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* Irish-language station TG 4 has in-vision continuity announcers, who double up as the channel's weather forecasters. Given the channel runs many different weather forecasts during the day (including individual ones on temperature, sea conditions etc.), you get to see their announcing team on a regular basis - and they even plug programmes during the weather forecasts.

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* Irish-language station TG 4 has in-vision continuity announcers, who double up as the channel's weather forecasters. Given the channel runs many different weather forecasts during the day (including individual ones on temperature, sea conditions conditions, etc.), you get to see their announcing team on a regular basis - -- and they even plug programmes during the weather forecasts.



** For a very brief period in 2008, they experimented with an in-vision announcer on BBC Three, who had to compete with the pre-recorded links by the other voice of the station. In 2009, BBC Three then opened its continuity to User Generated Content - sometimes this works very well. The rest of the time, it's badly-compressed webcam footage of some teenager stumbling over the name of the following programme.

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** For a very brief period in 2008, they experimented with an in-vision announcer on BBC Three, who had to compete with the pre-recorded links by the other voice of the station. In 2009, BBC Three then opened its continuity to User Generated Content - -- sometimes this works worked very well. The rest of the time, it's it was badly-compressed webcam footage of some teenager stumbling over the name of the following programme.



* A regular feature of the TV version of ''[[Series.DeadRingers Dead Ringers]]'' is a parody of continuity announcements from all UK TV channels; as much a send-up of the ethos of each channel (e.g., ITV with trashy reality shows, Channel 4's obsession with property programmes) than its presentation style.

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* A regular feature of the TV version of ''[[Series.DeadRingers Dead Ringers]]'' is a parody of continuity announcements from all UK TV channels; as much a send-up of the ethos of each channel (e.g., ITV with trashy reality shows, Channel 4's obsession with property programmes) than its presentation style.



* ''Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV'' featured a parody of the typical in-vision continuity announcer who still prevailed on UK TV at the time, played by Susie Blake.

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* ''Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV'' ''Series/VictoriaWoodAsSeenOnTV'' featured a parody of the typical in-vision continuity announcer who still prevailed on UK TV at the time, played by Susie Blake.


In most cases, this is the short announcement between programs that identifies the network. Also known as Station Identification.

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In most cases, this is the short announcement between programs that identifies the network. Also known as Station Identification.
Closely related to [[StationIdent station identification]].


** For a very brief period in 2008, they experimented with an in-vision announcer on BBC Three, who had to compete with the pre-recorded links by the other voice of the station]]. In 2009, BBC Three then opened its continuity to User Generated Content - sometimes this works very well. The rest of the time, it's badly-compressed webcam footage of some teenager stumbling over the name of the following programme.
* One other interesting fact; the BBC is probably the only network in the world to have the continuity announcer's booth double as the set where the {{ExcitedKidsShowHost}}s did their thing. In fact, come to think of it, it's also probably the only network where the ExcitedKidsShowHost had to personally press the button that cued up the next cartoon. [=CBBC=] had NoBudget back in the Eighties.

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** For a very brief period in 2008, they experimented with an in-vision announcer on BBC Three, who had to compete with the pre-recorded links by the other voice of the station]].station. In 2009, BBC Three then opened its continuity to User Generated Content - sometimes this works very well. The rest of the time, it's badly-compressed webcam footage of some teenager stumbling over the name of the following programme.
* One other interesting fact; the BBC is probably the only network in the world to have the continuity announcer's booth double as the set where the {{ExcitedKidsShowHost}}s {{Excited Kids Show Host}}s did their thing. In fact, come to think of it, it's also probably the only network where the ExcitedKidsShowHost had to personally press the button that cued up the next cartoon. [=CBBC=] had NoBudget back in the Eighties.


** For a very brief period in 2008, they experimented with an in-vision announcer on BBC Three, who had to compete with the [[HeyItsThatVoice pre-recorded links by the other voice of the station]]. In 2009, BBC Three then opened its continuity to User Generated Content - sometimes this works very well. The rest of the time, it's badly-compressed webcam footage of some teenager stumbling over the name of the following programme.

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** For a very brief period in 2008, they experimented with an in-vision announcer on BBC Three, who had to compete with the [[HeyItsThatVoice pre-recorded links by the other voice of the station]]. In 2009, BBC Three then opened its continuity to User Generated Content - sometimes this works very well. The rest of the time, it's badly-compressed webcam footage of some teenager stumbling over the name of the following programme.


** For a very brief period in 2008, they experiemented with an in-vision announcer on BBC Three, who had to compete with the [[HeyItsThatVoice pre-recorded links by the other voice of the station]]. In 2009, BBC Three then opened its continuity to User Generated Content - sometimes this works very well. The rest of the time, it's badly-compressed webcam footage of some teenager stumbling over the name of the following programme.

