Results for: ' ONTV and other related early 80s Premium box services'
Here's the end of a pay-per-view concert airing of "No One Gets Out of Here Alive" featuring The Doors followed by an ON TV "Happy New Year" message, and then the beginning of Mike Nesmith's Elephant Parts.
Audio is a stereo simulcast of WMET 95 and a half FM. Announcer is ??
This aired on local Chicago TV early Friday, January 1st 1982 at about 12:13am.
Here is an on-screen station ID for the ON TV Subscription Television "Optional Service" of Adults Only mode, during a presentation of the movie "The World of Henry Paris".
This aired on local Chicago TV early Thursday, December 17th 1981.
Here's another ON TV on-screen station ID - during the movie Alien - the scene where they find the fossilized "space jockey" in the derelict vessel. (I've heard that the Alien prequel currently being worked on will reveal the backstory to this thing and what the heck it was)
This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, May 2nd 1981.
Before the tape cut off, after the ON TV airing of "The Cat and the Canary" concluded there were some promos about to start, at the beginning of which used the ON TV "Coming" animation with music. ("Lights" by Styx) This music is different than another example seen here.
This aired on local Chicago TV on Thursday, May 13th 1982.
Here's the ending of a program called "Orson Welles at the Magic Castle" which has a copyright of 1978 - at the end is an ON TV Coming Attractions bumper and the start of a preview of "Women in Love".
Not sure when this aired but it could date to 1980, in which case it would still make this one of the oldest (if not the oldest) ON TV clip yet found.
Here's the opening for the ON TV presentation of the Bob Hope movie "The Cat and the Canary". Includes the ON TV logo animation at the beginning, but curiously, no MPAA ratings notice. It couldn't be that it's just an innocuous G-rated film, because they would show the rating even when it was G. Strange.
This aired on local Chicago TV on Thursday, May 13th 1982 at 8:30pm.
Here's a commercial for ON TV, Chicago's first pay TV subscription service, inviting people to "forget the weather" and see over 30 movies a month (clips from such recent films as "Superman," "10," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Every Which Way But Loose," and "Slap Shot" are shown).
Voiceover by ??
This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, January 17th 1981.
Here's another ON TV on-screen station ID - during the movie "It's My Turn" which starred Jill Clayburgh and Michael Douglas. (I know this drags on, but I couldn't help seeing how long the clip would go without Michael Douglas saying anything coherent) :-)
This aired on local Chicago TV on Wednesday, December 16th 1981.
Here is an on-screen notice that the ON TV film presentation of "The Cat and the Canary" is in Black and White. Just incase you were worried.
"A Black and White Presentation"
This aired on local Chicago TV on Thursday, May 13th 1982 at a little after 8:30pm.