Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Sky TV

I broke down and got Sky. I have a satellite dish AND DVR technology. I love it.

Not only do I get a bunch more weird British TV, but I get my favourite US stuff, too. OH! And I can pause live TV and tape things, basically making my TV do my bidding.

Hallmark happens to be starting The Gilmore Girls right where I left off last season, and the final series of Six Feet Under just started on E4!

Jon Stewart does a World Edition of The Daily Show and it airs on CNN. It is basically highlights from the week in the US, plus commentary added to help an international audience understand. This week he covered the whole Pat Robertson as hit man thing. Man, have I missed Jon.

I must say that this little touch of contact with my homeland has made me quite happy. I feel like I'm a little more connected to the pulse of the US. Oh. And I get to see that dreamy Anderson Cooper on CNN once in awhile, as well. Why do they make him cover all the hurricanes?

1 comment:

pachydermus said...

Hi,

Sky TV sponsored, paid for, produced and telecast an illegal street race in Mumbai called 'Road Raja'. It is appalling that such a huge media house should decide to put 5 UK celebrities in a dangerous and reckless race on the streets of a third world country, endangering hundreds of lives, when it wouldn't have the guts to do so in its own countries of operations and
domicile. To find out more about this, please visit a detailed write-up at
http://www.lazyreader.com/blog/index.php/archives/215.

While I appreciate yours might not be the best forum for this call for an apology, I believe that as consumers of a corporation as large as BSkyB, we have the right to demand more responsibility and stronger ethics when they
spend the money we pay in subscription fees. The email address for BSkyB's Corporate Responsibility unit is also available at the above link. Please write to them directly demanding an explanation for this outrage.

If you are not interested in this cause, sorry to have taken up a few
minutes of your time.

Thank you

Best,
Pachydermus