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  • #2929
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    Is that the new name for Dave +1 ?

    #92521
    Somebody
    Participant

    Yes.

    #92527
    clem
    Participant

    Well, it probably is Dave ja vu. It sounds like it.

    #92535
    si
    Participant

    Is that the new name for Dave +1 ?

    #92537
    Carlito
    Participant

    Yes.

    #92544
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    See you in ten minutes?

    #92545
    Carlito
    Participant

    So what is it?

    #92548
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    Now from this point on, things get a little bit confusing…

    #92564
    Somebody
    Participant

    Well go on then, shake your head and walk out.

    #92565
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    I want to strangle everyone involved with Dave’s branding. I mean, for fucking fuck’s sake.

    #92567
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    I actually think “Dave ja vu” is pretty clever.

    #92571
    Mr Flibble
    Participant

    Yeah, it’s a great name for a +1 channel.

    #92572
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    This is serious? I think it’s cool.

    I mean, I wasn’t exactly taken with “Dave”, but if that’s the way we’re heading, this is a nice addition.

    #92575
    John Hoare
    Participant

    I can’t decide whether it’s great or terrible. Although I’m veering towards great.

    #92582
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    I’m not saying I dont’ like it, just that it’s a weird way to go with naming a +1 Channel.

    At first I thought it was whoever was in charge of the EPG on Sky was fucking about. But lo and behold the DOG on the channel also displays it, so…

    #92583
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster
    #92588
    ChrisM
    Participant

    I like it. Nice little RD reference too… although not much of an advertisement as most wouldn’t get it… but it’s nice little nod for us in the know.

    It’s a bad pun and a overly repetitive channel. But put the two together….

    It’s a Triple fried egg chilli.. oh sorry. I’ve already used that one today in another thread.

    Deja vu? Hur, hur.

    #92608
    JamesTC
    Participant

    It is much better than Dave +1.

    #92609
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I like it. At least it shows a modicum of thought.

    #92611
    si
    Participant

    Well, it probably is Dave ja vu. It sounds like it.

    #92612
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    What things?

    #92613
    si
    Participant

    I said WHAT?

    #92626
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Well you can all fuck off.

    #92628
    si
    Participant

    Which episode is that in?

    #92631
    Phil
    Participant

    Can’t Fuck Off, Won’t Fuck Off

    #92635
    si
    Participant

    Is it Kinatowawese?

    #92636
    JamesTC
    Participant

    Fuck off? That only gives us 28 hours!

    #92638
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    Well you can all fuck off.

    Everyone else did.

    #92652
    James
    Participant

    So Dave+1 should have been called Dav1d

    #92657
    JamesTC
    Participant

    >So Dave+1 should have been called Dav1d

    Next we can write “I am a retard” on our shirts.

    #92665
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    It just seems like incredible arrogance on Dave’s part. They don’t need to follow no stinking channel naming conventions! No, they’d much rather forsake a channel name that instantly tells people what it’s there in favour of yet another fucking joke.

    #92673
    James
    Participant

    I’ve got it! Now we have 6 Episodes of Red Dwarf woo! I wonder what the other 3 will be like?

    #92681
    John Hoare
    Participant

    It just seems like incredible arrogance on Dave?s part. They don?t need to follow no stinking channel naming conventions! No, they?d much rather forsake a channel name that instantly tells people what it?s there in favour of yet another fucking joke.

    I’d call it having a bit of imagination, myself!

    I mean it’s easy to figure out what it means, isn’t it? And draws attention to the channel rather than people thinking “Oh, just another +1 service”, which is surely exactly what they intend…

    My main issue with Dave is the name itself; I remember Tanya being especially appalled that they took a channel she enjoyed watching, and told her it was for MEN ONLY. That’s really irritating. Mind you, I said at the time that it’d almost certainly *work* – the concept behind it is irritating, but it’s also a hugely memorable name for the channel, perhaps unfortunately.

    #92682
    pfm
    Participant

    Capps, don’t be a gimboid (I know, you’re not being a gimboid), I’ve just been in the library thinking and I’ve decided…SHUT UP. You’re space-crazy.

    I like that they’ve done it. And do you know what, I’ll be fucking watching each Back To Earth episode on Dave ja vu, so stick that up your arse and…poo it.

    #92683
    pfm
    Participant

    > I remember Tanya being especially appalled that they took a channel she enjoyed watching, and told her it was for MEN ONLY

    That’s because it is. Surely she should be watching Living or UKTV Style.

    #92684
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    > UKTV Style

    Which will soon be rebranded as TITS or something.

    #92686
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    > I mean it?s easy to figure out what it means, isn?t it? And draws attention to the channel rather than people thinking ?Oh, just another +1 service?, which is surely exactly what they intend?

    I dunno maybe I’m just being overly sensitive and underestimating the common viewer, but I’m still rankled by the name Dave (and the god awful attitude the whole channel possesses, headed up by Iain Lee) and this has just annoyed me even more.

    +1 channels are purely functional – they’re only ever used when they *need* to be used and so it seem utterly pointless and attention seeking to give it its own identity when all people need to know is that it’s a +1.

    #92685
    JamesTC
    Participant

    >Which will soon be rebranded as TITS or something.

    I would have thought that would be aimed at men.

    #92687
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    > I would have thought taht would be aimed at men.

    Ok, BRAS, then.

    #92688
    John Hoare
    Participant

    I dunno maybe I?m just being overly sensitive and underestimating the common viewer, but I?m still rankled by the name Dave (and the god awful attitude the whole channel possesses, headed up by Iain Lee) and this has just annoyed me even more.

    I’m not especially keen on a lot of the Dave branding either, admittedly. It works a treat in terms of being memorable and appealing to a certain audience, but it’s also irritating. I can’t blame them for going with it when it works so well, but I also reserve the right to be slightly annoyed by it. But then, I’m not keen on G.O.L.D.’s branding, either…

    (I don’t dislike all of the rebrands, though. UKTV History’s change into Yesterday is really good. I have a big rant about UKTV Drama turning into Alibi, though – the idents are fine, but the idea of turning a channel stuffed full of great drama and some comedy gems into something that shows purely crime drama is appalling. It’s so appallingly limiting, and wrecked a really good channel.)

    +1 channels are purely functional – they?re only ever used when they *need* to be used and so it seem utterly pointless and attention seeking to give it its own identity when all people need to know is that it?s a +1.

    I think the thing is – I didn’t even know Dave *had* a +1. I do now. So the channel rename has achieved its aim – to draw attention to the service, and make people know it exists.

    But it does make me smile too, I must admit. I think it’s a pretty clever pun. YM, as they say, MV.

    #92690
    Mr Flibble
    Participant

    Your writing style has changed a lot recently John.

    #92691
    James
    Participant

    It was so easy when it was a channel named by acronym.

    #92705
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    > But it does make me smile too, I must admit. I think it?s a pretty clever pun. YM, as they say, MV.

    I’m almost certain I’m overreacting so, yeah, I understand where you’re coming from. It’s just a shame to me that one of the best digital channels has a feel to it that grates with me.

    Actually, speaking of irritating UKTV channel identities, Blighty’s got to be the worst.

    #92784
    Tarka Dal
    Participant

    What’s Blighty actually about?

    #92785
    Dave
    Participant

    >What?s Blighty actually about?

    It’s a front for the Blighty Nationalist Party

    #92832
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    Splitters!

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