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OFFLINE   Leostar #1

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:42 PM

Just saw a promo on 9 for Extra on channel 94 another home shopping channel.

Starts monday. Cap soon :)

ONLINE   SydneyCityTV #2

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:18 PM

Just saw a promo on 9 for Extra on channel 94 another home shopping channel.

Starts monday. Cap soon :)

Brilliant! More home shopping channels are just what we don't need. Time for the big question: Are WIN and NBN going to carry the channel? If not, there's something to look forward to next time I'm in either WIN-land or NBN-land.

ONLINE   The Sifon #3

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:24 PM

Who buys this shit? How can all these home shopping programs be viable?



OFFLINE   Leostar #4

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:28 PM

From what I hve heard, I know TV4ME is owned by 7, however the content and control of the channel is done through another company in Sydney. They just throw the money at them and they produce the content and 7 reap the rewards :)

Edited by Leostar, 23 March 2012 - 01:32 PM.


OFFLINE   newtaste #5

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:32 PM

A slide is showing on Extra on 94 in Sydney. No extra channel yet on WIN.

ONLINE   SydneyCityTV #6

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:34 PM

Who buys this shit?

The gullible, the "shopaholics", and bogans.

How can all these home shopping programs be viable?

Because they make a $#!Tload of cash for the networks. While I'm here, the placeholder (that's playing funky music in the background, possibly a music bed that's going to be used?):


OFFLINE   RF Burns #7

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:37 PM

Extra arrived on NBN 84 in Newcastle at about 12:45pm & on Nine 94 in Sydney at 1:00pm this afternoon, mum was watching TV & a message popped up on the screen new channels found, asking if she wanted to tune them in.

OFFLINE   kevizz #8

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:49 PM

An utter waste of space, here's hoping they're banned from FTA.

ONLINE   SydneyCityTV #9

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:50 PM

An utter waste of space, here's hoping they're banned from FTA.

I couldn't agree with you more. If anyone at ACMA is reading this, can you tighten up the datacast laws? Please?

OFFLINE   Leostar #10

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:58 PM

Posting the promo shortly :)

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 02:08 PM

Who buys this shit? How can all these home shopping programs be viable?

i got mesmerized by an ad for a Steam Mop... it was late at night (that's my excuse)... they made plenty of shouting about "30 day trials for $19.00" but at no point in the whole ad actually told you what the full price was if you decide to keep it. I would have thought that is a breach of whatever consumer regulation because it more or less implied the unit was $19.00 there was no other dollar amount given, but maybe that's just me.

ONLINE   J Bar #12

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 02:14 PM

These channels are visual pollution.
J Bar

OFFLINE   BJT #13

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 02:55 PM

It was only a matter of time before Nine had one… I expect Ten to follow soon!

OFFLINE   newtaste #14

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 03:02 PM

More mainstream-like advertiser supported programs are creeping into primetime on 4ME, and their not all that bad. But look at the EPG for Extra next week and all you see is the same old infomercials 24/7, what 4ME has outside of primetime and what all the channels show overnight. Seven has at least made some attempt to have some watchable programs. Nine isn't trying at all - it's 100% crap.

OFFLINE   BJT #15

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 03:10 PM

More mainstream-like advertiser supported programs are creeping into primetime on 4ME, and their not all that bad. But look at the EPG for Extra next week and all you see is the same old infomercials 24/7, what 4ME has outside of primetime and what all the channels show overnight. Seven has at least made some attempt to have some watchable programs. Nine isn't trying at all - it's 100% crap.


I’ve also picked up on this… Some of the shows on 4ME are watchable during primetime. The travel and fitness Programs seem to suck people in.

OFFLINE   newtaste #16

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 03:12 PM

I missed this, "Cafe 121", "Australia's leading chat program" 11:00pm to 6:00am every night. Sounds like another 1902 game show.

ONLINE   TV Cynic #17

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 03:18 PM

On air on 9 Brisbane but nothing on WIN Qld.

Cue lower quality picture on remaining channels including Olympics HD.

ONLINE   SydneyCityTV #18

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 03:27 PM

Judging by what we know so far:
Nine in Sydney, Melboune, Brisbane and NBN (not sure about Darwin) will be picking up EXTRA.
WIN (not sure about Nine Adelaide/Perth) will not be picking up EXTRA...yet! For once, regional viewers should be glad that they have to wait to get a multichannel.

Currently uploading the full loop playing on the channel to YouTube so those who can't see the channel get a good idea of what it's like. I'm tipping that the On-Air Presentation will be the best thing on the channel.

Edited by SydneyCityTV, 23 March 2012 - 03:29 PM.


OFFLINE   MLVD #19

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 03:59 PM

Interesting (not the channel of course), It evidently hasn't appeared on NBN Central Coast but I can pick it up from Newcastle's NBN.

OFFLINE   Leostar #20

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:01 PM

Heres the promo that aired this afternoon!