General TV History

Dodgy, yes. Arial , no.


Sorry for the illusion shatter, but Get the Channel 9 Feeling in the 70s?
I think TV Times was earlier in the UK.

Is that right? Interesting.

I’ve never seen anything about that.

To be honest it doesn’t really seem very ITV or BBC. Maybe it was used by just one of the ITV companies?

Do you have any more details?

The promo was for TV Times, a TV mag that carried program guides for ITV broadcasters. (Radio Times was sort of the competitor as it carried program guides for BBC TV).

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Ah ok, so it was something like “Get the TV Times feeling”?

Not TV of course, well not exactly, but still clearly the concept wasn’t original

STW9 in Perth had the similar slogan “Get the Feeling!”.

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Sorry for the double post, but i saw these in a ADS7/10 montage on YouTube.



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It was DOA when some moron decided to schedule it on Wednesdays instead of Saturday. Then they move it to Saturday after the horse has bolted.


No matter what Daryl think, I think it was pretty fitting to have the final episode of Hey Hey it’s Saturday on the same day that Bendigo st was have the final live show ever

Everyone’s Home ID on 7 in 1998. Life was better back then


Lead was still in petrol, crime rates were higher than present and life expectancy was lower. Not sure what metric you reckon life was better under, other than nostalgia.


Internet was slow… porn was low resolution…

Life was better?


Is life better today than it was 20 years ago? In some aspects such as those pointed out by MTLCK above, things are far better now than they were at the turn of the millennium but in others (including to some extent, the television/media landscape), I’d be inclined to say no.

Personally I’d love to see the return of high budget launch promos like the one posted above but with changing priorities/budgets, that isn’t going to happen. Most regular TV viewers couldn’t care less about, if not loathe self-serving promotions such as those which aired on TV during the 1980s, 1990s and even into the Early-Mid 2000s. They just want to see decent programs!

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If anything I suspect TV is more receptive to viewers wants and desires these days.

I’m not sure we ever cared about big launch promos (MediaSpy types did of course even if MS didn’t exist at the time).

Back in the dim dark days (the 70s) audiences were treated with contempt; TV shows were held on the shelves for months and sometimes years.


Speaking of the 70s, i take it this was used by ADS7 circa '74?


I think that logo was used network wide by 74, with the possible exception of TVW

apparently delayed in Melbourne until later in 1975.

This clip , dated early 1975, still shows the older 7 circle

YouTube: Conniptions886

I don’t know when the rainbow 7 logo was adopted in Adelaide. HSV7 and ADS7 had common ownership then but that doesn’t necessarily follow that they synced up their logos

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#myfriends, why:

  1. Adelaide TV had to depend their national program from Melbourne, so as Brisbane depend on Sydney (in the days of microwaves/tapes) ?

  2. Adelaide/Brisbane TV were/are semi-sat stations of Melbourne/Sydney TV ?

  3. At one point, Adelaide news were presented from Melbourne ? (I don’t think that Brisbane news are ever presented from Sydney…)

That’s not really how it worked although I am not familiar with the logistics at that time. The 7 stations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide were all members of the Seven Network so they bought programs jointly but each station still had the autonomy to do their own production and purchases. If one network member didn’t want a certain program it could have got picked up by a rival channel. It also meant that different stations in the network could make their own shows and sell them across the network. While most production was still based in Sydney and Melbourne, it happened a lot with children’s programs being made in Adelaide and Brisbane and sold nationally.

No they weren’t.

That was Channel 10 in the early 2000s where they had the Adelaide news presented from Melbourne and the Perth news presented from Sydney. Presentation of these bulletins is now back in their respective cities.


I found it in this video, courtesy of Robert Fletcher. Check out 0:28.

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