Gawd no- they threw away about 90%, very little is ever kept on video.....they have one or two "video only" Enz copies but most of the Countdowns GTKS etc etc have all gone.
I think I have more VHS stuff and we are transfering it now but you can't really use it on DVD without major work...(refer to ten million previous posts), so no they didn't convert.... plus think of the time it would take to convert everything.....probably tensof thousands of hours...'83 Countdown awards exists as an original....plus that was more like later Countdown , its all the mid seventies etc that they have little of.
No such thing as a perfect VHS copy, its over 20+ years since the big throw away so even if they just had it on video it would be fading fast......(depending how it's stored). I did view pretty much everything they had...and a few were there Video Only copies and they were really bad...sound drop outs , patches of footage missing. It's so sad. To be honest we even worked on SHE GOT BODY a bit as it had about 5 seconds of snap crackle and pop in it..(yes I'm so technical)....but it worked out ok (7/10).... so imagine our joy when the two DVD projects are both Countdown connected artists (the other was Skyhooks)....
Anyway nuff said you get my drift....its just horrid because it's really TV History down the gurgler.....as well..not just Enz/Hooks.