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Forum: Big Brother Today, 11:57
Replies: 332
Views: 13,634
Posted By wakey
I heard her answer but as I said that means very...

I heard her answer but as I said that means very little. Lots of people reckon they pay a fair amount of tax as they pay what their accountant says they owe BUT that figure rarely correlates with...
Forum: Big Brother Today, 11:34
Replies: 332
Views: 13,634
Posted By wakey
You can guarentee if she was paying for it she...

You can guarentee if she was paying for it she would find a more affordable form of transport. There is nothing wrong with her getting help but acting like she is too good to use a standard taxi like...
Forum: Big Brother Today, 11:23
Replies: 332
Views: 13,634
Posted By wakey
She doesn't even need to move, just used less...

She doesn't even need to move, just used less extravagant method of transport than what must be a luxury car service. Where I went to school there was a special needs school next door that shared...
Forum: Big Brother Today, 09:23
Replies: 332
Views: 13,634
Posted By wakey
And your source for her actually paying her taxes...

And your source for her actually paying her taxes is what? KP by any chance? Everyone of those other millionaires you are critical will claim they pay tax too.

You can guarentee her accountant is...
Forum: Big Brother Today, 08:29
Replies: 332
Views: 13,634
Posted By wakey
The thing is though he is being treated...

The thing is though he is being treated differently if KP claim it costs £1000 a day for the driver. The system isn't designed to supply expensive luxury car services to take kids a significant...
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 10-09-2014, 20:29
Replies: 36
Views: 4,740
Posted By wakey
They already have the basic app though from the...

They already have the basic app though from the US. Yes changes would need made but mainly on the data calls to account for slightly different ways of storing the data as the interface elements would...
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 10-09-2014, 17:40
Replies: 36
Views: 4,740
Posted By wakey
http://thenextweb.com/media/2013/05/09/bskyb-nabs-...

http://thenextweb.com/media/2013/05/09/bskyb-nabs-a-1-9m-stake-in-roku-taking-its-total-investment-in-the-tv-streaming-service-to-11-9m/

And that's without NewsCorp investment during the funding...
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 10-09-2014, 17:29
Replies: 36
Views: 4,740
Posted By wakey
It wasn't specifically to block Amazon. It was to...

It wasn't specifically to block Amazon. It was to buy a significant shareholding in the company which obviously gives them some say in company decisions. And Newcorp is an even bigger shareholder in...
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 10-09-2014, 17:11
Replies: 36
Views: 4,740
Posted By wakey
Its a bit different about saying 'Sky invested...

Its a bit different about saying 'Sky invested $12million in us and their major shareholder NewsCorp much more than that and we have partnered successfully on Sky's NowTV box' and being open about...
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 10-09-2014, 16:24
Replies: 36
Views: 4,740
Posted By wakey
The agreement to give the $12million. And SkyGo...

The agreement to give the $12million.

And SkyGo won't be on because where does that make business sense for Sky. They don't want you watching Sky on a second TV via Sky Go because that eats into...
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 10-09-2014, 16:14
Replies: 36
Views: 4,740
Posted By wakey
Netflix was grandfathered in. They were a service...

Netflix was grandfathered in. They were a service on the box (and the main driving force early on for Roku) before Sky invested $12mill in Roku and before NewsCorp invested much more. While its not...
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 10-09-2014, 15:41
Replies: 36
Views: 4,740
Posted By wakey
STV is a strange case, while they are effectively...

STV is a strange case, while they are effectively just a rebadged ITV they aren't actually part of ITV. ITV (and C4ís) policy over the last couple of years has been to sell exclusive rights on a...
Forum: Broadcasting 10-09-2014, 15:24
Replies: 28
Views: 1,605
Posted By wakey
Have you actually tried watching any BBC drama's...

Have you actually tried watching any BBC drama's over the last 10 years? We have had shows like
- Life on Mars
- Jekyll
- Ashes to Ashes
- Lark Rise and Candleford
- Cranford
- Being Human
- Luther...
Forum: Broadcasting 10-09-2014, 14:38
Replies: 151
Views: 6,393
Posted By wakey
Only those with a prejudice already would...

Only those with a prejudice already would struggle to praise much of the BBC's output. It may not appeal to you specifically but that doesn't mean its poor and that you can appreciate the quality....
Forum: Broadcasting 10-09-2014, 14:28
Replies: 151
Views: 6,393
Posted By wakey
We have to pay for a lot of things which we have...

We have to pay for a lot of things which we have no choice about or desire to use. We don't get a choice about funding such as libraries, schools, hospitals, transport, public swimming pools, police,...
Forum: Broadcasting 10-09-2014, 12:57
Replies: 151
Views: 6,393
Posted By wakey
Using your 24 and Spooks comparison I'm not sure...

Using your 24 and Spooks comparison I'm not sure it was often done like that on Spooks to save money but more for artistic reasons. Just look at some of the explosions in 24:LAD for example with...
Forum: Broadcasting 09-09-2014, 16:20
Replies: 23
Views: 908
Posted By wakey
I wouldn't say every other country. There are...

I wouldn't say every other country. There are some that do it via general tax action but there's also plenty more that still have a specific licence.

And the reason why its not part of tax will be...
Forum: Broadcasting 09-09-2014, 15:38
Replies: 28
Views: 1,605
Posted By wakey
Production values maybe because they have bigger...

Production values maybe because they have bigger budgets but writing is highly debatable. Most British dramas are much better written than US Network TV and the BBC drama's often don't pander to the...
Forum: Big Brother 09-09-2014, 14:45
Replies: 30
Views: 1,208
Posted By wakey
While it was Gary who started it I don't think...

While it was Gary who started it I don't think his is done in rudeness like the rest of them accuse him to do or are also now doing.

As someone else mentioned on here Gary did try and explain how...
Forum: Broadcasting 09-09-2014, 14:11
Replies: 17
Views: 1,401
Posted By wakey
I never can understand people like this who are...

I never can understand people like this who are always complaining about the indents, logos etc. Who cares about these, they are insignificant really but cost a fortune to redo. Its one thing if your...
Forum: Broadcasting 09-09-2014, 12:02
Replies: 151
Views: 6,393
Posted By wakey
And even if they did have the system of only...

And even if they did have the system of only paying for what they want on Sky then all the prices would be significantly higher as the bundled method allows for all the channels to subsidise each...
Forum: Broadcasting 09-09-2014, 11:35
Replies: 151
Views: 6,393
Posted By wakey
Talk about ignorant. Even with their higher...

Talk about ignorant. Even with their higher budgets how many of the network TV's scripted content really reach the production values and quality of the BBC's especially when it comes to drama....
Forum: Netflix 06-09-2014, 19:22
Replies: 7
Views: 5,134
Posted By wakey
Its perfectly possible as there isn't the same...

Its perfectly possible as there isn't the same locked down standards when it comes it defining HD and SD in streaming. It can be streaming in a a 1080p container but only be pulling a bit rate that...
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 06-09-2014, 11:44
Replies: 9
Views: 2,393
Posted By wakey
Problem is while you get all catchup services you...

Problem is while you get all catchup services you get a box that's underpowered and past the end of its life, can only do 720p and can't do Netflix. The Roku LT which NowTV is just a rebadged version...
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 05-09-2014, 12:31
Replies: 9
Views: 2,393
Posted By wakey
At £49 its worth a punt. If its not suitable for...

At £49 its worth a punt. If its not suitable for your needs you can probally sell it on for more than you paid (but still undercutting buying it new from Amazon)
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