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    • Exemplar
    • By Exemplar 8th Aug 18, 11:54 AM
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    TV Channels - treating us like goldfish
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    • 8th Aug 18, 11:54 AM
    TV Channels - treating us like goldfish 8th Aug 18 at 11:54 AM
    Two statements that are pure filler and make me so angry:

    Coming Up next
    Coming up

    I wonder what % of TV programs are made up of these 2 statements!
    'Just because its on the internet don't believe it 100%'. Abraham Lincoln.
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    • john22
    • By john22 8th Aug 18, 1:19 PM
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    Gave up tv 3 years ago and dont miss it.
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 8th Aug 18, 3:30 PM
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    • 8th Aug 18, 3:30 PM
    The way that adverts are all dancing, singing choreographed drivel is winding me up. We arent all talent show obsessed morons you know!
    • missile
    • By missile 8th Aug 18, 4:03 PM
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    I hate adverts and use a PVR to record. I am able to skip the adverts.
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    • NBLondon
    • By NBLondon 8th Aug 18, 5:18 PM
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    Two statements that are pure filler and make me so angry:

    Coming Up next
    Coming up

    I wonder what % of TV programs are made up of these 2 statements!
    Originally posted by Exemplar
    I presume it's in programs that were made by (or could be sold to) the US market. In some cases - you lose a minute before the ad break telling you what's in the next segment (to make you stay through the ads) and then another minute of "previously on..." for people who only arrived on that channel during the ad break. So that could be 6 minutes in an hour time slot 10% - more if the introduction is lengthy. It's also slightly cheaper to make as the same piece of footage might appear 3 or 4 times in the same show.
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    • Greta Sharbo
    • By Greta Sharbo 8th Aug 18, 9:13 PM
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    I hate adverts and use a PVR to record. I am able to skip the adverts.
    Originally posted by missile
    I used to do that with episodes of Countdown but skipping all the nonsense chat as well. You can get through an episode in around 10 minutes
    • preable
    • By preable 9th Aug 18, 2:54 AM
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    Not watched tv for years youtube and netflix are the way forward
    • Nick_C
    • By Nick_C 9th Aug 18, 6:00 AM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 6:00 AM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 6:00 AM
    The adverts on the BBC annoy me. Even when they are running late, as they often are. Thank god for Netflix.
    • tealady
    • By tealady 9th Aug 18, 6:08 AM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 6:08 AM
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    • 9th Aug 18, 6:08 AM
    The ones that really rile me are the ads that say a progromme is coming to TV soon, but doesn't say WHEN! They must know.
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    • prowla
    • By prowla 9th Aug 18, 7:47 AM
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    My favourite used to be The Streets Of San Fransisco, where they read out the on-screen credits for you...


    As far as TV goes now, I almost always record so I can skip the ads and blurb.
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 12th Aug 18, 10:13 AM
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    Two statements that are pure filler and make me so angry:

    Coming Up next
    Coming up

    I wonder what % of TV programs are made up of these 2 statements!
    Originally posted by Exemplar
    Reminds me of the comedy spoof news programme called The Day Today. The local news was mostly taken up with phrase: Still to come . . .
    • ShaneUK
    • By ShaneUK 15th Aug 18, 12:48 PM
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    I used to do that with episodes of Countdown but skipping all the nonsense chat as well. You can get through an episode in around 10 minutes
    Originally posted by Greta Sharbo
    But why would you want to fast forward Susi Dent
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