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PFMC841,687 posts since 28 Feb 2013
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New Sky channels: Crime, Comedy, Documentaries, Nature

Erm...?

Well, of course they have used them now for Sky Comedy, but they didn't ever use those colours before. The channels have always used various shades of red or blue for a lot of their channels. They have rarely used orange and don't think they have ever used purple. Grey and pink were used briefly as well. They have now used yellow for crime and green for nature.
PFMC841,687 posts since 28 Feb 2013
UTV Newsline

New Sky channels: Crime, Comedy, Documentaries, Nature

According to a post on DS, Sky had e-mailed a questionnaire to some customers, and one of the questions was along the lines of "Would you remain a Sky customer if History, National Geographic and Discovery were not on the platform?" and the survey contained logos for Sky Documentaries, Sky Nature and also Sky History, so seems they might be planning to launch a history channel as well. Hopefully this one doesn't have alien documentaries!
PFMC841,687 posts since 28 Feb 2013
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Disney+ UK Launch Date Confirmed



And for completeness, all of their logos/variations are here in one video -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFbhMfzv8VA


Whoever made that video's put fake film scratches across the whole thing for some reason.

Yes, I noticed that too, it looks awful. Also, he started labelling the variations and the films they were from and then decided to stop bothering halfway through.
PFMC841,687 posts since 28 Feb 2013
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The Crystal Maze

My issue with the UK version is that its played for laughs and the audience are almost felt to be silly for liking the show/concept. I think a fair amount of this comes from having Richard Ayoade as host. The contestant chatter and slow pace results in fewer games played as well. I think with a few tweaks (basically reversing changes that were made for this version) could actually make the C4 version of the show great and on par with the original 90s version.
PFMC841,687 posts since 28 Feb 2013
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Disney+ UK Launch Date Confirmed

Yes, they confirmed they would be restoring the original Simpsons at least for the US service, so I can't see them having the 16:9 ones here.

Also, I believe True Lies was the first film to have the 1994 logo/theme used which does sound a little nicer and punchier than the 1997-present version.

Sometimes modern films used the older logos that were used at the time the film is set for a nice little effect, but I doubt that would be happening now with 20th Century Studios as they won't want the Fox name seen, unless they do a recreation of it which would likely be too costly/time consuming.

And for completeness, all of their logos/variations are here in one video -
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PFMC841,687 posts since 28 Feb 2013
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New Sky channels: Crime, Comedy, Documentaries, Nature

The first days schedule has been revealed:-

06:00 Teleshopping
08:00 Everybody Hates Chris (x2)
09:00 Parks and Recreation (x3)
10:30 30 Rock (x3)
12:00 The Mindy Project (x3)
13:30 Modern Family (x2)
14:30 Everybody Hates Chris (x2)
15:30 Parks and Recreation (x3)
17:00 30 Rock (x3)
18:30 Modern Family (x2)
19:30 The Mindy Project (x3)
21:00 Curb Your Enthusiasm
21:35 Ballers
22:15 Sex and The City
22:50 The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon
23:50 The Late Late Show with James Corden
00:50 Entourage
01:25 Eastbound & Down (x2)
02:35 Girls (x2)
03:45 30 Rock (x2)
05:00 Teleshopping

Oh dear. Not a stellar start. Oddly, Parks & Rec and 30 Rock wouldn't exactly be suitable for daytime broadcast normally. So they are going to cut the show to ribbons and not give it a late night showing so people can see it unedited? Not a great start.

Also, if you have to resort to showing episodes in blocks of 2 and 3, it shows how little content you have and how thinly it is being spread to fill up a schedule. They could have shown lots of classic comedies from 70/80/90s during the daytime hours and left the more modern stuff for prime time.