Channel is boring

Channel is boring

Channel is boring

First published in Letters

Latest TV made its debut last week in Brighton and as I was convinced some time ago what was going to be delivered proved to be self-indulgent, amateur, shockingly boring, made by wannabes with no semblance of professionalism, creativity, interest, diversity or even charm. Like a bull in a china shop the launch had smashed all its wares before it even had a chance to deliver competent structured programming.

Idents very pretty but the same ads repeated over and over again ad infinitum, so immediate boredom set in.

Presenters who it seems even with auto-cue still had reams of paper which they constantly referred to, no radio mics, all hand held which was very distracting and untidy and guests who just seem so smug in their inflated egos they proved the size of ego was in direct proportion to their lack of talent.

I will be appearing in a forthcoming cookery programme for this derisible am dram provider and I was amazed after near on 50 years in the business to have a remark from a ‘producer’ almost smirking like a child trying to impress an adult: “That’s how we make television!”

Looking at this chap I had to reply with the only reply possible: “Well, it’s not how we make television at the BBC!”

Suffice to say his smugness deteriorated into a painful realisation he may just be talking to an industry professional.

With such a superlative opportunity to make local, meaningful and watchable television I can only hope it improves. If it doesn’t, I doubt it will see a first anniversary!

Marc Montoya Castro

Ryelands Drive

Brighton

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12:46pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Man of steel says...

I see that you were credited with being a clapper loader and runner on Meet the Cadavers, I hope that this does not give us a hint as to what you will be cooking when you appear on the show.
I see that you were credited with being a clapper loader and runner on Meet the Cadavers, I hope that this does not give us a hint as to what you will be cooking when you appear on the show. Man of steel
  • Score: 6

1:31pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Fred'smate says...

So it's an appalling TV station, yet you're booked to appear on it.
So it's an appalling TV station, yet you're booked to appear on it. Fred'smate
  • Score: 7

7:00pm Tue 2 Sep 14

her professional says...

Fred'smate wrote:
So it's an appalling TV station, yet you're booked to appear on it.
Judging by the overblown verbiage in the letter, it's a marriage made in heaven.
[quote][p][bold]Fred'smate[/bold] wrote: So it's an appalling TV station, yet you're booked to appear on it.[/p][/quote]Judging by the overblown verbiage in the letter, it's a marriage made in heaven. her professional
  • Score: 5

7:17am Wed 3 Sep 14

brighton bluenose says...

her professional wrote:
Fred'smate wrote:
So it's an appalling TV station, yet you're booked to appear on it.
Judging by the overblown verbiage in the letter, it's a marriage made in heaven.
Ha ha ha - that made me chuckle!!
[quote][p][bold]her professional[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fred'smate[/bold] wrote: So it's an appalling TV station, yet you're booked to appear on it.[/p][/quote]Judging by the overblown verbiage in the letter, it's a marriage made in heaven.[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha - that made me chuckle!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: 3

9:20am Wed 3 Sep 14

Max Ripple says...

Come on Marc, get a life! Of course Latest TV is made by amateurs and wannabe programme makers - there is NO MONEY TO PAY PROFESSIONALS. It is a local TV station and by it's very nature it will be somewhat amateur.
By the way, even I was really cheesed off to find that they were broadcasting a programme which glorified graffiti. First time I turned on and what did I find - some geezer telling me that it was ok and cool that they had no respect for people's property and that it was great that they sprayed tags and aggressive images all over your wall or van. If this is the way it's going to go then it won't last long as a TV station. I hope someone sprays all over their walls in Manchester Street.
Come on Marc, get a life! Of course Latest TV is made by amateurs and wannabe programme makers - there is NO MONEY TO PAY PROFESSIONALS. It is a local TV station and by it's very nature it will be somewhat amateur. By the way, even I was really cheesed off to find that they were broadcasting a programme which glorified graffiti. First time I turned on and what did I find - some geezer telling me that it was ok and cool that they had no respect for people's property and that it was great that they sprayed tags and aggressive images all over your wall or van. If this is the way it's going to go then it won't last long as a TV station. I hope someone sprays all over their walls in Manchester Street. Max Ripple
  • Score: 0

10:09am Wed 3 Sep 14

BeeJam says...

Self indulgent?! Mwah ha ha ha ha.
Self indulgent?! Mwah ha ha ha ha. BeeJam
  • Score: 0

12:03pm Wed 3 Sep 14

billy goat-gruff says...

I just wish they'd turn the sound up!
I just wish they'd turn the sound up! billy goat-gruff
  • Score: 1

7:25pm Sat 6 Sep 14

Wide Bertha says...

other state run, biased media outlets are available....
other state run, biased media outlets are available.... Wide Bertha
  • Score: 0
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