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SuperSajuuk261 posts since 24 Feb 2018
STV North Reporting Scotland
One of the problems these kind of block bookings have had is that, often in the past, when programmes are aired that fit the [adult swin] billing (at least to match what they do in the US), they use heavily censored versions of the episodes they are broadcasting, thus making it less enjoyable and forcing people to just go watch the original source material online (via legal methods) or buy the episodes on disk format.

I hope this is not a problem that will afflict this attempt of adult swim in the UK, otherwise it won't lead anywhere and nobody will watch the content.
Larry the Loafer5,586 posts since 2 Jul 2005
Granada North West Today
To be entirely honest, they could have launched this on Channel 4 itself. It's not like they have anything going on at the time of day anyway other than repeats, so why not go for a potentially bigger audience?


Repeats? That's where you find Gogglebox, Cats Does Countdown, The Last Leg, and there's a new series of The Big Narstie Show starting next week going out at 11.05pm. Friday nights are hardly a graveyard slot on Channel 4.
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james-20015,088 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Also, I remember one night around 2002/2003 where Nickelodeon ran lots of old continuity (amongst other things, including clips of some shows, including part of one episode of Doug they showed repeatedly, lots of fastforwarding and rewinding of stuff and various effects and transitions) after closedown. The clips they showed started quite recent, then slowly got older. I remember the newer clips had been recorded as the channel's output- so you saw some bits of the trailers and programmes around the continuity, but once it went to clips from around 1997/98, you saw the stuff that was going off in the studio during adverts and programmes, so we saw some bits of the presenters talking to callers about to go on air, and them walking off set (one of which looked like they were in a huff) once they were off air.

I wish I'd shoved in a tape to record it!

Also, whne it comes to IVC, I used to like T4, but it started to go downhill once they farmed it out to AtIt productions, who moved it from the Channel 4 atrium to a studio, then not long after started pre-recording the links. 2000-2002 was the peak era of T4.
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ethanh05373 posts since 2 Apr 2017
HTV Wales Wales Today
To be entirely honest, they could have launched this on Channel 4 itself. It's not like they have anything going on at the time of day anyway other than repeats, so why not go for a potentially bigger audience?


Repeats? That's where you find Gogglebox, Cats Does Countdown, The Last Leg, and there's a new series of The Big Narstie Show starting next week going out at 11.05pm. Friday nights are hardly a graveyard slot on Channel 4.


Like I said, you could always simulcast it from around midnight if you broadcast it on E4 between 12 and 3 or so.

There are many ways of doing this more successfully.
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Brekkie31,830 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Recently warned
HTV Wales Wales Today
To be entirely honest, they could have launched this on Channel 4 itself. It's not like they have anything going on at the time of day anyway other than repeats, so why not go for a potentially bigger audience?


Repeats? That's where you find Gogglebox, Cats Does Countdown, The Last Leg, and there's a new series of The Big Narstie Show starting next week going out at 11.05pm. Friday nights are hardly a graveyard slot on Channel 4.


Like I said, you could always simulcast it from around midnight if you broadcast it on E4 between 12 and 3 or so.

There are many ways of doing this more successfully.

And moving it later to simulcast on two channels is not one of them.

The brand fits with E4 and as evident in this thread isn't such a big coup to instantly warrant a place on C4. They are testing the water and if successful Adult Swim will be able to expand on E4, where frankly its audience is more likely to be than the C4 of 2019.
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thegeek4,967 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London
On this video I recorder back in 1999, you can see a small amount of it at around 6:50 (shown as part of the cable channel guide)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyThnH2jZlY

The date on it says it's a Sunday, though doesn't say what month, though the only Sunday 2nd in 1999 was May, so it must be from that day.
I just checked Genome (because I was curious as to what 'Personal Passions' on BBC Two was), and found it wasn't on that day - but was on April 2 2000. The time for MotD is sightly off though - were the cable listings 100% accurate?

(Also, did you mean to post this in the kids' TV thread?)