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Forum: Sky 31-12-2010, 22:39
Replies: 6
Views: 1,493
Posted By mersey70
It could be worse. Virgin Media customers usually...

It could be worse. Virgin Media customers usually have a credit limit on the account, even if you have a faultless payment record over many years but for some reason within a month go over the limit...
Forum: Broadcasting 31-12-2010, 11:46
Replies: 82
Views: 5,581
Posted By mersey70
The BBC's presentation style overall is fine as...

The BBC's presentation style overall is fine as far as I am concerned, we dont need 'swooshes' and the likes to highlght a story like on some other channels.

I'd can the 90's techno music though,...
Forum: Broadcasting 30-12-2010, 15:13
Replies: 49
Views: 3,235
Posted By mersey70
Can you validate your claim of 99.9999% BBC...

Can you validate your claim of 99.9999% BBC accuracy?

The BBC have editorial responsibility for commissioned programmes, these unfounded claims were widely broadcast on TV, radio and online, by...
Forum: Broadcasting 30-12-2010, 11:51
Replies: 49
Views: 3,235
Posted By mersey70
But in your words, which I agree with, I would...

But in your words, which I agree with, I would rather broadcasters 'get it right'. ALL broadcasters.

The BBC had absolutely no choice but to apologise, it was proven to be misleading and lacking in...
Forum: Broadcasting 30-12-2010, 10:11
Replies: 49
Views: 3,235
Posted By mersey70
Bob Geldof & The Band Aid Trust will agree with...

Bob Geldof & The Band Aid Trust will agree with your sentiments entirely!

Here is the BBC apology on 4 November 2010 for basically broadcasting a report that they didn't check properly:-

"the...
Forum: Virgin Media TV and Phone 29-12-2010, 08:01
Replies: 469
Views: 90,254
Posted By mersey70
I would be surprised if even the SD version of...

I would be surprised if even the SD version of Sky Atlantic appears on VM, at least for a while anyway. Sky never refer to the SD channels now so when the promo's say 'Sky Atlantic HD being...
Forum: Broadcasting 28-12-2010, 09:53
Replies: 1
Views: 694
Posted By mersey70
These channels are a staggering ripoff, it costs...

These channels are a staggering ripoff, it costs 9.49 on Bid and Speed Auction TV for the call and P+P before you even factor in the cost of the goods, the delivery is always at least 7.99 on these...
Forum: Virgin Media TV and Phone 24-12-2010, 13:18
Replies: 13
Views: 1,902
Posted By mersey70
Nope.

Nope.
Forum: Broadcasting 22-12-2010, 04:48
Replies: 113
Views: 6,380
Posted By mersey70
I don't really know why you originally mentioned...

I don't really know why you originally mentioned commercial radio as this thread is about the BBC's size but if you are comparing services I think you really need to look at the BBC's output for all...
Forum: Broadcasting 21-12-2010, 19:16
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By mersey70
I doubt it will have any bearing on it but I am...

I doubt it will have any bearing on it but I am sure a few people at News Towers will be quite satisfied. Who needs friends when you have enemies like that!

He is going to look even more stupid on...
Forum: Broadcasting 21-12-2010, 19:07
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By mersey70
I think Dr Cable has negated the need for any...

I think Dr Cable has negated the need for any further response from News Corporation, what a prat. You couldn't make it up could you?

I think power may well have gone to The Cable's head, never...
Forum: Broadcasting 21-12-2010, 17:51
Replies: 113
Views: 6,380
Posted By mersey70
I was referring to the BBC and the Government...

I was referring to the BBC and the Government possibly thinking we still have an Empire given the vast scope of the WS, not the BBC being an Empire. But you are right, it is a behemoth.

It was a...
Forum: Broadcasting 21-12-2010, 16:58
Replies: 113
Views: 6,380
Posted By mersey70
I don't know, I could speculate as you have but I...

I don't know, I could speculate as you have but I know as fact the current WS budget is 261m, that has been cut already from 272m but should we really be spending anywhere near that, not one other...
Forum: Broadcasting 21-12-2010, 16:53
Replies: 113
Views: 6,380
Posted By mersey70
I don't know, have they?

I don't know, have they?
Forum: Broadcasting 21-12-2010, 16:47
Replies: 113
Views: 6,380
Posted By mersey70
And now it will be us directly paying for it so...

And now it will be us directly paying for it so therefore surely it will be upto the BBC from 2014, not Government.
Forum: Broadcasting 21-12-2010, 16:44
Replies: 113
Views: 6,380
Posted By mersey70
He dosen't answer the question about BBC budgets...

He dosen't answer the question about BBC budgets I see and he is always big on speculation, what I have said is fact (empire thing aside!)

The World Service budget is about the same as the total...
Forum: Broadcasting 21-12-2010, 16:15
Replies: 113
Views: 6,380
Posted By mersey70
I am not questioning the quality of the World...

I am not questioning the quality of the World Service (given it's budget It should be excellent). What I question is why do we provide it as it exists in the first place.

Dosen't anyone else think...
Forum: Broadcasting 21-12-2010, 15:32
Replies: 113
Views: 6,380
Posted By mersey70
I think anyone will agree the commercial sector...

I think anyone will agree the commercial sector offers far more regionalised radio services in Scotland than the BBC, what they are called dosen't matter as long as they are truly regional but this...
Forum: Broadcasting 21-12-2010, 11:21
Replies: 113
Views: 6,380
Posted By mersey70
I would hazard a guess that cuts at the BBC are...

I would hazard a guess that cuts at the BBC are way down the list of most people's concerns, way, WAY down in fact.

And the commercial sector are providing far better localised radio services in...
Forum: Broadcasting 21-12-2010, 06:10
Replies: 113
Views: 6,380
Posted By mersey70
The Home Office have announced a 14% cut in real...

The Home Office have announced a 14% cut in real terms over the next four years to the Police budget. With that in mind I have a hunch a lot of people might think a 16% cut in real terms over 6...
Forum: Broadcasting 20-12-2010, 20:49
Replies: 113
Views: 6,380
Posted By mersey70
I think he only said something along the lines of...

I think he only said something along the lines of what his own management have said so I don't know what the problem is. I suppose he could be accused of being a bit 'rich' given his earnings over...
Forum: Broadcasting 20-12-2010, 16:42
Replies: 3,012
Views: 271,244
Posted By mersey70
Indeed the 1.5 hours is a network minimum agreed...

Indeed the 1.5 hours is a network minimum agreed with OFCOM.

I guess I am saying that having had a good look at STV's schedule I cannot really see a huge commitment to local programming over and...
Forum: Broadcasting 20-12-2010, 15:06
Replies: 3,012
Views: 271,244
Posted By mersey70
Thanks for all those replies. I know STV has...

Thanks for all those replies.

I know STV has never been a huge contributer to the netwrok and no one would expect them to be but you would have thought if they did decide to opt out they would...
Forum: Broadcasting 20-12-2010, 09:32
Replies: 3,012
Views: 271,244
Posted By mersey70
If that is the case what is the great advantage...

If that is the case what is the great advantage to scottish viewers or am I missing something? One or two posters on here would seem to suggest STV make a plethora of local new and original...
Forum: Broadcasting 20-12-2010, 08:59
Replies: 3,012
Views: 271,244
Posted By mersey70
When STV opt out of network programming do they...

When STV opt out of network programming do they show new original programming?, I guess this is probably good for their economy if they do. I can't really find much in the way of original...
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