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Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 19:50
Replies: 192
Views: 5,547
Posted By petely
Well I'm glad we agree on so many thing. Yes, you...

Well I'm glad we agree on so many thing. Yes, you can get your information from the internet - or you could get it from reading books.
But people don't. They get their information from the TV

As for...
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 16:46
Replies: 192
Views: 5,547
Posted By petely
Actually, TV is extremely important. For most...

Actually, TV is extremely important.

For most people above school (or university) age it is their primary source of facts. As such it not only informs but it sets the cultural tone of the country....
Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 12-07-2014, 07:37
Replies: 55
Views: 3,504
Posted By petely
I don't think "accuracy" is the issue. After all,...

I don't think "accuracy" is the issue. After all, who knows what a post-apocalyptic world would be like. However, "adventure" shows like this are well-known for their poor detail and crass...
Forum: Broadcasting 11-07-2014, 20:32
Replies: 192
Views: 5,547
Posted By petely
OK, I just did. The most outstanding feature of...

OK, I just did.
The most outstanding feature of the report is that it's a shining example of why we don't let economists run our TV service (or any other service, either).

Anyway, back to your...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 10-07-2014, 15:29
Replies: 31
Views: 1,116
Posted By petely
There are some single episodes of Two and a Half...

There are some single episodes of Two and a Half Men that were shown over 40 times each during one year, on Comedy Central.
Double that if you include the +1 channel

However, the channel's...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 09-07-2014, 20:15
Replies: 42
Views: 2,869
Posted By petely
Shame they don't try the same with the England...

Shame they don't try the same with the England team. Maybe the whiteness of their teeth and the ability to string a couple of words together without an errrm, like or eeeeeeeh! should be a selection...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 09-07-2014, 19:27
Replies: 75
Views: 3,438
Posted By petely
The one that depresses me the most is the use of...

The one that depresses me the most is the use of "metric tons". Although it's mostly an americanism, so we cut them a lot of slack, the plain truth is that in popular broadcasting there's no...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 09-07-2014, 11:34
Replies: 42
Views: 2,869
Posted By petely
Maybe, but to spend so long on it, is just cheap...

Maybe, but to spend so long on it, is just cheap and lazy broadcasting.

It' wasn't even very well done as one of the first team-members to be told remarked on how manipulative the phone call was (a...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 08-07-2014, 21:02
Replies: 42
Views: 2,869
Posted By petely
Yes, the first 45 minutes was simply recaps from...

Yes, the first 45 minutes was simply recaps from the first programme and filmed reactions as teams found they had been selected - and then the old, tired cliche of "the journey" as they made their...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 07-07-2014, 21:25
Replies: 42
Views: 2,869
Posted By petely
That programme diminished UC in my eyes. I had...

That programme diminished UC in my eyes.

I had hoped (even though I thought it was impossible) that the teams chosen for the TV series were selected on the sole basis of their academic excellence....
Forum: Broadcasting 04-07-2014, 13:26
Replies: 28
Views: 2,108
Posted By petely
Simply isn't there - what rubbish! A drop from...

Simply isn't there - what rubbish! A drop from (very roughly 8m) to about 6m shows that your description isn't there is completely bogus it's extremely "there" and well worth a TV station chasing. ...
Forum: Broadcasting 04-07-2014, 10:14
Replies: 28
Views: 2,108
Posted By petely
If you're not going to read past the first...

If you're not going to read past the first paragraph, why even bother taking part.

We know that there is demand for good quality TV during the summer. We KNOW it. So cranking out the old, wrong,...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 03-07-2014, 19:14
Replies: 29
Views: 1,057
Posted By petely
Well there's 2 sales pitches in every...

Well there's 2 sales pitches in every advertisement. There's the one to the consumer and I'd guess that people who see those either have grown an immunity to them or are broke - having spent all...
Forum: Broadcasting 03-07-2014, 15:45
Replies: 28
Views: 2,108
Posted By petely
Why would not following the herd, because you are...

Why would not following the herd, because you are freed from the business realities that commercial operators face and can therefore exploit that freedom by offering programme content at times which...
Forum: Broadcasting 03-07-2014, 14:22
Replies: 28
Views: 2,108
Posted By petely
For the commercial broadcasters it's a sensible...

For the commercial broadcasters it's a sensible business decision. They make a large proportion of their income in the months coming up to christmas, so it's reasonable for them to try to get the...
Forum: Broadcasting 03-07-2014, 13:36
Replies: 17
Views: 947
Posted By petely
<shrug> Apart from the 30 minute news programmeš,...

<shrug> Apart from the 30 minute news programmeš, everything on BBC4 tonight has been shown before. Some programmes are even being shown twice in the same evening.

[1] and arguably, every story...
Forum: Broadcasting 03-07-2014, 10:43
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By petely
That depends entirely on many specifics: such as...

That depends entirely on many specifics: such as *which* weather forecast, what time period and even what we define as "right".

To take an example that I know a fair amount about (having monitored...
Forum: TV Shows: Cult, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 02-07-2014, 21:46
Replies: 55
Views: 3,504
Posted By petely
Oh I don't think there's any chance of that. The...

Oh I don't think there's any chance of that.
The deal seems to be that the US military lets their ships/planes/people/bases be used for "this sort" of show so long as they all come across as...
Forum: Broadcasting 02-07-2014, 16:53
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By petely
Very true. People want to know about things that...

Very true. People want to know about things that will affect them, directly. Hence traffic & travel news and the weather forecast are the two most relevant news items in any broadcast.
Forum: Broadcasting 02-07-2014, 10:29
Replies: 43
Views: 1,934
Posted By petely
The FIVE main channels? That would be, in...

The FIVE main channels?
That would be, in order:

BBC2
BBC4
ITV == BBC1 and
C4

would it?
Forum: Broadcasting 01-07-2014, 13:50
Replies: 63
Views: 4,661
Posted By petely
It's a simple enough syllogism: Most people are...

It's a simple enough syllogism: Most people are normal. I am normal. Therefore my opinions are those held by most people. :)

It's all to do with having a sense of proportion and providing value for...
Forum: Broadcasting 01-07-2014, 07:32
Replies: 203
Views: 8,203
Posted By petely
No, you're wrong about "most". The T's & C's for...

No, you're wrong about "most".
The T's & C's for the forum [ ref: http://http://www.hearst.co.uk/magazines/Terms-and-Conditions.html ] say you have to be over 18 or have an adult's permission to use...
Forum: Broadcasting 30-06-2014, 09:55
Replies: 63
Views: 4,661
Posted By petely
I think most people would far prefer the LF money...

I think most people would far prefer the LF money to be spent on reporting LOCAL events from within the UK (and outside London) than to either send a "talking head" + film crew into a war zone in the...
Forum: TV Shows: US 29-06-2014, 21:03
Replies: 27
Views: 1,746
Posted By petely
It's just a cliche: on TV you can't be male AND...

It's just a cliche: on TV you can't be male AND intelligent without having some crippling character flaws. And for some reason writers think that putting their characters on the spectrum is humorous.
Forum: Broadcasting 29-06-2014, 18:48
Replies: 67
Views: 3,437
Posted By petely
If a channel takes a 42 minute programme and...

If a channel takes a 42 minute programme and doesn't start the next one until an hour after the first one has started, that's an 18 minute gap.
During ALL of that time, the channel is promoting (or...
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