~ TTTV Break Bumpers ~
Over the years Tyne Tees has often had some little idents which go at the start of Ad-Breaks. Providing a break between the programme and the advert, they were always silent, lasted only a second, and tended to be based around the main channel ident of the time to help enforce that extra bit of brand recognition for the station. Here are just some of them over the years.
Tyne Tees Break Bumper - 1990
Tyne Tees Break Bumper - 1991
When the first ITV generic look was dropped by the station in 1991, Tyne Tees finally introduced a nice computer-generated bumper, using a 'spotlight' effect.
Tyne Tees Break Bumper - 1992
At first, when TTTV changed the last few frames of their ident, altering the background, the bumper above was still used. However, they soon introduced this bumper to match the ident.
Tyne Tees Break Bumper - Christmas 1992
A festive version of the then still quite new corporate grey Tyne Tees logo. It's the same as usual, just with some more akin-to-the-station cheap and cheerful snow overlaid over the top!
Tyne Tees Break Bumper - 1993
Channel 3 NE Break Bumper - 1997
Despite just being a sped up version of the regular ident, this additional piece of branding didn't appear until after the main Channel 3 North East 'launch'.
Tyne Tees Break Bumper - 1998
Tyne Tees Break Bumper - 1998 V2
ITV Break Bumper - 2000
In 1999, the ITV-branded bumpers appeared, several months before the Generic idents. At first on TTTV there was only the splash version(The one below!), however they later introduced the full set of heart-Bumpers provided by ITV.(alternating them on different days!). This example is just one of them!