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** For a very brief period in 2008, they experiemented experimented with an in-vision announcer on BBC Three, who had to compete with the [[HeyItsThatVoice pre-recorded links by the other voice of the station]]. In 2009, BBC Three then opened its continuity to User Generated Content - sometimes this works very well. The rest of the time, it's badly-compressed webcam footage of some teenager stumbling over the name of the following programme.



* The UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland version of Creator/{{ITV}}, UTV, still uses in-vision continuity, unlike the other companies in the ITV network who abandoned the practice over time. This is due to the long-running popularity of a guy called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kqkavY6nFU Julian Simmons]], whose introductions to SoapOpera ''CoronationStreet'' somehow acquired [[MemeticMutation near-legendary status]]. Julian's presenting style is arguably as divisive among viewers as [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles more serious matters in that part of the world]]. For many years, only Julian was allowed by UTV management to present in-vision continuity links, but recently, the station has let its other staff announcers appear on camera to introduce the programmes.

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* The UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland version of Creator/{{ITV}}, UTV, still uses in-vision continuity, unlike the other companies in the ITV network who abandoned the practice over time. This is due to the long-running popularity of a guy called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kqkavY6nFU Julian Simmons]], whose introductions to SoapOpera ''CoronationStreet'' ''Series/CoronationStreet'' somehow acquired [[MemeticMutation near-legendary status]]. Julian's presenting style is arguably as divisive among viewers as [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles more serious matters in that part of the world]]. For many years, only Julian was allowed by UTV management to present in-vision continuity links, but recently, the station has let its other staff announcers appear on camera to introduce the programmes.


There is [[http://www.meldrum.co.uk/mhp/continuity/index.html another kind]] of continuity announcement. If something goes wrong in transmission of a program, the network will usually have a message ready, such as "Temporary Fault" or "Program Change". Or "We are experiencing technical difficulties, please stand by" or the ever-popular Test Pattern.

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There is [[http://www.meldrum.co.uk/mhp/continuity/index.html another kind]] of continuity announcement. If something goes wrong in transmission of a program, the network will usually have a message ready, such as "Temporary Fault" or "Program Change". Or "We are experiencing technical difficulties, "WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties, please stand by" or the ever-popular Test Pattern.


* On Italian television, announcers were exclusively female and referred to as ''signorine buonasera'', or "good evening ladies". Today, only the main network, RAI, still features ''signorine buonasera''.

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* On Italian television, announcers were exclusively female and referred to as ''signorine buonasera'', or "good evening "good-evening ladies". Today, only the main network, RAI, still features ''signorine buonasera''.
buonasera''. Many of them were just as well-known and loved as if they were famous actresses. RAI featured a single male announcer, from 2009 to 2010.


In many European countries, presenters known as "continuity announcers" or "station hosts" were employed by TV stations to appear on camera to identify the station and often introduce the programme schedule. This practice only happens on a handful of European TV stations today, with out-of-vision announcements, live (TheBBC way) or pre-recorded, the main order of the day. Shows have been known to parody the latter type of announcement in scenes considered too violent, or someone actually attacking the cameraman or other production staff.

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In many European countries, presenters known as "continuity announcers" or "station hosts" were employed by TV stations to appear on camera to identify the station and often introduce the programme schedule. This practice only happens on a handful of European TV stations today, with out-of-vision announcements, live (TheBBC (Creator/TheBBC way) or pre-recorded, the main order of the day. Shows have been known to parody the latter type of announcement in scenes considered too violent, or someone actually attacking the cameraman or other production staff.



* {{The BBC}} has in-vision announcers on its Scots Gaelic channel, BBC Alba.

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* {{The Creator/{{The BBC}} has in-vision announcers on its Scots Gaelic channel, BBC Alba.



* The [[StrokeCountry Northern Ireland]] version of {{ITV}}, UTV, still uses in-vision continuity, unlike the other companies in the ITV network who abandoned the practice over time. This is due to the long-running popularity of a guy called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kqkavY6nFU Julian Simmons]], whose introductions to SoapOpera ''CoronationStreet'' somehow acquired [[MemeticMutation near-legendary status]]. Julian's presenting style is arguably as divisive among viewers as [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles more serious matters in that part of the world]]. For many years, only Julian was allowed by UTV management to present in-vision continuity links, but recently, the station has let its other staff announcers appear on camera to introduce the programmes.

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* The [[StrokeCountry Northern Ireland]] UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland version of {{ITV}}, Creator/{{ITV}}, UTV, still uses in-vision continuity, unlike the other companies in the ITV network who abandoned the practice over time. This is due to the long-running popularity of a guy called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kqkavY6nFU Julian Simmons]], whose introductions to SoapOpera ''CoronationStreet'' somehow acquired [[MemeticMutation near-legendary status]]. Julian's presenting style is arguably as divisive among viewers as [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles more serious matters in that part of the world]]. For many years, only Julian was allowed by UTV management to present in-vision continuity links, but recently, the station has let its other staff announcers appear on camera to introduce the programmes.

