Search Results

Results for: ' ONTV and other related early 80s Premium box services'

Spectrum - NightScene - "Massage...The Touch Of Love" (Opening, 1982)

Views: 2647

Here is the opening of NightScene on Spectrum - their optional Adult Content service with tonight's feature, "Massage...The Touch of Love". (which unfortunately had to be omitted here due to time constraints) ;-)

This aired on local Chicago TV in December 1982.

ON TV - The Who Rocks America Confirmation Test (1982)

Views: 2773

Here is the (very abrupt) ending of the movie Taps on ON TV (with no end credits) followed immediately by "The Who Rocks America" Confirmation Test. This tested whether you had paid for the special concert event or not. This person evidently did not since the picture became scrambled soon after.

Voiceovers by Lloyd Hanson and Mal Wyman (at various points).

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, December 17th 1982 at a little before 9pm.

ON TV - Adults Only - "The World of Henry Paris" (Opening, 1981)

Views: 12041

Here's some cool footage - the transition from regular ON TV Subscription Television programming to the "Optional Service" of Adults Only mode, which was presenting the movie "The World of Henry Paris".

Voiceover for ON TV ID and introduction/transition part is WSNS' former General Manager/Announcer Mal Wyman.

This aired on local Chicago TV early Thursday, December 17th 1981 at about 12:55am.

ON TV - "The Cat And The Canary" (On-Screen ID, 1982)

Views: 1105

Here is an on-screen station ID during the ON TV presentation of the movie "The Cat and the Canary".

Notice that it's different from other examples that I have accurately dated from 1981. There isn't even any mention of WSNS.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Thursday, May 13th 1982.

ON TV - "Rock Rock Rock!" (Black & White Notice #1, 1981)

Views: 615

Here is an on-screen notice that the ON TV film presentation of "Rock Rock Rock!" is in Black and White. Just incase you were worried.

"A Black and White Presentation"

This aired on local Chicago TV early Thursday, December 17th 1981.

ON TV - "Rock Rock Rock!" (Black & White Notice #2, 1981)

Views: 1398

Here is another on-screen notice that the ON TV film presentation of "Rock Rock Rock!" is in Black and White. Just incase you were worried.

"A Black and White Presentation"

This aired on local Chicago TV early Thursday, December 17th 1981.

Tele1st - Fast Times at Ridgemont High - "Scrambled Cates" (1984)

Views: 2080

Here (in an installment of Fuzzy After Dark), is a clip of the Tele1st version of the famous pool scene from the 1982 film "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," featuring Phoebe Cates and Judge Reinhold - albeit highly scrambled in picture and especially sound. Even so, viewer discretion is still advised.

This aired on local Chicago TV early Tuesday, June 26th 1984.

ON TV - "The Blue Lagoon" (Opening, 1981)

Views: 1028

Here's an ON TV opening for a showing of "The Blue Lagoon". Also includes the end of a short at the beginning as well as an ON TV "Coming" promo for The Rolling Stones Live in Concert (Simulcast on WLS AM & FM) on Friday, December 18th. (Alternate promo than the one previously seen)

Voiceover for ON TV Rating Annoucement for "R" Film by WSNS' former General Manager/Announcer Mal Wyman.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, December 6th 1981.

WSNS Channel 44 - Sign-On & ONTV Transition (1985)

Views: 9323

Here is a rare and neat video - a sign-on for WSNS Channel 44 followed by the transition to ONTV's scrambled signal. Includes:

Color Bars, Tone & "WSNS-TV Transmitter Maintenance Until 5:57 A.M." text message for about 65 seconds.

WSNS Channel 44 Sign-On

National Anthem along with scenes of Chicago (Marina City Towers, Soldier Field)

Metro Focus community calendar notice

(Looks like there was a cut in recording here. ...