Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



291 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 16

Trusted
Chorus NZ

Topic # 74407 29-Dec-2010 11:51 Send private message

BBC Worldwide will re-launch New Zealand’s Documentary Channel as BBC Knowledge next year, in a major step forward in the development of its global branded channels business.

BBC Knowledge will join BBC Worldwide’s other channels on the SKY platform – BBC World News and UKTV – to create a bespoke factual content offering geared towards the needs of New Zealand audiences.

http://www.skytv.co.nz/Default.aspx?tabid=202&art_id=34337

Create new topic
904 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 44

Trusted

  Reply # 423351 2-Jan-2011 11:14 Send private message

pjamieson: BBC Worldwide will re-launch New Zealand’s Documentary Channel as BBC Knowledge next year, in a major step forward in the development of its global branded channels business.

BBC Knowledge will join BBC Worldwide’s other channels on the SKY platform – BBC World News and UKTV – to create a bespoke factual content offering geared towards the needs of New Zealand audiences.

http://www.skytv.co.nz/Default.aspx?tabid=202&art_id=34337


As thrilled as I am to see the BBC continuing to invest in its NZ presence, I have to say that documentary channels are already highly overrepresented in Sky's channel line-up. Would rather see another general entertainment channel to be honest.

Aussie
2179 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 197

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 423365 2-Jan-2011 11:42 Send private message

Steve98, I think you missed the bit where they are RE-launching the Documentary Channel as BBC Knowledge... It looks like they're just changing some content and the brand.

532 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 28


  Reply # 423373 2-Jan-2011 12:09 Send private message

This could be a welcome change - well, for me anyway.

It is currently wasted space at the moment insofar as my own selfish wants are concerned as I hardly ever watch the channel because many of its "documentaries" seem to turn out to be oriented towards rhetoric rather than being fact oriented. But I did enjoy the Elvis, Fleetwood Mac and Meatloaf documentaries on new Year's Eve so not all is bad :-).

904 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 44

Trusted

  Reply # 423820 3-Jan-2011 21:42 Send private message

Nope didn't miss that part. Would rather the Documentary Channel just got deleted in favour of another general entertainment channel.

603 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 64


  Reply # 423822 3-Jan-2011 21:56 Send private message

steve98: As thrilled as I am to see the BBC continuing to invest in its NZ presence, I have to say that documentary channels are already highly overrepresented in Sky's channel line-up. Would rather see another general entertainment channel to be honest.


I'd imagine Documentaries are far cheaper to make than entertainment style TV, even if you get a high profile anchor.

However I do agree, I'd like to see:

- One of the documentary style channels dumped, a lot of duplication currently between channels (stuff like American Prisons on both C&I + Nat Geo for example, yesterday was a classic case of this).
- TVNZ Heartland should be Free To Air on Freeview
- Something like the Hallmark channel on Foxtel (even if it's just broadcasting the Hallmark channel in sync with Australia like Discovery etc), for those that don't know, Hallmark channel focuses on a mixture of repeat Australian shows, and some of the newer American shows.

Of course, it's possible to enter a scenario like UKTV where exclusive rights are already purchased by other stations in NZ (UKTV could potentially broadcast the same stream to Australia & NZ if Coro Street for instance wasn't exclusive to TV1 in NZ)

904 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 44

Trusted

  Reply # 423872 4-Jan-2011 06:52 Send private message

nigelj:
- Something like the Hallmark channel on Foxtel (even if it's just broadcasting the Hallmark channel in sync with Australia like Discovery etc), for those that don't know, Hallmark channel focuses on a mixture of repeat Australian shows, and some of the newer American shows.


Sky used to carry the Hallmark Channel a few years back, but it got dumped in favour of the Disney Channel

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Orcon Global Mode launched
Created by freitasm, last reply by FireEngine on 28-Aug-2014 21:26 (106 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Debian can't access DNS
Created by dcole13, last reply by gstarkey on 28-Aug-2014 20:46 (28 replies)
Pages... 2


Lightbox quality Awful
Created by ronw, last reply by johntynz on 29-Aug-2014 12:54 (43 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Vodafone TV multicast settings on pfSense?
Created by kenkeniff, last reply by kenkeniff on 27-Aug-2014 10:32 (182 replies)
Pages... 11 12 13


"best" bank in New Zealand
Created by ScuL, last reply by richms on 29-Aug-2014 13:21 (38 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Another Gaming computer help question
Created by Lyderies, last reply by timmmay on 26-Aug-2014 18:06 (38 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Lightbox press event release
Created by freitasm, last reply by Dratsab on 29-Aug-2014 16:53 (557 replies)
Pages... 36 37 38


Previous tenant's UFB service preventing our connection
Created by chrispchikin, last reply by TimA on 29-Aug-2014 17:11 (17 replies)
Pages... 2



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.