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  • #234833
    Jawscvmcdia
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    #234837
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    Just the link is fine, no need to paste the entire article.

    #234843
    Mr-Stabby
    Participant

    And then Lister said ‘How did you lose your Virgin TV?’

    Rimmer: My What?

    Lister: Talk to me!

    #234844
    Stephen Abootman
    Participant

    UKTV: Just to fill you in – there’s been a gigantic administrative cock-up. Your staff have somehow mistakenly taken us off Virgin.

    #234845
    Hamish
    Participant

    Lister: Dave and Gold, I just want to talk to you about that thing you’re not on. I mean, I know you’re not, you know you’re not, we both know you are not.

    Dave and Gold: Because I’m not.

    Lister: Exactly. But if you were, which you’re not, it would mean you were a loser, it would mean you weren’t cool.

    Dave and Gold: But I’m not.

    Lister: Exactly.

    Dave and Gold: So no need to have this talk.

    Lister: Exactly.

    Dave and Gold: So go away.

    Lister: I’m gone!

    #234864
    flanl3
    Participant

    Surely BBC could be doing a little more about this themselves since they do own, you know, half of UKTV.

    #234865
    GlenTokyo
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    It’s Virgin that’s the problem, not the BBC or UKTV.

    They want to pay less and get more. Doesn’t work like that.

    #234896
    Dax101
    Participant

    I get the impression this could possibly affect the funding of XIII.

    #234900
    flanl3
    Participant

    It’s Virgin that’s the problem, not the BBC or UKTV.

    Yes, I’m well aware, but I’m more just wondering why the BBC wouldn’t throw their weight around a little more on this issue. Surely they could threaten to cut their channels from Virgin at the next possible opportunity and the whole debate would be done in about three seconds flat.

    I’m also American, so am probably confused about how that shit works.

    #234903
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    The BBC are a public broadcaster – they’d receive no end of flack for that.

    #234907
    flanl3
    Participant

    Neat.

    #234913
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    Would be allowed anyway. You pay for the BBC separately to any subscription TV services in the form of your TV licence. A bit goes to Channel 4 I think but the majority funds the Beeb. Even if they are allowed , if they withdrew the channels I imagine a lot of people would think ‘well you can shove your TV licence up your arse’ and it’s all kick off.

    The best they could probably do is stop developing or withdraw the iPlayer application that I assume is on the Virgin TiVo boxes.

    #234914
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    Wouldn’t

    #234918
    Hamish
    Participant

    “Virgin Media is no longer interested in the audience Red Dwarf attracts.”

    #234923
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    >A bit goes to Channel 4 I think

    I’ve seen this mentioned before online and I’m not sure where this originated. Channel 4 does not get any of the licence fee.

    #234942
    Lily
    Participant

    UKTV is jointly owned by BBC Studios and Discovery. BBC Studios is different from the BBC. The BBC isn’t allowed to make profits on anything, so they created a legally separate company that can (formally BBC Worldwide, now BBC Studios).

    So the BBC can’t do jack shit about this situation, as technically it’s got nothing to do with them.

    #234943
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    >I’ve seen this mentioned before online and I’m not sure where this originated. Channel 4 does not get any of the licence fee.

    S4C get a bit, but Channel 4 funds itself. My bad.

    #234947
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    Well, that’s alright, then.

    #234950
    flanl3
    Participant

    formally BBC Worldwide

    As this is G&T, and I’m already confused enough already, I have to ask if you meant to say formerly.

    #234951
    flanl3
    Participant

    I’m so confused that I’m using already twice.

    #234952
    Lily
    Participant

    >As this is G&T, and I’m already confused enough already, I have to ask if you meant to say formerly.

    Yes I did. Curse my reliance on spell checkers that can’t distinguish two similar words with entirely different meanings.

    #234953
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    I once wrote an essay in which I referred to 666 as the number of the -beats-, multiple times. Since beats is a word I never noticed

    #234956

    This is why you get someone else to proof read your work. You know what it is meant to say so don’t pay as close attention.

    #234959
    Taiwan Tony
    Participant

    What were you writing an essay about that you needed to reference 666 the number of the beast?

    #234965
    Dave
    Participant

    Iron Maiden?

    #234967
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    I honestly don’t remember. My dad did proofread it for me, after I printed it out, then promptly made fun of me, so I never handed in the beats essay.

    Not Iron Maiden anyway.

    #234970

    I always run my writing work through a text-to-speech system, not really for beneficial purposes more so to satisfy my ego but its caught misspellings sometimes

    #234971
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    At first I thought you were saying you dictated your essays to a computer to satisfy your own ego, a bit like Rimmer, but that’s actually quite a good idea. Would surely take ages for a 4500 word essay though, don’t know if I can be bothered

    #234976
    Hamish
    Participant

    Not a 666 word essay?

    #235617
    Dave
    Participant

    This article has some interesting figures on how UKTV are losing out as a result of the dispute.

    https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/aug/05/viewers-turn-to-freeview-after-virgin-media-uktv-dispute

    #235618

    Well shit

    #235850
    Lily
    Participant

    Looks like it’s been sorted out – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45154707

    “The new agreement increases the number of catch-up hours available, with customers on the top-tier Full House plan gaining access to “significantly more” boxsets, the company said.

    It also adds access to HD versions of Dave and Gold for customers on the cheaper Virgin Mix plans.”

    #235851
    Dax101
    Participant

    This certainly helps fund a new series… just wish i could be more happy about the prospect of Doug making new Red Dwarf.

    #235859

    I hope Doug pushes for 8 episodes instead of 6 like the last series, also that he can get a special crossover made with Taskmaster or something.

    Up next on things probably not going to happen: The movie

    #235869
    bloodteller
    Blocked

    Can’t Task Won’t Task

    #235871
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    Back in the Red, it seems.

    #235884
    flanl3
    Participant

    Zapped Dwarf

    #235886
    Dave
    Participant

    QIeeg

    #235887
    Ridley
    Participant

    Dave Lister: Future Life is Smeggish

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