on-air until later in the year, the above video gives a thourough overview of the new look broadcaster, from its logos to stationary.

For a comparison of the new and old logos check out Brand New’s coverage.. and as for the song in the video, its ‘Take A Chance’ by The Magic Numbers.

– Thanks to Rocío from Summa for the video.

The Swedes are coming: SVT1 and SVT2.

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So far on this blog I have managed to feature European television from Norway, Belgium, France, Denmark, Switzerland, and the UK. Which considering how little Australian content is on this site, shows just how lazy I am, and just how proactive and generous my readers are (thanks again!).

Well we now have another European country we can add to that list: Sweden, thanks to Simon who has supplied me these videos from SVT (thats Sveriges Television) the license fee funded national broadcaster of everyones favorite high tax paying country.

I’ve always been fascinated by Sweden and its literally at the top of my “next holiday” list. I don’t know what my attraction is, maybe its the Saab’s, maybe its the The Knife, whatever it is I can’t wait to hopefully visit for myself sometime soon.

Enough about my travel plans though, these videos are a mix of promos, idents and programming from SVT1 and SVT2, for a run down of whats in each video… Continue reading “The Swedes are coming: SVT1 and SVT2.” »

KanaalTwee: Arrested Development in Flanders.

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Picture this.. you’re in Belgium, and you’ve got a craving for some Arrested Development, what do you do? You flick onto KanaalTwee (translation: Channel Two). This Belgian television station has been on the air since 1995 and is available over cable and satellite.

Above are stitched together start and end break bumpers to give you an idea of the KanaalTwee brand. After the jump are two promos and a chance to see how they interrupt credits in another part of the world. So keep reading..

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France from afar: France Télévisions

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This blog is about television idents, right? Sorry about my mid week Chaser-tangents, how about this though? Another installment of France from afar.

Instead of looking at a specific French television station though these videos promote the whole French national broadcaster; France Télévisions ranging from France Ô to 5.

Its similar, but a little more dramatic to what the BBC and Channel 4 do.

The whole thing is incredibly elegant, and this combined with the fact I saw Paris, je t’aime last night makes me wish I’d spent more time in Paris.

For more French Television, check out my posts on ARTE, France 3, France 5 and TF1,

– Thanks again, Jean-François.