Have you ever wondered why – even on Sky – BBC One, BBC Two, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 always come top of your TV listings? It now turns out that viewers may have trouble finding shows they love if public service channels are not guaranteed top positions on TV guides, major broadcasters have warned. Peers are currently debating a change to the law which says channels including BBC One, ITV and Channel 4 must appear top of on-screen listings. Major broadcasters argue public service channels should be protected as people adopt more personalised viewing habits. However, Sky says the networks are acting in “blatant self-interest”.
You will all know by now, if you have been following Jammy Toast for any length of time, that we love our tellybox and everything about it. If we were to move to live on a desert island then our Sky+ HD box would be the first thing that we would take with us. In fact, I think the Box Sets available on Sky is the best invention of the twenty-first century. We have watched many programmes on this including 24, Grey’s Anatomy, Hannibal, The Tunnel, The Following, Strike Back, Luther and our latest discovery Prey. They are all brilliant programmes and available to watch when we want to watch them and we can watch as many episodes at once as we wish – what more could a simple teddy bear ask for. However, there is just one downside to this – the length of some of the series compared to the number of hours in the day!
The lunatics have definitely taken over the asylum over at Warner Brothers who have now asked Google to remove its own website from search results, reporting itself for violating copyright laws. It also asked the search giant to remove links to legitimate movie streaming websites run by Amazon and Sky, as well as the film database IMDB. The request was submitted on behalf of Warner Brothers by Vobile, a company that files hundreds of thousands of takedown requests every month. Warner Brothers itself has yet to comment.
Each year we see a list of new words that are added to the Oxford-English Dictionary and sometimes it brings a smile to our faces but mostly goes by unnoticed. This past year, however, they have hit the nail on the head with the new word of “binge-watching”. This is something we know all about here at Jammy Toast because we are so guilty of the act that it is unreal. Binge-watching, also called binge-viewing, is the practice of watching television for longer time spans than usual, usually of a single television show.