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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
5 News at 5 cut to 15 minutes and moved to 4.45pm from Monday, with Friends at 5pm then Neighbours at 6pm followed by 5 News at 6.30pm.

Think they did the same last year but you'd have thought they'd have held off till after the election.
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Josh
5 News at 5 cut to 15 minutes and moved to 4.45pm from Monday, with Friends at 5pm then Neighbours at 6pm followed by 5 News at 6.30pm.

Think they did the same last year but you'd have thought they'd have held off till after the election.

So, it isn't the 5 News at 5. It's the 5 News at 4:45...
Doesn't have a catchier ring to it. Can't they just merge the 2 bulletins together and have 1 longer bulletin?
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watchingtv Anglia (East) Look East
5 News at 5 cut to 15 minutes and moved to 4.45pm from Monday, with Friends at 5pm then Neighbours at 6pm followed by 5 News at 6.30pm.

Think they did the same last year but you'd have thought they'd have held off till after the election.


They always do it as soon a Home & Away goes off air. I think they excel their News quota so they can do this. The only likely special they will run for the election is another 9pm programme Sian may well present and 5 News Tonight specials.
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VMPhil Granada North West Today
I think 5Spike need to have a DOG for their 4:3 programming, so it doesn't get cut off like this. Unless they're rebranding to 5Spi - the secret agent movie channel?

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MatthewF (previously Matt14451) Central (West) Midlands Today
I think 5Spike need to have a DOG for their 4:3 programming, so it doesn't get cut off like this. Unless they're rebranding to 5Spi - the secret agent movie channel?

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Or just get rid of DOG's
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watchingtv Anglia (East) Look East
I think 5Spike need to have a DOG for their 4:3 programming, so it doesn't get cut off like this. Unless they're rebranding to 5Spi - the secret agent movie channel?

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Or just get rid of DOG's

Your barking up the wrong tree because that's not going to happen any time soon. Channels need to stand out where there are so many to choose from. They want you to go away knowing where you saw it, so in conversation with anyone you should be able to recall which channel it was on.
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TellyTime
I think 5Spike need to have a DOG for their 4:3 programming, so it doesn't get cut off like this. Unless they're rebranding to 5Spi - the secret agent movie channel?

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5Spike's DOG should also be moved to the top left to match Channel 5, Channel 5 HD, 5USA, 5Star and 5Select.
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PFMC84 UTV Newsline
And reduced in size. It’s bigger than all the other ones for some reason.
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Capybara Granada North West Today
I think 5Spike need to have a DOG for their 4:3 programming, so it doesn't get cut off like this. Unless they're rebranding to 5Spi - the secret agent movie channel?

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Or just get rid of DOG's

DOGs need to stay for the most part, especially on channels that show programming targeted to an older audience (e.g. 5Spike's cowboy films) as the general elderly person is never the best with technology anyway and it's a help to them. Because the DOG is there, older people can say "I like cowboy films, I'll have to remember that 5Spike does cowboy films" or "I didn't know ITV3 showed all them old episodes of Coronation Street, I'll tape them" as had happened in the case of both my grandparents recently.
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Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
the general elderly person is never the best with technology anyway


I used to work in domestic computer repair and support before my current job. There were no end of people who came in to where I worked who were in the ages of 60 to 90 and had no issues using a computer, a few even knew how to build them. They didn't know how to get them working again when they broke which was where I came in, did whatever was needed to get it going again and gave it them back. Fully competent in computer usage, so it probably stands to reason they can work the Sky box and the TV too.

You might want to reconsider your (probably inadvertent) stereotype of people past a certain age who can't work stuff...
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chinamug UTV Newsline
the general elderly person is never the best with technology anyway


I used to work in domestic computer repair and support before my current job. There were no end of people who came in to where I worked who were in the ages of 60 to 90 and had no issues using a computer, a few even knew how to build them. They didn't know how to get them working again when they broke which was where I came in, did whatever was needed to get it going again and gave it them back. Fully competent in computer usage, so it probably stands to reason they can work the Sky box and the TV too.

You might want to reconsider your (probably inadvertent) stereotype of people past a certain age who can't work stuff...


It's back a good few years but I remember more than once being asked by students to fix their television. Usually it was just tuning it in for them. But one time they hadn't connected the Aerial, they thought that the TV got the signal out of the air on its own.
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Capybara Granada North West Today
the general elderly person is never the best with technology anyway


I used to work in domestic computer repair and support before my current job. There were no end of people who came in to where I worked who were in the ages of 60 to 90 and had no issues using a computer, a few even knew how to build them. They didn't know how to get them working again when they broke which was where I came in, did whatever was needed to get it going again and gave it them back. Fully competent in computer usage, so it probably stands to reason they can work the Sky box and the TV too.

You might want to reconsider your (probably inadvertent) stereotype of people past a certain age who can't work stuff...

I will do, it's just that this is what I'm used to. My grandma's friends often come to me if they need help with anything as they know I'm alright at it. It's usually something simple like "how do I upload this video onto Facebook" or "how do I get this on catchup" or something. I also help out at a club at the local library for the elderly to learn how to use computers. I'm not saying that's everybody because my grandad impressed me the other day by installing Linux onto his computer from a USB stick, so there are the ones that manage to fend for themselves, and you're absolutely right.
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