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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 05 April 2018 at 9:36am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

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Matthew Wilkie
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Posted: 10 April 2018 at 12:10pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

The losers, certainly in the UK, will be the terrestrial TV channels if they don't respond. Indeed, BBC and Channel 4 are already starting to get their act together offering box sets by way of competition. 
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 10 April 2018 at 4:51pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Fact is, Matthew, that scheduled TV seems so old hat in 2018.

I don't want to be made to watch a series over six weeks, airing at 9pm on, say, a Tuesday. If I enjoy it enough, I'll binge; if it's not something that is worth binge-watching, then maybe I want to watch it on a Monday or Friday.

I can envision a day when, sporting events aside, we'll be choosing our own schedules.
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Matt Reed
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Posted: 10 April 2018 at 11:03pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

 Robbie Parry wrote:
I can envision a day when, sporting events aside, we'll be choosing our own schedules.

Why envision it when it's already here?  My wife and I don't adhere to a network schedule.  We aren't bogged down by when a show airs.  With the advent of the DVR over a decade ago, we've been scheduling our own nights of television for years.  

The future is here, my friend.  And it's just the tip of the iceberg.  
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 11 April 2018 at 4:08am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Yes, you are right.

Other than a sporting event (who can really DVR that, the result will be spoilt?), I can't remember the last time I watched something when it aired.

If the BBC airs a six-part drama, such as LINE OF DUTY, I'll wait for it to be over, avoid all spoilers - and then binge watch it over a few days. 

The fourth season of GOTHAM has debuted on E4 over here. Yet Netflix UK aired the third season (and may well air the fourth season), so I'm going to wait for it.

Scheduled TV seems so old hat, eh? 
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 11 April 2018 at 7:54am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Unless it`s a film i REALLY want to see at the cinema, i
wait for it to become available to stream, Rakuten TV
stream new releases for 3.45 in SD and 4.45 in
HD(Cheaper than Sky!), so that`s far cheaper than a
visit to the cinema for me and my wife, it just means
waiting a couple of months after cinema release, plus we
avoid the scrotes on phones, noisy eaters and toilet
break irritants!
I just programme the Sky planner to record the shows we
watch, then watch them at our convenience, fast
forwarding the adverts.
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Matthew Wilkie
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Posted: 12 April 2018 at 1:40pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

If the BBC airs a six-part drama, such as LINE OF DUTY, I'll wait for it to be over, avoid all spoilers - and then binge watch it over a few days. 

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The risk here is that a series gets bad reviews and by the time all episodes have aired I simply delete them. By releasing all the episodes in one go there is less chance of this happening. 
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