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  • 'Doctor Who' viewership plummets after woke star tells viewers, 'Don't watch. Turn off the TV.'

    05/16/2024 1:27:08 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 91 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 14, 2024 | Andrew Chapados
    The beloved British series "Doctor Who" did not live up to ratings expectations after its star told viewers not to watch if they had a problem with the progressive messaging of the show. Its cast, former lead, and director have been promoting progressive ideologies recently, while the show's viewership has been cut nearly in half. Lead actor and Doctor Who character Ncuti Gatwa already had the second-worst premiere for a season of "Doctor Who" in December 2023's Christmas special titled, "The Church on Ruby Road." According to the BBC, the episode had 4.7 million viewers. As That Park Place noted,...
  • Tom Selleck risks losing California ranch with cancellation of ‘Blue Bloods’

    05/09/2024 4:25:51 AM PDT · by del griffith · 81 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/07/2024 | NIKA SHAKHNAZAROVA
    Tom Selleck is worried he will no longer be able to afford his plush 63-acre ranch once “Blue Bloods” comes to an end this winter. The beloved actor, 79, has been starring in the popular CBS crime drama as the fictional New York City Police Commissioner Frank Reagan since 2010.
  • The Fascinating History Of Television Commercials: How They’ve Changed Over The Years

    03/24/2024 6:51:53 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 58 replies
    All About Television ^ | 3/8/23 | Jay
    Television has been a staple of American culture for over half a century, and along with it, the commercials that go with it. In fact, the television commercial is so integral to the medium of TV that the two are nearly inseparable! From simple product placements to elaborate marketing campaigns, TV ads have been a mainstay in our lives since the early days of television. Let’s take a closer look at the evolution of television ads over time.
  • Racist TV ad ("What Does the Data Say?")

    02/07/2024 1:53:43 PM PST · by lonewacko_dot_com · 22 replies
    The commercial "What Does the Data Say?" from Monday dot com has three actors: - an older black male - a white female - a white male. If you've been watching TV ads over the last few years, can't you basically write the script? 999 chances out of 1000 you'd get it 100% correct. The older black male is the boss, the white female is a super-competent employee, and the white male is an incompetent doofus that the other two mock. No company would ever have the black male or the white female as the doofus: it's almost always a...
  • All ATSC 3 TV Tuners will EXPIRE & More DRM News

    02/03/2024 8:50:08 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 82 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 29, 2024 | Lon Seidman (as LonTV)
    I've collected more ATSC 3.0 over the air television news. Unfortunately it's not great news: I learned that all ATSC 3 tuners will have certificates that will expire after a certain length of time and there's been very little progress towards getting gateway devices to work.00:00 - Intro00:59 - DRM Petition Update02:23 - Tuner Expiration Dates04:13 - All ATSC 3 Devices "Phone Home" For Decryption04:48 - Zero Progress on Gateway Devices05:44 - ATSC 3 statement10:08 - Broadcaster Moving 4k to Streaming Only11:07 - Could Cable Access Channels Use Unwanted Spectrum?13:58 - ConclusionAll ATSC 3 TV Tuners will EXPIRE & More...
  • The terrifying Max Headroom TV hijacking

    01/30/2024 1:44:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Far Out Magazine ^ | Tue 30 January 2024 | Aimee Ferrier
    Television is a staple in most American homes, allowing people to receive the news and catch up with the latest entertainment. Yet, in 1987, citizens of Chicago were subjected to something completely different — a bizarre pirate broadcast interrupting scheduled programming. Known as the Max Headroom signal hijackings, the incident is objectively quite humorous and harmless. However, the surprise broadcast would’ve terrified many viewers at the time, who had no idea that, in the comfort of their own living room, they’d be subjected to a strange video of a man wearing a Max Headroom mask. What made the video so...
  • ‘The Sopranos,’ now 25, is the ultimate TV series about America — not the Italian mo

