Ictimai TV is a public TV channel in Azerbaijan.
It is not owned or run by the state of Azerbaijan as they have their own.
Ictimai TV is Azerbaijan's member of the European Broadcasting Union, it became the countries member due to the fact the state run channel was to closely tied to the government.
Ictimai TV does not close down at night but airs this start-up video each morning.
First of we seen an 3D ident of theirs, shot of a sunrise then a 3D Court of arms and flag appears, then the National Anthem starts and we see shots of the military first, then shots of the country and finally the flag and Azərbaycan.
Saturday, 29 March 2008
Ictimai TV is a public TV channel in Azerbaijan.
Wednesday, 26 March 2008
This sign-on video is truly epic....
Right onto the video, HLDR-TV CJB Television is a local channel broadcasting in I believe the Chungbuk province which is in the centre of South Korea.
Since its a local station it does not provide a 24 hour schedule but I believe even the larger stations play a sign-on video at around 6am in South Korea.
First we see a very busy test card with music playing, everything is featured on this test card, including the analogue frequencies in three different regions they broadcast in and their HD Digital simulcast.
Then a little graphic with Korean text which is shown just before the start of the sign-on video.
I will let this sign-on video speak for itself since like I've already said it is truly epic, what I can say is the music in the background is the National Anthem of South Korea Aegukga which is also subtitled.
There is a little bit of US influence in the video, if you can guess what it is email me.
This sign on seems to be used by a number of local channels, that I believe are networked for news from SBS, I am unsure of the connection otherwise.
And then a graphic and information on the broadcast purpose of CJB.
Saturday, 22 March 2008
Al Ordoniyah is the the international channel from Jordan Radio and Television, it broadcasts most of the shows from their national terrestrial channel and specially produced talk shows and news in various languages.
It is available on satellite in the Middle East, North Africa, most of Europe and North America.
Although it does not close down it still airs the National Anthem each morning.
It starts off with an ident of the channel, and then a clip of the Flag of Jordan silently flying in the wind.
Then the National Anthem starts and they then cut to a shot in a studio of I guess the army or the reserves choir and band singing and playing the national anthem, they sing through and it ends with the flag silently blowing in the wind again.
The big sign in the background is the Coat of arms of Jordan.
Wednesday, 19 March 2008
BBTV Channel 7 is a channel in Thailand, it provides a varied service from news and entertainment to infomericals at night.
It broadcasts on I guess VHF Channel 7 in Thailand's capital Bangkok, it is owned by the Royal Thai Army and operated under contract by BBTV.
BBTV is an acronym for Bangkok Broadcasting & TeleVision.
First off we see a graphic of two large satellite dishes, a broadcasting tower with circles to represent radio waves, and the stations logo in the top right corner and text in Thai.
Then into the close down, various photographs and videos of the King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej, from his childhood to modern day, and the music playing is the Royal anthem Phleng Sansoen Phra Barami.
Then into a quick shot of their test card a standard Phillips PM5544.
I should be uploading NBT Channel 11 also from Thailand in the coming weeks.
Saturday, 15 March 2008
Just a simple one today.
ETV - Ethiopian TV is the television station of the Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency, it broadcasts in Amharic, Oromiffa, Tigringna and English.
The policy of ETV is to broadcast in different languages, to entertainment, to be educational and to inform of the government policies to the Ethiopian people.
It broadcasts on various VHF frequencies around Ethiopia, but in Ethiopia's capital Addis Abba it is broadcasting on VHF Channel 7 with 5KW's of power.
This is a simple close down with the flag of Ethiopia flying in the wind and the National Anthem.
Wednesday, 12 March 2008
Tunis TV7 is a state owned channel in Tunisia broadcasting on various VHF channels countrywide, but its broadcasts are on VHF Channel 7 from the transmitter on top of the Bou Kornine mountain. Not until very recently were private TV and radio banned in Tunisia, TV7 broadcasts a mixture of shows in French and Arabic.
Not until very recently Tunis TV7 would close down at night with this video, but now they are in the 24/7 broadcasting game, but continue to use this video at around 5am and directly afterwards have readings from the Koran.
