Idents and Continuity 1993-1996


Welcome to our section about the idents and continuity used on Meridian between 1993 and 1996. This was how Meridian looked when it launched, it was very different to the way their predecessors TVS had looked.

 

 

MERIDIAN CONTINUITY - BEST DEFENSE - 1993

This was the first piece of continuity on Meridian in the early hours of New Years Day 1993. You may notice some distortion in the sound when part of the big ben bongs are played out over part of the continuity, alegedly this was caused by an ex-TVS sound engineer disgruntled with the new company

 

 
   
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Meridian Continuity - Best Defense
1st January 1993
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MERIDIAN CONTINUITY - GOOD LUCK MERIDIAN - 1993

This was the second piece of continuity on Meridian in the early hours of New Years Day 1993, this features veteran actor Sean Connery wishing Meridian good luck on their first day of broadcasting.

 

   
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Meridian Continuity - Good Luck Meridian
1st January 1993
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MERIDIAN CONTINUITY - CORONATION STREET - 1993

This was from Meridian's first evening on the air.

 

 
   
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Meridian Continuity - Coronation Street
1st January 1993
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MERIDIAN CONTINUITY - FIRST NIGHT ON MERIDIAN - 1993

This was from Meridian's first evening and was for a progrmame all about the programs we were to get from Meridian the programme was called First Night on Meridian (not sure how they came up with that name :-) )

 

   
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Meridian Continuity - Coronation Street
1st January 1993
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MERIDIAN CONTINUITY - CORONATION STREET - 1993

This was from Meridian's first evening on the air.

 

 
   
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Meridian Continuity - Coronation Street
1st January 1993
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MERIDIAN CONTINUITY - WATCHING - 1993

This was from Meridian's first evening on the air.

 

 
   
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Meridian Continuity - Watching
1st January 1993
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MERIDIAN CONTINUITY - CORONATION STREET - 1993

This was from Meridian's first evening on the air.

 

 
   
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Meridian Continuity - Coronation Street
1st January 1993
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MERIDIAN CONTINUITY - 1993

For a short time, and for reasons only known to themselves, Meridian had in-vision continuity on their overnight services so viewers in the Meridian region (and the Channel Television region which also took the overnight feed) saw the announcer on their screens. In-vision continuity was something that had largely been fazed out by the mid 1980s so I am not quite sure why they would have it especially as it was only ever at night . Needless to say it did not last long.

 

   
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Meridian Overnight Continuity - Music Box Profile
1993
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Meridian Overnight Continuity - The Kilings at Outpost Zeta
1993
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Meridian Overnight Continuity - The Pier
1993
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Meridian Overnight Continuity - Arthur Baker
1993
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MERIDIAN BREAK BUMPER - 1993

This was Meridian's first break bumper.

 

   
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Meridian Break Bumper
1993
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MERIDIAN IDENT - 1993

Here are the three main idents used by Merdian. The animation is the same in all but one of them which also has a more upbeat theme

 

 
   
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Meridian Ident
1993
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Meridian Ident
1993
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Meridian Ident
1993
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MERIDIAN IDENT - 1995

 

 
   
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Meridian Ident
1995
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