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The presentation graphics that ALPHA used during the television year 2000-2001

At Easter 2001, a new generic station ident was unveiled showing off fully the new style of the ALPHA logo. There were several different jingles to accompany this ident. (Note, ALPHA has very little in the way of widescreen programming.)
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There was also a special station ident to introduce sports programming - with a somewhat unusual usage of the Olympic rings.
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ALPHA's break bumpers that were introduced at the start of the winter season 2000 were shortened versions of the following animations. These were originally used as the station's main identification symbols, so the break bumpers showed only one rotation of the ALPHA logo instead of three.
 Green Blue
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This was the final look of ALPHA's break bumper during the 2000-2001 season.
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At the same time, there was a rather smart green version of the station's main identity symbol.

In common with other stations, ALPHA introduced special idents that lead into feature films, and with them, created the 'CINEMALPHA' brand. The animations are a pastiche of the Twentieth Century Fox searchlights and there are several variants.

The first - in black-and-white with added scratches and blurring - was usually shown before old monochrome Greek films. (A similarly scratched and blurred colour version was played should the film itself be in colour). The second, played before imported feature films was in sharp, glorious colour. The jingles were interchangeable.

 Black-and-white Colour
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ALPHA's short trailer captions. The unadorned original from the start of the winter 2000 season is shown top left. Soon after, images were added to the top right of the captions - the one top right was used for St. Valentine's Day, whilst the lower two were broadcast during Carnival 2001.

Animated 'Tonight' caption, and a static programme menu.
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For lengthier trailers, an alternative style end caption was used. Here, the clear image in the centre cut-out is the last frame of the trailer which itself is blurred to form the background.

ALPHA has tie-ins and sponsorship agreements with a wide variety of art, cinema and theatre productions and promotes them in segments introduced by either of these two animations.
 Gyroscope Sparks
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The station's presentation and copyright captions for the season. The crystalline looking background rotated during the animations.

All station graphics (C) ALPHA Television


Archived September 2002 by Andrew Wood

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