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sky.dub
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Post by sky.dub » Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:50 pm

What is the story with the strap about the Glitter verdict in full at the bottom of the screen. So what! It's irritated me so much, i've turned to News 24.

Musey
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Post by Musey » Sat Mar 04, 2006 9:25 am

yeah i thought that was strange too. i thought for a bit maybe they were having problems and it was stuck there...

AJ
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Post by AJ » Sat Mar 04, 2006 11:07 am

It's a big and quite entertaining story (in the smug grin being wiped off his face) so they're obviously plugging the full verdict replay on the active service.



Remember, Sky News isn't supposed to be watched continuously - it's a news service that members of the general public (i.e. not enthusiasts) dip in and out of.

sky.dub
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Post by sky.dub » Sat Mar 04, 2006 12:20 pm

AJ wrote:It's a big and quite entertaining story (in the smug grin being wiped off his face) so they're obviously plugging the full verdict replay on the active service.



Remember, Sky News isn't supposed to be watched continuously - it's a news service that members of the general public (i.e. not enthusiasts) dip in and out of.







True, but those dippers i suspect won't have the interest as us enthusiasts anyway in the story to analyse some boring court script.

AJ
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Post by AJ » Sat Mar 04, 2006 2:11 pm

It's not a court script - it's the actual footage of the verdict being read out and Glitter's reaction.

Musey
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Post by Musey » Sat Mar 04, 2006 2:42 pm

i agree about the point that it's there so when people dip into sky news they will see it, and while the strap has been annoying, my main gripe is the fact that i have sky news on both freeview (my tv card), and telewest, and on neither can i use the active service.



freeview i can accept but from my understanding sky have given telewest the rights to the red button service, they just haven't implemented it yet. (according to sky). however when i contacted telewest, this was before i emailed sky, they said sky dont allow them to use it... :S

sky.dub
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Post by sky.dub » Sat Mar 04, 2006 6:02 pm

It's still on.

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Post by TV Newsroom » Sat Mar 04, 2006 6:05 pm

I agree. It's a little too much all day.



I do prefer the red version.

Musey
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Post by Musey » Sat Mar 04, 2006 6:10 pm

each time you think it's finally gone, it pops back again. it's like the hiccups.

fusionlad
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Post by fusionlad » Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:59 am

Its really annoying and distracting being up all the time. I hope its not a permanent fixture.

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