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GHTV - GH Online's new TV channel

(June 2004)

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tvarksouthwest
If anyone's interested in classic episodes of Grange Hill they'll love what Grange Hill Online has planned. On Tuesday an internet first is planned with the launch of GHTV, GH Online's very own online TV channel.

Broadcasting twice a week and with three chances every day to see each episode, GHTV offers the chance to see how it all began by re-running the first series. It is also the first regular scheduled television service on the web, and all episodes are sourced from home tapings. The exercise has several aims;

1) to show today's Grange Hill viewers how the show began and what Togger's "Uncle Peter" got up to at school;
2) to offer nostalgia for those who saw it first time;
3) to show the BBC there is demand for an official such service.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
GHTV is streamed live from our servers during broadcast times and you can only watch if you have a PC connected to the internet. To start watching simply visit the main GHTV page and select the viewing option which best suits your PC's connection method. Dialup users must ensure they select the 56K MODEM option, whilst those with broadband can take advantage of the high-quality BROADBAND feed. Either way, the GHTV programmes will appear in their own window. You can pause the action using the buttons adjacent to the screen, or cancel the button and leave at any time.

The GH Online stream buttons will function 24 hours a day. If you tune in when no programmes are showing, a test card will be on screen letting you know when programmes begin again.

Whether you're after a fix of nostalgia or are a current viewer keen to find out how it all began, tune into Grange Hill Series 1 from 22 June. GHTV begins transmission at 5:10pm. For schedules and further information visit http://www.grangehill.net/ghtv.html
:-(
A former member
YAY!
DA
DAS Founding member
I've just had a look outside of the allotted GHTV broadcasting hours and what do I see... a testcard! YAY!
NH
Nick Harvey Founding member
All I seem to get is some error message telling me AOL is about to try to take over my computer.

NO thank you.
SE
Square Eyes Founding member
Sorry for being a killjoy (no not the perma-tanned ex-daytime presenter), BUT is this not breaching some form of ownership / copyright rules somewhere ? If not I'll gladly shut up and I'm sure Simon has done his homework, but is it legal for us to broadcast our own home video collections over the web ?

I mean it's a bit different from a couple of clips of idents for "education" purpose.
GS
Gavin Scott Founding member
Square Eyes posted:
Sorry for being a killjoy (no not the perma-tanned ex-daytime presenter), BUT is this not breaching some form of ownership / copyright rules somewhere ? If not I'll gladly shut up and I'm sure Simon has done his homework, but is it legal for us to broadcast our own home video collections over the web ?

I mean it's a bit different from a couple of clips of idents for "education" purpose.


Now the page returns a "not found" message.

How perplexing. Queer indeed.
TE
tesandco Founding member
Gavin Scott posted:

Now the page returns a "not found" message.

How perplexing. Queer indeed.


Did you knock that errant fullstop off the end of the address? Wink
NH
Nick Harvey Founding member
The full stop definitely needs removing before you get ANYWHERE, but you still seem to end up at a point where AOL wants to replace your current browser with its own.

VERY odd, and DEFINITELY NOT something I want to get involved with.

The last time I tried to de-install AOL, I had to completely reload the whole Windows system in order to connect to the internet again.
AS
Asa Admin
Nick Harvey posted:
VERY odd, and DEFINITELY NOT something I want to get involved with.

I've edited the post and removed the dot and the page DEFINITELY does WORK, Nick Wink

Seems AOL is affecting only your PC - no-one else's.
NH
Nick Harvey Founding member
Nope, Asa, STILL the same error message here.

Something asking if I'd like AOL to take over my machine, to which my answer is MOST DEFINITELY, NO.

10 days later

KA
Kacas
oo havnt seen this yet.
must watch it at 5:10pm
MU
mulder
It's not AOL trying to take over your machine, it's just the little program you need to watch the stream, from Nullsoft (makers of Winamp). I don't know for sure but I'm guessing that AOL now own Nullsoft or something.

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