FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: Dave Baldwin

A very short recording of one of the bespoke channel test cards used by British Satellite Broadcasting in 1990.

VIDEO: BSB test card – The Movie Channel. TX DATE: 1990. COPYRIGHT: Sky plc. VREF: 26055-01.

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[00:00:00] TEST CARD: BSB created bespoke test cards for each of its channels – loosely based on the Philips PM5544 design. It also used the Test Card F idea of a picture of a person, framed in a circle.

The overall image was likely to have originated from a Quantel image store – rather than being generated by a dedicated box of electronics like the PM5544 and the BBC’s version of Test Card F.

Can you identify the girl pictured in this test card? Do you know what the music was that typically accompanied the BSB test cards?

Acknowledgements

FEATURE IMAGE:
PICTURED: BSB test card - The Movie Channel. COPYRIGHT: Sky plc.

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