Sunday, 13 May 2007

Eurovision 2007

Tonight's the night. Wondeful kitschy entertainment

Lots of spoilers here

[listening to: Dancing lasha tumbai (Ukraine) - Verka Serduchka ]
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  Thursday, 22 February 2007

SMH: TV program delays 'turning viewers into pirates'

The SMH ran a story yesterday - TV program delays 'turning viewers into pirates', with a followup 'blog' Are you a TV show pirate?

The reader comments are pure gold.

"Are you a TV show pirate?"

Yes, yes I am.

  • Posted by: Hurley at February 21, 2007 3:45 PM

tv is dead. long live tv.

once you download you don't go back. i never watch australian tv.

i watch what i want, when i want on what i want.

I'd be happy to download from the networks as long as they guarantee simultaneous worldwide release. They could even include 5 minutes of ads (base their advertising revenue on the number of downloads for particular programs) as long as they guarantee high def content.

Until then i'm afraid i'm gonna have to be a pirate mate....

  • Posted by: Dude at February 21, 2007 4:33 PM

Could someone please point me to the exact point of law and valid precedents that show downloading episodes of television that have screened somewhere, but that may or may not ever be screened on free-to-air tv in my house, is in fact 'illegal'?

'Downloading' itself is NOT illegal behaviour.

Why, Asher, are you stereotyping all of the many, many people who downloads tv shows as 'lawbreakers'?

This 'illegality' is yet to be demonstrated, and personally I cannot believe that ordinary Australians agree that it could EVER BE illegal behaviour to do so.

  • Posted by: bob at February 21, 2007 3:35 PM
[listening to: Make Me Shine - Echo & the Bunnymen ]
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  Tuesday, 13 February 2007

The Knights of Prosperity

Moira spotted on interview on Conan correction, Letterman with one of the stars from a show I hadn't heard about - The Knights of Prosperity

We tracked the show down, and you know, it just rocks.

The show follows a group of misfits—the titular Knights—who attempt to rob Mick Jagger's luxury apartment. Jagger appeared in a cameo in the first episode, kicking off the series' main storyline.

It's funny, and the kids all love it.

I doubt any network will pick it up locally

*update* The David Letterman connection makes sense, since he is an executive producer and the show is produced by Worldwide Pants. Do'h!

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  Friday, 9 February 2007

More games, more viewers : AFL TV Coverage is good news


I caught the news last night about the updated AFL Coverage

The best news for me - Friday night games are live into Sydney on Foxtel. w00t!! especiially since the Saints play so many friday night games.

The schedule for the first six rounds is out and the Saints are live each week!

Happy Days!!!!!


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  Wednesday, 3 January 2007

Foxtel kicks off Remote Record

I signed up for Foxtel's new service - Remote Record.

I can access the Foxtel EPG on my PC, search for programs I want to watch (up to 7 days in the future) and then send this to my Foxtel IQ system which will then queue the shows up for recording

Pity there is no information for Channel 10 and Channel 7 -- I guess we wont be watching anything on those networks this year (AGAIN)

Oh shit - all the AFL games are on Channel 10 and Channel 7 this year. I'm screwed

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  Thursday, 14 December 2006

Free-to-air copping a download


Saw this article in The Australian today - Free-to-air copping a download.

AUSTRALIA'S $3.5 billion free-to-air commercial television industry is being threatened by the internet more quickly than expected, with a new online study showing 53 per cent of respondents regularly download TV shows from the internet, most of them illegally.

TV - these time's they are a changing!!

[listening to: Santa Claus Is Coming to Town/White Christmas - Jimmy McGriff ]
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  Friday, 17 November 2006


I am loving Heroes.  It's going to be big!

From wikipedia:

Heroes is an American drama television series, created by Tim Kring, premiered on NBC on September 25, 2006. It follows eleven otherwise-ordinary people who suddenly discover that they have superhuman abilities such as telepathy, time travel, and flight. The first four episodes were dubbed "Ordinary people discovering extraordinary abilities," and at the end of the fourth episode an event occurred which kicked off the current arc: "Save the cheerleader, save the world," which is a reference to the character Claire Bennet, a Texas high school cheerleader with the ability to rapidly heal from any injury, and the apocalyptic visions of New York artist Isaac Mendez. As the large ensemble cast slowly discovers their abilities and existence of others like them, they begin to realize the need to come together to prevent catastrophe.

[listening to: Take a Long Line - Angels ]
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