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TIGHazard446 posts since 3 Jan 2014
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BBC One-ness - and so it continues

Tom & Jerry repeats on the BBC ended in 2000. Around the time Boomerang UK launched and started showing Tom & Jerry, though that may just be coincidence.


However Tom & Jerry Kids lasted until 2005.

http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/schedules/bbcone/london/2005-12-17#at-7.00


Not really the same programme though is it? Tom & Jerry Kids was part of a wider trend at that time where producers though it would be cool to have kid versions of their hit characters. Muppet Babies was another example. I'm sure Looney Toons did something as well along the same principle.


My point is that each episode was 3 seven minute shorts (and they must have had them individually too, as CBBC on One or Two occasionally used a single short as a filler). No reason BBC 1 couldn't have used them as well.

I believe Kenan & Kel or Chucklevision were the nominated standbys though.

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TIGHazard446 posts since 3 Jan 2014
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RT


Quite honestly, and given the surreal events worldwide and at home over the last couple of years, everyone needs to keep a very open mind about this still. More than one person I've spoken to finds the fact that Porton Down is conveniently just a 10 min drive from Salisbury city centre slightly more than just co incidence.


While I do have an open mind about this, all I'm going to say is that thinking this conspiracy through rationally - Government wants to blame Russia, develops this plan in secret, makes sure all the investigators are in on it - and no-one involved thought "Porton Down is only 10 miles away, it'll look a bit suspicious"
TIGHazard446 posts since 3 Jan 2014
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The Sport Thread

Definitely Fox’s pregame show, loads of fluorescent green “Fox League” logos all over! Sky cut to a slide with details of NRL and Super League games coming up at one point, so that may have been to cover up sponsorship.

By the way, if you’d asked me the same question as to Sky cope with the sponsorship for the various US feeds for the NFL they take, the answer is “they don’t”, it all gets broadcast! Of course the only NFL pre game show Sky actually broadcast is the Thursday Night Football one.


If it's the sponsorship going in and out of the breaks, I've definitely seen Sky wait before cutting back from the studio. But if it's while the game is in play - Those sponsorship messages are on screen, even the ads for shows we won't get such as "60 minutes is up next", if it's a CBS game.
TIGHazard446 posts since 3 Jan 2014
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Top of the Pops

The Crowd was edited much more than it really needed to be, all we got was about 20 seconds from the middle of the video. They cut in after the point where DLT makes a brief appearance, but as neither him or Rolf Harris appear before that point in the video, all they needed to do was either zoom into the shot slightly (as his head was at the top of the screen) or just replace it with footage from elsewhere, and we'd have been able to seen all of the video before that point.


My attempt at fixing this issue.

TIGHazard446 posts since 3 Jan 2014
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FTA TV in the UK- a lot to offer

Tell that to the moaners on Digitalspy who act as if the UK is the only country with a TV licence and it's extortionately expensive.


Isn't the licence fee low in comparison to the 60's and 70's?

£150 (or it will be next month)

£11 for a colour licence in 1969. Putting that into the BoE inflation calculator you would pay the equivalent of £172 (as of last year).

And what did you get for that back then? 2 channels, 4 national radio stations and if you're lucky a regional radio station.
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TIGHazard446 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

BBC One-ness - and so it continues

In view of how the cable installer who set my late grandad's box up couldn't manage not to set the RF output such that it didn't obliterate analogue BBC2, I'm not holding out much hope for such advanced skills as getting the aspect ratio right.


When I originally got Tivo installed the VM tech somehow managed to get it so that whenever it went into record mode (which happens a lot in the first few weeks when it learns your suggestions), the internet would go off for 10 minutes. Needless to say, another visit was required a week or so later.
TIGHazard446 posts since 3 Jan 2014
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The Sport Thread

Odd idea if sales right, going from a fairly prominent channel and underperforming show, to a channel not many will have heard of.this does sound very weird, but yes quest has the free view exposure that Eurosport doesn’t but could be linked in some way, but we obviously need more detail to see if this is real or not


I mentioned it to a few of my friends today (saying it might happen), they all responded with "never heard of that channel". It's clearly better for Quest than the EFL exposure wise.
TIGHazard446 posts since 3 Jan 2014
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BBC One-ness - and so it continues

Dale Winton has recently done a few interviews due to his new travel show on Channel 5, this part in one of them made me laugh :

"I would like to relive the millennium night. I was doing the Lottery show and the machine got stuck behind the doors on live TV and couldn’t get on set. It was the biggest draw of the year! If I knew what I know now, I’d just have kicked this bloody cable blocking its way – instead I talked tortuously for three minutes about absolutely nothing. It still gives me shivers!"


