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[[File:SuperCh4E.JPG|right|thumb|200px|Super Channel credits for Genesis of the Daleks with Sylvester McCoy title sequence and logo]]
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[[File:SuperChl4R.JPG |right|thumb|250px|Listing for Robots of Death at 18.30 in August 1988, from the Spanish newspaper ABC]]
[[File:SuperChl4R.JPG |right|thumb|200px|Listing for Robots of Death, 1 September 1988]]   
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[[File:Genesis SuperChannel 1989 Dutch.JPG|right|thumb|350px|Listing for Genesis of the Daleks on Super Channel, as published in Dutch newspaper, Leidse Courant, 25 February 1989]]
Satellite television station '''[[wikipedia:NBC Europe|Super Channel]] ''' was launched on 30 January 1987, and broadcast across Europe.
 
  
It was available in most countries in western Europe, including several countries covered by '''BroaDWcast''':  
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London-based commercial satellite television station '''[[wikipedia:NBC Europe|SUPER CHANNEL]]''' was launched on '''30 January 1987''', and broadcast 24/7 across [[:Category:Europe|western Europe]].
  
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It was available in 14 countries:
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*[[Austria]]
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*[[Belgium]]
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*[[Denmark]]
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*[[Finland]]
 
*[[France]]
 
*[[France]]
*[[Monaco]]?
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* West [[Germany]]
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*[[Ireland]]
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*[[Luxembourg]]
 
*[[Netherlands]]
 
*[[Netherlands]]
*[[Spain]]
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*[[Norway]]
*[[Switzerland]]?
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*[[Spain]]
(and no doubt many others...)
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*[[Sweden]]
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*[[Switzerland]]
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*United Kingdom
  
  
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'''DOCTOR WHO ON SUPER CHANNEL TRANSMISSIONS'''
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=='''DOCTOR WHO ON SUPER CHANNEL TRANSMISSIONS'''==
  
 
From '''24 March 1987''', '''Doctor Who''' was part of Super Channel's regular schedule. Stories aired episodically and/or as omnibus editions.  
 
From '''24 March 1987''', '''Doctor Who''' was part of Super Channel's regular schedule. Stories aired episodically and/or as omnibus editions.  
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Initially episodes aired five days a week, but from '''13 April 1987''' it was generally weekly on Mondays. It was Saturdays only for episodic screenings from '''3 October 1987'''. During 1989 it was Sundays only.  
 
Initially episodes aired five days a week, but from '''13 April 1987''' it was generally weekly on Mondays. It was Saturdays only for episodic screenings from '''3 October 1987'''. During 1989 it was Sundays only.  
  
For the omnibus editions of [[The Ark in Space]], [[Genesis of the Daleks]] and [[Revenge of the Cybermen]], the Sylvester McCoy opening titles sequence and music were used, but with Tom Baker's face superimposed over McCoy's. New story title and writer credit captions beneath the McCoy logo were also made - as illustrated here.
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For the '''December 1987 / January 1988''' omnibus editions of [[The Ark in Space]], [[Genesis of the Daleks]] and [[Revenge of the Cybermen]], the standard Tom Baker titles were replaced by new ones adapted from the Sylvester McCoy opening sequence and music but with Tom Baker's face superimposed over McCoy's. New story title and writer credit captions beneath the McCoy logo, and replacement closing captions for cast and crew were also made - as illustrated here.
  
 
The final episode of '''Doctor Who''' to screen on Super Channel was the second airing of part four of [[Horror of Fang Rock]] on '''6 August 1989'''.  
 
The final episode of '''Doctor Who''' to screen on Super Channel was the second airing of part four of [[Horror of Fang Rock]] on '''6 August 1989'''.  
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In 1989, the channel was purchased by NBC. It was later re-branded as '''NBC Super Channel''' until 1996. The Europe broadcasts ceased from 20 December 1998.  
 
In 1989, the channel was purchased by NBC. It was later re-branded as '''NBC Super Channel''' until 1996. The Europe broadcasts ceased from 20 December 1998.  
  
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|[[File:SuperChannelRobot.jpg|right|thumb|250px|Screen grab showing 'next programme' announcement played in during 'boxed-in' closing credits of Robot part 4]]
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|[[File:SUPER4Eall.JPG|right|thumb|300px|Super Channel replacement credits for Genesis of the Daleks with Sylvester McCoy title sequence and logo]]
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==Airdates==
 
{{airdates-left|the UK (Superchannel)}}
 
{{airdates-left|the UK (Superchannel)}}
  
  
*'''IDENTS''':
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBo3JO85w10 SUPER CHANNEL IDENT 1987]
**[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBo3JO85w10 SUPER CHANNEL IDENT 1987]
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*[http://www2.tv-ark.org.uk/otherchannels/superchannel.html Gallery of SUPER CHANNEL IDENTS]
**[http://www2.tv-ark.org.uk/otherchannels/superchannel.html Gallery of SUPER CHANNEL IDENTS]
 
 
{{YouTube|id=YwJtuoVEMsA}}
 
{{YouTube|id=YwJtuoVEMsA}}
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{{YouTube|id=Nz3qeSnCTto}}
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{{YouTube|id=3J0CBA6qplc}}
 
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Latest revision as of 22:41, 20 September 2019

Listing for Robots of Death at 18.30 in August 1988, from the Spanish newspaper ABC
Listing for Genesis of the Daleks on Super Channel, as published in Dutch newspaper, Leidse Courant, 25 February 1989

London-based commercial satellite television station SUPER CHANNEL was launched on 30 January 1987, and broadcast 24/7 across western Europe.

It was available in 14 countries:


Doctor Who was originally due to start from 2 February 1987, but the debut was pulled due to lack of clearance rights from Actors' Equity members.

Clearances were eventually obtained - but only for a 16 story / 66 episode package of just the first fourteen Tom Baker storiesRobot to The Deadly Assassin, plus The Robots of Death and Horror of Fang Rock - and a new launch date was set...


DOCTOR WHO ON SUPER CHANNEL TRANSMISSIONS

From 24 March 1987, Doctor Who was part of Super Channel's regular schedule. Stories aired episodically and/or as omnibus editions.

Initially episodes aired five days a week, but from 13 April 1987 it was generally weekly on Mondays. It was Saturdays only for episodic screenings from 3 October 1987. During 1989 it was Sundays only.

For the December 1987 / January 1988 omnibus editions of The Ark in Space, Genesis of the Daleks and Revenge of the Cybermen, the standard Tom Baker titles were replaced by new ones adapted from the Sylvester McCoy opening sequence and music but with Tom Baker's face superimposed over McCoy's. New story title and writer credit captions beneath the McCoy logo, and replacement closing captions for cast and crew were also made - as illustrated here.

The final episode of Doctor Who to screen on Super Channel was the second airing of part four of Horror of Fang Rock on 6 August 1989.

In 1989, the channel was purchased by NBC. It was later re-branded as NBC Super Channel until 1996. The Europe broadcasts ceased from 20 December 1998.

Screen grab showing 'next programme' announcement played in during 'boxed-in' closing credits of Robot part 4
Super Channel replacement credits for Genesis of the Daleks with Sylvester McCoy title sequence and logo



Airdates

Airdates in the UK (Superchannel)
← AIRDATES ...... (CLICK ICON TO GO TO TABLE SHOWING EPISODE BREAKDOWN AND AIRDATES - N/S = story title is Not Stated)








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