The big Freeview re-tune — more digital dregs?

This is an accompanying article to my contribution on this week’s episode of The Pod Delusion. You can listen below. This week, Freeview has had one of its occasional retuning events. As new channels come and old channels go, the channel list becomes increasingly messy until the point where the powers-that-be decide enough is enough […]

Children’s presenters turned floggers

I’ve just seen Ortis from CBBC presenting on Quiz Call. Bahahaha. I hadn’t realised he’d sunk so low. He is still as irritating a presenter as always. But Peter Simon will always be my favourite children’s television presenter turned Egyptian cotton towel flogger. Ironic thing is that Ortis used to present children’s consumer programme Short […]

Action on quiz channels at last!

I’ve heard this on Radio Five Live’s bulletins at 1 o’clock and 2 o’clock, but strangely I haven’t found any mention of this on the internet at all. The offices of Big Game TV have been raided. Apparently it is alleged that at certain times callers had no chance of getting through. I am shocked. […]

Another new Freeview channel

But should we get our hopes up? smileTV 😉 is, apparently, “for anyone who likes to smile.” I personally hate smiling — it makes my face hurt. That slogan doesn’t tell you very much about the content though. All we know is that it’s broadcasting from 1am–5am (part of UKTV History’s downtime) and its EPG […]