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Viewing Habits July 27, 2017

Posted by irishelectionliterature in Uncategorized.

I realised recently that I’ve almost stopped watching terrestrial television. There might be big things on like an Election, a match,the likes of the Toy Show get watched as a family but that’s about it.
No hours flicking around to see if anythings on, I might catch the news the odd time. Watch Sport and a bit of news but my main viewing would be Netflix or other streaming.
There was a time when there was almost a race between the children to be first to the television on a Saturday morning…. Now they are two teenagers and whatever they watch it’s on their phones or using the Chromecast. It’s Youtube, Social Media, Streaming and Netflix.
It’s strange as certainly viewing patterns used have a bearing on meals etc. Dinner before Home and Away. I’d go to bed after Vincent Browne.
TV is almost going the way of the Newspaper.
Then there is streaming, dodgy boxes and so on. The subscription model that fuels Sky etc and in turn the Premier League must surely be in long term danger.
With advertising moving online rather than on Television or in print, RTE must be feeling quite a pinch. With the sale of land and a new raft of cutbacks scheduled it will be interesting to see how RTE manages to fund itself as there is little or no appetite for a TV Licence increase,


1. FergusD - July 27, 2017

Regular (UK) TV is crap! Herself and I pretty much watch Netflix now. Although I do watch “Movies4Men” a bit. It isn’t what you think! War, westerns and aviation. What more could you want?

I have totally given up on BBC news and current affairs, the Tory bias is just too much, now I get my news from the interwebs or Al Jazeera. Although C4 is generally better than the BBC. Al Jazeera is interesting with the Gulf Sate crisis going on. There has been good stuff on Al Jazeera but their coverage of Syria is hardly unbiased, but then whose is? You just pick your bias, or a range, to try and work out what is going on. As always I suppose, but it does seem to have got much worse.


WorldbyStorm - July 27, 2017

Agreed, theres bias in all directions. I rarely look at TV, no cable at home and just watch DVDs or occasionally online – kids I know seem to go for screens (tablets etc) but ceebie beebies is still popular where available. Definitely a shift in habits.


WorldbyStorm - July 27, 2017

Movies4men bar its name sounds great!


2. dublinstreams - July 27, 2017

Do you listen to RTE radio?


irishelectionliterature - July 27, 2017

Yep would have it on during the day if I were home or in the car, would listen to Newstalks Off The Ball from 7 pm onwards though.


dublinstreams - July 27, 2017

Fianna Fail launched this Independent Broadcasting Bill (no text yet) wants to give more of the TV license to “Independent”/local radio https://www.fiannafail.ie/independent-broadcasting-bill-will-strengthen-viability-of-local-media/ never been a regular radio listener.

You wouldn’t cut the cord though would you?.


3. roddy - July 27, 2017

There are still occasional drama series on BBC and ITV which are excellent.THey run for 5 or 6 episodes per year and myself and Mrs Roddy would record them and view them in their entirety over a couple of nights.I’M thinking of “line of duty” starring our own Adrian Dunbar or DCI Banks on ITV. However I tend not to watch documentaries as the bias in them is unbelievable.Some of the freeview channells screen quite interesting classic car shows etc and TG4 deals with history both here and abroad in a manner which most here would appreciate.


4. Joe Mooney - July 28, 2017

Not entirely unrelated , though ‘broadcasting’ link is probably tenuous.


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