• Short Summary

    The 1968 Olympics in Mexico are likely to be seen in colour in Britain on BBC Television.

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    SCU's & CU's. Dignitary pressing switches on converter



    CU.Fuse box



    SCU.Fuse box being fitted



    CU.Dignitary looking at film strips



    GV.Workshop



    SCU.Man writing formulae on blackboard



    SOF UP AT 23": "This rather ordinary-looking..."



    SOF ENDS: "...completes the Translantic colour chain."




    Initials RK/JEG


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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The 1968 Olympics in Mexico are likely to be seen in colour in Britain on BBC Television. The Director-General of the BBC.

    Sir Hugh Greene, has been taking part in the signing of a half million-pound agreement in Mexico City with the Games organisers which provides for colour telecasts from the main arena and the other games sites via communications satellites to Britain and then to other countries in both East and West Europe.

    The Games will be held in the autumn of next year. The transmission across the Atlantic of colour television has been made possible by an invention of BBC engineers -- a colour converter. A report from Colin Riach.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7UTH0EM7SQH3KD8VH0VHNE7FG
    Media URN:
    VLVA7UTH0EM7SQH3KD8VH0VHNE7FG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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