Sorry for starting a new "Lost and found"
The german TV in the old days was especially in the ARD a bunch of different broadcasters, every german state has his own TV and Radio Station.
NDR, WDR, BR SR, SWF, RB, SFB, and so on...
To create the program schedule of a whole day all these stations are working together, ARD means "A
rbeitsgemeinschaft der R
eutschlands" ahm, "working pool of the broadcasting companies of Germany".
And if a show is over they switched to an other station, and that meant often a break an intermission.
Normally you had a sign picture on the screen, "PAUSE", ok, time to go to make yourself fresh, he he he...
Then they showed to audience little pictures, films, nothing exciting, just a film.
Today: modern technics, digital..., there's no need for an intermission
On Youtube, there are some examples, and I give to you the links.intermission of the NDRhttp://de.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw55k99p8 ... re=related
the monorail of the city Wuppertal,
You will watch, through the §$%#*+ WDR sign the "Emperors Train" a hundred year old monorail train, Emperor Wilhelm II. did used it once at a visit. This little film is maybe from the late 70's or early 80'shttp://de.youtube.com/watch?v=kF1F5x9xX48
NDR , a small animated ballon Winterhttp://de.youtube.com/watch?v=um75hrwqV ... re=related
NDR Ballon, not Winter.http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=qyqicD6RN ... re=related
NDR, minimal art, walrus lady Antje became after film the mascot of the NDRhttp://de.youtube.com/watch?v=_TjRXqFvC ... re=related
HR, a classic, little kitten, from the middle of the 70's.
All these little cats must be dead, naturally.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Eb7MMyfXiM
(Edit: the other youtube vid was removed)http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=-6RkRZl_e ... re=related
SFB, Berlin, hm, ...
This one http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=okRVPvGHt ... re=related
ARD colour TV was new, everything was black and white, and if a colour show or movie started everyone had to know "FARBE!"
Maybe no one didn't noticed it otherwise.