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Forum: Broadcasting 23-12-2010, 12:07
Replies: 72
Views: 3,259
Posted By hendero
I think we should be realistic here. I lived in...

I think we should be realistic here. I lived in the US for over 20 years, and very few people there watch BBC America or have any idea where to find it on their cable/satellite TV. Those who do...
Forum: Broadcasting 23-12-2010, 09:11
Replies: 72
Views: 3,259
Posted By hendero
If it was free then I might consider the BBC to...

If it was free then I might consider the BBC to be a "gift". I will agree however that if everything in Britain was done as well as the Beeb, the country would be in much better shape.
Forum: Broadcasting 22-12-2010, 09:25
Replies: 11
Views: 1,773
Posted By hendero
Welcome Vince Cable to the DS Broadcasting forum!

Welcome Vince Cable to the DS Broadcasting forum!
Forum: Broadcasting 21-12-2010, 18:06
Replies: 120
Views: 5,875
Posted By hendero
It could be done in a morning, and I wrote they...

It could be done in a morning, and I wrote they could/should get rid of programmes that people wouldn't miss that much. The BBC, and the nation, got by for 60 years without a BBC3 or 4.



Sure...
Forum: Broadcasting 21-12-2010, 17:30
Replies: 120
Views: 5,875
Posted By hendero
I'd leave that up to the powers that be at the...

I'd leave that up to the powers that be at the BBC. They seem to be getting on with cutting back in line with the licensee fee freeze, which is a step in the right direction.



Hopefully not, there...
Forum: Broadcasting 21-12-2010, 13:37
Replies: 120
Views: 5,875
Posted By hendero
There would be fewer programmes on all the...

There would be fewer programmes on all the channels. The BBC could task themselves to get rid of e.g. 25% of TV shows that no one would really miss that much, keep the ones worth keeping, and make...
Forum: Broadcasting 21-12-2010, 12:33
Replies: 120
Views: 5,875
Posted By hendero
No worries, and no doubt you're right about Ms....

No worries, and no doubt you're right about Ms. Slater's elevated status with some EE fans. I'll have to take your word for it on Albert Tatlock.
Forum: Broadcasting 21-12-2010, 11:21
Replies: 120
Views: 5,875
Posted By hendero
I was making the point that the entire upcoming...

I was making the point that the entire upcoming BBC3 schedule was made up of previously aired material, including Armageddon. Much of the BBC3 schedule at other times of the year is made up of...
Forum: Broadcasting 21-12-2010, 11:05
Replies: 120
Views: 5,875
Posted By hendero
Didn't mean to imply that you had - whoever did...

Didn't mean to imply that you had - whoever did the writeup for the programme used "iconic", hence the observation about where the comedy writing talent has gone.
Forum: Broadcasting 21-12-2010, 10:58
Replies: 120
Views: 5,875
Posted By hendero
Are you having trouble reading cogent English...

Are you having trouble reading cogent English sentences? You might want to consider spending some time in one of those libraries you seem to feel are no more worthy than a television in terms of...
Forum: Broadcasting 21-12-2010, 10:21
Replies: 120
Views: 5,875
Posted By hendero
I hadn't received the memo that fictional soap...

I hadn't received the memo that fictional soap opera character Stacey Slater had reached "iconic" status. I note Lacey Turner is leaving the programme to focus her career on becoming a film star. ...
Forum: Broadcasting 21-12-2010, 09:49
Replies: 120
Views: 5,875
Posted By hendero
True, there is Farewell Stacey, "a look back at...

True, there is Farewell Stacey, "a look back at some of the iconic moments involving Albert Square's Stacey Slater", on the 28th.

Now I see where all the good comedy writers have gone - they're...
Forum: Broadcasting 21-12-2010, 09:33
Replies: 120
Views: 5,875
Posted By hendero
Actually, every programme in the entire BBC3...

