• Short Summary

    WORK HAS BEGUN ON BUILDING A TELEVISION STATION ON A PLATFORM IN THE NORTH SEA.?

  • Description

    WORK HAS BEGUN ON BUILDING A TELEVISION STATION ON A PLATFORM IN THE NORTH SEA. THE PLATFORM WAS TOWED INTO POSITION LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY) ABOUT FIVE MILE (EIGHT KMS) OFF THE DUTCH COAST. THE TRANSMITTING TOWER IS ALREADY UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

    THE STATION, WHICH IS BEING FINANCED BY A BIG INVESTMENT COMBINE IN HOLLAND, WILL BROADCAST COMMERCIAL TELEVISION TO THE DUTCH MAINLAND. TO BEGIN WITH, IT WILL HAVE A TRANSMITTING RANGE OF 50 MILES (80 KMS.).

    NOW THE DUTCH GOVERNMENT HAVE STEPPED IN. THEY ARE PUSHING THROUGH PARLIAMENT A BILL TO BAN OFF-SHORE RADIO AND TELEVISION TRANSMITTERS, DESPITE THE FACT THAT THE PLATFORM IS OUTSIDE TERRITORIAL WATERS.

    THE PLATFORM -- BUILT AT AN EIRE SHIPYARD -- HAS STILL TO BE FITTED WITH ITS FOUR PERISCOPE LEGS, WHICH WILL BE DRIVEN INTO THE SEA-BED AND FILLED WITH CONCRETE.

    (THE PLATFORM WAS TOWED INTO POSITION BY THE "GLOBAL ADVENTURE" SEEN IN OUR FILM NEXT TO THE PLATFORM.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE3J53UCBYZXQEMSQ1X3QM7X1K
    Media URN:
    VLVAE3J53UCBYZXQEMSQ1X3QM7X1K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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