• Short Summary

    Africa's second full-colour television service was inaugurated on Saturday (12 January) when Zanzibar joined the Ivory Coast in broadcasting colour television programmes.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Karume House T.V. station EXTERIOR
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    2.
    SV Sign with bubbles being released
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    3.
    SV People arriving for opening ceremony (2 shots)
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    4.
    SV Guests arrive
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    SV Vice-President Jumbe out of car, walks out of car, walks toward building
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    CU Camera operator outside
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    SV (Left to right) Prime Minister Kawawa, Vice-President of India President Nyerere, Mr. Jumbe, the Vice-President of the Somali Republic)
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    8.
    SV Television camera
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    SV & CU Mr. Jumbe speaking (2 Shots)
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    SV Widow of Sheikh Karume in sunglasses
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    SV PAN FROM Cameraman filming to guests clapping
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    SV Mr. Jumbe and President Nyerere and entourage enter T.V. station
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    SCU Colour T.V. screen monitoring guests
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    SV President Nyerere and party leave building (2 shots)
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    Initials BB/1723 AS/AW/BB/1742



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Africa's second full-colour television service was inaugurated on Saturday (12 January) when Zanzibar joined the Ivory Coast in broadcasting colour television programmes. Karume House in Zanzibar town is the headquarters of the new television service. On Saturday the facilities were officially opened by Mr. Aboud Jumbe, the leader of the ruling Afro-Shirazi Party and Second Vice-President of Tanzania. President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania, Indian Vice-President G.S. Prathak and Vice-President Hussein Kulnie Afarh of the Somali Republic were among the guests at the ceremony.

    In his address Mr. Jumbe told his audience that the main purpose of the television service was to teach "politics, economics, culture and other subjects intended for the benefit of the people of this country."
    The television service, equipped by a British company at a cost of one-and-a-quarter million pounds sterling (2,800,000 U.S. dollars) consists of two studios, tele-cine and video-tape recorders, a film unit and outside broadcast facilities. Two V.H.F. transmitters, one in Zanzibar town and the other on Pemba island, ensure full coverage across Zanzibar
    Although Saturday marked the inauguration of the service, there has been limited colour broadcasting for a year, starting with test transmissions last January. Zanzibar residents already seem to have formed some viewing preferences -- "Match of the Day", edited film of British football -- has already gained a loyal following.

    Zanzibar never had a black-and-white television service, and so the station's personnel, recruited mainly from Radio Zanzibar, have had to be trained in all production and technical aspects of television. Their training took place both in Britain and at Karume House.

    There are, now, just under thirty television services broadcasting in Africa. The majority are still transmitting in black-white, but there is a move towards colour broadcasting in many nations, including Nigeria, Zaire, and Kenya. Because of the high price of colour-receiving sets, most of them are used for community viewing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAJ276XN9JNHMMH7D437QW262I
    Media URN:
    VLVAJ276XN9JNHMMH7D437QW262I
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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