RTÉ announces the introduction of widescreen television broadcasting throughout the country on an experimental basis.
- Title Widescreen Broadcasting Introduced
- 1st Broadcast 13/11/1995
- ContributorColm Connolly (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:01:43
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title Widescreen Technology of the Future
- Extended description
Two hundred and fifty hours of widescreen programming will be broadcast over the next year in association with Nokia and the association for independent electrical retailers. The package will be mainly made up of feature films, documentaries and music programmes and will be broadcast on Network Two (RTÉ 2) on a Saturday night.
Reporter Colm Connolly shows viewers what the difference between a 4:3 screen view and a widescreen view may look like.
Mel Farrell from Nokia Ireland explains how viewers with 4:3 television sets will receive widescreen pictures with a 'letterbox' which will mean the loss of some picture top and bottom.
Eugene Murray from RTÉ says that broadcasters worldwide believe that the widescreen experience is the one to offer viewers in the future.
The footage used in the report is from the series 'Waterways' which was produced by Emdee Productions for RTÉ.
A RTÉ News report on a trial by RTÉ to broadcast programmes in widescreen. The programmes were brodcast over a year on RTÉ's second television channel Network Two (RTÉ 2). This report was broadcast 13 November 1995.
- Local keywords Television, Broadcasting, Widescreen, NOKIA, Technology, Mel Farrell, Eugene Murray, RTÉ
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1995
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier BN95/317
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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