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    Government could ban BBC from showing top shows at peak times

    This is a discussion on Government could ban BBC from showing top shows at peak times within the Entertainment forums, part of the Community channel category; I think the trend towards recording programs to watch at your leisure has largely defeated so called 'prime time' viewing. ...

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      Re: Government could ban BBC from showing top shows at peak times

      I think the trend towards recording programs to watch at your leisure has largely defeated so called 'prime time' viewing. Sitting down with the family to watch TV at 7-8pm has very much died. The only thing 'prime time' does is produce 'viewer ratings' which are pretty meaningless.
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      Re: Government could ban BBC from showing top shows at peak times

      The simple truth is that whether it's a family group or individuals, most people tend to be watching the TV between 6pm and 10.30pm during the week days.

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      Re: Government could ban BBC from showing top shows at peak times

      Quote Originally Posted by lettice View Post
      Could not care less if the BBC goes into a meltdown or not, its had it time and times have changed too. Its had its gravy train run and that should now end.

      As for the BBC and appearing in any kind of election mainfesto, has no bearing whatsoever for me and have seen nothing about the BBC in anything at any election time and to be honest if there were it would not really jump out or make any impact on my vote.
      Well maybe a pledge to scrap its current state and make it much more commercial.

      As for prime time clashes (sounds more like the daily mail and guardian anti-bbc agenda exaggeration), cant say we ever watch anything prime time at weekends on BBC, that I can recall. We certainly never watched or listened to anything on the BBC over this weekend.
      Our BBC viewing has declined dramatically over the last few years;
      During the week it gets down to Pointless, Eggheads, Uni challenge, Connect and Beechgrove. I will give the beeb their due, their quiz shows are good and we do not watch any quiz shows on any other channels.
      Sometimes the odd drama, not that I can recall one recently that we have watched.
      Used to watch Eastenders regularly, but this year its turned for the worse with poor plots and characters and we have now ditched it.
      Only other prog I would watch is Doctor Who, but as I recall mentioning on here before, the last few series with Peter Capaldi have been poor.
      Of course, it would be the Olympics, Wimbledon and international football, only because that is the only channels its on.
      Not watched BBC News for a long time, its sky, bloomberg, cnn, fox and a few of the other foreign news channels. Sky in my view do much better news event coverage, like royal pagentry and elections.
      Do not listen to any BBC radio, Talksport does a great job for us, mostly sport, but shows like 'The Two Mikes' are just superb.
      From The Guardian recently http://www.theguardian.com/commentis...harter-renewal:
      "Recently a private experiment with people who claim never to use the BBC took away BBC channels from all their devices. After nine days all begged to get the BBC back: they and their children missed BBC programmes they had wrongly thought were on commercial channels. Despite previous resistance to the licence fee, they thought the price of one Subway sandwich per week was well worth all they had missed."

      A report on the story here: 'Pointless' PR stunt by the BBC to prove its importance | Daily Mail Online
      Not that recently, TBH.

      The sensationalism of the story is kinda killed by recent developments from Whittingdale. Also from the Guardian article it implies ALL wanted to keep the BBC unchanged but the Mail article says it was two-thirds.
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      Re: Government could ban BBC from showing top shows at peak times

      It is not just the BBC broadcast channels that would disappear. I suspect that a huge number of "independent" programs would as well since many are sponsored by public (BBC) money.
      Certainly the quality of programs would fall dramatically; really dramatically!

     

     
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