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JAS843,481 posts since 26 Aug 2010
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
They won't have expected 24 hour TV, Sky, rolling news channels, specialist children's channels (Nickelodeon is listed, but that midnight programme is definitely not a kids show, so they were expecting Nick At Nite), and a national Channel 5. They did accurately predict that there'd be six BBC channels though (however, the extras at that point were News, Parliament, Knowledge, and Choice, not 3, 4, 5, and 6).
TIGHazard238 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
They won't have expected 24 hour TV, Sky, rolling news channels, specialist children's channels (Nickelodeon is listed, but that midnight programme is definitely not a kids show, so they were expecting Nick At Nite), and a national Channel 5. They did accurately predict that there'd be six BBC channels though (however, the extras at that point were News, Parliament, Knowledge, and Choice, not 3, 4, 5, and 6).


They have a news section, though the channels are based off newspapers
Inspector Sands12,553 posts since 25 Aug 2004
They didn't predict platform neutrality though, they assumed that the BBC and ITV would have different services on satellite rather than broadcast all of theirs on satellite.

That demonstrates the assumption that the established 'duopoly' of TV was going to last - no newcomers, the UK satellite slots would just go to BBC and ITV
Last edited by Inspector Sands on 17 April 2018 6:19am