Posted by: col001
Posted on: 23rd Jan 2013
I have pay TV so didn't really notice what was happening. Free to air TV was no different to past years so the programming was nothing new. Appears to me that people delt with it by either pay TV or DVD's, as I assume they do every year.
Actually I have a problem with free to air content all year round. We have too many reality shows, cheap to produce and in my view cheap and nasty. And apart from rating time, which are few and far between, we ordinarily are dished up crap anyway. The networks call it affordability. Network income is based on advertising exposure. I believe that because Australia has a low population base, exposure is limited compared to countries like the US and UK.
Back to the discussion, I did watch free to air over the break, particularly good chrissy clasicis, whether repeats or not, and of course the carols. But mostly pay TV. No free to air channel struck me as better then the other and nothing is going to change next year.