VMPhil thats a great find. And I think the writer sums up so many problems with ThatsTv in general. There is no passion and pointless. But the article also reminds us what ChannelM was. It was so ahead of its time. Imagine what it would look like today? Im sure it would have found a fairly decent audience by now. Too bad the MEN group didnt have the balls to sustain it until the local stations scheme launched. ChannelM was brilliant. It certainly wasnt perfect but they had a watchable Breakfast show. Noon, Evening, Night newscasts. They produced relevant watchable music programs. Had they they ability to get some syndicated programming for their primetime...like LondonLive...coupled with their newsteam backed by the MEN...im sure it would have found a more secure financial footing.
News at 9pm (Citytv Format)
CityTv's CityPulse Open (Similar Theme and Graphics...sorta)
Worth noting the differences in "pacing" on both opens. Citytv does a hard from the graphics in timing with the music and then a quick camera zoom on the anchors and Gord give a quick 'Here's what Toronto's talking about talk about today". Such a smart quick reminder of what the broadcast is. When you compare it withe ChannelM open its a bit more laborious. As the program title flashes up instead of a quick live take it slowly fades and then you get a too wide shot then the camera slowly rises instead of dramatically zooming in like Citytv. Then you get the really long sentence from Mr Crane reminding your of what the show is and reminding you its coming from Ubris.
Last edited by Mouseboy33 on 6 March 2017 4:06pm
I said what I said!