December 20, 2005Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
A very Merry Christmas to all clients, colleagues and friends.
2005 seems to have been a year of change for many people (I include myself in that list), and of course for so many in South East Asia, Kashmir, London on July 7th and Iraq their tragedies put our own problems into perspective. I wish you all health, happiness and the very best for 2006.
To those of you who have been so supportive during 2005 (you know who you are) I can't thank you enough.
Have a great holiday.
December 19, 2005Teleport: first impressions
I tried Teleport Replay for the first time on Friday. Of course anyone who has a Sky+ box will already be familiar with much of this, but for this Telewest subscriber it's all new...
First, as I suspected, the choice is very limited: a some BBC programmes and plenty from Bravo and Living (how much Haunted could you want to watch?). There were only a handful of shows that I'd want to see, but as it's early days I'll make the assumption that this will improve.
December 9, 2005The future of TV?
So, Telewest have told me that I'll have a new service from next week. According to the blurb I'll be able to pause, fast forward or rewind programmes; watch programmes whenever I like for up to 7 days after transmission, and order from hundreds of movies on demand. What's more, it's free (apart from the movies) and I don't have to buy any additional equipment. In fact I don't have to do anything.
From the company that forced me to scour the pubs of Muswell Hill to watch Rangers v Inter Milan because they don't have ITV4 (even though Sky, NTL and even Freeview offer it) I'm impressed by how strong the offer is and how they've not tried to charge it out as a premium service. It sounds perfect...