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Forum: Movies Today, 00:04
Replies: 73
Views: 4,483
Posted By theonlyweeman
$350m was an excessive figure, there's only ever...

$350m was an excessive figure, there's only ever been one film with a budget higher than that, one of the Pirates of the Caribbean sequels...

Looking at wikipedia, the most expensive 15 to date is...
Forum: Movies Yesterday, 20:28
Replies: 21
Views: 691
Posted By theonlyweeman
If anybody's interested, it can be streamed...

If anybody's interested, it can be streamed legally for free on Viewster (http://www.viewster.com/serie/1291-19410-000/eureka-seven/), with both subtitled Japanese and English dub available.
Forum: Broadcasting 25-07-2015, 00:47
Replies: 37
Views: 2,370
Posted By theonlyweeman
At this point it's probably more a symbolic...

At this point it's probably more a symbolic gesture designed to spur action, rather than the EU actually targeting them. It'll probably keep getting stalled and eventually fall by the wayside.

The...
Forum: Broadcasting 24-07-2015, 23:27
Replies: 29
Views: 2,902
Posted By theonlyweeman
Yes, but think about it from the broadcaster's...

Yes, but think about it from the broadcaster's perspective, will an obscure foreign film get as many viewers as the 28 billionth repeat of Love Actually? Almost certainly not.

And to be fair to...
Forum: Broadcasting 24-07-2015, 21:19
Replies: 37
Views: 2,370
Posted By theonlyweeman
Does anybody know if it would apply to services...

Does anybody know if it would apply to services based outside the EU but that serve EU customers?



I can't see any way this doesn't backfire like hell, and actually end up restricting the amount of...
Forum: Broadcasting 24-07-2015, 21:14
Replies: 37
Views: 2,370
Posted By theonlyweeman
My guess is that the BBC will aggressively move...

My guess is that the BBC will aggressively move to restrict it to licence fee payers somehow, and lock foreigners out that way...
Forum: Broadcasting 24-07-2015, 14:49
Replies: 37
Views: 2,370
Posted By theonlyweeman
The impression I got was that it would apply to...

The impression I got was that it would apply to everything including acquired content. Either way, it's going to cause major problems, as the BBC will soon discover the value of it's content drops...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 24-07-2015, 13:40
Replies: 53
Views: 2,028
Posted By theonlyweeman
If a documentary has to be completely subjective,...

If a documentary has to be completely subjective, I think you could make a strong argument that no true documentaries exist.
Forum: Broadcasting 24-07-2015, 11:33
Replies: 2,516
Views: 55,562
Posted By theonlyweeman
An incident 10 years and 2 or 3 DGs previous is...

An incident 10 years and 2 or 3 DGs previous is hardly a good comparison...
Forum: Broadcasting 24-07-2015, 11:29
Replies: 2,516
Views: 55,562
Posted By theonlyweeman
The BBC let TG get away with a hell of a lot, but...

The BBC let TG get away with a hell of a lot, but why should Jeremy Clarkson get away with assault, just because he's vaguely controversial?
Forum: Broadcasting 24-07-2015, 11:07
Replies: 2,516
Views: 55,562
Posted By theonlyweeman
I think most of the UK's private sector radio has...

I think most of the UK's private sector radio has been crushed by how shit they are....
Forum: TV Shows: US 24-07-2015, 00:55
Replies: 3,203
Views: 367,274
Posted By theonlyweeman
Yes, but it was part of an experimental scheme...

Yes, but it was part of an experimental scheme where all episode were uploaded to NBC.com and Hulu the day the series premiered, and whilst the TV showings tanked, it apparently did quite well online...
Forum: Broadcasting 23-07-2015, 18:07
Replies: 37
Views: 2,370
Posted By theonlyweeman
This is going to backfire spectacularly, and I'll...

