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DjShadow

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#195757 3-May-2016 06:07
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Looks like mediaworks want their own version of E!


http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/79523257/Mediaworks-dumps-FOUR-for-new-reality-channel


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  #1545717 3-May-2016 06:48
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Another channel I won't be watching, Freeview continues it's slide into sewer TV. Freeview is not even worth wasting a few dollars to buy a decoder or the cable to connect it to an aerial.

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  #1545725 3-May-2016 07:20
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MikeB4: Another channel I won't be watching, Freeview continues it's slide into sewer TV. Freeview is not even worth wasting a few dollars to buy a decoder or the cable to connect it to an aerial.

 

It's fine us all trashing clickbait TV but you've only got to look at the TV ratings to realise it's exactly what a lot of people clearly want to watch.


 
 
 
 


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  #1545728 3-May-2016 07:24
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sbiddle:

MikeB4: Another channel I won't be watching, Freeview continues it's slide into sewer TV. Freeview is not even worth wasting a few dollars to buy a decoder or the cable to connect it to an aerial.


It's fine us all trashing clickbait TV but you've only got to look at the TV ratings to realise it's exactly what a lot of people clearly want to watch.



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  #1545732 3-May-2016 07:30
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i might care if I still watched broadcast TV (or eerr any "tv').  if they want to make real interesting news, launch something like hulu.  hulu + netflix == basically all I need.


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  #1545734 3-May-2016 07:38
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Never watched much FOUR anyway. But Mediaworks is just going from bad to worse. I guess the general population wants to watch rubbish.


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  #1545739 3-May-2016 07:46
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sbiddle:

 

MikeB4: Another channel I won't be watching, Freeview continues it's slide into sewer TV. Freeview is not even worth wasting a few dollars to buy a decoder or the cable to connect it to an aerial.

 

It's fine us all trashing clickbait TV but you've only got to look at the TV ratings to realise it's exactly what a lot of people clearly want to watch.

 

 

Thats it. Reality TV must be popular. I hear people at work yakking about The Bachelor in a negative way. Then I hear them discussing it the next morning!

 

Plenty of choice on Freeview, and obviously elsewhere as well. On SVOD we choose to watch what we want to, its exactly the same on linear TV actually. 


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  #1545750 3-May-2016 08:20
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I hope they find a new home for some of the comedies they were screening on FOUR - especially the express from the US ones. I had a look at the Bravo.com lineup and it was all utter garbage. As a woman, I feel quite insulted that this channel is being described as "female-skewed" because it certainly doesn't represent my viewing tastes, and it's lowest common denominator kind of stuff.




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  #1545751 3-May-2016 08:20
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Ah great, how am I going to watch The Goldbergs now?...TV4 would keep up with the states so I didn't need to use "other" means


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  #1545752 3-May-2016 08:21
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Browsing today's listings on Four, I don't think that turning it into a reality TV channel will be any less brain dead than the dreck they're already serving up.

 

There are a couple of good channels on Freeview, IMO. Choice, Al Jezzera, National Radio.


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  #1545781 3-May-2016 09:25
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PottsyNZ:

 

Ah great, how am I going to watch The Goldbergs now?...TV4 would keep up with the states so I didn't need to use "other" means

 

 

I'm hoping some of the good comedies will migrate to TV3. 

 

 





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  #1545801 3-May-2016 09:44
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littleheaven:

 

PottsyNZ:

 

Ah great, how am I going to watch The Goldbergs now?...TV4 would keep up with the states so I didn't need to use "other" means

 

 

I'm hoping some of the good comedies will migrate to TV3. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's going to be one heck of a restructure also the branding of TV3 is now becoming old, time for a new logo, new look and new content. Move all the reality to Bravo.


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  #1545804 3-May-2016 09:50
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Wonder why they just didn't launch a whole new channel for this and keep Four?

 

TVNZ found room for Duke....


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  #1545815 3-May-2016 09:52
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joshhill96:

 

littleheaven:

 

PottsyNZ:

 

Ah great, how am I going to watch The Goldbergs now?...TV4 would keep up with the states so I didn't need to use "other" means

 

 

I'm hoping some of the good comedies will migrate to TV3. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's going to be one heck of a restructure also the branding of TV3 is now becoming old, time for a new logo, new look and new content. Move all the reality to Bravo.

 



I'm kind of with that too, and kind of.. not. I don't know if anyone has noticed, but as soon as a cooking reality show on either channel has ended, a building one starts to replace it. And viceversa. Its been like this for around 2 years now while they battle for viewership (sad but true) with most of them taking primetime, while equally high US rating shows (some with NZ actors.. iZombie) are relegated to online only - and the last 4 weeks only at that!. It seems most of he NZ population is either asking for it, or being left out of the surveys

 

Some of the reality tv formats I dont mind, border patrol always has some interesting crims hiding methods, the rescues and jobs on Piha and the Ambulance type shows can get faimilar, but theres always something as equally silly on Motorway patrol each episode to make you forget the rest. The aussie first dates and blind weddings are like a carcrash you can't look away from at the expense of others, but theres no need to make a NZ spinoff (they are about to!) to continue the trend. The repeating format of Mitre10 Dream home, MKR (no matter WHAT countries version) and so on.. so tiresome once its been through the ringer for 4 seasons.


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  #1545826 3-May-2016 10:05
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PottsyNZ:

 

Ah great, how am I going to watch The Goldbergs now?...TV4 would keep up with the states so I didn't need to use "other" means

 

 

Yep - 'The Goldbergs' and 'Fresh off the Boat' - pretty much the only things I watch on FOUR.

 

But if they spin that 'Reality rubbish' off onto their 'New' channel - maybe these programs will go to 3.

 

Could make 3 a better channel if they separate the content.

 

While I really dislike all those X factor/The Voice/The batchelor/Housewives stuff - there seem to be a lot of people that cant get enough - so it could work for them. 





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  #1545827 3-May-2016 10:06
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I don't mind some of the better quality English reality TV, like 'Restoration Man', or 'Trust Me, I'm A Doctor', where you actually learn interesting stuff about history or architecture or the latest in health science. But I have no interest in fluff like the Real GC Housewives of Jersey Shore Teen Mom Hair Salon Wars or whatever these shows are called. I accidentally saw 5 minutes of the Kardashians at someone else's house once, and they were all moaning about how their luxury holiday in Greece was going to be ruined because someone wasn't speaking to someone else, and I got so angry I had to go have a stiff drink.





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