Films on TV

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by night_cleaner, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. night_cleaner

    night_cleaner New Member

    First of all hello Very new here. I live in Bournemouth Southern England born 1951.

    Can anyone tell me why With all the films that have been made by the movie industry. Do we have the same films repeated over and over again on our TV.

    What is the politics behind this this please. we seen Die hard's and born supremacy ect so many times they are on every night. James Bond films are the worst offenders. That its really gone into overkill. Do they have to pay a lot of money to show them and want there return on their investments.

    Last edited: Mar 30, 2008

  2. Westy

    Westy Registered Member

    Yep? all the time i hate british tv all the same, its so boring?
  3. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    They play movies that they know will get viewers. There's no politics behind it, dude, it's business. Those channels have to make money and they do so by showing more popular movies more often than movies that aren't as popular.
  4. EXQEX9

    EXQEX9 Yep.


    If they show one and people dont watch, they stop. If they show one and people watch, they show it again and again untill people stop watching it.

    Comedy Central does that all the time.
  5. Turbo

    Turbo Registered Member

    it takes a long time for TV stations to gain permission to broadcast movies, basic networks are the last to get permission because there isn't much money to be gained from airing on networks anyone can get.
  6. DLFerguson

    DLFerguson Registered Member

    That's probably the best answer you're gonna get right there. Channels want ratings and to get ratings they have to show something. And for most cable/satellite channels it's cheaper to buy a couple of DIE HARDS and rerun 'em up the wazoo rather than create original content right out of the gate. That's why when a new station gets started all they'll show is reruns and movies.

    I remember when TNT and TBS first got started they did nothing but rerun the same movies over and over. At one time me and my friends said that TBS stood for The Beastmaster Station because I swear, they showed that thing something like three times a day for the first year TBS was on the air.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2008
  7. Jeanie

    Jeanie still nobody's bitch V.I.P. Lifetime

    That's hilarious because it's true! and TNT played Gone With the Wind over and over
  8. DLFerguson

    DLFerguson Registered Member

    It got so you didn't even have to check TNT's schedule for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights because you knew they'd have two back to back showings of GONE WITH THE WIND

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