We have moved the content of the old “projectvivat.co.uk” site to the BECG website so it will be kept with all our other projects. The old site will be redirected to this one in due course.
Please see the “Project Vivat” page for the entry point to the pages.
We’ve added a new “Scale Models” page which shows off various modelling skills, from commercially available items, via modified items to “scratch built” models.
Some new articles have been added recently.
Making Old Television Technology Make Sense by Paul Marshall discusses, how material artefacts can help us understand television’s history more fully.
Dan Cranefield, Senior Engineering Manager, BBC Tel OBs and ex BBC Radio Links has kindly sent us a couple of articles with accompanying photos: The Royal Wedding of July 1986 which discusses the use of the (unfinished) Type 6 Scanner and Radio Links from Outside Broadcasts in the 1960s which shows the time before satellite uplinks came into use.
Two more BBC trucks have been added to the projects page:
ITV Central News have posted another video to YouTube, this one is a follow-up item about the event at BCU.
It includes interviews with Chris Perry of Kaleidoscope, Michael Steele and Dr Paul Marshall of BECG.
The Central News item has now been posted on YouTube.
PS: The sound problem at the start was not ours, it was fine leaving us (as the saying goes!).
We’ve been mentioned on BBC West Midlands and Birmingham City University’s Twitter feeds and on the BBC West Midlands website!
It’s not too late to get a free ticket to the Kaleidoscope event “Colour TV comes to town” tomorrow at Birmingham City University.
Tickets are still available from the Eventbrite website here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/colour-tv-comes-to-town-tickets-75577425113
We will be on Central News from 6pm tonight, live from Birmingham City University for the Kaleidoscope event “Colour TV comes to town”.