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Monday, 27 July 2009

ZNS-TV Channel 13

ZNS-TV Channel 13 is I think state run television station located in Nassau The capital of The Bahamas.

ZNS-TV is operated by the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas.

The corporation also operates a number of radio stations on the island, including ZNS-1 AM on 1540 kHz which is a clear channel station at 50,000 watts day and night, and can be heard across the Caribbean and Florida at night.

ZNS-TV broadcasts in Nassau on Channel 13 with a radiated power of 500 kW's and also has a repeater in Freepoint also on Channel 13 also with a radiated power 500 kW's.

ZNS-TV can also be seen on cable in the country as well as on satellite in C-Band in the Northern Americas on the AMC 3 satellite at 87°W.

ZNS-TV is known on air as ZNS Network Bahamas as well as ZNS News 13 for their news broadcasts, which is very North American in presentation.

ZNS-TV began broadcasting on July 4th 1977 a few months prior to this the government sent about a dozen people to Canada for training.

A great blog it seems for broadcasting in The Bahamas can be read here.

The Video

First off we see the final station ident for the night, and then a North American style station information and locations sign-off then into the National Anthem video which also includes the Flag of The Bahamas.

This video aired at 01:30 local summer time which is 05:30 UTC and I believe they start broadcasting again at 06:00 local time.

By the sounds of it the audio recording may of actually been taped in the 1970's it would be odd today to boast being in full colour.

I am very pleased to bring this video to this blog, I have been wanting to see it let alone record it for ages.

Call Sign Information

The ZNS call sign stands for Zephyr Nassau Sunshine.

Zephyr is a word for Sea Breeze, while Nassau is the capital of The Bahamas.

ZNS is grand fathered from when The Bahamas was colony of the United Kingdom, ZN are call sign letters assigned to the United Kingdom, a-lot of Caribbean radio and television stations were assigned a Z* call sign.

The Blog

I have decided to take this blog in a new posting format, I will post whenever I have a new video or honestly feel like it, I have not abandoned this blog.

I hope you all enjoy this video and ones to come....

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Korean Central TV (DPRK) Close Down 2009

Korean Central Television, is a state television station from the DPRK or more commonly known as North Korea.

KCTV broadcasts news reports, shows on education, culture, economic affairs, cartoons and various other content.

KCTV broadcasts from 08:00 to 13:30 UTC which is 17:00 to 22:30 local time Monday through Saturday and 00:00 to 13:30 UTC which is 9:00 to
22:30 on Sundays, broadcast times mirror Sundays on key national holidays.

To read more about KCTV please click Here

I have never been able to view a close down from KCTV, I have had the privilege to view KCTV for a good number of hours at a time, but the broadcast is always cut long before the end of their broadcast day, so this is as much a treat for me as anyone else.

The Video

This video is more about presentation than anything I think and its a neat insight into the country.

The Flag of the DPRK is seen flying in a more conventional way in this video, unlike their start up in the link above.

Not sure the music being played over the flag, I am assuming someone can comment on that for me.

Thanks to Mark over at SatDirectory for this video.

If you would like to read a rough translation of what is going to be shown the next broadcast day please click here, credit to sstepski.

Please be aware of the file size of this video, so be patient when it buffers.

I hope you all enjoy...


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