I suspect that when the Freesat launched the other day, it was the first time that anyone had seen, publicly, the Freesat logo. And a few eagle eyed people might have noticed that Freesat originally had a completely different logo, which appeared at a press launch some time ago.
Posts about Television
Well the secret is out. Well right now as I type, it's not hugely out because the website hasn't been out for very long. But anyway, the Freesat website is now live, so you can find out all about it, and why you'd want it. Or not want it. Or something.
In the early hours of Wednesday 14 November, an entire town lost something no one else has lost. Teletext and Ceefax.
What happened to the days when things lasted? I'm sure they existed. I remember owning a TV for about 12 years - and it got transported around the country a few times to boot... Sadly it doesn't seem to happen very often any more. Just two months short of being five years old, and my TV has decided to give up the ghost.
Have to confess that I didn't watch Eurovision - Catherine and myself were being more cultured and seeing the fantastic Waterson Family live at the Royal Albert Hall - but I came home to find we'd not only lost Eurovision, but we'd spectacularly come in joint second-to-last.
I didn't watch Making Your Mind up last night but caught a bit of the rather shambolic results programme (spectacularly they announced one person to be the winner, only to five seconds later decide they got it wrong).
A couple of weeks ago, I invested in a PVR - one of those digital video recorder things. It had been bubbling in my mind for a while, especially as I seemed to have a never ending pile of VHS tapes floating around the room with stuff on them, that had to be watched in strict order lest anything get missed.
I'm sure half the blogosphere is busy drooling over the iPhone right now, but I was more interested in hearing about the Apple TV. Well I was interested until I actually took my eyes away from a very average looking grey box, and looked at the detail instead.
Well the news is out - BBC Parliament on DTT/Freeview will be going full screen in November, rather than the horrible quarter screen format that it goes out in now.
As a Lost adict, the news that Sky have poached the programme from Channel 4 so that they can put it on Sky One, is not one I especially wish to hear. Especially as I don't have pay-TV.