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Sunday's Stupid Thread: Television Sign-offs  
User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Posted (6 years 7 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1477 times:

I'm sure many of you remember the time when there was no late night television and the TV stations signed off and ended their broadcast sometime between 1:00 and 2:00 AM to restart at 5:00 or 6:00 AM. So, a question: what do you prefer, that the television station ends its broadcast in the very late night to restart it in the early morning (which can include a test card during that time and radio programming in the background), or the current 24h broadcast consisting mostly of re-runs, stupid live gameshows and (even worse) infomercials? Also, please post vids of television sign-offs from your country or your favourite station. I'm starting with one from German Public Television station ARD from 1993:



Personally, unless the channel doesn't show infomercials or gameshows at that time of night, they should simply just sign off for the night.

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User currently offlineZTagged From Niger, joined Oct 2007, 516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1473 times:

Wellp, here in Amerika, we don't sign off, we have 800 channels of infomercials at 4am.
Very few stations 'sign off' like that, the only one I'fe seen was SHOtime after they get done playing, ehm, adult entertainment.  rotfl 



Something awful.
User currently offlineGSM763 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1465 times:

Pretty similar to the German example but over here we did this



During the night we got this



Or possibly this


Nowdays BBC One and two go to BBC News 24 (a rolling news channel) ITV shows (generally rigged) phone in quiz shows, Channel 4 shows bizarre world sports and Channel 5 shows umm something else. Digital channels either do Teleshopping or totally switch off.


User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1460 times:



Quoting ZTagged (Reply 1):
ehm, adult entertainment. rotfl

Thats being generous. Their "adult entertainment" is so tame that I doubt it would turn on a 16-year old Mormon virgin.


User currently offlineZTagged From Niger, joined Oct 2007, 516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1457 times:



Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 3):
Their "adult entertainment" is so tame that I doubt it would turn on a 16-year old Mormon virgin.

Hahahahaha, true 'dat.



Something awful.
User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1449 times:



Quoting GSM763 (Reply 2):
During the night we got this

Ahhhhh, happy memories of that girl with her freaky clown and blackboard!

Personally I'm glad that TV is now 24 hours, even if we do have to put up with the dregs of society phoning in to second rate quiz shows...gotta love how thick British insomniacs are!!



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