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Subject: Channel 4 Cancels Live Big Brother Final

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/06 at 2:04 am

Channel 4's Big Brother final will no longer be shown live because contestants on this year's show broke rules on swearing before the watershed.

The move comes after broadcasting watchdog Ofcom upheld two complaints against Channel 4 over three separate incidents of bad language on the show.

Ofcom noted that 14% of the 6.4 million viewers on the night were children.

Channel 4 said it had undertaken "a serious review", and next year's final would be shown on a time delay.

However, the broadcaster defended its decision to broadcast this year's show live.

Why not cancel the whole series?


Subject: Re: Channel 4 Cancels Live Big Brother Final

Written By: whistledog on 11/28/06 at 4:02 am


Why not cancel the whole series?


Big Brother has been on long enough.  It makes sense to cancel it.  You would think viewers would be tired of the same format over and over again

Subject: Re: Channel 4 Cancels Live Big Brother Final

Written By: Paul on 11/28/06 at 7:03 am


Why not cancel the whole series?


Sounds good to me...

...along with 'Celebrity', 'Love Island', et al...

I think I'd rather watch the testcard for a few hours!

Subject: Re: Channel 4 Cancels Live Big Brother Final

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/06 at 11:54 am


Sounds good to me...

...along with 'Celebrity', 'Love Island', et al...

I think I'd rather watch the testcard for a few hours!
Ditto!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/classic/classic/images/340/testcard.jpg

Subject: Re: Channel 4 Cancels Live Big Brother Final

Written By: Apricot on 11/28/06 at 11:55 am


Ditto!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/classic/classic/images/340/testcard.jpg


Is that the British Testcard? Because that's crazy.

We don't get the testcard, we just get static or blackness in the US. At least where I am we do.

Subject: Re: Channel 4 Cancels Live Big Brother Final

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/06 at 11:58 am


Is that the British Testcard? Because that's crazy.

We don't get the testcard, we just get static or blackness in the US. At least where I am we do.
Because of 42/7 television, channels (like the BBC) do not shutdown over night, and therefore have no need for a testcard.

The picture testcard above, dates for 1967.

Subject: Re: Channel 4 Cancels Live Big Brother Final

Written By: La Roche on 11/28/06 at 11:59 am


The picture testcard above, dates for 1967.


Yeah, but it was still used up until the mid 90's.

Subject: Re: Channel 4 Cancels Live Big Brother Final

Written By: whistledog on 11/28/06 at 3:12 pm

Don't you guys have the Coloured Bar type Test Patterns?

http://www.michaeldvd.com.au/Articles/VideoConnectors/ColourBars.JPG

Subject: Re: Channel 4 Cancels Live Big Brother Final

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/06 at 3:13 pm


Don't you guys have the Coloured Bar type Test Patterns?

http://www.michaeldvd.com.au/Articles/VideoConnectors/ColourBars.JPG
Nope!

Subject: Re: Channel 4 Cancels Live Big Brother Final

Written By: Tia on 11/28/06 at 3:17 pm

my favorite.

http://www.artlebedev.com/posters/testpattern/testpattern-800x600.jpg

and then there were the technical difficulties ones...

http://www.cynical-c.com/archives/bloggraphics/cbs_1.jpg

test patterns are a much more interesting topic than big brother.

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