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Topic # 112456 9-Dec-2012 19:22
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Hi There!

I am wondering if anyone else has noticed that food tv seems to do more repeats and less variety of programming recently? I am so sick of cup cake wars!

I wonder where the best place to give feedback on that is?


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  Reply # 729387 9-Dec-2012 19:39
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Write to SKY, but I would doubt they would listen.
I agree... too many repeats and potentially the programmers need to realise that cupcakes are so last year !


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  Reply # 729403 9-Dec-2012 20:26
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Same for documentaries, at the moment the only one really worth watching is BBC Discovery and Choice. It often happens around xmas.




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  Reply # 729405 9-Dec-2012 20:27
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Surely they don't have a big budget for original programming. I would have thought Food/Living/their ilk would just be consolidating genre specific shows from regular broadcast TV channels. Until those channels start making more programs its unlikely anything new will appear on Food, etc....

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  Reply # 729502 10-Dec-2012 09:09
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Gooseybhai: Write to SKY, but I would doubt they would listen.
I agree... too many repeats and potentially the programmers need to realise that cupcakes are so last year !



Why write to SKY? Living and Food are own by an independent company.



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  Reply # 729504 10-Dec-2012 09:10
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DS9:
Gooseybhai: Write to SKY, but I would doubt they would listen.
I agree... too many repeats and potentially the programmers need to realise that cupcakes are so last year !



Why write to SKY? Living and Food are own by an independent company.


Who?


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  Reply # 729508 10-Dec-2012 09:16
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networkn:
DS9:
Gooseybhai: Write to SKY, but I would doubt they would listen.
I agree... too many repeats and potentially the programmers need to realise that cupcakes are so last year !



Why write to SKY? Living and Food are own by an independent company.


Who?



http://lmgtfy.com/?q=contact+the+living+channel&l=1

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  Reply # 729915 10-Dec-2012 18:06
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networkn:
DS9:
Gooseybhai: Write to SKY, but I would doubt they would listen.
I agree... too many repeats and potentially the programmers need to realise that cupcakes are so last year !



Why write to SKY? Living and Food are own by an independent company.


Who?



Here is the wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_Television



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  Reply # 729916 10-Dec-2012 18:13
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wellygary:
networkn:
DS9:
Gooseybhai: Write to SKY, but I would doubt they would listen.
I agree... too many repeats and potentially the programmers need to realise that cupcakes are so last year !



Why write to SKY? Living and Food are own by an independent company.


Who?



http://lmgtfy.com/?q=contact+the+living+channel&l=1


I really hate it when people post that type of link, it comes across as sarcastic and snarky and really usually ruins the vibe of a thread. Is it really that big of a deal to answer the question nicely?



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  Reply # 729917 10-Dec-2012 18:14
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Response from EyeWorks:

Thanks for your valuable feedback. We are currently trialing a new programming strategy where a show is repeated after 4 hours, similar to a lot of other Sky TV channels.
Sorry you don?t like our cupcake shows. Our programmers tend to keep the baking shows to the weekend as that is when a lot of people want baking inspiration.
We will be sure to pass your feedback on.


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  Reply # 736736 23-Dec-2012 23:23
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The default channel in our house is Food TV and certainly when it's on all he time you get to see many repeats.

Since somebody has started a topic on this I thought I would add my two cents worth on their programming.

I hate (in partcular order)

Cup Cake Wars!
Good Chef/Bad Chef (and that is doubly annoying since it's on when I have breakfast in the morning)
Dinner party wars (what's the point and it's so stereotypical to cast if that is the word, a Brit for the bad judge and she is very unappealing as a TV personality)
Perfect (how can 3 random people judge a dish to be perfec!)
Endless repeats as the OP noted
Most of the voice-over talent (if it can be calle talent). There is so much voice-over work done on the commerials, they really need to find people with good diction and pleasant sounding voices




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  Reply # 736737 23-Dec-2012 23:26
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lchiu7: The default channel in our house is Food TV and certainly when it's on all he time you get to see many repeats.

Since somebody has started a topic on this I thought I would add my two cents worth on their programming.

I hate (in partcular order)

Cup Cake Wars!
Good Chef/Bad Chef (and that is doubly annoying since it's on when I have breakfast in the morning)
Dinner party wars (what's the point and it's so stereotypical to cast if that is the word, a Brit for the bad judge and she is very unappealing as a TV personality)
Perfect (how can 3 random people judge a dish to be perfec!)
Endless repeats as the OP noted
Most of the voice-over talent (if it can be calle talent). There is so much voice-over work done on the commerials, they really need to find people with good diction and pleasant sounding voices


Well they seem open to feedback so I would voice your opinion. I'd love to see more people voice their opinion so things change. 

I thought Sky didn't have ad's but it certainly doesn't appear that way now...

Also I'd like to see HD programming on this channel. On 106" projector SD looks very average!

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  Reply # 736757 24-Dec-2012 07:28
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networkn:
lchiu7: The default channel in our house is Food TV and certainly when it's on all he time you get to see many repeats.

Since somebody has started a topic on this I thought I would add my two cents worth on their programming.

I hate (in partcular order)

Cup Cake Wars!
Good Chef/Bad Chef (and that is doubly annoying since it's on when I have breakfast in the morning)
Dinner party wars (what's the point and it's so stereotypical to cast if that is the word, a Brit for the bad judge and she is very unappealing as a TV personality)
Perfect (how can 3 random people judge a dish to be perfec!)
Endless repeats as the OP noted
Most of the voice-over talent (if it can be calle talent). There is so much voice-over work done on the commerials, they really need to find people with good diction and pleasant sounding voices


Well they seem open to feedback so I would voice your opinion. I'd love to see more people voice their opinion so things change. 

I thought Sky didn't have ad's but it certainly doesn't appear that way now...

Also I'd like to see HD programming on this channel. On 106" projector SD looks very average!

On any TV the Living/Food channels look below average. Some of it is letterboxed and has the bars on the sides so you get the picture inside a black box. Yuck.

Agreed on the repeats. It used to be that the daily schedule was 8 hours of programming that started at 4PM, and repeated at midnight and then 8am (was quite good if you wanted to record something at primetime but were already recording something on another couple of channels - you could just record the one at 4am). The 8 hour cycle was OK, it now seems to repeat more often in the afternoon.

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