This is going to backfire spectacularly, and I'll be amazed if it doesn't actually result in less content being available for Europe, especially in niche fields.
Forum: Broadcasting 20-07-2015, 16:02
Replies: 2,516
Views: 55,562
Posted By theonlyweeman
I don't think 2m is a lot when compared to...

I don't think 2m is a lot when compared to others in a similar position.

As I have said, commercial radio is FAR FAR FAR worse. Scrapping BBC Radio will only lead to massive drop in the...
Forum: Broadcasting 20-07-2015, 11:11
Replies: 37
Views: 1,303
Posted By theonlyweeman
Because people physically see themselves paying...

Because people physically see themselves paying for the BBC, so they expect perfection. The costs of paying for Channel 4 are hidden in the products they buy, so they don't see as something they pay...
Forum: Broadcasting 20-07-2015, 11:02
Replies: 2,516
Views: 55,562
Posted By theonlyweeman
Not really, you also completely ignored the part...

Not really, you also completely ignored the part of my post that pointed out The Casual Vacancy was a British-American show co-produced by HBO...
Forum: Broadcasting 20-07-2015, 10:58
Replies: 2,516
Views: 55,562
Posted By theonlyweeman
So the problem is that you don't like Chris...

So the problem is that you don't like Chris Evans? Me neither, but clearly lots of people do.

And daytime radio (except on specialist stations) isn't really about the music, so if the person is...
Forum: Broadcasting 20-07-2015, 10:29
Replies: 2,516
Views: 55,562
Posted By theonlyweeman
You know The Casual Vacancy was co-produced by...

You know The Casual Vacancy was co-produced by HBO right? And as an aside Mad Man was on AMC not HBO.
Forum: TV Shows: US 20-07-2015, 10:28
Replies: 514
Views: 59,342
Posted By theonlyweeman
I'm wondering if PAL speedup on the DVD and UK TV...

I'm wondering if PAL speedup on the DVD and UK TV broadcast made him slightly more annoying, because his accent is a lot less harsh on the BD than it was the TV broadcast.
Forum: Showbiz 20-07-2015, 10:25
Replies: 59
Views: 6,336
Posted By theonlyweeman
I think the problem is that she's basically...

I think the problem is that she's basically become super famous for no reason (well, there was the sex tape, but that doesn't really count), consequently her only discernible talent seems to be...
Forum: Broadcasting 20-07-2015, 10:19
Replies: 2,516
Views: 55,562
Posted By theonlyweeman
Heaving heard private sector radio, you could not...

Heaving heard private sector radio, you could not be more spectacularly wrong if you were genuinely trying.

Also, Radio 1 and 2 daytime is not about the music, it's overall about a mix of music and...
Forum: Broadcasting 18-07-2015, 22:15
Replies: 2,516
Views: 55,562
Posted By theonlyweeman
Under the Dome is utter rubbish. The Big Bang...

Under the Dome is utter rubbish. The Big Bang Theory started fine and went downhill. Breaking Bad takes a season or so to get going, but is amazing.

Seems weird to criticise an entire country's...
Forum: Broadcasting 18-07-2015, 22:12
Replies: 2,516
Views: 55,562
Posted By theonlyweeman
I didn't make it clear in my post, I have no...

I didn't make it clear in my post, I have no problem with co-productions, it makes sense to try and get the most value for money and co-productions are often a good way of doing so.

My point was...
Forum: Broadcasting 18-07-2015, 22:06
Replies: 2,516
Views: 55,562
Posted By theonlyweeman
Well, yes. The poster seemed to be claiming that...

Well, yes. The poster seemed to be claiming that American shows were rubbish, and "they'd never be caught dead watching or financing those"...

I personally see no problem with co-productions,...
Forum: Broadcasting 18-07-2015, 21:54
Replies: 2,516
Views: 55,562
Posted By theonlyweeman
Many of those shows are American/Candian/French...

Many of those shows are American/Candian/French co-productions anyway, so technically you are watching/paying for the American programmes.

Sherlock co-produced by PBS
Doctor Who formally...
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