Sir David Frost has died I've just caught up on the itv programme. What a well constructed & touching programme it was. It contained a lot of detail that I didn't know about, especially regarding the JFK memorial show, his 8 live daily shows in a 7 day week, and Greg D...
1970s hyper-local TV
Remember that idea of having a network of Local TV station?I still worry about this local TV stuff. I think we've always needed network TV not local TV, like in the United States and how ITV was not too unsimilar too not too many moons ago.
A new name, channel and a slight refresh for Monte Carlo GameThis channel is currently paused on both Sky 864 and online, The game seems to be continuing though, with numbers being drawn, so it is likely to just be a problem with their automated video system.
The tech that changed TV
Interesting article on BroadcastNow
Channel 4 80s Night
Split from Channel 4It was the latter - such confusion is a peril of making comments during the show.
Old Satellite Dishes - Do They Still Work?
Do old satellite dishes (from the 90s, etc.) still work?Old Sky analogue LNBs were H/V switchable as well - but their frequency offsets were different ISTR, and they may have used different switching systems.
Doctor Who 50th anniversary programmes
An Adventure in Space and Time: Thursday 9pmI actually preferred that to the 50th which was full of references I didn't really understand having not watched the old series. This episode certainly made more sense too. I suppose the two were...
The Last Remnant of the Old ITV Regional system is going...
Oscar Puffin/Puffin's Pla(i)ce to be made Online OnlyVery basic, why is it a voice over only now with very broken speech. Maybe I long for the Kevin Pamplin days - the type of continuity missed from TV these days.
The Voice UK 2014
Emma Willis, Sir Tom Jones, Will.i.am & Kylie Minogue announced for third seriesThe battles were in Fountain for the last 2 years. Obviously they cannot go there next month with The X Factor recording. Elstree was used for the live shows in series 1 and Pinewood was used for...
New BBC Three idents
1st October - Split from BBC ThreeOnly just seen these - noticed as I was watching the Doctor Who after party and posted on that thread to be pointed in this direction. Shows how much I watch BBC Three! I'd give them 10/10 - can't...
By Andrew Wood
20 Years of CN
Untill 31 September.I'm pretty sure Cartoon Network had one of the longest running DOGs on screen, which didn't change for at least 10 years.
UKTV Channel DOG's move
DOGs for Dave, Watch, Eden etc now out of the 4:3 safe areaInteresting. I know Simon Rowe, but don't think he has any involvement on the UK TV network.
ITV to launch shopping channel.
In partnership with JMLEitherway, with the limited overall space on DTT/Freeview, the slots for teleshopping guff should be restricted.
The National Lottery, back with an audience
Split from BBC OneWell it's not going to do itself. I find it quite unbelievable some people still don't realise how much work goes into making TV programmes.