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Richard863 posts since 22 Apr 2012
Granada North West Today
Yes, as I mentioned earlier the forums on their site in the early days used to get people commenting on programmes on their local 'Channel 4' partly because it was .com therefore must be American


All 5 main channels were .co.uk originally (well if you go back far enough, the BBC weren’t*) but now only the BBC is, at least primarily.

*originly www.bbcnc.org.uk.


The bbcnc.org.uk was an early ISP (BBC Networking Club) which a few programmes, notably Points of View, used for email before bbc.co.uk became available. I'm not sure that it hosted programme websites?


https://web.archive.org/web/19950301190227/http://www.bbcnc.org.uk/ is from 1995.

Back on topic, this is from Channel 4 from 1998 - https://web.archive.org/web/19980212114649/http://www.channel4.co.uk:80/ - although it launched several years earlier, before the abandonment of the coloured blocks. Can’t find a vintage Channel 4 News site. Not sure when that launched.
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bkman1990927 posts since 29 Jan 2012
UTV Newsline
Oh deary me Kristhan Guru Murthy. Laughing

He just had a blunder reading the autocue about The Champions Cup Final between Leinster vs Racing 92.
Last edited by bkman1990 on 12 May 2018 8:17pm - 2 times in total
Brekkie29,986 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Recently warned
HTV Wales Wales Today
Sad to see after so long at C4 that Jon Snow has been forced to take a pay cut due to gender politics, especially when there is no woman at C4 of equal profile or experience to compare his salary against.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/may/17/channel-4-news-presenter-jon-snow-takes-gender-pay-cut
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
itsrobert6,185 posts since 23 Mar 2001
Granada North West Today
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Sad to see after so long at C4 that Jon Snow has been forced to take a pay cut


One cannot be forced to take a voluntary pay cut.

What world are you living in? Many people are boxed into a corner such that it would be in their best interest to make a decision. Just because something is "voluntary" doesn't always mean everyone has had complete free will! I can't comment on the Jon Snow story because I am not privy to the facts - he may well have actually genuinely volunteered for it off his own bat. But there are a lot of people who are made to "volunteer" for things in the world of employment, believe me.
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davidhorman2,058 posts since 8 Mar 2005
Channel Channel Islands

What world are you living in?


The one were the article says he took a voluntary pay cut and says nothing about him being forced to do so.

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I can't comment on the Jon Snow story because I am not privy to the facts


Edit: oops, no you didn't, my mistake.

In any case, I was not commenting on the general situation. I was commenting on the Jon Snow story.
thegeek4,586 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London
Jon Snow anchoring tonight's programme from Trafalgar Square at the Trump protests. I think there's a runner doing a good job of making sure none of the placards in the background are sweary. (Others in VTs were blurred)