European Channel Roundup - 2019

For March 2019, in what is set to be a significant month for the UK in terms of its relationship with the EU, we take a whistlestop tour of presentation on channels from across the block in a celebration of our European neighbours.

TV6 (Sting - Short) - 2019

TV6 began broadcasting in Sweden in 2006, taking over from the previous youth targeted channel ZTV. Owned by Nordic Entertainment Group (previously Modern Times Group), the channel focuses heavily on entertainment imports from the US and UK with added Swedish subtitling. The visual style for the channel makes use of bold graphics, with the colours red and black against white used across most presentation. A short sting here, used around breaks and into programming.


TV6 (Sting - Long) - 2019

A longer version of the TV6 channel sting/ident, used to lead into programmes.


TV6 (Sting - Lethal Weapon) - 2019

As well as the generic graphical stings, several other stings featuring quotes from films and TV series are also used on TV6 in Sweden, mostly in English due to the heavy use of imported shows on the channel. Here one features a quote from the Lethal Weapon US TV series.


TV6 (Sting - How I Met Your Mother) - 2019

Neil Patrick Harris appears as his character 'Barney' in this How I Met Your Mother themed sting for the channel.


TV6 (Sting - Fast And Furious) - 2019

A short sting for TV6 based around the 'Fast and Furious' franchise, with another quote featured.


TV6 (Sting - Family Guy) - 2019

A sting based around the US animation Family Guy, featuring the use of a full colour piece of artwork rather than the greyscale imagery usually used.


TV6 (Sting - Brooklyn 99) - 2019

Another TV6 sting, this time using a quote from US TV series Brooklyn 99.


TV6 (ECP) - 2019

The ECP style from 2019 for Sweden's TV6 channel, making heavy use of the channel's 3 signature colours.


TV6 (Promo) - 2019

The 2019 trailer style for TV6. And only the finest British exports make it to Sweden, with E4's 'Tattoo Fixers' putting in an experience.


TV4 Sweden (Sting 1) - 2019

TV4 originally began broadcasting to Sweden via satellite in 1990, with terrestrial following in 1992. Since then the channel has provided a mix of imports, alongside their own dramas, sports coverage and a heavy news presence. TV4 also operates a large network of regional opt-outs on the channel from across the country. 2019 branding on the channel consists of shots of various locations with the 4 logo overlaid, with two different lengths of sting added around most junctions.


TV4 Sweden (Sting 2) - 2019

A second sting for TV4. This time it's a longer edit, featuring buildings with a lot of snow.


TV4 Sweden (Sting 3) - 2019

A third sting for TV4, this time with a lone trekker walking through the snow.


TV4 Sweden (Sting 4) - 2019

Getting off foot and into a car now for another TV4 sting.


TV4 Sweden (Break) - 2019

Into break bumpers on TV4 essentially follow the same style as the regular stings, just with the addition of the word 'Reklam' to let you know adverts follow.


TV4 Sweden (Break 2) - 2019

Another break sting for TV4, and the sun is quite low in the sky for this one.


TV4 Sweden (Break 3) - 2019

The Tjörn Bridge features in this break sting for TV4, being truncated a little early by playout here.


TV4 Sweden (Menu) - 2019

Menus on TV4 feature pictures of programmes growing and shrinking into focus against a light background. This version features continuity, as well as cross promoting a show on fellow-owned channel TV12.


TV4 Sweden (Menu) - 2019

Another menu for TV4, this time without continuity and promoting that most famous British export 'Hem Till Gården' (literally translating as 'Home to the Farm').


TV4 Sweden (Promo) - 2019

An example of the 2019 trailer style for TV4, also featuring promotion for their obligatory ondemand service.


Toggo (Break - Pollen) - 2019

Super RTL is a primarily children's oriented channel broadcasting to the German language countries, and is split into three strands throughout the day. The bulk of programming falls under the 'Toggo' brand, which features shows targeted for 6-13 year olds. The rest fall under either the 'Toggolino' brand, for pre-schoolers, or 'Super RTL' itself, which is reserved for more broader family shows from 8pm onwards. Branding changes throughout the day to match, with most of it being presentated via short stings and break bumpers. Here a spring-themed break bumper from 2019 features a bee-like creature getting an explosion of pollen to the face.


Toggo (Break End - Pollen) - 2019

The accompanying Toggo-branded end of break 'pollen' bumper. Visually the same as the opening version, but with additional vocals to inform you the break is over.


Toggo (Break - Crash) - 2019

In this spring-themed break bumper, one of the bees fails to pay due care and attention resulting in a crash.


Toggo (Break End - Crash) - 2019

The accompanying end of break sting for the 'crash' bumper.


Toggo (Break - Hive) - 2019

All the bees fly into a hive in this spring themed break sting... well.. almost all of them.


Toggo (Break End - Hive) - 2019

The accompanying end of break sting for the 'hive' animation.


Toggo (Sting - Stuck) - 2019

Toggo stings on Super RTL follow the same seasonal animation style as the break bumpers, just with a larger logo and no 'Werbung' wording. Here, the bees fly through the Toggo logo, until one of them gets stuck.


Toggo (Sting - Higher) - 2019

In this Toggo von Super RTL sting, the bees see who can get the highest. They don't appear to be too aspirational...


Toggo (Promo) - 2019

An example of the 2019 channel promotion style for programming under the Toggo strand.


Toggolino (Promo) - 2019

A Toggolino branded trailer from Super RTL, which still retains the cow theme that has been central to the Toggolino strand since the beginning.


Super RTL (Promo) - 2019

A German promotion actually under the parent 'Super RTL' brand, as it is trailering a family movie in an early evening slot.


Toggo (Sting - Party) - 2019

One of several stings from the winter-themed package, still airing in February 2019. In this one, a bunch of characters are having a party.


Toggo (Sting - Skating) - 2019

The characters are all seen ice skating in this winter-themed Toggo sting for Super RTL.


Toggo (Sting - Woozle Goozle) - 2019

Woozle Goozle is a popular show based around a puppet character that has aired on the Super RTL channel since 2013. Here the title character appears in his own channel sting, not branded up for any particular season.


Toggo (Break - Tree Jump) - 2019

A series of Toggo break bumpers themed up for the winter 2019 season on Super RTL, with the characters interacting with snow and lights. Here the orange character jumps from a tall tree.


Toggo (Break End - Tree Jump) - 2019

The accompanying end of break bumper for the winter tree jump sequence.


Toggo (Break - Snowman) - 2019

The characters form up a snowman in this wintery Toggo break sting.


Toggo (Break End - Snowman) - 2019

The accompanying end of break sting for the Snowman bumper.


Toggo (Break - Parachutes) - 2019

This time round, the characters all parachute down from on high in another winter themed break sting for Super RTL.


Toggo (Break End - Parachutes) - 2019

The end of break sting for the winter parachuting animation.


Toggo (Break - Lights) - 2019

For this Toggo/Super RTL break sting, one of the characters breaks into a beautiful light show for everyone else.


Toggo (Break End - Lights) - 2019

The ending break Toggo sting for the lights animation.


Toggo (In Vision Continuity) - 2019

Although not widespread, In Vision Continuity is still present on the Super RTL channel. Here present Vanessa pops up in vision to let you know what's coming up next on the channel.


Toggo (In Vision Continuity) - 2019

A second spot of invision continuity for Super RTL. Here presenter Marc lets you know what's coming up next.


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