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Larry the Loafer Granada North West Today
That was when they changed Sky News to "Sky Snooze" in the EPG- how mature.


Didn't Richard Branson get mad about that and demand they change it?
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Yes, I think he did.
SW
Steve Williams
Yes, I think he did.


Yeah, it was only up there for a few hours, but Branson saw some easy PR in apologising for it. It was at pretty much the same time they rebranded from NTL to Telewest, and it was quite bewildering at the time - waking up one morning to find a new name, a complete rebrand, completely new menus, a shuffled around channel line-up and those weird names.

One thing that did come out of it was that Virgin arranged for Setanta to be made available to all customers of its largest package, as a sweetener for losing the Sky channels, which continued through ESPN and BT and is still the case thirteen years later.
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TVVT Granada North West Today
Just to note that as of today, Kingsmill bread is no longer sponsoring The Simpsons on C4.
Television is my passion.
AS
Ash101
Clearly didn’t think paying to sponsor the Simpsons was worth the dough.... Very Happy

Rolling Eyes
WH
what West Country (East) Points West
We’ve had bread and pizza. What food next?
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TVVT Granada North West Today
I found the sponsors to be annoying, and I am glad they’re gone.
Television is my passion.
JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
what posted:
We’ve had bread and pizza. What food next?

Crispy Creme would be fitting, considering Homer's love of donuts! Laughing
JO
Jonwo
Anything with high sugar content is unlikely to be a sponsor given Ofcom's strict ruling on junk food advertising.
ET
ethanh05 Wales Wales Today
TVVT posted:
I found the sponsors to be annoying, and I am glad they’re gone.

I dunno mind - last Saturday, none of the episodes carried the sponsorship, but then the ones on Sunday did. I think the sponsorship is only on effect after a certain time, so it might still be there.
JO
Josh
Let's hope the next sponsor isn't as annoying. It's a pretty high bar.
Fan of the media industry from the UK.
CA
Caly123 Wales Wales Today
TVVT posted:
I found the sponsors to be annoying, and I am glad they’re gone.

I dunno mind - last Saturday, none of the episodes carried the sponsorship, but then the ones on Sunday did. I think the sponsorship is only on effect after a certain time, so it might still be there.

I think they're only shown during the weekdays.

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