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    Channel 4 - Rant thread

    Im fed up with this, Channel Four is not showing highlights at all of the cricket... They seem to have decided tonight that world rally championship highlights should take its slot after midnight, meaning we will now not have anything at all, or not tonight at least..

    This is most worrying, maybe its a one off but I very much doubt it...

    The highlights are appalling even when they are being shown.. I must have counted fewer than 10 balls in normal speed, showing what went on in that amazing Gibbs/Smith partnership... Instead all I saw were close ups of Mark Nicholas, and Graham Smith in slow motion, along with some completely random banners and flags and crowd shots... Great, how informing...

    So join the bandwagon, BBC... All is forgiven... I enjoyed their Wimbledon coverage, maybe they could do the same for cricket...
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    Re: Channel 4 - Rant thread

    Originally posted by Jacques Rudolph
    Im fed up with this, Channel Four is not showing highlights at all of the cricket... They seem to have decided tonight that world rally championship highlights should take its slot after midnight, meaning we will now not have anything at all, or not tonight at least..

    This is most worrying, maybe its a one off but I very much doubt it...

    The highlights are appalling even when they are being shown.. I must have counted fewer than 10 balls in normal speed, showing what went on in that amazing Gibbs/Smith partnership... Instead all I saw were close ups of Mark Nicholas, and Graham Smith in slow motion, along with some completely random banners and flags and crowd shots... Great, how informing...

    So join the bandwagon, BBC... All is forgiven... I enjoyed their Wimbledon coverage, maybe they could do the same for cricket...
    Really fortunate that Cable Television is so cheap in India and get all the sports action too

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    Re: Channel 4 - Rant thread

    Originally posted by Jacques Rudolph
    Im fed up with this, Channel Four is not showing highlights at all of the cricket... They seem to have decided tonight that world rally championship highlights should take its slot after midnight, meaning we will now not have anything at all, or not tonight at least..
    I feel obliged to defend them on this particular occasion.

    The Rally Highlights were scheduled for either half 6 or 7 o'clock.

    With a combination of rain and a shocking South African over-rate, the play ran well over.

    Since the live Cricket replaced the Rallying, they decided it was only fair to replace the Cricket Highlights with the Rally.

    Would you have rather they cut the live coverage short and we all missed Freddies knock?
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    A little bird (no, not that one) tells me that Channel 4, Channel 5 and one or two other channels are very shortly going to be 'bundled' with a Sky basic package and will no longer be 'free to view' on satellite or cable systems (I may be wrong but my source is usually quite reliable).

    I think that when the current contract runs out, Channel 4 will be pulling out of cricket 100% (after all, it can't possibly compete with 'Big Brother') - and not a moment too soon.
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    Really fortunate that Cable Television is so cheap in India and get all the sports action too

    You know, it might be a good thing after all that doordarshan is covering ther triseries in india, they atleast show the proper highlights at night.......espn/star sports simply play back the match in its entirity the next day AT THE SAME TIME....I mean, do they really think that if we couldnt catch the match in the afternoon , we would be present to watch it same time next day????
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    Originally posted by orangepitch
    You know, it might be a good thing after all that doordarshan is covering ther triseries in india, they atleast show the proper highlights at night.......espn/star sports simply play back the match in its entirity the next day AT THE SAME TIME....I mean, do they really think that if we couldnt catch the match in the afternoon , we would be present to watch it same time next day????
    but i think they show 1 1/2 hrs highlights . I remember them showing highlights during the NZ series and the Natwest series.

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    So today, Graham Smith hits a sublime 80 odd.. I reckon i saw two shots in real time, as normal of him stricking the cricket ball...

    All this crap, slow mos, mark nicholas, tacky graphics, and we dont have time for the Analyst (as legendary as he is) in half an hour i am afraid!

    If people from outside the uk are wondering what i am ranting on about, im afraid you have to see it to believe it... its an absolute farce, and they dont care at all...


    So who is going to get the coverage? Channel 5 look good as an outsider, there football isnt bad... And they have loads of airtime to kill lol.. Not like C4 with their big boredom...

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    My source suggests that the Beeb might be looking to get back into the game - but not for a while yet.

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    The same compliant was bought up in the Somerset forum, and the thread can be found here for your enjoyment, it answers alot of your questions like who are the contenders... why is the cricket on 4 going downhill etc.

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    We also get the Channel 4 highlights package here in NZ, and their style is awful.

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    Originally posted by Tim
    We also get the Channel 4 highlights package here in NZ, and their style is awful.

    Unlucky... I just switched it off, I cant stand it...

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    Originally posted by Jacques Rudolph
    So who is going to get the coverage? Channel 5 look good as an outsider, there football isnt bad... And they have loads of airtime to kill lol.. Not like C4 with their big boredom...
    Ch5's approach to their football is annoying and tacky. I'd expect their coverage to be even worse than Ch4's! Also they probably wouldn't take the chance as it's too "slow" and "boring" for their young viewers, most of whome only watch it for their late night adult entertainment.
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    Originally posted by Rik
    " for their young viewers, most of whome only watch it for their late night adult entertainment.

    I agree, its disgraceful isnt it....

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    Originally posted by Jacques Rudolph
    I agree, its disgraceful isnt it....
    Especially for someone of your age! :rolleyes:

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    Originally posted by Jacques Rudolph
    I agree, its disgraceful isnt it....
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