LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13957 posts, RR: 49 Posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1704 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.
ZTagged From Niger, joined Oct 2007, 516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1700 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.
GSM763 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1692 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.