Channel 4 opportunity

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John McKenna
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Re: Channel 4 opportunity

Post by John McKenna » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:40 am

MJMcCready wrote:Hard to remember what it was like to have so few options regarding home entertainment back then. Now we have 1000 channels of rubbish more or less.
Never mind the quality, feel the bandwidth.
To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

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Re: Channel 4 opportunity

Post by Clive Blackburn » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:50 am

Bruce Springsteen put it very well in his 1992 song "57 channels and nothin' on".

At that time of course we could only dream of 57 channels in the UK, now we are inundated with them! :?

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Re: Channel 4 opportunity

Post by Ian Kingston » Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:38 am

Pink Floyd made a similar point in The Wall in 1979: 'Got thirteen channels of sh*t on the T.V. to choose from' ('Nobody Home').

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Re: Channel 4 opportunity

Post by MJMcCready » Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:47 pm

Always remember Channel 4's excellent coverage of the Short-Kasparov match, and Carol Voderman having a hard time with Garry in the beginning of the match at times.

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Re: Channel 4 opportunity

Post by Peter D Williams » Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:35 pm

Mike Truran wrote:Is that where you keep the tortoises? :wink:
No i live in the greenhouse.Tortoises live in the house :wink:
when you are successful many losers bark at you.

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Re: Channel 4 opportunity

Post by Jon Mahony » Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:33 pm

Sounds about as appealing as a junior chess summer camp run by Brian Ely :roll:

No matter how nice and normal the young lasses are, their words and actions will be twisted out of context in editing, until they all look like eccentric, neurotic, figures of fun, for the viewing pleasure of the entire UK.
"When you see a good move, look for a better one!" - Lasker

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