FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: NC1

The final minute or so of an RTÉ 2 start-up, from a Sunday afternoon in 1985.

If anyone out there can help put a date on this clip, we’d be very grateful. Hopefully the reference to the film showing on RTÉ One that day will help.

The standard start-up procedure for RTÉ 2 at the time was: ten minutes of clock and music; ident; in-vision continuity link into the first programme.

VIDEO: RTÉ 2 start-up (partial). Announcer: TBC. TX DATE: 1985. COPYRIGHT: RTÉ. VREF: 24202-01.

Video content

[00:00:00] CLOCK: this is a reconfigured version of the original 1978 mechanical clock caption. This updated design was introduced in 1984. Does anyone recognise the music playing here?

[00:00:30] IDENT: this recoloured version of the original RTÉ 2 logo first appeared in 1984 (exact date unknown). Unlike the original ident (which was mechanical), this version was played off tape and was accompanied by a short audio jingle.

[00:00:42] IN-VISION CONTINUITY: does anyone out there know who the announcer is? An in-vision continuity link prior to the first programme was standard practice on RTÉ 2 until the relaunch of the channel in October 1988.

RELATED ARTICLE: RTÉ TV daily start-ups.

Acknowledgements

FEATURE IMAGE:
PICTURED: RTÉ 2 clock. COPYRIGHT: RTÉ.

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