|Silverio National Television|
May 7, 1939
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60 Beneca Dr., New Yenassi, Silverio land SLD 933, Silverio World
1939-1952: The BeginningEdit
SNT went on the air on May 7, 1939, with its first affiliates in Silverio land and Haundrea. For the next couple years, SNT aired using the mechanical television systems of the time. Industrial backed the new broadcasting standard, and KXD5S in Silverio land, on channel 1, aired. However, due to World War II, programming was suspended in 1942. During the war, SNT's resources were used by the Silverish military to develop radar.
After the war ended in 1946, SNT resumed transmissions, and the network launched affiliates in Caresa (originally channel 4, airs on channel 7 after 1969), Flurenotora, Belladonna Cove, and Lumpura. Later that year SNT became a television provider and started regular telecasting. The next year, in 1947, SNT launched SNT Now, a news program covering the latest events and Oxford Street, SNT's flagship television program about the daily adventures on Oxford Street. SNT in 1949 had six affiliates in seven states. By 1951, SNT had more than one million viewers. On May 15, 1952 SNT Now was cancelled due to lack of funding, so a new newscast replaced it, named SNT News (1952-1959 SNT Newscast), which continues into the present day.
1953-1962: An era of progressEdit
In 1953, with the success of television, SNT scored a victory when the network obtained the exclusive Silverish broadcast rights to I Love Lucy, which was the most popular television program at the time. This caused SNT's ratings to soar, and by 1956, it had surpassed SBC as the leading broadcaster in Silverio World.
New logo changeEdit
Prior to 1954, SNT used a logo with a square-shaped box with the letters "S-N-T" in diagonal, with lightning strikes on the other spaces. This logo continued to be used until August 1954. By 1954, SNT had seven affiliates in eight provinces. The SNT Design Bureau was planning a new logo design to replace the existing logo.
On August 7, 1954, after a 7:30 pm airing of I Love Lucy, the new logo was introduced and had the letters "SNT" in horizontal form. The new logo was a success, making the network reach worst to best 2 months after the introduction. In 1955, Oxford Street were both moved to SBC, and aired there until 1960. I Love Lucy moved to the same network in 1959.
In 1959, SNT aired its first videotaped series, Hazzle-Dazzle in Belladonna, its first original scripted program. Videotape allowed SNT to broadcast its shows west of Silverio land, where the local time is one day ahead. The same year, SNT also aired its first ever color program, using RCA's technology, Princessa Aquera. However, the show was canceled after 6 episodes.
In 1960, the first color television, the Industrial TV-288, went on sale in Silverio World for SP 30,300. SNT backed the sale of the TV by airing several color programs that year, mostly imported from the U.S.
In 1961, SNT had launched its last affiliate in Silverio World, and now the network covers the whole country.
1962-1966: SNT presents this program in vivid, beautiful color.Edit
In the summer of 1962, the main four networks met at the Silverish Radio & Television Convention in Torrena City (now called Cartoonicon). RTN had a head start on regular color broadcasting, beginning in 1962. By 1964, three of the networks have started color broadcasting. However, because color TVs were still very expensive, the networks were kinda reluctant to regularly broadcast color programming.
In 1965, Queen Maria III signed the Color Television Act, ordering all networks to broadcast in color, using the NTSC standard, by 1975. That same year, SNT opened TV Planet, an electronics store chain, to showcase its color television technology. The next year, SNT ordered 15 color broadcast machines, all Silverish-made, built by Industrial.
In early 1966, SNT made a 15-second ident: The first screen showed the words IN COLOR filling the screen, followed by the SNT logo in green (S), pink (N) and blue (T). The ident was launched in the summer of 1966, starting the color era for SNT.
1967-1980: The Color EraEdit
SNT was the last network to switch to color. When the color era launched in 1966, many programs airing that year were not in color or barely. To manage this, SNT asked the production studios to switch to color broadcasting. In 1967, a new campaign was launched called "Reach for the Stars!". It was successful and was used until 1969. However, the network would see a massive hike in ratings in the late 1960s. In 1969, the network broadcasted the moon landing, bringing in 100 million viewers. The following year, SNT would become the first network to be involved in royal affairs when they broadcasted Queen Maria III's funeral in 1970.
By 1972, Silverio World's economy was growing, and various shows took its airwaves. Notable programs include Samuel Shows Up, Donatello's Adventures, and more. In 1974, localized news was introduced replacing the SNT National News program. In 1975, affiliates launched elsewhere in Silverio World. By 1978, SNT plc was purchased by Salute-Media LLC (now called Salute Media). In 1980, a new campaign launched called "We're the One" (KTCB used the slogan a year earlier).
1980-1985: The formation of SNT KidsEdit
While the network had tried to attract children for years, as SNT grew, the presence of children's programming on the network declined and shrunk. The only successful attempt at bringing children onto SNT was an adaptation of Sesame Street, which only aired from 1971 to 1982. SNT CEO of the time, Kashuba Monoto, decided to create a children's block to attract children and their families, as programming became more and more inappropriate. The block, called SNT for Kids! (For was later removed), was launched on Saturday, November 23, 1985, on five SNT affiliates. The block would not roll out nationally until February 1986.
1985-1989: True Lives feverEdit
In the summer of 1985, SNT debuted True Lives, a show about two people who run into each other and become lovers. It was a ratings hit, and SNT cashed in. It was the biggest hit on the network since I Love Lucy 30 years earlier. As a result, the stars of True Lives were some of the highest-paid actors in Silverio World, including Martha McMurphy, who debuted her acting career in this very series. True Lives aired on SNT until 1992, where it would move to SBC, ending its run in 1997.
1989-1990: 50th AnniversaryEditIn 1989, a new logo replaced the older SNT wordmark with the "Celebrating 50 Years" lettering. The letters are now in the Calbiri Black font. In 1994, SNT.com was launched.
2002-2012: HD TransitionEdit
On September 21, 2002, SNT launched its HD feed.
2009: Transistion into 3DTVEdit
In 2009, SNT plc wanted to launch into the 3D market. On April 16, 2010 SNT launched SNT 3D Theater, a 3D feed of SNT seperate from the network itself.
2012: New LogoEdit
In February 2012, the SNT logo was significantly updated to match their new SNT News idents, Later that month, six new idents for SNT, SNT Kids, SNT Sports, SNT 3D and SNT Films were first seen on HD feeds of many SNT stations. On April 1, 2012, before the Sea World Silverio World opening ceremony, the new logo, was put on air and became the official logo.
Late 2015: 4K broadcastingEdit
In October 2015, all six flagship SNT stations started broadcasting in 4K.
SNT airs many different programs, and being the main television network in Silverio World, airs the best quality programming on Silverish television.
SNT is well known for its various news and current affairs programs. On SNT, there are four national news programs broadcast on the network: Breakfast on SNT, which airs in the morning from 7 to 9 AM, The Afternoon Hour with John Korbesa, which airs from 1:00 to 1:30 PM, SNT News, the flagship hour-long news program which airs at 7 PM and The Midnight Hour, which airs at 12 AM. SNT also airs local and regional news programs under the Eyewitness News brand.
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- KSNT-TV Silverio land (channel 10)
- KTCB-TV Caresa (channel 7)
- RSNT-TV Belladonna Cove (channel 5)
- RCTB-TV Tianin (channel 8)
- KSTB-TV Haundrea (channel 11)
- KFAT-TV Fluenotora (channel 2)
Also owned by SNT, but not flagship (Major stations)Edit