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Stop Channel 4 From Ruining Your TV Viewing - a petition!

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by PoochJD, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. PoochJD

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    Hi,

    For a long time now, it's been my opinion, and many others, that Channel 4 treats fans of almost every major US drama show, with utter contempt! Poor scheduling, editing and censorship, the dropping of shows because they don't get 25 million viewers, etc, etc. The list goes on. As such, it's my opinion that with Channel 4 no longer willing to be able to adequately schedule US dramas (with the odd exception), and the fact it is constantly marginalised in their schedules for numerous repeats of "Friends", and endless reality and DIY makeover shows, I believe that C4 should be banned from being able to buy the rights - digital or analogue - of any future US import… unless they are going to guarantee to commit to the show's entire run (be thast 1 Season or 27 Seasons), and/or that it will be scheduled appropriately!!

    Fans are sick and tired of seeing amazing shows being given such poor treatment, and I think the British public should make a stand. The list is appallingly long: Angel, Alias, NYPD Blue, Nip/Tuck, The OC, One Tree Hill, Babylon 5, Crusade, Brimstone, Third Watch, The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Frasier, ER, Oz, Smallville, Stargate SG-1, Enterprise, Point Pleasant… For a channel that is supposed to be innovative, daring and whose remit is to air material for minority audiences, it seems shocking that they can be allowed to keep on treating US imports like this.

    My intention is to put up a petition to this effect, and also to try and get a letter published in the Radio Times, advertising the promotion of the petition and mine (and potentially) other peoples aims. I'd also like to try and get other websites promotion behind the petition, too, if at all possible, including AVF members .

    The address to access the petition is... here!

    Please visit and sign, if you agree that UK viewers deserve better! Thanks!


    Pooch
     
  2. GalacticaActual

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    Pooch,
    Good idear, and i have just signed :thumbsup:
    Dave.
     
  3. stealther

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    I agree just signed it myself.
    The frequency of advert breaks in the recent pilot episode of Lost was shamefull.
     
  4. Tejstar

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    I'd like to see C4 return to their hey day of good tv. Signed.
     
  5. Senrap

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    I am in full agreement. Signed
     
  6. GrahamC

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    Signed, I'm with you... :thumbsup:
     
  7. oxygenuk

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    dont watch either of them crappy shows.

    but ill sign, i know c4 is under new management and its not how it used to be. stupid laws
     
  8. mjn

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    I'd just like BB to get the axe really.
     
  9. Goooner

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    Just added my name too.
     
  10. Mendes

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    Persoally id wish they stop showing all the repeats of freinds at the drop of a hat! I wish they would show all the episodes of Ed at decent time and not at 10 in the morning when most of us work and Furturama, id love to see this but never when its on so never get to see it regularly. Oh enough of BB!!!!!
    Signed.
     
  11. domtheone

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    Signed :smashin:
     
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    Return to the old ways. No more bloody Friends reruns.

    Signed :smashin:
     
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    C4 have a lot to answer for. Signed.
     
  14. Joe Pineapples

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    count me in
     
  15. TonyA

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    Me too - :thumbsup:
     
  16. PoochJD

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    HI,

    Thanks people! PLease would everyone be kind enough to pass thie link onto other interested people/parties please, so that we can spread the word. :lease: We've already had 28 signatures in less than 24 hours, so I'm feeling pretty darn chuffed at the moment! :)

    Also, Channel 4 suspended me from their Forums, because I asked people to sign the petition there. :D This is the second time, I've been suspended for naughty behaviour - that is, for claiming that Channel 4 are a bunch of idiots who don't know one end of a TV schedule from the next! :clap:

    A letter to the Radio Times and other such media publications will be put forward very, very soon! Cheers for all your help! :)


    Pooch
     

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