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All posts by Spreadsheetpete

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The problem with most Freeview channels is and always has been that there are far too many of them with the smae repeats 24/7 with more frequent and longer advert breaks and promotions taking six minutes or more. I lost the will to live trying to watch the TOUR DE FRANCE on ITV 4 which missed out significant chunks of the race due to adverts. Even MORSE has been heavily edited from the original and fits in the same time slot but with more and longer adverts and is no longer a CENTRAL PRODUCTION plc production for ITV which it was when it first aired but is now made by ITV Productions ot ITV Studios which did not exist in the late 80s and 90s ? This is why BRITBOX and NETFLIX are so popular as they broadcast programmes advert free and try (mainly) to show them in full and in their original content. THey do however have an annoying SKIP INTRO button and squeeze end credits into a tiny box before programmes and films have finished, which is so annoying. THere should be a button to stop this from happening EVER !!

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Much fewer channels in HD would be my preferred option. The BBC waste a tonne of HD repeating the same programmes on BBC TWO HD / BBC ONE HD & the BBC NEWS CHANNEL HD. A total waste of HD as everyone who gets BBC ONE HD & BBC TWO HD can receive the BBC NEWS CHANNEL in HD & SD.

SD should be phased out soon, total waste of money. Just like VHF TV was in the 80s when UHF came in in the mid 60s and colour in 1967 (BBC 2) and 69 (BBC 1 & ITV) on UHF only.

Britbox & Netflix are logo free unlike Amazon Prime sadly (an outrage as you are paying ?7.99 a month or ?79 a year = ?6.66 a month), often without your will or knowledge. They have enrolled me in PRIME eleven times without my permission !!

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Having said that I think your piece is very pessimistic. I think the BBC will end up being funded by out taxes not commercials which is my preferred option. I hate adverts with a passion. EE were offering BRITBOX free for 6 months. I got it free for a year as I could only see it on a computer as HUMAX promised to take it, then changed their mind. I now get it via the very slick and easy to use Amazon Firestick (for a ?29.99 one off payment). Supereb quality and no aerial required.

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Why did the HOLME MOSS BBC RADIO 2 FM/VHF 89.3 MHz Transmitter go off air briefly this morning during POPMASTER about 10:450am and even when it came back it was distorted for a while. No apology and impossible to get hold of anyone at the BBC to discuss it !!

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