[opendtv] Re: Toward digital TV

  • From: Cliff Benham <cbenham@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 21:31:52 -0500

Barry Wilkins wrote:

>The dumb programs comment of yours intrigues me. I do not know of the
>breadth and quality of the numerous programs you have in the USA. However, I
>do find certain problems with the format of content in many cases in
>programs such as "Discovery" for instance.

If you are referring to what we see here as "The Discovery Channel"  it 
is for us unfortunately one of the better ones.
This channel deals with scientific and technical subject matter 
presenting  it in a sort of mini documentary style.
History Channel is also pretty good, but the types of programs I 
personally don't watch are the game shows,
the cop and car chase shows, the soap operas,  the talk shows, and the 
shopping and infomercial channels.

What does that leave?  The news (some spattered with blood), Nascar on 
the Speed Channel for racing fans,  and
such channels as CSPAN which covers the daily shenanigans of the U.S 
Congress, The Learning Channel, Nasa
which covers the U.S space program, but for me my absolute favorite is a 
channel I installed and 8 foot C band
dish in the back yard for: Classic Arts Showcase. It runs back to back 
classical music, arts and film segments with no
commercials. Ever. I am a network programmer's nightmare. I would skew 
the results of any program survey I took part in.

What sort of programs do you get?

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