I was reading about the new Go channel which is starting up at the weekend and how they are going to ‘fast track’ episodes of Survivor Gabon to our screens. This is all very well except Survivor Gabon has well and truly finished screening in the US, as has Survivor Tocantins. Survivor Samoa is just about to start screening in America. ‘Fast tracked’ obviously must mean something else to Go and Channel 9 programmers than it does to everyone else. Obviously they think that they can fool people by saying it has been fast tracked and that they also think that we are too stupid to use this internet contraption to find out what is happening on the other side of the world.
Posts Tagged ‘Channel 9’
Tags: Australian TV, Channel 9, Go, Survivor
Channel 9 is setting up their new digital channel and it does look interesting on paper yet I feel that in reality it could be doomed to failure. This channel is going to be youth orientated, which is weird when you consider the lack of youth orientated programming currently shown on 9. What makes things worse is that they have just signed a $500 million deal with Warner Bros. I suspect that this will also feature content from the much talked about Real live action programming on Cartoon Network, which is currently being boycotted by most of CN’s viewers in the States. Perhaps these programs will be successful in Australia on 9HD because they won’t have the stigma of being live action shows on a network whose primary function is supposed to be to air animation, although I’ve heard the show that has kid psychics is particularly awful.