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What was popular on TV in the year 2000? (May 2019)

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BR
Brekkie

Euro 2000
... from Hell

Was that a review of England's performance? Laughing

God though, we moan about TV nowadays and without checking the evidence I'd have thought 2000 was a pretty good year but that list is somewhat embarrassing. The most noticeable thing is how low rent all the drama is compared to what rates nowadays.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member
I think the fuel protest thing was more about the level of tax that made up a tank, something ridiculous it was like 80%.

These days the cost of a litre is closer to £1.30 but the tax percentage of that is closer to 50% and something like 70p per litre.
BH
BillyH Founding member
Sky News introduced it's first ticker.


That's interesting as I associate tickers with the post 9/11 era, didn't realise they pre-dated that event.
VM
VMPhil
Sky News introduced it's first ticker.


That's interesting as I associate tickers with the post 9/11 era, didn't realise they pre-dated that event.

You may be thinking of CNN - it’s often mentioned that they first introduced a permanent ticker on the day of 9/11 with others US news networks following suit.
BA
bilky asko
Sky News introduced it's first ticker.


That's interesting as I associate tickers with the post 9/11 era, didn't realise they pre-dated that event.


I don't think it was the first permanent ticker - this video is the moments leading up to the World Trade Center breaking news, and there is no ticker on screen.

MA
Markymark
Don’t forget the BBC News Ticker desktop ap ( or program as they were called !) in the late 90s. The IT dept banned its use in my company, claiming it was hogging too much bandwidth. They might have been right, 300 staff served by a couple of 256k feeds to the building !
JA
james-2001
Sky News introduced it's first ticker.


That's interesting as I associate tickers with the post 9/11 era, didn't realise they pre-dated that event.


I don't think it was the first permanent ticker - this video is the moments leading up to the World Trade Center breaking news, and there is no ticker on screen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHzNi-Cj4ts


What's going on with that video thumbnail?
JA
Jamesypoo
Don’t forget the BBC News Ticker desktop ap ( or program as they were called !) in the late 90s. The IT dept banned its use in my company, claiming it was hogging too much bandwidth. They might have been right, 300 staff served by a couple of 256k feeds to the building !

Was that Newsline? According to the Wayback machine the website was active until at least 2005. I remember finding it at the time when trying to look for a Newsline programme website.
MA
Markymark
Don’t forget the BBC News Ticker desktop ap ( or program as they were called !) in the late 90s. The IT dept banned its use in my company, claiming it was hogging too much bandwidth. They might have been right, 300 staff served by a couple of 256k feeds to the building !

Was that Newsline? According to the Wayback machine the website was active until at least 2005. I remember finding it at the time when trying to look for a Newsline programme website.


I think that must have been it, I don’t remember the name Newsline though, unless it was ‘rebranded’ in the 00s. I recall it fizzling out around 2001/2, but looks like it stayed around longer ?
SC
scottishtv Founding member
Carol Vorderman’s Better Homes

The only thing I remember about this programme is how unusual it was for the Homebase sponsorship to be fully part of the show's opening titles, with the V/O coming in at the end of the titles (see the 1st minute below):



Pretty sure this practice isn't allowed any more.
BR
Brekkie
It should also be pointed out that Carol Vorderman presented every show in the year 2000.
GE
thegeek Founding member
the UEFA Champions League titles are the only ones I can think of which have sponsor credits integrated into the title sequence.

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