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Master Geek

# 78753 7-Mar-2011 21:37
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Well, they've replaced the "TVNZ6 is gone" screen on Sky & Freeview with a promo for TVNZU.

Looks pretty dire.  :(    The only thing in there that slightly interests me is 'Carrot v Stick'
(two groups on a physical training course, one given encouragement, the other punishment) which is a bit "pseudo psychology", but miles ahead of the other reality dross being promoted.

Then again, I'm male & mid-30s, so I'm outside the target market.....

Still, whoever said 'I give it 6 months' may not be too far off!

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  # 446479 7-Mar-2011 22:57
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Well, I will probably not watch it, like I did not watch tvnz6, but on the bright side, no taxpayer money is being directly shoveled into it.


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  # 446505 8-Mar-2011 01:28
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richms: no taxpayer money is being directly shoveled into it.

thank god for that

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  # 446946 9-Mar-2011 13:26
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channel looks crap but i know ill still watch it

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  # 448291 14-Mar-2011 18:26
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ROFL... I am just watching it now (someone on my Live Messenger asked my opinion)... They have a blog review, and the presenter was talking about a funny blog about stock photos of women laughing and eating salads.

She said "woman tossing the salad" on air...

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  # 449022 16-Mar-2011 20:38
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12 hours a day of a high-motion loop while off air, doesn't help broadcast quality on the other channels ;)

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Ultimate Geek

  # 451945 26-Mar-2011 07:34
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bfginger: 12 hours a day of a high-motion loop while off air, doesn't help broadcast quality on the other channels ;)

I wish that during the 'down' period they would just shut the channel down, and share the bandwidth out between the other TVNZ channels.

This is possible as in the UK CBBC and BBC Three share bandwidth (NOT the channel, the bandwidth. It's different). They also do the same thing with CBeebies and BBC Four.

They can fit four channels in and when one shuts down, another starts up.

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  # 452066 26-Mar-2011 14:27
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Seems reasonable to me. Getting technical: as I understand it the Beeb use the RunningStatus flag in the SDT to say whether the channel is active or not. Boxes have to check that before they start looking for the PMT. The questions are: can the broadcast infrastructure handle that, and can the Freeview certified boxes handle that? Even if they can't, I guess they could be naughty and reuse the same channel parameters for a different "channel" once the U timeslot finishes. Perhaps they eventually intend to go 24 hour though...


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  # 452150 26-Mar-2011 19:00
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mm1352000: Perhaps they eventually intend to go 24 hour though...

A 24 hour promo loop??



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  # 452178 26-Mar-2011 19:51
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mm1352000: Perhaps they eventually intend to go 24 hour though...

A 24 hour promo loop??

I meant 24 hour programming. I don't consider the promo loop as a programme, hence I don't consider the channel to be 24 hour...

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  # 452196 26-Mar-2011 20:36
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the channel is not great but Saturday night seems to play music shows witch is great

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