Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Feb 2012 21:59 UTC
Multimedia, AV An interesting anecdote at MinimalMac about television being broken. The author's young daughter, who is growing up in a Netflix/Hulu/iTunes/etc. household, was confronted with actual TV for the first time, and wonders why she can't pick what to watch, why the shows are being interrupted all the time, and so on. Clearly - TV is broken.
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RE[4]: Don't understand
by henderson101 on Wed 29th Feb 2012 09:50 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Don't understand"
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Even the UK, Australia, New Zealand and other english speaking countries often have to wait a long time to see american shows where no translation is required at all.


Depends on the show and depends on the broadcaster. Sky 1 (cable and satellite TV channel owned by Murdoc's NewsInternational)is notorious for grabbing popular shows and broadcasting them up to the metal. So, with Lost (as an example), we got Season 1 and 2 on Channel 4 and it was 6-8 months late (season 1 just about finished broadcast in the UK as Season 2 was getting under way in the US.) Season 2 was broadcast just about when season 2 had finished in the US. Sky picked up Season 3 and broadcasted it on the Tuesday after the US broadcast... so, what... 3 or 4 days later? The final episode was broadcast at the EXACT same time as the US (as in, middle of the night over here...) Same with Battlestar Galactica... we got it a few days after the US. Same with Stargate Universe. It happens with other shows too. It's not the norm, but it just proves that anything is possible with enough money thrown at it, and that is the real issue with English speaking nations and the broadcast of US TV shows. No money, no show. You get what you pay for.

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