Spoilt for choice on the box?

  TOPCAT® 18:50 01 Nov 05

It's daggers drawn in the media world as broadcasters battle to increase or at least try to retain both their revenue income and their share of the viewing public. click here

Most of us are already overwhelmed by the sheer number of available channels, so do we really need any more? TC.

  Forum Editor 18:33 02 Nov 05

that only the best will survive. There is a real demand for quality programming, but falling advertising revenues are biting, and the BBC, which has long had a reputation for producing quality drama (particularly of the historical kind) can pick up audience share if they box clever.

There just isn't enough good material to go round, which is why dozens of channels are filled with dross. It will find its own level eventually, but there'll be tears before bedtime for some companies.

  Belatucadrus 11:00 03 Nov 05

I've yet to work out why the big players, BBC, ITV & C4 need so many new channels as programs shown on one seem to cascade through the others as the week progresses. It's not as if they haven't got enough archive material to fill the time.
Then again More4 was showing Department S and The Saint yesterday, maybe their archive raiding could be a little more contemporary.

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