• Short Summary

    CONGO-KINSHASA'S FIRST TELEVISION STATION WAS OPENED ON WEDNESDAY. PRESIDENT MOBUTU PERFORMED THE INAUGURATION CEREMONY ON?

  • Description

    1.
    GV TV STATION AND AERIAL
    0.04

    2.
    LV DITTO
    0.07

    3.
    CU SIGN "R.T.N.C."
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    4.
    TGV INT. CEREMONY IN STUDIO
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    5.
    SCU GENERAL MOBUTU
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    6.
    SCU CEREMONY ON CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION
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    7.
    LV CEREMONY
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    8.
    SV MOBUTU WALKS AROUND STUDIO
    0.31

    9.
    LV TECHNICIANS
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    10.
    TGV STUDIO
    0.38

    11.
    GV PAN. UP EXT. STUDIO AND AERIAL
    0.49



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: CONGO-KINSHASA'S FIRST TELEVISION STATION WAS OPENED ON WEDNESDAY. PRESIDENT MOBUTU PERFORMED THE INAUGURATION CEREMONY ON THE EVE OF THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF HIS REGIME.

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU CUT A RIBBON TO DECLARE THE NEW TELEVISION STATION OPEN AND THE CEREMONY WAS SHOWN ON CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION. THE NEW STATION, R.T.N.C. (RADIO-TELEVISION NATIONALE CONGOLAISE) WILL OPERATE ON A 625 LINE SYSTEM. THE LATEST FIGURES AVAILABLE (FEBRUARY 1966) SHOWED THAT THERE WERE 400 TELEVISION SETS IN CONGO-KINSHASA. NEIGHBOURING CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE HAD 1,500 SETS.

    THE INAUGURATION OF CONGO-KINSHASA'S FIRST TELEVISION STATION COINCIDED WITH THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE MILITARY COUP WHICH BROUGHT GENERAL MOBUTU TO POWER. THE DAY AFTER THE TELEVISION STATION OPENED THERE WAS A BIG PARADE IN KINSHASA AND CELEBRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEPPFA4YSN5LFX6KJD24F2W2CY
    Media URN:
    VLVAEPPFA4YSN5LFX6KJD24F2W2CY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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