RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 139,591
Posts: 5,424,223
Members: 24,809
Currently online: 540
Newest member: Super Scout

TrekToday headlines

Star Trek: Alien Domain Game Announced
By: T'Bonz on Sep 15

Red Shirt Diaries Episode Three
By: T'Bonz on Sep 15

Made Out Of Mudd Photonovel
By: T'Bonz on Sep 15

Takei Has Growth Removed
By: T'Bonz on Sep 15

Retro Review: Tears of the Prophets
By: Michelle on Sep 12

New Wizkids Attack Wing Ships
By: T'Bonz on Sep 12

Coto Drama Sold To Fox
By: T'Bonz on Sep 12

Braga Inks Deal
By: T'Bonz on Sep 12

Remastered Original Series Re-release
By: T'Bonz on Sep 11

UK Trek Ships Calendar Debuts
By: T'Bonz on Sep 10


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > TV & Media

TV & Media Non-Trek television, movies, books, music, etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old November 13 2008, 12:43 PM   #1
Bob The Skutter
Service Droid
 
Bob The Skutter's Avatar
 
Location: Bob The Skutter
View Bob The Skutter's Twitter Profile
UKTV History to become Yesterday

From Digital Spy

UKTV History will be rebranded Yesterday early next year, it was confirmed today.

A rebrand of UKTV's factual channel portfolio was confirmed in August, with UKTV People and UKTV Documentary already scheduled to turn into Blighty and Eden respectively.

Yesterday will shift the emphasis of UKTV's history channel onto modern events, with series such as Seven Ages of Rock and The Alan Clark Diaries being sprinkled into the programming mix along with new acquisitions including International Terrorism.

"Yesterday sets out to redefine what a history channel can be about," said UKTV controller Matthew Littleford. "We promise to deliver a channel packed with shows that offer a more inclusive, accessible and entertaining approach to the past. This change adds to the excitement already created by our new brands Eden and Blighty and together our three new Factual channels will be a major draw for audience into the documentary section of the EPG."
Well I guess shifting focus to recent history it's gonna stop it being UKTV Hitler, but why couldn't they just widen their horizons and go for the whole of history, rather than just the mid 20th century onwards?
__________________
And their call for war on poverty is a smokescreen we don't need, cos the only war worth fighting for is a war on their pure greed. : Acid Country - Paul Heaton
Bob The Skutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 13 2008, 12:57 PM   #2
jongredic
Fleet Captain
 
jongredic's Avatar
 
Location: England
Re: UKTV History to become Yesterday

I agree we could definitely do with less of the Hitler repeats. Thank goodness they stopped showing Tenko on endless loop It is a pity they'll be moving away from showing a wider range of history though. Only being on Freeview, I don't have the same access to documentaries as a lot of the Digital crowd, and it looks like that selection might become a little narrower. I might have to settle for dramatic recitals of Wikipedia pages...

How long do you think it'll be before it becomes Yesterdave?
__________________
Let's bluesify it by, like, twenty percent...
jongredic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 13 2008, 01:01 PM   #3
Bob The Skutter
Service Droid
 
Bob The Skutter's Avatar
 
Location: Bob The Skutter
View Bob The Skutter's Twitter Profile
Re: UKTV History to become Yesterday

jongredic wrote: View Post
I agree we could definitely do with less of the Hitler repeats. Thank goodness they stopped showing Tenko on endless loop It is a pity they'll be moving away from showing a wider range of history though. Only being on Freeview, I don't have the same access to documentaries as a lot of people, and it looks like that selection might become a little narrower.

How long do you think it'll be before it becomes Yesterdave?
Well since it says "We promise to deliver a channel packed with shows that offer a more inclusive, accessible and entertaining approach to the past." I think it already is.
__________________
And their call for war on poverty is a smokescreen we don't need, cos the only war worth fighting for is a war on their pure greed. : Acid Country - Paul Heaton
Bob The Skutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 13 2008, 01:20 PM   #4
jongredic
Fleet Captain
 
jongredic's Avatar
 
Location: England
Re: UKTV History to become Yesterday

Bob The Skutter wrote: View Post

Well since it says "We promise to deliver a channel packed with shows that offer a more inclusive, accessible and entertaining approach to the past." I think it already is.
I feel a Planet of the Apes MANIACS scene coming on...
__________________
Let's bluesify it by, like, twenty percent...
jongredic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 13 2008, 08:28 PM   #5
RevdKathy
BobTheSkutter's wife
 
RevdKathy's Avatar
 
Location: being the perfect housewife
View RevdKathy's Twitter Profile
Re: UKTV History to become Yesterday

Can we have select channels for every other period of history? UKTVTudor, UKTVVictoriana, UKTVMiddleAges and just for me, UKTVPrehistory. That would allow for maximum consumer choice. Otherwise those of us who don't consider anything in living memory to be history are missing out.
__________________
"Well, you're not exactly Superman, but you're awfully available."
RevdKathy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 13 2008, 08:33 PM   #6
Bob The Skutter
Service Droid
 
Bob The Skutter's Avatar
 
Location: Bob The Skutter
View Bob The Skutter's Twitter Profile
Re: UKTV History to become Yesterday

^They'll probably move the other stuff to UKTV Documentary, or Eden as it will be called from now on.
At least Discovery is gonna do a freeview channel, hopefully they'll have a mix of documentaries covering all genres.
__________________
And their call for war on poverty is a smokescreen we don't need, cos the only war worth fighting for is a war on their pure greed. : Acid Country - Paul Heaton
Bob The Skutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 13 2008, 08:41 PM   #7
firehawk12
Fleet Admiral
 
firehawk12's Avatar
 
Location: EXILE + ATTON = GUUUUUUSH!!!! (pic by aimo)
Re: UKTV History to become Yesterday

Don't you already have a TV station called Bob or Dave or something?
__________________
The best reason to watch Curling:
Johnson Sisters!

