Ultravox on French TV?

Posted by: midgesmidge

Ultravox on French TV? - Tue, 07 Jul 2020 21:33:55

So I found a few new uploads and someone uploaded this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtS6XVggljA which I've never seen before. And it's from Ina MEDIAPRO archives and, I found even more but you have to make an account and it's possible (if you work for a TV/Radio coompany) but I want to know how. Because there is a lot more stuff.... French TV is very cool.
Posted by: Dominic

Re: Ultravox on French TV? - Wed, 29 Jul 2020 02:12:44

Actually this show was broadcast on the Belgian RTBF French-speaking TV channel, and was host by the late Gilles Verlant (who later became a famous journalist on French TV). Unfortunately, Ultravox wasn't very much promoted in France at that time (the band was seen as too 'pompous' by the French medias), and fans had to rely on Belgian or even Swiss Tv to watch them... :-(

Here are other links to Ultravox on French Tv though:
* Midge Ure | Les Enfants du Rock (French TV Music Show) | 1989: https://youtu.be/mzKbtqyzPb8
* Ultravox | Les Enfants du Rock (French TV Music Show) | 1986: https://youtu.be/bVV3FYq__6o
Posted by: Alone With Strangers

Re: Ultravox on French TV? - Wed, 29 Jul 2020 14:28:02

Originally Posted By Dominic
the band was seen as too 'pompous' by the French media


How ironic! smile

And before anyone complains, my family is French......
Posted by: midgesmidge

Re: Ultravox on French TV? - Sat, 01 Aug 2020 04:40:04

Pompous? I think not!!! Haha!!! Thank you for the videos Dominic! Much appreciated!
Posted by: Dominic

Re: Ultravox on French TV? - Tue, 11 Aug 2020 02:28:21

Well, you may easily imagine my kind of frustration at that time, as I remember I was the only Ultravox fan in my class, while my mates were crazy about Depeche Mode or even Duran Duran... ;-)

What's for sure is that Ultravox has never been considered much by the medias in France. That's a matter of fact.
Posted by: Dominic

Re: Ultravox on French TV? - Tue, 11 Aug 2020 02:29:08

You're welcome... :-)

Originally Posted By midgesmidge
Pompous? I think not!!! Haha!!! Thank you for the videos Dominic! Much appreciated!