Here it is


Notice that Alan tells Dale to walk up to the machine, and he ignores him Laughing
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TIGHazard446 posts since 3 Jan 2014
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Winter Olympics 2018

On Virgin, Eurosport 3-5 have appeared on 552-554. They’re HD only, which is still unusual - the only other channel that has no SD counterpart is NHK World.

It would have been nice if Eurosport 1 and 2 had been duplicated on the EPG, just so all 5 channels were grouped together. Of course, you can set your favourites list just to those 5 channels for the duration of the games.


So that means it doesn't appear on my package then (Mix). Eurosport 1 & 2 are available, but 3, 4 and 5 are greyed out.
TIGHazard446 posts since 3 Jan 2014
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Boat Rocker acquires Fremantlemedia kids

I notice that for at least the next week, Danger Mouse isn't airing on CBBC, right when it's in the middle of it's repeat run. At first I thought it could be because they've got a Winter Olympics show on in it's afternoon slot but that's only 5 minutes long.

It's morning slot is instead occupied by Officially Amazing

I wonder if the reason they stopped is because of this deal and they'll start scheduling them again now they know Boat Rocker is interested in working with them.
TIGHazard446 posts since 3 Jan 2014
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Panorama

Seems it's been ditched completely, see this





I wish I hadn't checked those Twitter replies now. Rolling Eyes

Hopefully they may be able to re-edit it or use the footage recorded in other shows so it wasn't a complete waste of money.
TIGHazard446 posts since 3 Jan 2014
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The Sport Thread

Multiple attempts to kill the references to a certain cola flavoured drink by the BBC, which all failed Shocked Embarassed Shocked


I know the beeb is supposed to be free of commercial interests and be impartial, but did they really need to try and kill the references? Just the other day they were promoting the "Natwest Six Nations" or the "Dafabet Masters" and using those names in the title sequences, in the case of the Six Nations you could see the Natwest logo on the trophy as it panned around during the sequence. I think most of the population understands that it's the event being sponsored (in this case, the halftime show) not the beeb showing an advert. By all accounts use the international feed so the on screen logo doesn't appear because that does look like an ad but IMO muting (and failing in every attempt) wasn't necessary.
TIGHazard446 posts since 3 Jan 2014
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The Sport Thread

There are good reasons to use the international feed - it contains a fixed number of fixed length ad breaks so is much easier to work with, or in the BBCs case - fill. The US network feed can move ad breaks around, make up commercial time later if it’s lost earlier on. If the BBC’s production team aren’t as used to working with US network covergae as Sky’s are then they may feel by using the international feed they’ll up producing ‘smoother’ coverage around the game.

It also has little or no sponsosrship / product placement so is ‘safer’ for the BBC as well. Sky tend to use it for the half time show as it doesn’t have the on screen sponsorship DOG the US network feed has had in the past.

Good that Sky Sports’ coverage is in 5.1.


I'm aware of why they do it, it's just they used to use the US feed and now they stopped. I noticed a lot of people on the /r/NFL subreddit saying they hope they don't use the international feed as well.

Also something I didn't point out at the time but apparently during the Vikings v Browns game when we got the NFL Network feed, we got the US commentary team while according to people on Reddit in the US they were getting a UK commentary team. I shared a clip of the BBC's coverage and got responses like "We got those guys up to the end of the first quarter then we got two other guys commentating on NFL Network"
TIGHazard446 posts since 3 Jan 2014
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The Sport Thread

NBC is debuting new graphics for the Super Bowl tonight. You should be able see this on Sky Sports while I expect BBC to take the NFL Network feed.


I hope not, the international feed is pretty bad. I did e-mail them a few weeks ago (start of Jan) and got this response, so I'm hoping for the NBC feed but I'm expecting them to use the world feed.

"Thank you for contacting us with regards to the BBC's NFL coverage. Unfortunately, at this point we don’t have any further info about what upcoming TV feed we’ll be using. Mark Chapman will host the shows, which combine the best of the NFL action plus analysis. Alongside him will be former New York Giants defensive back Jason Bell and two-time Super Bowl winner Osi Umenyiora. That said, be assured we have passed your thoughts to the production teams behind our NFL coverage, as well as BBC Management via our audience feedback report to ensure your comments are seen by the right people quickly."
TIGHazard446 posts since 3 Jan 2014
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Top of the Pops

If we get that far, it's probably a good idea to not watch it as regularly during the Stan Appel era, but when Britpop happens it'll be worth watching again.


I think the Beeb would be crazy to not continue after the '91 revamp, no matter how bad it was. 90's nostalgia is in a boom right now, and I think it might get larger in the future - It's a completely different kettle of fish but how popular was Pokemon Go for those two months in 2016?
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