    01/07/2024 8:58:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | Jan. 7, 2024 | Daniel McCarthy
    “The Sopranos” debuted 25 years ago, but what makes it a masterpiece is how much older its themes are. In 1827, Goethe wrote a poem that begins, “America, you have it better.” The German genius ended with the wish that America’s children, when they took up the pen themselves, wouldn’t write stories about “knights, robbers and ghosts.” He wasn’t just warning Americans to stay away from childish entertainments and fairy tales — though it’s easy to guess what he’d think of “Star Wars” and other Disney products. America was a new land with new promise, and Goethe hoped it would...
  • All 37 villains from the 'Batman' TV series, ranked

    12/30/2023 7:59:16 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 40 replies
    H&I ^ | 9/28/16 | H&I staff
    We have said that Adam West is the best Batman ever. A big reason for that is the gallery of rogues that popped up on the television series from 1966–68. Celebrities lined up for the chance to play nefarious baddies on William Dozier's camp classic. In fact, Frank Sinatra and Mickey Rooney almost played the Joker and Penguin, respectively. While that casting never came to fruition, the actors who eventually filled the roles came to define these comic book villains in the flesh
  • Uncle Earl's Classic TV Channel: Gone For Good?

    12/29/2023 6:15:02 PM PST · by Keltik · 36 replies
    The URL now leads to a domain-for-sale site. Uncle Earl's was (is?) the best site for streaming classic TV shows online. It was free and had no ads. Virtually every notable TV series from the 50s through the 70s & beyond was there, from classic westerns to private eye shows. For a while now westerns on Uncle Earl's have been all I watch. Anyone have any info on what is going on with UE? Also, any suggestions for sites to replace it?
  • What the Tech: Is your SmartTV spying on you?

    12/18/2023 8:20:02 AM PST · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    WILX-TV10 ^ | By Jamey Tucker Published: Jul. 21, 2023 at 6:50 PM CDT
    LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Smart TVs are a real bargain these days and prices keep dropping. Despite TV’s getting better with more functionality, brighter pictures, and more features, prices for some TVs have dropped thousands of dollars in the past few years. Why? The reason is also the answer to the question “are smart TVs spying on us?” In a manner of speaking, smart TVs do watch us while we watch TV. But not how you might think. Most TVs do not have cameras with the exception of many SAMSUNG models but even those sets aren’t actually watching you through...
  • Trailer for Fallout television series (produced by Amazon, coming April 2024)

    12/02/2023 2:52:03 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 2, 2023
    "War. War never changes."This actually looks pretty good. It's got a strong cast coming together also. Anything with Michael Emerson is bound to be good.
  • Doctor Who's Russell T Davies explains major change to Davros (Leftism destroys AGAIN!)

    11/18/2023 1:51:22 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 38 replies
    Radio Times ^ | November 18 2023 | Morgan Jefferey
    Doctor Who returned to screens tonight as part of Children in Need, with a special five-minute scene featuring the Daleks and their creator Davros. ... Davros, played once again by Julian Bleach, looked different to to how viewers might remember him – and while fans might have assumed that's simply because this particular scene was set prior to the accident that left the character scarred and reliant on his support unit, Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies has explained that there was more to it than that. Speaking on new BBC Three companion series Doctor Who Unleashed, Davies said: "We...
  • Di Leo: The SAG-AFTRA Deal and Avoiding Reality

    11/10/2023 3:07:04 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 9 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | November 10, AD 2023 | John F Di Leo
    A 118-day-long strike by the actors and writers of the film and television industry apparently came to an end on November 8, as negotiators came to an agreement at last, ready to send to the rank and file for their vote. Just as Hollywood had to adjust to a changing business model when the movie world had to make room for television, and again when free TV had to make room for cable and video tape, this agreement will hopefully help their world adapt to the decline of cinema attendance and the increase in streaming. On top of that, they...
  • Linear (Cable and Broadcast) TV Viewing Falls Below 50% for the First Time as Streaming Hits a New Record (Schaudenfreud alert)

