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Forum: Broadcasting 04-02-2014, 12:09
Replies: 86
Views: 5,912
Posted By MarkG6R
Britain played Austria in the Davis Cup in...

Britain played Austria in the Davis Cup in Wimbledon as recently as September 2008, so it's not unprecedented.
Forum: Broadcasting 27-01-2014, 20:22
Replies: 365
Views: 42,651
Posted By MarkG6R
In fact, they were non-existent! Hard to believe...

In fact, they were non-existent!

Hard to believe now, but almost all the Ireland home games were played on midweek afternoons until the Mid Nineties. That Ireland v England friendly would have been...
Forum: Radio 27-01-2014, 02:55
Replies: 32
Views: 4,051
Posted By MarkG6R
I think a lot of the ILR stations (particularly...

I think a lot of the ILR stations (particularly outside the cities) cater to a similar audience to that which the BBC Local Stations serve in the UK.

The Death Notices are an odd feature, but I know...
Forum: TV Shows: Reality 26-01-2014, 18:05
Replies: 250
Views: 11,727
Posted By MarkG6R
I agree, I really enjoyed The Games. I liked...

I agree, I really enjoyed The Games.

I liked this article in The Guardian about how The Jump seems to be cursed

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2014/jan/25/the-jump-channel-4
Forum: Broadcasting 24-01-2014, 14:22
Replies: 13
Views: 1,174
Posted By MarkG6R
Setanta had a dedicated Golf Channel on their...

Setanta had a dedicated Golf Channel on their package before they went bust. There isn't really much appetite for it except when Broadcasters want to make a big noise about their new rights...
Forum: Broadcasting 22-01-2014, 14:46
Replies: 86
Views: 5,912
Posted By MarkG6R
Why would they? It's the least attractive Slam....

Why would they? It's the least attractive Slam. It is broadcast at unattractive hours. At a time when their resources are stretched to the limit, it would make sense to drop their token coverage.
Forum: Broadcasting 22-01-2014, 14:41
Replies: 86
Views: 5,912
Posted By MarkG6R
If Murray wasn't a contender they probably...

If Murray wasn't a contender they probably wouldn't be showing any Television coverage at all.
Forum: Broadcasting 21-01-2014, 12:29
Replies: 86
Views: 5,912
Posted By MarkG6R
Their website says the BBC are showing one of the...

Their website says the BBC are showing one of the Mens Semi Finals on TV

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/tennis/16660418
Forum: Broadcasting 19-01-2014, 14:37
Replies: 365
Views: 42,651
Posted By MarkG6R
I remember BBC1 and ITV showing live club...

I remember BBC1 and ITV showing live club football at the same time on Wednesday April 11 1990.

ITV were showing Arsenal v Aston Villa in the League, while BBC1 had Oldham v Manchester United in the...
Forum: Broadcasting 13-01-2014, 21:56
Replies: 365
Views: 42,651
Posted By MarkG6R
Yeah, UTV showed that most weeks too. It was a...

Yeah, UTV showed that most weeks too. It was a bit odd hearing all the references to Granada in the presentation, but we were glad to get as much football as possible.
Forum: Broadcasting 02-01-2014, 22:02
Replies: 11
Views: 992
Posted By MarkG6R
Working for me, although it was down for about an...

Working for me, although it was down for about an hour at about 1pm today.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 12-12-2013, 23:12
Replies: 339
Views: 27,872
Posted By MarkG6R
Could they not have scheduled the E4 coverage to...

Could they not have scheduled the E4 coverage to start a few minutes before Channel 4 finished?

Very poor planning to miss most of Coogan's speech.
Forum: Broadcasting 02-12-2013, 01:26
Replies: 66
Views: 3,008
Posted By MarkG6R
Apart from being broadcast in a language most...

Apart from being broadcast in a language most people in Ireland cannot speak fluently.
Forum: Broadcasting 09-11-2013, 18:50
Replies: 157
Views: 13,004
Posted By MarkG6R
You will always a few people watching programmes...

You will always a few people watching programmes from overspill stations for whatever reason - they genuinely enjoy the programmes, curiosity value or whatever,

That does mean there is a sufficient...
Forum: Broadcasting 09-11-2013, 11:50
Replies: 157
Views: 13,004
Posted By MarkG6R
And most people in the South have no interest in...

And most people in the South have no interest in what happens in Northern Ireland. There isn't an audience there for a North+South News Show, most people are happy with the existing alternatives.
Forum: Broadcasting 08-11-2013, 21:36
Replies: 157
Views: 13,004
Posted By MarkG6R
What would be the point of that? If you want...

What would be the point of that?

If you want Northern news - BBC NI or UTV

It you want news from the Republic - RTE or TV3
Forum: Broadcasting 26-09-2013, 01:21
Replies: 52
Views: 4,809
Posted By MarkG6R
There were plans a few years ago to add an extra...

There were plans a few years ago to add an extra round of games to be played abroad, but it came to nowt

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2010/may/09/premier-league-39th-round
Forum: TV Shows: UK 06-09-2013, 16:22
Replies: 1,734
Views: 225,981
Posted By MarkG6R
Then an ad a few minutes later, for the Big...

Then an ad a few minutes later, for the Big Reunion Christmas tour ... featuring Liberty X !
Forum: Broadcasting 25-08-2013, 00:27
Replies: 39
Views: 4,680
Posted By MarkG6R
I think Matt Smith presented the World Snooker on...

I think Matt Smith presented the World Snooker on the BBC for one year too.

Good presenter, ITV could do worse than give him a higher profile.
Forum: Broadcasting 06-07-2013, 11:28
Replies: 321
Views: 17,040
Posted By MarkG6R
No, they don't have any concessions to non-Irish...

No, they don't have any concessions to non-Irish speakers on the TG4 live Wimbledon coverage. Athough most people in Ireland have access to the BBC coverage, so it's not a huge issue. It's better...
Forum: Broadcasting 05-07-2013, 21:17
Replies: 321
Views: 17,040
Posted By MarkG6R
Yes, RTE1 showed Eastenders at 8pm tonight.

Yes, RTE1 showed Eastenders at 8pm tonight.
Forum: Broadcasting 03-07-2013, 19:12
Replies: 633
Views: 49,292
Posted By MarkG6R
Still a bit odd that Scotland and Northern...

Still a bit odd that Scotland and Northern Ireland made different choices about their regional news.

NI could have broadcast Newsline on BBC Two but chose not to.
Forum: Broadcasting 03-07-2013, 18:32
Replies: 633
Views: 49,292
Posted By MarkG6R
BBC Two Northern Ireland are not showing their...

BBC Two Northern Ireland are not showing their regional news (Newsline). There is a filler cookery programme instead, while a caption on BBC1 said Newsline will follow the Tennis.

Strange to see...
Forum: Broadcasting 30-06-2013, 14:58
Replies: 24
Views: 1,362
Posted By MarkG6R
Richard Wilson appeared as himself in Father...

Richard Wilson appeared as himself in Father Ted.

He really likes it when people go up to him and say "I don't believe It"!
Forum: TV Shows: UK 12-04-2013, 17:57
Replies: 5,932
Views: 199,389
Posted By MarkG6R
Love it when RIchard says how great Ben Miller...

Love it when RIchard says how great Ben Miller is, especially his solo work!
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