Actually, every programme in the entire BBC3 schedule over the next 72 hours has an "R" next to it, with one exception - the film Armaggedon (which is of course an example of original British...
Forum: Broadcasting 20-12-2010, 17:04
Replies: 47
Views: 5,861
Posted By hendero
I'd really like to think that Claire Balding's...

I'd really like to think that Claire Balding's appearance is not the reason her contract is not being renewed by the BBC. She is clearly extremely knowledgeable about virtually every sport she...
Forum: Broadcasting 20-12-2010, 09:26
Replies: 25
Views: 2,180
Posted By hendero
Agreed. BBC for F1 (the simple fact that don't...

Agreed. BBC for F1 (the simple fact that don't have to go to adverts gives them a major leg up over ITV). ITV's rugby (union) world cup coverage seems pretty good, not sure it's any worse than...
Forum: Broadcasting 20-12-2010, 09:22
Replies: 44
Views: 2,361
Posted By hendero
Not the greatest thread title, not sure if it can...

Not the greatest thread title, not sure if it can now be changed. But it's an interesting issue, and credit to Mark Thompson for making the point that times have changed since there were just a...
Forum: Broadcasting 20-12-2010, 08:36
Replies: 53
Views: 7,552
Posted By hendero
I mostly liked it, although there is lots of room...

I mostly liked it, although there is lots of room for improvement. Clearly Sky need to tinker with their coverage, and make the best decisions they can with when they go to adverts. Maybe they are...
Forum: Broadcasting 17-12-2010, 16:42
Replies: 130
Views: 5,655
Posted By hendero
Only a miniscule amount, if at all. Unlike...

Only a miniscule amount, if at all. Unlike television, ads on websites are for the most part not especially intrusive. The BBC website is popular in part because the BBC is such a long-established...
Forum: Broadcasting 17-12-2010, 15:35
Replies: 130
Views: 5,655
Posted By hendero
Actually, if there was no TVL and/or BBC I would...

Actually, if there was no TVL and/or BBC I would imagine (and no, I haven't conducted a poll) that there would be even more Sky subscribers. Not that I have any sympathy for Sky, they seem to be...
Forum: Broadcasting 17-12-2010, 14:54
Replies: 130
Views: 5,655
Posted By hendero
It does seem rather a curious state of affairs...

It does seem rather a curious state of affairs that a publically-funded broadcaster enjoys such a dominant market position, largely to the disadvantage of others (who aren't on equal footing) trying...
Forum: Broadcasting 17-12-2010, 14:32
Replies: 130
Views: 5,655
Posted By hendero
It's how the BBC describes itself, and seems...

It's how the BBC describes itself, and seems entirely reasonable to cite on this thread.
Forum: Broadcasting 17-12-2010, 14:16
Replies: 221
Views: 13,428
Posted By hendero
Have you asked them? We can be fairly certain...

Have you asked them? We can be fairly certain that the 10 million people who subscribe to Sky do so voluntarily. Some no doubt decide it's not good VFM, or not right for them, or whatever, and...
Forum: Broadcasting 17-12-2010, 13:21
Replies: 221
Views: 13,428
Posted By hendero
That's your opinion. I'm not so sure the 10...

That's your opinion. I'm not so sure the 10 million people who pay for Sky would agree, nor our friends in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.



Agreed, although if that same content would be...
Forum: Broadcasting 17-12-2010, 13:02
Replies: 221
Views: 13,428
Posted By hendero
It's completely different in terms of choice. ...

It's completely different in terms of choice. Evey single Sky subscriber chooses to do so, the BBC is paid for by an effectively mandatory fee.

Sky creates less, but so what? There are already...
Forum: Broadcasting 17-12-2010, 11:41
Replies: 221
Views: 13,428
Posted By hendero
Haven't been through this a thousand times...

Haven't been through this a thousand times before? How much of the BBC's total output does even the most avid viewer/listener ever consume? 10%? I don't mind if there are many thousands of hours...
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