FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: Dave Baldwin

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

VIDEO: BSB test card – The Power Station. TX DATE: 1990. COPYRIGHT: Sky plc. VREF: 26251-01.

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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?

Acknowledgements

FEATURE IMAGE:
PICTURED: BSB test card - The Power Station. COPYRIGHT: Sky plc.

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