Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
29/07/2008

'Sex Pistols Swearing' Is 'Most Popular' TV Clip

The Sex Pistols swearing during an early evening live broadcast of Thames Television's 'Today' programme is the number one most requested TV clip, according to FremantleMedia Archives part of Fremantle Media Enterprises, one of the world's largest clip and stills libraries.
The programme, which was broadcast in December 1976, created a storm of publicity and the ensuing furore occupied the tabloid newspapers for days.
Former 'Baywatch' star Pamela Anderson's famous 'running on the beach' scenes are the second most popular clips requested ahead of 'Britain's Got Talent’ 2007 winner, Paul Potts, Leona Lewis, winner of 'The X Factor' 2007 and Will Young, winner of the first ever 'Pop Idol' TV series.
Other memorable TV moments making the top 10 include Scott and Charlene's wedding in Australian soap 'Neighbours'; 'The Sweeney' where Detective Inspector Jack Regan says "Shut It" or "You're Nicked"; the Benny Hill chase scene before the final credits and Tommy Cooper's 'Just Like That' catchphrase.
FremantleMedia said that the clips highlight the diversity of FME's extensive archive, which dates back 40 years and can be licensed and utilised across many platforms. The FremantleMedia Archive houses over 100,000 hours of TV and Film programming including 'Men Behaving Badly', 'Morecambe and Wise', 'Baywatch' and 'The Apprentice'.
Gordon Craig, Head of Archive Sales at FME commented: "While talent show winners like Paul Potts and Leona Lewis dominate the requests we receive for TV clips, it is classic shows from the 1970s and 80s which seem to have enduring appeal. There is definitely a growing appetite for clips on the internet and mobile and we are in the process of digitising our library to make even more memorable TV moments available."
Further information is available at: www.fremantlemedia.com.
(KMcA/JM)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

28/11/2017
InTheBox, Gospel TV Launch Their First TV Channels With Veset's Cloud Playout
InTheBox and Gospel TV have announced the launch of their first TV channels using Veset Nimbus, the channel creation platform. InTheBox has introduced
27/11/2017
NFTS To Deliver New 'Director Stepping Up Scheme For High End TV Drama'
The National Film and Television School (NFTS) has been commissioned by Creative Skillset's High End TV Levy Fund to deliver a new training programme
27/04/2017
Virgin TV & Dolby Appointed To DTG Council
Virgin TV's Director of Digital Entertainment Product Development, Louise Fussell, and Dolby Laboratories' Director of Imaging Standards and Technolog
27/11/2017
Edgeware To Deliver At-Home Dolby Atmos Surround Sound
Edgeware has announces that its TV delivery systems now support the online delivery of Dolby Atmos surround sound for playout on home entertainment sy
28/03/2017
Call For Submissions For Edinburgh TV Festival Talent Schemes
Submissions are now open for the 2017 Edinburgh International Television Festival Talent Schemes programmes. The charitable organisation, whose missio
20/03/2017
Production News : Blind Date To Return To TV
Blind Date is to return to television screens later this year, it has been confirmed. The show – which saw singletons looking for love – was previousl
15/03/2017
247kit.tv Expands Range Of Products
West London's latest broadcast hire company – 247kit.tv – is now offering an even greater range of pro-broadcast equipment. Bob Mann, joint Managing D
26/10/2005
ADS Tech launch Instant TV Deluxe
ADS Tech (www.adstech.com), a leader in consumer video editing solutions, has announced the launch of the Instant TV Deluxe, an external TV tuner, vid
13/11/2017
TV Studio Lighting
Traditionally Film and TV studios used tungsten lights to light their studios. 30 years ago, this was the only option and the norm; the down side was
09/11/2017
Trickbox TV Answers Broadcast SOS
Back in August, Trickbox received an SOS from Nick Parry, a freelance multi-camera director who specialises in live TV and who's also a visiting lectu
07/11/2017
BellyFlop TV Expands Workforce
BellyFlop TV, a production company based in Stockport, has added to its workforce and taken on two new clients, as a result of advisory support from B
03/11/2017
247kit.tv Expands Range Of Products
West London's broadcast hire company – 247kit.tv – is now offering an even greater range of pro-broadcast equipment. Bob Mann, Managing Director of th
18/05/2017
Recognition For Avid Customers At BAFTA TV Awards
A number of Avid customers have been recognised at this year's Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards, hosted by the British Academy of Film & Te
10/05/2017
Suitcase TV Brings Iphrame Flyaway To BroadcastAsia
At BroadcastAsia 2017, Suitcase TV will demonstrate its Iphrame Flyaway Production System. The Iphrame Flyaway Production Suite is a software-based re
05/05/2017
Cartesian Becomes First Consultancy To Join Digital TV Group
Telecommunications consultancy Cartesian has become the first member from the consultancy sector to join the Digital TV Group (DTG). The company will