Fanpedia

The internet is teeming with information. Sort of. Thanks to things like blogs, Wikipedia and even plain MSM news sites, everything that has happened since the mid-1990s is covered in minute, sometimes anal detail. But anything that happened before then? It’s almost as if it’s neo-prehistoric. In a way you can understand the lack of […]

Freeview? Peeview more like!

five (that’s Channel Five to you and me) is set to take its first tentative steps into the world of multichannel with the launch of two new channels: five us (Five U.S.) and five life (not to be confused with Five Live). They’re both going to be launched on Freeview, which is good news, isn’t […]

Un-nice television logos

FilmFour is Free, you surely must have noticed. Except that in the middle of the huge campaign to alert us all to the fact that the respected film channel is coming to Freeview, Channel 4 only went and decided to change its name. The new name is Film4. It’s not a huge change, but that […]

Big Brother’s Big Saviour

This year’s Big Brother has been a pile of old bum apparently. A bunch of the original housemates turned out to be possibly too ill. A series of stunts devised by the producers has backfired — the Golden Ticket housemate turning out to be an immense dullard, and the building of a “secret house next […]

Modern Toss is okay

None of these really deserve a post on their own, so I’ll just post them together. First of all, I watched Modern Toss last night on Channel 4. It got a bit dull towards the end, but a lot of it was very funny. I haven’t enjoyed watching a television progamme so much for a […]

TMF is The sHits

Music channels really are a load of pish. Apparently it is cheaper to run a music channel than it is to publish a magazine. And it shows. This is probably why Emap like to milk every last droplet out of their magazine brands while the magazines themselves have gone the way of the dodo (hello, […]

Freeview gets E4 — twice

Freeviewers are getting absolutely spoiled now. Every now and again they just squeeze out some more space for a new channel, just like that! It’s got to the point where just about all the decent channels are on Freeview now, and all the extra space is dedicated to really bad ones. Not even shopping channels […]