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LobsterMooch
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« on: 12-29-2009 18:04 »

This could be the end of "free" television as we know it.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_free_broadcasters_in_peril


And to think "our" Rupert is behind it.
Jezzem

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« Reply #1 on: 12-29-2009 18:08 »

Pff. At least you still have half decent Internet...
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #2 on: 12-29-2009 18:17 »

This could bring about menu style cable. I would not want to have Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasting on my system and me have to pay for it.
Pff. At least you still have half decent Internet...

I'm sure some of us don't have high-speed connections though.
coldangel

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« Reply #3 on: 12-30-2009 00:13 »

Fucking Murdoch. I should have killed him when I had the chance.
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #4 on: 12-30-2009 01:20 »

Only concerns the US..? *points and laughs*
coldangel

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« Reply #5 on: 12-30-2009 01:42 »

It'll spread, you can bet on it. Five years. Ten. If America sneezes, the world catches the flu.
Bend-err

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« Reply #6 on: 12-30-2009 01:45 »

people still watch tv? meeeh
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #7 on: 12-30-2009 09:28 »

It'll spread, you can bet on it. Five years. Ten. If America sneezes, the world catches the flu.

I beg to differ. Americans have such conveniences as Drive-Thru ATMs, such inconveniences as tax not being included in the sticker price, such strange ideas as using Farenheit to measure temperature - we in the UK despite our increasing Americanisation are still not succumbing to any of these fads.
Tweek

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« Reply #8 on: 12-30-2009 10:24 »

We used to use Fahrenheit when I was younger so it is hardly some strange American fad, I still think in Fahrenheit in the Summer but switch to Centigrade in the winter tongue

It could be a good thing if more US stations were paid for, then they might be free of the censorship that effects the networks, the best US programmes to be aired in the UK tend to have been made by HBO, not one of the networks.
coldangel

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« Reply #9 on: 12-30-2009 10:38 »

I beg to differ. Americans have such conveniences as Drive-Thru ATMs, such inconveniences as tax not being included in the sticker price, such strange ideas as using Farenheit to measure temperature - we in the UK despite our increasing Americanisation are still not succumbing to any of these fads.

You're my fake account. You aren't supposed to disagree with me.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #10 on: 12-30-2009 13:31 »

We used to use Fahrenheit when I was younger so it is hardly some strange American fad, I still think in Fahrenheit in the Summer but switch to Centigrade in the winter tongue

For the past couple of years, I've been training myself to automatically convert Celsius/Centigrade to Kelvin, just because the number is bigger, and it therefore seems warmer. tongue

I still don't always do it. At the moment, I'm having difficulty remembering to convert Farenheit to Celsius anyhow. Americans need to stop using antiquated crappy measurement scales.

Wonderpants

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« Reply #11 on: 12-30-2009 14:44 »

Murdoch using the words "good TV" with a straight face? The man who's done and will do all he can to push his shitty Sky TV and destroy the BBC? Fuck him in the ear with a 12" wide chainsaw!

He was in my neighbourhood recently. Too bad I never found out about it beforehand, or I'd have been waiting armed with a couple of very rotten eggs.
coldangel

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« Reply #12 on: 12-30-2009 15:05 »

I think he may have helped orchestrate 9/11 to gain viewers of his news channels. Like that guy in Tomorrow Never Dies. He was in New York the night before it happened, having a secret meeting with Australia's then-Prime Minister, and bum-buddy of Dubya Bush, John fucking Howard.

We're through the looking-glass here people...
DrThunder88

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« Reply #13 on: 12-31-2009 02:16 »

I thought being through the looking glass would be more awesome.  Instead, it's campy and ridiculous like that 1985 made-for-TV movie of the almost same name.
coldangel

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« Reply #14 on: 12-31-2009 03:02 »

That's what you get for having high expectations.
tyraniak

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« Reply #15 on: 12-31-2009 06:58 »

Fucking Murdoch. I should have killed him when I had the chance.

there's always hope, I believe in you Coldy, go for it
Monsieur Fuzzywuvems

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« Reply #16 on: 01-02-2010 04:32 »

I'm really surprised they haven't got rid of broadcast tv and radio and just filled the whole spectrum with wifi by now
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