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 17:00 to 22:30 local time Monday through Saturday and 9:00 to
22:30 on Sundays, broadcast times mirror Sundays on key national holidays.
KCTV broadcasts on VHF Channel 12 with 700 KW's of power in the capital Pyongyang but also has various transmitters in other parts of the country.
Television broadcasting in the DPRK began on March 3rd 1963, and colour using the PAL system was introduced in April of 1974.
KCTV can be watched internationally on Thaicom 5 at 78.5°E satellite, broadcasting on satellite began in October of 1999.
First of we see KCTV's unique test card which seems to have many characteristics of the PM5544 which is used all round the world.
Before the start of the normal day the Voice of Korea interval signal is played with the test pattern, to hear the interval signal click play below.
Then into the video itself, it starts with a beautiful zooming in shot of I think is Baekdu Mountain and The National Anthem is playing.
Then a panning shot of Heaven Lake on the Chinese North Korean border, Heaven Lake a lake formed by the volcanic Baekdu Mountain.
Then the Flag of the DPRK is placed over the video.
Video then turns into the flag totally and notice the flag is flying right-to-left.
Then the Chollima Statue appears, the Chollima is a mythical flying horse similar to Pegasus and this statue stands for the heroism and invincible fighting spirit of the Korean people it is located in Pyongyang.
Then what I think translated to Korean Central Television is written in Korean characters.
Finally a staff announcer welcomes us to the new broadcast day.
Sorry for the poor sound quality of the audio, this was out of my control.
Hope you all enjoy...
Saturday, 28 June 2008
Korean Central Television, is a state television station from the DPRK or more commonly known as North Korea.
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
ABC2 is the second channel from Australia's ABC, ABC2 is only transmitted on digital terrestrial (over the air) and digital satellite and was launched on March 7th 2005.
ABC2 does not broadcast 24/7 and closes between 12am and 3am depends on the day and starts up again at 6.30am.
ABC2 airs a range of original shows produced for ABC2 and some popular repeats of shows originally aired on ABC1.
First of we see the ABC Guide, which is a series of slides with the prime time television guide on ABC's stations, weather information and news updates which is shown during downtime of ABC2 with ABC DiG playing non stop alternative adult music.
After this "The Snake Plug" airs, at the end of the day the plug pulls itself out of the socket, does a little Indian snake charmers dance with Indian style music and goes to sleep, and at the start of the new broadcast day the plug wakes back up does a little dance and sees the plug socket and plugs itself back in and it switches itself on automatically.
Obviously set in the Seventies mind you.
Then a short what's on today on ABC2 slide, and then into trailers for upcoming shows on ABC2 then the first ident of the morning, if a bit corny and into a new day of programming.
I love the plug isn't he tripy!
Thanks to the SatDirectory for this video once again.
Hope you all enjoy.
Saturday, 21 June 2008
JOEX-TV TV Asahi is a broadcast television station located in Tokyo Japan.
JOEX-TV broadcasts on VHF Channel 10 and is the flagship station of the All-Nippon News Network and serves the Kanto region of Japan which includes the capital Tokyo.
JOEX-TV began broadcasting on November 1st 1957 originally as Nihon Educational Television which was a commercial educational broadcaster but very quickly changed to airing more general purpose programming and using excuses that the programming was educational to maintain their educational broadcast licence.
In November 1973 they became truly a general purpose station when they applied and successfully received a general purpose television license.
At the same time they renamed themselves NET General Television and became Asahi TV on April 1st 1977.
In 1996 they introduced unification of presentation styles on its regional affiliates and a new logo to give TV Asahi network the look and feel of a national network, the current on air look I personally think is great, very original and modern.
JOEX-TV still closes down every so often and airs the same video at the start of the new broadcast day, as I mentioned with JOCX-TV, Japanese broadcasting relies on Call Signs so JOEX-TV uses this video as station identification.
