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KU
Kunst World News

Will Disney close all the UK linear kids channels?

The British Disney Channel (not just it, actually) was getting very ugly, anyway, becoming a useless channel

The fact one of their most decent productions, The Owl House, is treated much better in the US and in the UK was given the very poor slot of 9.30pm (coz Jessie and Liv and Maddie repeats are more important), in a weekdays bomb format tells you something
channel4squares1, JetixFann450 and Sh1ruba gave kudos
ME
mediaman2007

Smtv Live reunion

The main hype seemed to be about CD:UK and the "Saturday Chart".


Yes, the original idea seemed to be that SM:TV was meant to be a pre-show for CD:UK. Only it turned out to not really work, not least because most of the big acts that kids would be interested in wouldn't come on the show originally. The first edition of SM:TV featured a lot of backstage footage of Suggs getting ready, which would be unlikely to excite the average Saturday Morning kids TV audience.


It was that TV thing of thinking what you like will automatically translate to people watching. Ant and dec knew suggs from their other shows but why would an itv kid care about that? I seem to remember the producer of the show left abrubtly after a few weeks then steve pinhay came in to rescue things. Then in early 2000 david staite and phil mount came on board and the rest is history. Exec producer conor mcanally who worked with ant and dec from 1995 was there from start to finish.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today

Reminiscing The Big Breakfast

No wonder it didn't get picked up.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
ME
mediaman2007

Smtv Live reunion

I remember that vividly too. Ant and dec outside the building and walking up the stairs into the studio but not showing the set just yet. Cant remember cat featuring but maybe she did.


Yes I remember so clearly them walking into the building, up the stairs and towards the studio door. The main hype seemed to be about CD:UK and the "Saturday Chart".

It's funny how things stick in your head because at the time it wasn't anything remarkable (nor was it for a while after the show launched). Perhaps it just perked my interest because it was backstage at a TV studio.


As you say it just seemed to be another itv saturday morning show with them getting excited about this music show while i watched live and kicking only flicking over to SMTV for episodes of power rangers. I engaged with it more and more during 1999 but their live show on new years day 2000 is when i started watching whole shows and Cduk as well.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today

Smtv Live reunion

The main hype seemed to be about CD:UK and the "Saturday Chart".


Yes, the original idea seemed to be that SM:TV was meant to be a pre-show for CD:UK. Only it turned out to not really work, not least because most of the big acts that kids would be interested in wouldn't come on the show originally. The first edition of SM:TV featured a lot of backstage footage of Suggs getting ready, which would be unlikely to excite the average Saturday Morning kids TV audience.

I do remember something with Ant & Dec about to go in the studio, then Cat stopping them saying it would "ruin the suprise", but I'm sure this was a trailer shown several times in the week or two leading up to the first episode, not a clip from Mashed. There was also a trailer showing empty parks, playgrounds, football pitches etc. implying they were empty cos all the kids were watching SM:TV, this was shown straight before the final edition of The Chart Show IIRC, or at least it was here (Yorkshire region). Then there was a trailer for CD:UK straight after it, so there were at least 3 different trailers promoting SM:TV and CD:UK in the lead up to it starting, so it was being pushed.
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WI
Willz Central Reporting Scotland

Will Disney close all the UK linear kids channels?

End of a era, gonna miss you Disney Channel.
It’s underrated
WH
Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today

Smtv Live reunion

I remember that vividly too. Ant and dec outside the building and walking up the stairs into the studio but not showing the set just yet. Cant remember cat featuring but maybe she did.


Yes I remember so clearly them walking into the building, up the stairs and towards the studio door. The main hype seemed to be about CD:UK and the "Saturday Chart".

It's funny how things stick in your head because at the time it wasn't anything remarkable (nor was it for a while after the show launched). Perhaps it just perked my interest because it was backstage at a TV studio.
RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today

BBC News (UK) presentation - Reith launch onwards

Why does she use a laptop and not the computer in the desk?

Presumably she's keeping up with all the Twitter messages and emails she's asking people to send.

Or she has spinal problems and struggles to lean over to the computer in the desk.
IS
Inspector Sands

Reminiscing The Big Breakfast


Aren't you all getting mixed up with that evening show he did on Channel 5 in 2002

No because that wasn't made by Planet 24, it was made by whatever Chris Evans' production company was at the time, UMTV?


No, he did film a revamped "Big Breakfast" pilot back in 2001. As was said, some clips from it were leaked a few years back.

Ahhhh as the video shows.

I seem to recall Moyles saying that it was done a bit hush hush at the weekend so not many of the BB team knew it was happening.
RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today

BBC News (UK) presentation - Reith launch onwards

Does anybody know what the contraption is that Mike Embley always has on the desk when reading the news? At a guess it is a mobile phone stand? I’ve never seen anybody else use it.


It's a Lamicall Phone Stand. I've got one myself and it's a a good thing to have instead of your phone lying about especially when I'm at my desk at work.

Why does he need a phone with him in the studio? Only reason I can guess is it’s so he can keep up to date with news on social media?
CA
Caly123 Wales Wales Today

Will Disney close all the UK linear kids channels?

All content from all 3 Disney channels will be removed from the kids section on Sky on Demand from 6am tomorrow.
ME
mediaman2007

Smtv Live reunion

Animals that’d knack you in a fight with Steve Dunny-breath Very Happy

That’d be a low scorer on an SM:TV Question on Pointless

They weren’t to know at that point how important doing bad Australian accents and talking about the dunny would later be in their careers


Youre alright mate....