Technical

Changing the page

31 December 2017

The last few minutes of ORACLE teletext, 25 years ago

How ITV set the pace in colour

12 June 2017

Colour comes to ITV, courtesy of tests done by ITA chief engineer Howard Steele

Direct Broadcasting by Satellite

29 May 2017

The IBA announces that BSB is on its way

Television at Earls Court 1955

15 May 2017

Your guide to the latest television designs on display at Earls Court in 1955

The plain man’s guide to the changeover to 625 line TV

24 April 2017

A 1963 guide to the options available for 625 lines, colour and ITV-2

The Tuning Signal, Test Card C, and Tracing Faults

17 April 2017

A 1963 discussion of how to use the tuning signal to get perfect 405-line VHF black and white pictures

Direct broadcasting by satellite

16 January 2017

The BBC in 1986 details what went wrong with the planned BBC/IBA satellite service

Teletext at Republica

24 May 2016

Dan Farrimond takes a trip to Republica in Berlin to experience a teletext block party

Having faith in colour

26 January 2015

Sydney Bernstein argues against going colour in 1969

Archive Retrieval: A New Hope?

26 October 2008

Extracting colour information from black and white video images is now possible

Flat-screen chaos

27 March 2007

Professionals worse off than viewers

Supply-side Dilemma

1 December 2006

Broadcasting gear changes too fast – and support suffers

Patients and procedures

3 July 2006

An insight into Medical Photography & TV, 1966 to 1980

Discs or downloads?

29 June 2006

Do viewers and listeners care about technical quality? Yes and no.

Programmes in the Pod

3 June 2006

The impact of podcasting on the future of TV and radio

Futurecast

24 May 2004

We’ve arrived in the future we were always promised.

Technical school

24 May 2004

On being educated by television and radio

Multiperplexing

24 May 2004

Multiplexing doesn’t work

Teletext then… but now?

24 May 2004

The death of teletext

No compromise

24 May 2004

14:9 isn’t a compromise – it’s an easy way out

Booth broadcasting

18 May 2003

Television is shrinking

Overarching logic

1 February 2003

Widescreen television is the future. But it’s not the past

From Baird to MPEG

1 July 2001

A history of video