• Short Summary

    FOR THE FIRST TIME, AUSTRALIA AND ENGLAND HAVE EXCHANGED TELEVISION PICTURES BY MEANS OF A COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE.

  • Description

    1.
    CU SIGN AND PAN TO CARNARVON TRANSMISSION AREA (TWO SHOTS)
    0.14

    2.
    MS INTERIOR STATION
    0.18

    3.
    MS WEATHER FORECAST
    0.20

    4.
    CU MONITOR SCREEN
    0.22

    5.
    MS TECHNICIANS AT WORK
    0.28

    6.
    MS TEST PATTERN (THREE SHOTS)
    0.41

    7.
    MS MORE TESTS
    0.47

    8.
    CU TECHNICIANS
    0.49

    9.
    CU TEST FROM BRITAIN SHOTS MAP OF UK
    0.59

    10.
    MS TECHNICIANS AT WORK
    1.01

    11.
    MS MORE TESTING (TWO SHOTS)
    1.07



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: FOR THE FIRST TIME, AUSTRALIA AND ENGLAND HAVE EXCHANGED TELEVISION PICTURES BY MEANS OF A COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE. THIS FIRST-EVER DIRECT TELEVISION TRANSMISSION TOOK PLACE ON THUR. AFTERNOON (NOV. 24). BETWEEN CARNARVON IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA, AND THE GOONHILLY TRACKING STATION IN CORNWALL, ENGLAND.

    TEST PATTERNS WERE EXCHANGED BY MEANS OF THE COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE KNOWN AS INTELSAT TWO.

    THE GIANT ANTENNA AT THE OVERSEAS TELECOMMUNICATIONS STATION AT CARNARVON LOCKED ONTO THE SATELLITE ORBITING 22,000 MILES ABOVE THE EARTH, SHORTLY AFTER HALF-PAST-ONE ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

    IT WAS AN HISTORIC BREAK-THROUGH IN LONG-RANGE TELEVISION TRANSMISSION.

    THE TEST PATTERNS FROM ENGLAND SHOWED A MAP OF THE BRITISH ISLES AND A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE GOONHILLY STATION. THE TRANSMISSION IS EXPECTED TO CLEAR THE WAY FOR THE FIRST EXCHANGE OF PROGRAMMES BETWEEN THE AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING COMMISSION (A.B.C.) AND THE B.B.C.

    THE A.B.C. WILL TRANSMIT ITS PROGRAMME LIVE FROM THE MAIN STREET OF CARNARVON.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC0QAJH6LDP6ZFEM5HY9Y9XV2X
    Media URN:
    VLVAC0QAJH6LDP6ZFEM5HY9Y9XV2X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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