I have watched this channel close down many times, the most interesting thing for me was after close down was the change of test card from Tunis 7 to the broadcasting regulators test card, most wouldn't even notice but I notice these things easily.
Right onto the start up, first we see a channel identification of theirs, and into a computer generated weighing scales to represent the law I guess with the National Anthem of Tunisia playing, a very artistic ship dawning the flag of Tunisia that pans away into a shot of a sword, the scales, the ship, a lion and the flag morphs into a ball they all mix together to create the Coat of Arms of Tunisia.
Now shots of the country, farming, rivers, industry, Mosques, country side, their national football team, surgeons, military, and shot of the flag of Tunisia.
Hope you all enjoy....
Saturday, 8 March 2008
TV Koper Capodistria is the Italian language channel of Radiotelevizija Slovenija of Slovenia, its transmitted in the the Koper/Capodistria region of Slovenia.
It is a bilingual channel in both Slovenian and Italian, and mainly serves to broadcast locally produced shows, news and sport for the region in both Italian and Slovenian.
The channel saw huge popularity in Italy in the 1970s, simply because RAI held a monopoly on broadcasting and was in PAL Colour, this stopped Italy adopting the SECAM standard since simply Italians just bought PAL sets so they could watch TV Koper Capodistria in colour, and private companies set-up repeaters outside the main broadcast region so more Italians could view.
Slovenia's broadcasts during the communist days which was then part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia were seen as less stuffy than the democratic broadcaster of RAI in Italy!
Right away from the history lesson....
This is a simple closedown just The Boy with a Flute rotating and the National Anthem of Slovenia and channel identification at the end.
The Boy with a Flute is a statue which stands in front of RTV Slovenija's main building in Ljubljana, and serves has RTVs mascot and emblem.
Hope you all enjoy....
Wednesday, 5 March 2008
Russia TV (Телеканал Россия) is a state owned and operated television channel in Russia, it its owned by the VGTRK.
It programmes a 24/7 schedule for Moscow time zone, but in certain regional areas it still continues to shut down, if your watching the 24/7 feed it will still airs the Russian National Anthem and flag sometime in the middle of the early morning hours.
This broadcast is from a broadcast aimed at the Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, which is in Western Russia.
First we see a standard coloured bar test card, then into a clock which isn't any old clock, its a digital recreation of the Spasskaya Clock which overlooks Red Square in Moscow, with clouds moving in the sky and square blocks moving across the screen for no apparent reason.
I did say the broadcasters of the former USSR loved their clocks.
Then into a simple animated digital graphic of the flag of The Russian Federation and the national anthem, which is basically now the old Soviet Anthems tune with new words, Russia adopted a new one after the fall of the Soviet Union, but it was not well liked, so in 2000 President Putin brought it back with new words.
Then into an ident of theirs.
I have seen video of this channel as late as 2003 still having video of Russia and Russians, and the same digital flag, but I am unsure when this was replaced with just the flag.
Saturday, 1 March 2008
Until very recently Uzbekistan TV (Tashkent TV) would close down around 1am their time, but not any-more even Uzbekistan is in the 24/7 television game.
Uzbekistan TV is a TV station based in... yep you guessed it Uzbekistan, even though like I've already mentioned it does not shut down any longer it does make time to play the national anthem at around 05:55 their time each morning before the start of the new broadcast day.
First off we see the clock, the broadcasters of the former USSR have a THING for clocks, some are elaborate and over the top, even cable channels have them, especially in Russia. At least this one is simple.
Then into shots of Mosques in the Winter ident package.
Straight into a shot of the flag of Uzbekistan and the National Anthem plays, then shots of Uzbekistan and its people, its sport people, it has computers, sports men at the Olympics, huge Uzbek flag, shots of statues, cars and trains rolling of the production line, doves set into flight, shots of fields of wheat being harvested, kids playing enjoying themselves, of course the military, historical figures, heavy industry, fireworks at a square in I guess Tashkent and the flag.
Into the start of broadcast day.