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June 16th, 2004

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01:46 am - Willpower ? What's that ...
In the flat we've moved in to, there is no standard aerial socket for a TV to connect to, only a cable connection. While we could just get a set-top antenna or even not bother at all, we do want to be able to watch TV with watchable quality from time to time, so we figured we'd go with cable (oddly enough, we did have Foxtel for a while back in Melbourne, but they dropped the ball when we moved and completely failed to follow up or respond to our calls).
I can see myself spending a fair bit of time around the TV when the Tour de France comes on, because the Eurosport channel (actually British Eurosport, apparently with a focus on British sports/sportspeople compared to normal Eurosport) will be showing it all, live. This compares rather favourably to the 30 minute daily updates plus a few live stages that SBS manages in Australia (although I'm not sure how much Oz cable channels show, since ... well, see above about Foxtel).
There's also the hope that at some random time we'll get to see some fencing (maybe during the Olympics, or maybe for some of the World Cup comps ... I can hope), and there could be occasional shows of some interest (still waiting for something to sound new and interesting on the SF side, though).

But ... There is a scary side, and part of it is the channel called "Men & Motors" (although based on the glimpses I got while channel hopping it should be named " Women & Motors"). Another part of it is E4, whose schedule looks like this :

6:00am Big Brother Live
3:10pm Big Brother's Efourum[sic]
3:40pm Big Brother Live
4:30pm Hollyoaks
5:00pm Friends
5:30pm As If
6:00pm Big Brother Live
7:00pm Big Brother Nominations Uncut
7:30pm Big Brother Live
8:00pm Big Brother's Little Brother
8:30pm Friends
9:00pm Friends
9:30pm Friends
10:00pm Sex and the City
10:45pm Big Brother's Little Brother
11:30pm Big Brother Live

... and so on. Very, very scary stuff.
Current Mood: worriedworried

(3 touches | En garde !)


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Date:June 15th, 2004 10:50 pm (UTC)
It's good to have a channel such as that.... One which you never, ever need to flip to at all, because you know it'll never have anything on that isn't utterly hideous.
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Date:June 16th, 2004 12:27 am (UTC)
Actually E4 is only like that in the summer. Rest of year it is one of the 2 cable channels I watch most often, with things like Six feet Under.
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Date:June 16th, 2004 06:42 am (UTC)
So much channel, so little content.

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