I wish the BBC channels would have a +1 channel.

(25 Posts)

Definitely agree!

GameSetAndMatch Mon 24-Jun-13 17:42:06

and on top of that now the red buttons not working for tennis Wimbledon sad

GibberTheMonkey Mon 24-Jun-13 16:04:56

I would like them too
Occasionally I think I'll watch something on I player because it clashes and then it's not on there so I've missed it completely

AnythingNotEverything Mon 24-Jun-13 15:19:35

CMP - mine too! That's what I are on to add, and now it's not repeated, so we have to watch the first one recorded, the second one on iplayer on the crappy laptop before we decide if we want to stick with the series.

Maybe I need one of those Internet tvs so I can watch iplayer directly.

CMP69 Mon 24-Jun-13 15:15:27

Me too, stupid Sky+ forgot to record the White Queen last night!

Davros Sun 23-Jun-13 20:44:04

All channels should have +1 IMO. Although I can record three channels, do catch up easily and even use Iplayer, I just sometimes forget about a good programme, especially at 9pm when I am usually nagging DD to bed

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ExcuseTypos Sun 23-Jun-13 20:36:12

Ah I didn't realise they used the same channels. That explains it! I used to think what a waste it was to have 2 channels they only used at night!

The problem is that the BBC have got as much content as they have channels, whereas other broadcasters have more channels than content to fill them. I'd like +1 channels for the BBC, but not if they halved the content (would personally be happy for them to ditch CBeebies, but I gather there might be objections and a massed march on Broadcasting House from lust crazed Mr Bloom and Mr Tumble fans).

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Me too, even though I have perfectly decent iplayer access. Sometimes I like to watch live-ish.

ExcuseTypos Sun 23-Jun-13 19:47:48

Good idea! BBC3 and BBC4 dont show anything until 7 each night , so they could show daytime events on those.

GameSetAndMatch Sun 23-Jun-13 19:38:38

That's the other thing too, as a massive tennis fan (really?!? can you tell??) when Wimbledons on, a much as I adore it, they keep changing from one channel to another and if people have got a recording thing set up for something and they decide to put it on the other channel because a match is long........

Not just the tennis, but is the main thing they change.

They should do like they did for the Olympics and have a channel JUST for Wimbledon or when the snooker/golf/footys on, keep match of the day or whatever but not everyone is a sports fan.

ExcuseTypos Sun 23-Jun-13 19:31:11

I agree too!

It would be so much easier than recording stuff. I expect they don't have one as they've spent millions pushing the I player and want people to use it.
They don't seen to worry about people who have crap Internet like us, despite paying the same as everyone else!

jchocchip Sun 23-Jun-13 19:27:33

I agree they keep altering time of Songs of Praise and my elderly dm keeps missing it. Today it was ok cos I could set up iplayer but usually...

GameSetAndMatch Sun 23-Jun-13 19:25:29

I have Sky and there's things you can do there but it's all Klingon to me!

MrsBungle Sun 23-Jun-13 19:23:45

I agree! And, I can use iplayer and I have virgin where you can watch one thing and record two other things. I still agree!

Me too OP. my PVR is flaky and my broadband is patchy. I will be able to upgrade to cable broadband in the autumn, but until then +1 channels are a godsend.

GameSetAndMatch Sun 23-Jun-13 19:21:06

Id like to, LucnaticFringe but I am completely and utterly a technothicko and don't even know what that is!

Or how/where to put it!

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GameSetAndMatch Sun 23-Jun-13 19:13:00

We should contact them and ask! Bet theyd say they're making cuts though!

TippiShagpile Sun 23-Jun-13 19:09:33

I agree. Where we live we can't do iplayer (broadband far too slow) and I would love BBC +1

GameSetAndMatch Sun 23-Jun-13 19:07:40

Theres a programme on now about the Williams sisters but theres a history programme somewhere else that won't be shown again.

Gaaaah! Just flipping back to BBC when the adverts are on the other one, and MNtting at the same time!

I agree!

GameSetAndMatch Sun 23-Jun-13 19:03:05

I know they have the I player/catchup thing, but for the technophobics among us, I would rather have the same as the others, like ITV have plus 1 channels.

I hate it when programmes clash times and I have to chooe.

my dvd recorder can't tape one thing while I watch another channel.

Theyre the ones we pay the licence for aren't they? come on BBC, there are enough channels on SKY to add to!!!

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