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* One other interesting fact; the BBC is probably the only network in the world to have the continuity announcer's booth double as the set where the {{ExcitedKidsShowHost}}s did their thing. In fact, come to think of it, it's also probably the only network where the ExcitedKidsShowHost had to personally press the button that cued up the next cartoon. [=CBBC=] had NoBudget back in the Eighties.


** The radio version also sent up Radio 4's continuity announcers, in particular how they come up with hilariously tenuous links between the programmes preceding and following them, often based on an IncrediblyLamePun.

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** The radio version also sent up Radio 4's continuity announcers, in particular how they come up with hilariously tenuous links between the programmes preceding and following them, often based on an IncrediblyLamePun.a pun.


* The [[StrokeCountry Northern Ireland]] version of {{ITV}}, UTV, still uses in-vision continuity, unlike the other companies in the ITV network who abandoned the practice over time. This is due to the long-running popularity of a guy called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kqkavY6nFU Julian Simmons]], whose introductions to SoapOpera ''CoronationStreet'' somehow acquired [[MemeticMutation near-legendary status]]. Julian's presenting style is arguably as divisive among viewers as [[TheTroubles more serious matters in that part of the world]]. For many years, only Julian was allowed by UTV management to present in-vision continuity links, but recently, the station has let its other staff announcers appear on camera to introduce the programmes.

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* The [[StrokeCountry Northern Ireland]] version of {{ITV}}, UTV, still uses in-vision continuity, unlike the other companies in the ITV network who abandoned the practice over time. This is due to the long-running popularity of a guy called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kqkavY6nFU Julian Simmons]], whose introductions to SoapOpera ''CoronationStreet'' somehow acquired [[MemeticMutation near-legendary status]]. Julian's presenting style is arguably as divisive among viewers as [[TheTroubles [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles more serious matters in that part of the world]]. For many years, only Julian was allowed by UTV management to present in-vision continuity links, but recently, the station has let its other staff announcers appear on camera to introduce the programmes.


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* Similarly, an Irish satirical comedy series in the 1980s featured a parody of a 1960s in-vision female Telefís Éireann announcer, sending up the parochial style of Ireland in that era.

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* Similarly, an Irish satirical comedy series in the 1980s featured a parody of a 1960s in-vision female Telefís Éireann announcer, sending up the parochial style of Ireland in that era.
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* The [[StrokeCountry Northern Ireland]] version of {{ITV}}, UTV, still uses in-vision continuity, unlike the other companies in the ITV network who abandoned the practice over time. This is due to the long-running popularity of a guy called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kqkavY6nFU Julian Simmons]], whose introductions to {{soap opera}} ''CoronationStreet'' somehow acquired [[MemeticMutation near-legendary status]]. Julian's presenting style is arguably as divisive among viewers as [[TheTroubles more serious matters in that part of the world]]. For many years, only Julian was allowed by UTV management to present in-vision continuity links, but recently, the station has let its other staff announcers appear on camera to introduce the programmes.

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* The [[StrokeCountry Northern Ireland]] version of {{ITV}}, UTV, still uses in-vision continuity, unlike the other companies in the ITV network who abandoned the practice over time. This is due to the long-running popularity of a guy called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kqkavY6nFU Julian Simmons]], whose introductions to {{soap opera}} SoapOpera ''CoronationStreet'' somehow acquired [[MemeticMutation near-legendary status]]. Julian's presenting style is arguably as divisive among viewers as [[TheTroubles more serious matters in that part of the world]]. For many years, only Julian was allowed by UTV management to present in-vision continuity links, but recently, the station has let its other staff announcers appear on camera to introduce the programmes.



* Spoof continuity announcements were a regular element of ''MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': ''"Now on BBC television, a choice of viewing. On BBC 2 - a discussion on censorship between Derek Hart, the Bishop of Woolwich, and a nude man. And on BBC 1 - me telling you this."''

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* Spoof continuity announcements were a regular element of ''MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': ''"Now on BBC television, a choice of viewing. On BBC 2 - a discussion on censorship between Derek Hart, the Bishop of Woolwich, and a nude man. And on BBC 1 - me telling you this."''



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** The radio version also sent up Radio 4's continuity announcers, in particular how they come up with hilariously tenuous links between the programmes preceding and following them, often based on an IncrediblyLamePun.


* A regular feature of the TV version of ''DeadRingers'' is a parody of continuity announcements from all UK TV channels; as much a send-up of the ethos of each channel (e.g., ITV with trashy reality shows, Channel 4's obsession with property programmes) than its presentation style.

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* A regular feature of the TV version of ''DeadRingers'' ''[[Series.DeadRingers Dead Ringers]]'' is a parody of continuity announcements from all UK TV channels; as much a send-up of the ethos of each channel (e.g., ITV with trashy reality shows, Channel 4's obsession with property programmes) than its presentation style.

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