Click for larger image Rapture Idents
2001
Rapture TV was launched on 22nd November 1997 on cable and moved to satellite in 1999. The station has had financial difficulties since it launched, and has closed and relaunched a few times, today it is an online only channel.
 
Rapture specialised in dance music, but did show computer games programmes and extreme sports.

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Click for larger image Click for larger image Click for larger image Click for larger image Sting / Ads Bumper
2001
Sting / Ads Bumper
2001
Sting / Ads Bumper
2001
Rapture Live Promo
2001


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2001
Promo
2001
Promo - Buzztracks
2001
Promo - Ministry Sound
2001


Click for larger image Rapture Live
2001
Click for larger image Rapture Live - was great throught the night live coverage from various dance events in Britain. Call it The Hitman and Her for the next generation!
 
Viewers could text in, and see their messages appear on-screen, whilst watching everyone dance onscreen


Some of the presenters who appeared on Rapture TV


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Click for larger image Rapture / R-Muzik Stings
2005
Click for larger image This ident dates back to the original version of Rapture and was used going in and out of breaks, it was typically played around 8 times per hour or 192 times per day!
 
Right clip - Another ident dating back to the original Rapture, this was used during Rapture's flagship interactive music show, R-Muzik.


The Rapture clouds theme was used between 14th November 2005 - 6th November 2006. As these 4 clips illustrate, the 1st clip - the main ident, played at the start of each hour. This version was used from 28th February 2006. 2nd clip sting used during the Wednesday night movie. 3rd clip - A promo for Rapture's weekday afternoon Extreme Sport zone. 4th clip - Highlights for the week ahead, broadcast during January and February 2006.


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2006
Wednesday Movie Ident
2005
Extreme Sports Promo
2006
Week Ahead Promo
2006


The red theme was used from 6th November 2006 - present day


Click for larger image Rapture Channel 193
2006
Click for larger image Left clip - This ident was played at the start of each hour and was used from 13th November 2006 until 19th March 2007 when Rapture was removed from Channel 193, making it obsolete.
 
Right clip - Rapture has had an extremely turbulent relationship with BSkyB, and when Rapture was first at risk of being removed from the Sky EPG, this clip was produced to advise viewers as to how they could manually add Rapture to their Sky systems.


Click for larger image Rapture Promos
2006
Click for larger image Left clip - Promo for the new series of "G@mers", a weekly gaming show which ran for 54 episodes between November 2005 and December 2006. The first series of G@mers was broadcast by Rapture in 1999 and was also shown on ITV in the Anglia and Meridian regions, due to them being owned by United Business Media which also owned Rapture at the time.
 
Right clip - Promo for That Film Show, Rapture's weekly movie review show which ran for 54 episodes between November 2005 and December 2006.


Click for larger image Rapture Promos
2006
Click for larger image Left clip - Promo for Rapture's interactive music service, filmed around Rapture's studios in the Brewer Street/Piccadilly Circus area of London.
 
Right clip - Promo for Tinsel Town - BBC drama series set in a fictional Glasgow nightclub, originally broadcast on BBC Choice in 2000 and later repeated on BBC Two. It was broadcast on Rapture from May 2006.


Click for larger image Rapture Promos
2006
Click for larger image Left clip - A list of video selection numbers broadcast during Rapture's R-Muzik slots.
 
Right clip - A promo for Rapture's website broadcast from March 2006.


Official Website
www.rapturetv.com