About the Author and the Site
Jason Robertson has been a TV
presentation enthusiast for as long as he can remember, and surfaces
occasionally on Darren Meldrum's MHP-Chat mailing list. He has a
particular interest in the old Midlands ITV contractor, ATV, and schools
He remembers the ITV schools lightspots first-hand, and trying to play the ATV 'In Colour' jingle
on a piano at the age of four.
On the 1st March 2001, sub-TV formally joined the Transdiffusion Network of websites.
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This website is intended to be a research archive of past and contemporary
TV presentation and continuity. All copyrights are respectfully acknowledged.
If you are the owner of the rights to any material posted on this
site, and you wish to see it removed, please email me.
Why does this site used non-proprietary file formats?
Well, I have a non-standard machine, an Amiga, and we Amiga users (along
with many other platforms, like Acorn for example) cannot view Realmedia
as Real Networks have not supplied a player for our machines. This is
not because our computers aren't fast enough - Amigas use PowerPC chips
This site helps to address this problem. And anyway, MPEG
video is much smoother than RealVideo :-)
Some of the MPEGs are a bit iffy in quality - this is
because they were recorded off-screen using a Sony Mavica :-) I have
a capture card now, so the quality of images, video and audio should
This site uses the surprisingly wonderful ASP technology
from Microsoft that, in conjunction with server-side VBScript, powers
the easily-switchable 'print' and 'access' versions of its pages and
a lovely originally-developed hit counter.
The navigation bar is included into all pages and was
converted to this format from the original messily-coded site by a templating
program which takes all code from within the <BODY></BODY>
tags and places it into a pre-defined template, at the same timechanging
all of those nasty <FONT> tags for <Hx> tags that can be
styled as required using Cascading StyleSheets.
Any text styles are done using Cascading Style Sheets.
Any future changes to the layout or style of the site
can now easily be acheived by running the current pages through the
templating program again with a different template and / or changing
the stylesheet and include files.
There's a section hidden in the corner of the site for
those who are interested in knowing what
effect the bitrate has on MPEG quality and filesize.
Go to http://www.jasonrobertson.co.uk
for more info.