Tuesday, November 15, 2016

A reinvented tv station

There is so much to see on free to air tv, I am not sure why you would want pay tv unless for a specific reason, maybe a sporting channel. With a dual tuner recorder you can record up to four shows at once, two of them having to be from the same network. Marvellous.

And it only gets better. Have a look at what SBS2 is about to do. It is to be renamed rather oddly as SBS Viceland.

Andrew at televisionau.com has published a programme guide for the first week of SBS Viceland. If you read the post, you will understand why the channel is called Viceland.


23 comments:

  1. So much television, so little I want to watch, so little time...
    Viceland did puzzle me till I read the artice. Thanks.

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    1. EC, so little time is the reason I don't watch much.

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  2. Alway nice to nap to and sometime it interesting enough to stay awake too.
    Merle.........

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  3. Foxtel tv is essential if, as you say, there is a specific reason to watch. And I do. I watch every Foxtel programme on architecture, home renovations, travel, galleries, museums, antiques etc.

    The core idea for about a quarter of my blog posts comes from the above mentioned Foxtel programmes.

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    1. Inspiration for you Hels. Interesting. Where do you get the time.

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  4. Well that's different !
    Very occasionally there would things of interest on SBS2 - now looks like they are after a different audience altogether.
    Oh well can't win 'em all.

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    1. Cathy, I saw some shows that looked interesting.

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  5. I'm surprised by how many people say there is so much to watch on TV. I'm guessing they enjoy watching stuff that I don't. I find a lot of shows boring and if they don't hold my attention I won't tune in again. I will watch something for a couple of weeks, in case it's just the first episode I don't like, but after two or three, if I'm reading much more of my book than the few pages during the ads, well that's it for that show. All those 'reality' shows don't even get a first look.

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    1. River, I am not fussed on reality shows either. There are always things I want to see and I just don't get time, or make the time.

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  6. Most people I know in United States have either pay t.V satellite or cable.
    And when I tell them I don't they look at me like I'm nuts. We're line up with reciever on the mountain. So we get around 20 channals....Why pay for it...Coffee is on

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    1. Dora, that is pretty good. I should there would always be something to watch with 20 channels.

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  7. Andrew, pardon me for asking but is televisionau.com your sideline hobby? There are a lot of tweets from an Andrew. Is that you?

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    1. Carol, no, but it is a pretty good name.

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  8. Andrew I kind of miss the days when we only had three or four channels. And if there wasn't much on it would encourage you to turn it off and go and do something more useful.
    Often a certain highly watched TV show on the previous evening would become a talking point the following morning at work. That doesn't happen anymore.

    But yes we were also given the Vice TV channel on our Sky TV menu (Sky 153). Tonight they're showing Gaycation in Japan.
    And being that I enjoy watching NHK Japan (English service) I was quite excited to find Arirang Korea TV channel last week (UK Sky tv 690). Just love watching their travel and culture shows. But best of all...K Pop has finally arrived in the UK. And being that we don't have much of a Pop culture here anymore we can finally see all the pop bands that dominate the tumbles right in our own front rooms several times a week.
    No doubt a posting on that coming soon.
    Steady on Ian (from the Gold Coast).

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    1. Tumbles should be Tumblers.

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    2. DeeJohn, the same show, Gaycation is on here tonight, which seems odd. From Asian pop clips I have seen, the boy bands seem to have members who are either very pretty or very handsome.

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  9. Good grief, another change!
    Having trouble remembering what is on what channel since we have returned home.

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    1. Margaret, I don't have a clue about most of them. Earlier when looking at SBS 2 programme guide, I saw Spree tv, whatever that is. I know there are some hideous commercial only channels, one that continually advertises a robot vacuum cleaner, or it used to.

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  10. I watched 'States of Undress' last night Andrew, was good I enjoyed very much. When we lived in Zambia, the Congo was always the wicked neighbour 😊

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    1. Grace, not my sort of show, but I am sure it was interesting. You lived in Zambia too? Ah, I had forgotten, Northern Rhodesia.

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  11. We recently got rid of Foxtel because there are better documentaries on free to air (even on commercial channels). It was a waste of money for us.

    Viceland looks interesting.

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    1. Jayne, a wise move, I think. The cost and the time prevent me from bothering, even Stan where I could have had three months free.

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