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AJ1,710 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Do you think that Fox Kids will have something to do with this, as they are due for a name change soon because Disney bought the channel out (I think) and their rights to use the Fox brand are coming to an end shortly - i think i read this somewhere. (I could have been dreaming it though)

I remember lots of speculation about it [Fox Kids] turning into an ABC Family type channel, and it's going 24/7 next month aswell.

I'm probably wrong though, and I'm babbling now too! but I just thought I'd raise this jibberish!

[Hides in corner expecting insults!] Pale
Neil DG2,478 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Corin posted:
I guess I fell into the trap of believing that the article at The Hollywood Reporter
<http://www.hollywoodreporter.COM/thr/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1998894>

While I wouldn't wish to comment on the veracity or otherwise of the main content of the article, there were at least two errors in it:
The article posted:
A spokesman for Disney, contacted at the market, said: "Yes, we have reached an agreement with SDN to launch a channel on their Freeview service. It will be advertiser-supported and will launch this winter. More details will be released nearer that time."

Of course, we all know that SDN isn't part of Freeview (yes, I know that's probably splitting hairs.... Wink

The article also posted:
]Freeview is still a relatively small operation in terms of subs...

Subs? Hello, does the name Free view mean nothing?

<gets off his soapbox and takes it home>
A former member
This is only really relevant to people in Wales really.

Earlier on I asked if there would be enough space for the Disney Channel and Sentanta Sports with 5 slots already used up on SDN in Wales (with five, bid-up.tv,S4C~,S4C~2 and TV Travel Shop currently carried). I think i've just answered my own question, I just noticed something at the bottom of the Hollywood Reporter article, it says:

Quote:
Initially, the new service will operate on a 12-hour-a-day basis, sources said.


This could mean that it would timeshare with S4C~2, taking a similar time slot to Ftn 6pm-6am. The S4C~2 MHEG Info Screen says it broadcasts the assembly on Tuesday at 2pm til 5pm, and on Wednesday and Thursday from 9am til 5pm.

This means that the new Disney Channel could timeshare with S4C~2 and there would still be a slot for a new Sports Channel.

I'm good aren't I!! Cool Very Happy

Fraser
Corin874 posts since 28 Jun 2003
Neil Green posted:
there were at least two errors in it

The Hollywood Reporter posted:
A spokesman for Disney , contacted at the market, said: " Yes, we have reached an agreement with SDN to launch a channel on their Freeview service. "

Neil Green posted:
Of course, we all know that SDN isn't part of Freeview (yes, I know that's probably splitting hairs....

Are you claiming that the article MISQUOTED the spokesman for Disney?
Obviously the spokesman for Disney was in error if he said that, but does that make the article in error?

Neil Green posted:
Subs? Hello, does the name Free view mean nothing?

Where did it say paid subscription?

Have you ever been a subscriber of a mailing list?

Quote:
Main Entry: sub·scribe
c : to enter one's name for a publication or service;
also : to receive a periodical or service regularly on order
3 : to feel favorably disposed <I subscribe to your sentiments>


So how many more alleged errors did you find in the article, such that the statement

The Hollywood Reporter posted:
Sources say the new U.K. Disney-owned channel will carry programming from Disney's ABC in the United States -- including such daytime dramas as "All My Children" and "General Hospital."


cannot reasonably be believed?
Whataday9,959 posts since 13 Sep 2001
Quote:
Main Entry: sub·scribe
c : to enter one's name for a publication or service;
also : to receive a periodical or service regularly on order
3 : to feel favorably disposed <I subscribe to your sentiments>


And none of those definitions apply to Freeview. When you buy a TV, you don't "subscribe" to ITV.
Big Brother1,801 posts since 21 Jun 2001
Interesting, I don't recall clicking "What does the word Free mean" thread. Silly me, must go the optician.

So BACK ON topic. Anyone got any more news on this proposed new channel.
A former member
Whataday posted:
Quote:
Main Entry: sub·scribe
c : to enter one's name for a publication or service;
also : to receive a periodical or service regularly on order
3 : to feel favorably disposed <I subscribe to your sentiments>


And none of those definitions apply to Freeview. When you buy a TV, you don't "subscribe" to ITV.


...but if I by a digital receiver, I receive a service regularly on order - I can get the TV channels when I want them... so I do subscribe to Freeview?
Corin874 posts since 28 Jun 2003
Whataday posted:
Quote:
3 : to feel favorably disposed <I subscribe to your sentiments>

When you buy a TV, you don't "subscribe" to ITV.

No doubt because you do not feel favorably disposed to the appallingly bad programs broadcast by ITV.
Neil DG2,478 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Corin posted:
Neil Green posted:
there were at least two errors in it

The Hollywood Reporter posted:
A spokesman for Disney , contacted at the market, said: " Yes, we have reached an agreement with SDN to launch a channel on their Freeview service. "

Neil Green posted:
Of course, we all know that SDN isn't part of Freeview (yes, I know that's probably splitting hairs....

Are you claiming that the article MISQUOTED the spokesman for Disney?
Obviously the spokesman for Disney was in error if he said that, but does that make the article in error?

But, as you've quoted above, I said there were errors in it - not that the article was in error.

Quote:
Neil Green posted:
Subs? Hello, does the name Free view mean nothing?

Where did it say paid subscription?
Have you ever been a subscriber of a mailing list?
Quote:
Main Entry: sub·scribe
c : to enter one's name for a publication or service;
also : to receive a periodical or service regularly on order
3 : to feel favorably disposed <I subscribe to your sentiments>

So how many more alleged errors did you find in the article, such that the statement
The Hollywood Reporter posted:
Sources say the new U.K. Disney-owned channel will carry programming from Disney's ABC in the United States -- including such daytime dramas as "All My Children" and "General Hospital."

cannot reasonably be believed?

Get off your high horse, Corin. Where TV is concerned, the main understanding people have is that a sub is paid - it's a bit annoying that you feel you have to quote a dictionary entry to prove a (fairly pointless) point, which you do quite frequently. Dictionaries don't always record the most common usages or understandings of words. And, yes, it is an area of expertise, seeing as my master's degree was about dictionaries.
And, I don't recall saying that your assertion about those programmes was untrue.
I actually think you're one of the more intelligent posters on here, Corin, but you do yourself no favours with that sort of attack on someone else's postings.
A former member
Corin posted:
Neil Green posted:
Get off your high horse, Corin.

Pot


Which explains why Corin's on a "high" horse all the time.
Pete9,031 posts since 18 Jun 2001
Corin posted:
Neil Green posted:
Get off your high horse, Corin.

Pot
Neil Green posted:
<gets off his soapbox and takes it home>

Kettle


CHIP PAN!!

Do I win?

(I agree with Neil - Subscribers means you have to pay in TV terms)