"How do you trust a nation that's invented Karate? They're standing there in their pajamas... then they kick you in the balls!"
firehawk12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 13 2008, 08:45 PM   #8
Bob The Skutter
Service Droid
 
Bob The Skutter's Avatar
 
Location: Bob The Skutter
View Bob The Skutter's Twitter Profile
Re: UKTV History to become Yesterday

firehawk12 wrote: View Post
Don't you already have a TV station called Bob or Dave or something?
G.O.L.D, Dave, Alibi, Watch, Blighty, Eden and Yesterday are all channels in the UKTV network.(or soon will be when UKTV Drama, Documentary, History and People are renamed.)
__________________
And their call for war on poverty is a smokescreen we don't need, cos the only war worth fighting for is a war on their pure greed. : Acid Country - Paul Heaton
Bob The Skutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 13 2008, 08:50 PM   #9
jongredic
Fleet Captain
 
jongredic's Avatar
 
Location: England
Re: UKTV History to become Yesterday

firehawk12 wrote: View Post
Don't you already have a TV station called Bob or Dave or something?
Yup, we've got a Dave (the home of witty banter, no less), but I'm pretty sure I'd watch Bob too. I draw the line at Saintjohn.
__________________
Let's bluesify it by, like, twenty percent...
jongredic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 13 2008, 08:52 PM   #10
firehawk12
Fleet Admiral
 
firehawk12's Avatar
 
Location: EXILE + ATTON = GUUUUUUSH!!!! (pic by aimo)
Re: UKTV History to become Yesterday

Blighty!

These names are wild.
__________________
The best reason to watch Curling:
Johnson Sisters!

"How do you trust a nation that's invented Karate? They're standing there in their pajamas... then they kick you in the balls!"
firehawk12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 13 2008, 08:54 PM   #11
RevdKathy
BobTheSkutter's wife
 
RevdKathy's Avatar
 
Location: being the perfect housewife
View RevdKathy's Twitter Profile
Re: UKTV History to become Yesterday

Bob The Skutter wrote: View Post
^They'll probably move the other stuff to UKTV Documentary, or Eden as it will be called from now on.
At least Discovery is gonna do a freeview channel, hopefully they'll have a mix of documentaries covering all genres.
If discovery bring out a Freeview channel, I might just chuck in the Sky for a few months. Then I could get a good deal on SkyHD as a new customer!
__________________
"Well, you're not exactly Superman, but you're awfully available."
RevdKathy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 13 2008, 08:56 PM   #12
Bob The Skutter
Service Droid
 
Bob The Skutter's Avatar
 
Location: Bob The Skutter
View Bob The Skutter's Twitter Profile
Re: UKTV History to become Yesterday

firehawk12 wrote: View Post
Blighty!

These names are wild.
Network website

Basically their content is 99% repeats of BBC shows.
__________________
And their call for war on poverty is a smokescreen we don't need, cos the only war worth fighting for is a war on their pure greed. : Acid Country - Paul Heaton
Bob The Skutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 13 2008, 08:59 PM   #13
Bob The Skutter
Service Droid
 
Bob The Skutter's Avatar
 
Location: Bob The Skutter
View Bob The Skutter's Twitter Profile
Re: UKTV History to become Yesterday

RevdKathy wrote: View Post
Bob The Skutter wrote: View Post
^They'll probably move the other stuff to UKTV Documentary, or Eden as it will be called from now on.
At least Discovery is gonna do a freeview channel, hopefully they'll have a mix of documentaries covering all genres.
If discovery bring out a Freeview channel, I might just chuck in the Sky for a few months. Then I could get a good deal on SkyHD as a new customer!
They had a good deal for existing customers £75 to upgrade, I don't know if it's still on. I got rid of Sky about 18 months ago, and don't miss it, I did get Freesat for BBC HD though.
Discovery confirmed a channel will be starting on freeview in the new year, and CNN will be starting a channel 4 hours a day, too.
__________________
And their call for war on poverty is a smokescreen we don't need, cos the only war worth fighting for is a war on their pure greed. : Acid Country - Paul Heaton
Bob The Skutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 13 2008, 09:14 PM   #14
Serial thread killer
Rear Admiral
 
Serial thread killer's Avatar
 
Location: uk
View Serial thread killer's Twitter Profile
Re: UKTV History to become Yesterday

Dave is just about the only free view channel i can get as long as its not raining or too windy lol.
Good job i am a top gear and QI fan.
Is 5th gear and the rally thing the only non BBC shows on dave.
__________________
Malcolm on Star Wars: "The one about the fucking space hairdresser and the cowboy. He's got a tinfoil pal and a pedal bin. His father's a robot and he's fucking fucked his sister. Lego. They're all made of fucking lego."
Serial thread killer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 13 2008, 09:17 PM   #15
Bob The Skutter
Service Droid
 
Bob The Skutter's Avatar
 
Location: Bob The Skutter
View Bob The Skutter's Twitter Profile
Re: UKTV History to become Yesterday

Serial thread killer wrote: View Post
Dave is just about the only free view channel i can get as long as its not raining or too windy lol.
Good job i am a top gear and QI fan.
Is 5th gear and the rally thing the only non BBC shows on dave.
No, there's Argumental, Speedsters, the extreme-sport stuff and I think one or two others I think.
__________________
And their call for war on poverty is a smokescreen we don't need, cos the only war worth fighting for is a war on their pure greed. : Acid Country - Paul Heaton
Bob The Skutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:48 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.