First we see are a series of slides containing information on digital switch over of television broadcasting to digital in Japan which is due in 2011, it explains what digital television is, how viewers will be affected, and gives a phone number to ask questions or to ask for a rebate cheque for digital converter boxes.
Then into a great little ident for TV Asahi and then the Call Sign slowly slides in.
Then a Male announcer spells out the Call Sign JOEX-TV in English then says "This is Asahi Television"
Few seconds of black level, then a new screen appears and the female announcer says gives a few words on the forthcoming tests.
The test tone or "The Pips" are heard twice, to listen to what I mean click play below.
These are used to tests Japan's Emergency Alert System, these I assume are required to be played once a week similar to America's Alert System, the system is used to alert the public of earthquakes and other natural or civil disasters.
The female announcer once again explains what they were.
Then into a very grainy and staticy SMPTE colour bar test card with the Call Sign listed as identification.
For historical reasons this video aired on morning of the 16th June 2008.
I would like to thank Zach and three60news for the translation of these last two videos from Japan that have been featured on this blog.
Hope you all enjoy....
Wednesday, 18 June 2008
JOCX-TV is the flagship station of the Fuji News Network and The Fuji Network System, JOCX-TV is operated by Fuji Television Network Inc.
JOCX-TV broadcasts on VHF channel 8 and serves the Kantō region of Japan which includes the capital Tokyo.
JOCX-TV began broadcasting on March 1st 1959 and quickly networked with other television stations in Japan.
JOCX-TV still closes down every so often at around 5am for around half an hour, and since Japanese broadcasting relies on Call Signs JOCX-TV uses this video as station identification, the same video is played at the start of the new broadcast day.
Now onto the actual video, first of we see this strange building rendered in 3D, which turns out is JOCX-TV headquarters on Odaiba which is a artificial island in Tokyo bay.
Then futuristic buildings start to spring up around the headquarters and the rest is pretty much self explanatory.
At the end they are in space on an space station labelled Fuji TV which notice has the same sphere as Fuji TV's headquarters, so obviously what they are saying here is Fuji TV will one day broadcast and produce shows from space, who needs satellite broadcasting when you got whole studios in space! no time delay with uplinking there.
Then an announcer in English spells out the call sign JOCX-TV and short message which translates as "This is Fuji Television", and then into a SMPTE colour bar test card with two sets of writing in the bottom left says Fuji Television written in Katakana which is a a style of Japanese writing, mostly used for foreign/loan words.
For historical reasons this video aired on morning of the 15th June 2008.
Call Sign Information
Broadcast television and radio in Japan aimed for public consumption all use call signs, their call signs begin with JO and then two letters which I guess are chosen by the broadcaster and the broadcast medium, for example JOAU-FM for FM radio or JOCX-DTV for Digital TV, AM/MW Radio stations do not need to mention their broadcast medium.
Thanks and enjoy.
Saturday, 14 June 2008
VTV 1 is the first television channel of Vietnam Television, VTV 1 broadcasts on VHF channel 9 in Vietnam's capital Hanoi.
VTV 1 broadcasts news and current affairs type shows in the Vietnamese language.
Vietnam Television has an interesting history, television broadcasting in North Vietnam started on September 7th 1970 in Hanoi and took control of the South's television channels including the US military television after reunification in 1975.
Right onto the video, first of we see VTV's standard PM5544 test card, then at 5:30am into a computer generated graphic of a broadcast tower pointing to the star on the Flag of Vietnam and circles around it to represents broadcast emissions, the star flips into a star placed with Hanoi is on a map of Vietnam and then some 3D text over a rotating disc of some kind all to a instrumental copy of the National Anthem of Vietnam.
Now onto the 2nd video of the start up, then what I assume are Vietnamese Navy in dress uniform carrying the Flag of Vietnam and Goose-Stepping away as you do, to the flag pole to raise the flag, the flag is raised and thrown into the wind by one of the Navy men.
Then starts to play a vocal copy of the National Anthem starts to play, pans out from the flag and transitions into a distant shot of the flag flying in the wind.
