• Short Summary

    THE ISLAND STATE OF SINGAPORE WITH A POPULATION OF 1.7 MILLION, MOSTLY CHINESE, GOT A TELEVISION SERVICE FEBRUARY 15.

  • Description

    1.
    LS. RADIO SINGAPORE BUILDING.
    3 1/2 ft

    2.
    MS. MR. WEALTHY OF ABC AND CHARLES MARTIN OF BBC.
    6 ft

    3.
    MS. KEITH WILKES OF ABC, K.G. LIM OF RADIO SINGAPORE AND DAVID PRIOR OF ABC.
    8 ft

    4.
    MCU WILKES PAN TO HIM.
    10 1/2 ft

    5.
    MLS CONTROL ROOM.
    13 ft

    6.
    MS NORMAN DAVEY OF BBC AT CONTROLS.
    16 1/2 ft

    7.
    MS. JERRY PULLEN OF BBC TO MR. DAVEY
    20 ft

    8.
    MS. TIME ON TV SCREEN.
    23 ft

    9.
    LS. CROWD WATCHING.
    25 ft

    10.
    MS. MR. S. RAJARATNAM (SOF) BEGIN: "TONIGHT.........ENDS:!!..........COME TO HELP US"
    45 ft

    11.
    MLS CROWD.
    47 ft



    Initials VTS/S/MK/GAP/MK



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE ISLAND STATE OF SINGAPORE WITH A POPULATION OF 1.7 MILLION, MOSTLY CHINESE, GOT A TELEVISION SERVICE FEBRUARY 15.

    THE PILOT SERVICE RUN BY SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT WAS INAUGURATED BY THE MINISTER FOR CULTURE MR.S.RAJARATNAM.THE SERVICE IN THE INITIAL STAGES FOR ONE HOUR A DAY.

    EXPERTS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES HELPED PLAN, AND SET UP THE STUDIOS.SIX OF THEM ARE NOW WITH TV SINGAPURA HELPING TO RUN IT AND TRAIN LOCAL MEN.

    THE SIS ARE DAVID PRIOR (CHIEF NEWS EDITOR) KEITH WILKES (PRODUCER) AND R.WEALTHY OF ABC, NORMAN DAVEY (SUPERVISING ENGINEER) JERRY PULLEN (CHIEF FILMS OFFICER) AND CHARLES MARTIN, BBC.BBC.

    THE FIRST ITEM ON THE SCREEN OF TV SINGAPURA WAS THE INAUGURAL SPEECH BY MR.S.RAJARATNAM.THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY AN ITEM "TV LOOKS AT SINGAPORE".THE REST OF THE FIRST DAY'S PROGRAMME WAS 10 MINUTES OF CARTOONS, NEWS, A NEWSREEL, A CANNED COMEDY PIECE AND A LOCALLY PRODUCED VARIETY SHOW.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD24926W15DEGD65V91U40ARGB
    Media URN:
    VLVAD24926W15DEGD65V91U40ARGB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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