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Posted by: gottago
01-11-2023, 10:40 AM
Forum: Industry News, Technology and Facilities
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I don't think there's a My5 thread so here it is. The two services will be combined in the second half of next year. No word if they will use either brand or a new one. This makes a lot of sense and I'm surprised they haven't done this a lot sooner. 

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Posted by: bilky asko
31-10-2023, 01:35 AM
Forum: News and Sport Presentation
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I was having a flick earlier through the videos in my YouTube subscription list, when I came across a video featuring Channel One, a channel I was only vaguely aware of (the local London cable channel, rather than the later Freeview channel).

At 5 minutes in is an introduction to This Is London: 

The name of the newsreader (which sounds like Marie-Louise Creegor) rang a bell - is it perhaps the same person referred to by itsrobert on this TV Forum thread? 

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Posted by: rick
29-10-2023, 11:24 PM
Forum: Channel Presentation
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After The Horror Channel became Legend, the rebranding process seemed to have stopped. But according to a post on DS, the remaining channels - CBS Reality Reality Xtra and Horror Xtra - are rebranding on 22nd November. The names have not been revealed anywhere yet but I would imagine they might be adopting a single name format, like Legend did, rather than having a company name at the start.

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Posted by: JamesWorldNews
29-10-2023, 04:03 AM
Forum: Programme Presentation
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Friends actor Matthew Perry has passed away. Sad end. 

Possibly my favourite Friends character.

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Posted by: Mr-Stabby
28-10-2023, 12:04 AM
Forum: Programme Presentation
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I randomly came across an early episode of 'Homes under the Hammer' on Freevee of all things. I knew the current title sequence had been in use a long time and assumed it was still in SD, but i didn't know that it actually has been use since at least 2003. 20 years with the same visual title sequence and theme is quite a record. Do we know of anything that has lasted even longer? Even the lower third design and font has remained the same.

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Posted by: IanJRedman
27-10-2023, 10:09 PM
Forum: Online Presentation
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Couldn't see a thread yet for Discovery+. 

Does anyone know the resolution/framerate it uses for streaming? I've been watching some episodes of Homestead Rescue recently on our LG TV, and although the picture certainly looks HD, it also has a slightly blocky appearance which makes me think the bitrate can't be very good... There also seemed to be a bit of framerate judder, unless that's burnt into the production (which obviously is American)?

No way that I'm aware of to check the specs of the incoming stream on my setup.

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Posted by: Brekkie
26-10-2023, 02:42 PM
Forum: Programme Presentation
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Nice to see a proper telethon back, billed as Humour v Tumour - A Night of Death Defying Comedy.   Airs 7-11.30pm - a bit longer than recent BBC telethons but still finishing the wrong side of midnight IMO.    

Includes Celebrity Gogglebox and a comedy roast at 10pm with Rhod Gilbert but most noteable is the finale of Don't Look Down being live on the night as the celebs high wire across the London Stadium.    It's these sort of live stunts that have been missing from the various telethons in recent years as Comic Relief especially concentrates on a big challenge beforehand.

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Posted by: Edogawa Ranpo
19-10-2023, 05:47 PM
Forum: Programme Presentation
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For the first time in its history, the 2023 MTV Europe Music Awards, that were to take place on the 5th November in Paris, have been cancelled due to safety and security concerns in the city as there have been some recent events in Europe caused by the ongoing war in the Middle East, such as one that happened in Brussels. Not only that but France is also on high alert too.

Paramount Global have said in a statement:
"Given the volatility of world events, we have decided not to move forward with the 2023 MTV EMAs out of an abundance of caution for the thousands of employees, crew members, artists, fans, and partners who travel from all corners of the world to bring the show to life."

"The MTV EMAs are an annual celebration of global music. As we watch the devastating events in Israel and Gaza continue to unfold, this does not feel like a moment for a global celebration. With thousands of lives already lost, it is a moment of mourning. We look forward to hosting the MTV EMAs again in November of 2024.” 

It's a real shame considering that I was excited for these awards, but there is some good news. The voting for the awards are still open and MTV also confirmed they will still give the winners their awards.

According to the article, it seems other events in Europe might be pulled cos of the war. I reckon Junior Eurovision could be next considering the high alert in the host country at the moment. We'll have to see what the EBU decides to do cos the safety of the kids performing, staff and everyone in Nice is really important, even right now.

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Posted by: Ash101
19-10-2023, 02:54 PM
Forum: Programme Presentation
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It's been announced that Steph's Packed Lunch will end on 8th December.

Staff informed this afternoon of the decision.

Reported by a few tabloids, but also by BroadcastNow: 

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Posted by: ScottishTVGuy
18-10-2023, 01:21 PM
Forum: Programme Presentation
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[color=#000000][font=ReithSans, Helvetica, Arial, freesans, sans-serif]BBC says: "We have taken the very difficult decision to bring daytime drama Doctors to an end after 23 years. With super inflation in drama production, the cost of the programme has increased significantly, and further investment is also now required to refurbish the site where the show is made, or to relocate it to another home. With a flat licence-fee, the BBC’s funding challenges mean we have to make tough choices in order to deliver greater value to audiences.[/font][/color]
[align=left][color=#000000][font=ReithSans, Helvetica, Arial, freesans, sans-serif]"We remain fully committed to the West Midlands and all of the funding for Doctors will be reinvested into new programming in the region.[/font][/color][/align]
[align=left][color=#000000][font=ReithSans, Helvetica, Arial, freesans, sans-serif]"We would like to thank all the Doctors cast and crew who have been involved in the show since 2000. We know the crucial role Doctors has played in nurturing talent, and we will work to develop new opportunities to support skills in scripted programming.[/font][/color][/align]
[color=#000000][font=ReithSans, Helvetica, Arial, freesans, sans-serif]"The final episode will screen in December 2024 and we are working closely with BBC Studios to give it the finale it deserves."[/font][/color] 

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