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TV Channel Closures

How did it happen? (December 2019)

VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
There is a brief clip of Live TV's closedown in this clip at 17:07

https://youtu.be/S5ab8AKQgKE?t=1027
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Host The Week on Channel 4 in 2017 lasted for 1 episode. A full series was commissioned but after the first episode it was scrapped due to terrible ratings.


was a shame all the other episodes never got made enjoyed the episode that was made it was love islands fault why it got axed

Has anyone translated this post yet?
JO
Josh
Host The Week on Channel 4 in 2017 lasted for 1 episode. A full series was commissioned but after the first episode it was scrapped due to terrible ratings.


was a shame all the other episodes never got made enjoyed the episode that was made it was love islands fault why it got axed

Has anyone translated this post yet?

"It was a shame that all of the other episodes never got made. I enjoyed the episode that was made. It was Love Island's fault it got axed."
Fan of the media industry, from the UK.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
I'm not understanding why it was Love Island's fault.
LL
Larry the Loafer Granada North West Today
It stopped getting made because the first episode went down like a lead balloon.
LN
LondonNewsBites London London
I found BBC Kids promo to closedown


R.I.P 2001-2018/19

Note: It aired CBeebies and CBBC shows AND an ITV classic, Mr. Bean.
Its a good show!
J4
j4ever24 Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I'm not understanding why it was Love Island's fault.


because it was on at the same time
IS
Inspector Sands

Well, I meant shortest-lived programme on the ITV News Channel. Of course there are going to be shows that only last one episode before being pulled (Host the Week for example).

There are a few examples of this and they have their own Wikipedia page:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_television_series_canceled_after_one_episode

There is one show that got pulled half way through their first episode:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia%27s_Naughtiest_Home_Videos

And 1970s American comedy which was pulled by one station half way through and some others on the west coast saw it on the east coast feed and pulled it at the last minute
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turn-On
Last edited by Inspector Sands on 5 December 2019 8:08pm - 2 times in total
LN
LondonNewsBites London London

4:13 is the swichover to CN+1
Its a good show!
WH
what West Country (East) Points West
I couldn’t let this thread pass by without sharing the frankly awesome way LWT left the air back in 2002:
NW
nwtv2003 Granada North West Today
From my own collection, TCC in 1998. They didn’t even bother telling viewers that they weren’t coming back tomorrow, nor telling them to retune to Trouble which gained extra broadcasting hours as a result of TCC’s demise (as the CNBC simulcast broadcast on Trouble/Bravo was switched to Challenge TV)...



and a caption to advise that EBN (European Business News) had ceased broadcasting and merged with CNBC. Whilst I don’t have a video of the closure itself, this caption was displayed on its channel for a couple of days (looks like it was generated by Cable & Wireless) before being removed altogether.

steve
steviegTVreturns
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
.... at least these channels made it to air, unlike some that we've discussed (at length!) here.

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