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Whataday9,842 posts since 13 Sep 2001
The Landscape Channel will be returning, as a slot on Friendly TV (Sky 268), under the name of "Landscape".

The first showing is Monday between 4:00 and 9:00AM, and then for an hour at 10:00AM.
cwathen3,383 posts since 27 Dec 2001
So Friendly now carries two channels, Landscape and NASA. Could we be about to enter the third phase of Friendly TV, where they do nothing but simulcast other channels?

IIRC 'The Landscape Channel' isn't actually a broadcasting operation now, the channel licences a tape server which the client then plays out themselves.
This Is Granada1,681 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Landscape Channel. Never heard of it. So what is it like? Is it any good or boring. In true Friendly TV style, is the picture quality poor and the sound not much beter?

I canít say I watch much Friendly TV any more. Yes, I got a cheap thrill at first with them cocking up, breaks coming and going left, right and centre, and the presenters never knowing if their on air or not, and of course, watching that German woman answering the phone to prank callers, but now, I donít bother with the channel much. Their Phone and Text services are a rip off and I'm sorry but the Guy who works on the channel. I cannot look at him because he is so cringe worthy. He thinks he's funny and cleaver and tries to look so good at the channel giving away £5 prizes for texting in and wasting at least £50 before standing a chance of winning. Who else can NOT bear to watch that guy!!

Well I could write a novel on the good, bad, up's and down's of Friendly TV, but hay....maybe not. Mini rant over. Feeling better.
nwtv20038,337 posts since 5 Jan 2003
Landscape TV is quite old and has been on much longer than most channel. For many of the forumers they remember it as the filler when ITV Schools was on holiday when it was on Channel Four for a couple of years, so from 9.25am until 12.00pm nothing but landscapes with relaxing music. Plus for the duration of the mid 1990's it was available on some Cable TV systems but it seemed to have disappeared or being broadcasted to no-one at all.
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Whataday posted:
The Landscape Channel will be returning, as a slot on Friendly TV (Sky 268), under the name of "Landscape".

The first showing is Monday between 4:00 and 9:00AM, and then for an hour at 10:00AM.


I don't actually get the point of The Friendly Channel, it can't have any ratings Sad
A former member
FRIENDLY TV have lots of registered txters but the thrill of them getting it wrong has gone now and have you seen the new programme 'Thank Friendly its Friday' I Havent as they never bothered ot show it 2 weeks in a row
Chris E213 posts since 15 Dec 2001
piegal posted:
Whataday posted:
The Landscape Channel will be returning, as a slot on Friendly TV (Sky 268), under the name of "Landscape".

The first showing is Monday between 4:00 and 9:00AM, and then for an hour at 10:00AM.


I don't actually get the point of The Friendly Channel, it can't have any ratings Sad


Suprisingly, it does have some ratings. It gets a Weekly Reach of about 1.7%, which is higher than Classic FM TV, Disney, Travel, Performance and Rapture to name a few.