    08/30/2023 3:40:24 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 21 replies
    The Wrap ^ | August 15, 2023 | Adam Chitwood
    Viewing of linear television fell below 50% for the first time in July as streaming viewing hit a new record, according to Nielsen. Total broadcast viewing last month finished at 20% of TV, a new low for the category. On a year-over-year basis, broadcast usage was down 5.4%. Cable viewing slipped to 29.6% of viewing for July, with a year-over-year drop of 12.5%. The top-viewed cable programs of the month were the Home Run Derby and College World Series on ESPN, followed by Hallmark’s “When Calls the Heart.” Streaming accounted for 38.7% of all TV viewing, a new record led...
  • Marquee Moon (Remastered), Television

    08/11/2023 2:46:21 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 6 replies
    Marquee Moon ^ | 1977 | Marquee Moon
    Marquee Moon (Remastered) · Television
  • All American Babe Doris Day - Singer, Film Star And Beautiful Human Being

    05/13/2023 12:49:13 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 18 replies
    Doris Day was an incredibly popular and Republican singer and film star, who used her fame to establish the Doris Day Animal Foundation. She said: "I like joy; I want to be joyous; I want to have fun on the set; I want to wear beautiful clothes and look pretty. I want to smile, and I want to make people laugh. And that's all I want. I like it. I like being happy. I want to make others happy." In the movie “Love Me Or Leave Me” which was nominated for 6 academy awards (winning Best Story for Daniel Fuchs),...
  • A Great American - Lucille Ball

    04/26/2023 9:15:15 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 24 replies ^ | 26th April, 2023, American time | Ozguy1945
    Lucille Ball co-created the situation comedy genre through starring in I Love Lucy. Later on, she approved the initial production of Star Trek. Desilu Productions also created Mission:Impossible, The Untouchables and Mannix. ......... She really understood creativity. "The more things you do", she said, "the more things you can do." ....... In World War Two, when freedom was on the line, she didn't mind being a glamorous babe to help keep up the spirits of the guys in uniform risking their lives fighting against tyranny. No third wave feminist crap to weaken our culture in that era ....... "Women's lib?"...
  • Beautiful Dinah Shore: Deep Sensuality: "I Only Have Eyes For You"

    02/28/2023 10:35:41 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 20 replies
    Dinah Shore was hot. She would have turned 97 years old if still alive today. Dinah had 34 top ten hits and 4 number 1's. ("I'll Walk Alone", "The Gypsy", "The Anniversary Song" and "Buttons and Bows") she was ranked number 16 on TV Guide's list of the 50 top television stars of all time. The sensuality of her voice is wonderful. God Bless Women God Bless Freedom
  • Meta-display concept could retire LCD panels in big-screen TVs

    02/24/2023 11:37:38 AM PST · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    New Atlas ^ | February 23, 2023 | By Paul Ridden
    A research team from the UK's Nottingham Trent University, the Australian National University and the University of New South Wales Canberra has developed a proof-of-concept display technology that could replace the LCD panels common to many of today's big-screen TVs. Though some modern high-end televisions may sport quantum-dot displays or OLED panels, many of the cheaper models available will use LCD (liquid crystal display) technology, polarizing filters and LED backlighting. But the researchers say that the limit has been reached for development of this kind of technology. "The capability of conventional displays has reached its peak and is unlikely to...
  • I'm in the market for a new smart tv.

    02/23/2023 3:38:01 AM PST · by LouAvul · 106 replies
    Mine is a Sony Bravia. When it turns on, it's got programmed advertisements for the "cause-du-jour" at the top of the screen. Currently, since this is black month, there's a picture of a domestic terrorist named angela davis in the 60s, running her mouth. And it's A. Big. Mouth. I want a smart tv that doesn't have all that nonsense and propaganda on the opening screen. It's bad enough that Amazon Prime constantly pimps those liberal causes (black month; homo pride; etc), but I'd like to not have it on the opening screen.