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kernow1,541 posts since 18 Jan 2006
A number of lifestyle channels have closed (or rebranded) during recent years, including Diva TV, Style Network, (the original) Sky Real Lives and more recently Sky Living and Real Lives.

Also, Lifetime has been demoted to 187 on the Sky EPG, and the HD channel closed quite recently, so wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't last much longer, and certainly can't see it becoming Sky Lifetime or being made available on Now TV.
gottago3,128 posts since 26 Aug 2004
London London
The show has finally been uploaded to the ITV Hub and found it odd that it was a Talkback production rather than Thames which would surely have been a better fit for the genre.

Thames and Talkback are ultimately two rival entertainment labels with two rival development teams and it was Talkback that developed the idea of Epic (even if it is a rip off of Gameshow Marathon).
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Ghost13 posts since 3 Jun 2020 new member
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Genome was built by scanning the listings from the Radio Times, so its entirely plausible that the CBBC and CBeebies channel wasn't published until October 2002. or it wasn't published in the region(s) that have been scanned, although I'll be honest I'm not entirely sure how the regions things works for the Radio Times and national networks, but I'd have thought by 2002 if a listing appeared in one region it appeared in all of them.


I think this is correct, as when you look at, for example, a page for a 2001 issue of the Radio Times on Genome, BBC Parliament, which doesn’t have any listings from that year on Genome, doesn’t appear in the list of channels and stations that have listings (there are also some others like BBC HD and 6 Music that suffer from this).
headliner101204 posts since 18 Feb 2013
Westcountry Points West
Christiane Amanpour has been at CNN since 1983 although she did leave for ABC in 2010 only to return less than two years later.


Richard Roth is not on air much these days, but according to his CNN bio he is tied as the second longest serving employee. He celebrated his 40th anniversary with the network in April, so he was hired before CNN went on air:




Jeanne Moos is also an old timer. She joined in 1981. She was even a hard news reporter then!


Yeah, she reported from the UN during the Gulf War.
Neil Jones6,478 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
The show has finally been uploaded to the ITV Hub and found it odd that it was a Talkback production rather than Thames which would surely have been a better fit for the genre.


Isn't it all technically the same anyway these days? The only difference would have been what logo appeared on the endcap. And Play Your Cards Right was originally produced by LWT in the 1980s and the 1990s revival with Thames doing the version in 2002.
Jonwo (previously Jonwo87) 1,146 posts since 20 Sep 2007
The show has finally been uploaded to the ITV Hub and found it odd that it was a Talkback production rather than Thames which would surely have been a better fit for the genre.


Talkback seems to branching out beyond comedy entertainment with things like Harry's Heroes which I would have thought be under Boundless who make factual entertainment and also Netflix's Too Hot to Handle which seems like something Thames would handle.
Neil Jones6,478 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Genome was built by scanning the listings from the Radio Times, so its entirely plausible that the CBBC and CBeebies channel wasn't published until October 2002. or it wasn't published in the region(s) that have been scanned, although I'll be honest I'm not entirely sure how the regions things works for the Radio Times and national networks, but I'd have thought by 2002 if a listing appeared in one region it appeared in all of them.

The earlier CBBC Repeats as far as Look and Read are concerned from earlier in 2002 are here:
http://web.archive.org/web/20070109111504/http://www.lookandread.myby.co.uk/dates/cbbc.shtml

"The digital CBBC channel launched on February 11th, 2002 - just in time for the winter half term. When half term was over, they started showing schools programmes during the day", so it looks like it started Feb 25th 2002 until, as previously discussed.
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