When did Bravo get so good?

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west

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Bravo used to be a niche channel full of let's say less than quality series, plenty of soft porn and every now and again a few decent movies. But now it still has fantastic programming, in fact some of the best new shows premiering this season.:thumbsup:

Bravo has the terrific "the unit", just finished showing the awesome "Blade - the TV series" and to add to that "daybreak" which is a top quality thriller/drama. So when did Bravo get so good? :confused: Sky one's certainly missed picking up some real gems here!
 

GalacticaActual

Distinguished Member
Bravo used to be a niche channel full of let's say less than quality series, plenty of soft porn and every now and again a few decent movies. But now it still has fantastic programming, in fact some of the best new shows premiering this season.:thumbsup:

Bravo has the terrific "the unit", just finished showing the awesome "Blade - the TV series" and to add to that "daybreak" which is a top quality thriller/drama. So when did Bravo get so good? :confused: Sky one's certainly missed picking up some real gems here!


Dont forget adult swim (robot chicken is just some of the funniest animation on TV right now)
UFC
and TNA
 

Starburst

Novice Member
SKY1 programme buyers should be shot for the shows they have passed on over the last few years although I suspect the budget simply wasn't there to get all the significant ones the failure with LOST, Supernatural, Prison Break and Heroes is not what we have come to expect from them.

Hats off for getting Bones, a sleeper hit for the channel.


If Bravo went fully anamorphic widescreen they would be pretty damn good for genre entertainment, their Dog isn't overly intrusive and of course they show UFC:)
 

SibTiger33

Well-known Member
bravo is a fantastic channel and i perfect it to Sky One


is sci-fi owed by virgin media too? (they have heroes)
 

RandomLee

Distinguished Member
Also not forgetting that Bravo is owned by Virgin Media;) I dont doubt that VM are on a mission to get as many quality programs and outbid SKY as much as possible:smashin:

Does that mean I wont be able to get Bravo on Sky soon?

I really dont like all this exclusive channel nonsense :(
 

Starburst

Novice Member
Does that mean I wont be able to get Bravo on Sky soon?

I really dont like all this exclusive channel nonsense :(





No it doesn't.
The Flextech bundle is totally dependent upon the money from nearly 8.4 million SKY subscribers, it simply can not exist with advertising revenues and cable carriage unless it's run at a loss which kinda defeats the point.

The fact VM own Flextech really means nothing, they are not investing in content for an assault on the traditional broadcast format but are pimping VOD as the successor to normal channels and at this time that carries very little UK premiere content.
 
I just couldn't get into Blade...it was screamin out for a widescreen transmission. When are the rest of the channels gonna catch up with the 21st century? Channels like sci fi, Barvo, Hallmark, FX & Living have so much widescreen content that is either cropped to 4.3 or floats in a rectangle in the middle of th screen - not to mention the UKTV channles and TCM...:(
 
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pags payback

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I just couldn't get into Blade...it was screamin out for a widescreen transmission. When are the rest of the channels gonna catch up with the 21st century? Channels like sci fi, Barvo, Hallmark, FX & Living have so much widescreen content that is either cropped to 4.3 or floats in a rectangle in the middle of th screen - not to mention the UKTV channles and TCM...:(

Blade was shown in a widescreen format which in itself was a bonus considering Bravo usually only shows 4:3 content. So personally I was grateful that it was shown in an none anamorphic widescreen picture. Never less the quality of the show was very high and it's a shame you couldn't get past bravo's shortcomings.

I do understand where you are coming from because I didn't watch heroes on sci-fi because of its lack of widescreen and knowing that it's coming to the BBC this summer. Blade however wasn't a certainty. Anyway if you're a fan of Blade(1&2) and love quality drama you had better pick up the DVD when it's eventually released. Blade is definitely an excellent series well worth owning.:smashin:
 

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