Shots of the Navy Band playing the anthem, children saluting the flag, then into a what on today graphics and finally the graphics turn/morphs into an awesome I guess graphic logo/ident for VTV 1.
This is the first of I hope many videos from the Asia and Pacific region from SatDirectory which has kindly been donated this video and soon others to the blog, so I'd like to say thanks very much for that.
Over all this really does trump the start up aired by VTV 4 that I featured when I first began this blog.
Also I would like to direct people to Zachary Harden's Blog, Zach who has commented here recently has wrote an article on how the National Anthem is aired on Japanese Television so give it a read.
I hope you all enjoy.
Wednesday, 11 June 2008
Metro TV is a 24-hour news channel which is based in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Metro TV is mainly a news station but offers some political satire shows and talk based entertainment.
Metro TV broadcasts on UHF Channel 57 in Jakarta Metro TV also has a large network of over 53 relays in Indonesia and is also available over all the world via web streams.
Right lets get onto the video.
The National Anthem is heard and Flag is flying right from the start, there there are various shots of I guess past and present political leaders and a speech which I do not know who its from and when, but I assume its a declaration of independence.
I do not really know what else I can say about this one, I don't know enough to explain the video in great detail I'm afraid, I guess I'll just let the video talk for itself.
Thanks for reading and enjoy.
Saturday, 7 June 2008
XHIJ-TV Canal 44 is a Mexican broadcast television station licensed for the Ciudad Juarez Chihuahua, Mexico and El Paso Texas, United States Area/Market and broadcasts in Spanish.
XHIJ-TV broadcasts on UHF Channel 44, Ciudad Juárez and El Paso are separated by the Rio Grande River and so they share broadcast television stations and have an audience of around 2,380,785 people. XJIJ-TV is currently rated forth in Ciudad Juárez but I am unsure of its ratings in El Paso.
XHIJ-TV is an affiliate of Cadena Tres or in English Network Three and provides a 24/7 broadcast.
As I've mentioned before with other Mexican licensed stations, all broadcast stations radio and television are required to play the national anthem each day by law under their licence from the Secretary of Communications and Transportation of Mexico.
First off we see an ident for XHIJ-TV which serves as identification and then an announcer giving a message which translates as "Channel 44 The Channel for the News an affiliate of Network Three"
I will let the video speak for itself, but the Flag of Mexico is heavily featured and the National Anthem of Mexico is played through-out.
Thanks and Enjoy.....
Wednesday, 4 June 2008
KCWY is a full powered broadcast television station on VHF Channel 13 with a radiated power of 10.9 kW's in the Casper, Wyoming market in the United States.
KSWY is also a full powered broadcast television station on VHF channel 7 with a radiated power of 9 kW's in the Sheridan, Wyoming market, and serves as a mirror of KCWY.
KCWY also has one low powered station and two translators/repeaters they are:
- KCHY-LP a low powered station on VHF Channel 13 which broadcasts to Cheyenne, Wyoming.
- K14LK a translator on UHF Channel 14 which broadcasts to Laramie, Wyoming.
- K30GV a translator on UHF Channel 30 which broadcasts to Riverton, Wyoming.
KCWY and all its translators/repeaters are NBC Television Network affiliates in their intended markets after originally signing on as a PAX affiliate on February 21st 2001, but after some dealing's became the NBC affiliate on September 1st 2003, more can be read about its history on Wikipedia here.
KCWY continues to sign-off/close down in the early hours of Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings.
KCWY brands itself News 13 even if the channel is not transmitted on VHF Channel 13 like on KSWY or their translators.
This video serves as a very simple way to identify the two stations and their translators/relays before sign-off and then into a simple SMPTE colour bars test card.
This is a simple video in its content and length but I guess that is all that is needed these days sadly, I just wish there was more.
Sadly no National Anthem video from KCWY, ah well.
Still I hope you all enjoy.