Thursday, March 12, 2015

Today's interesting TV stories to read from TV with Thinus - 12 March 2015

Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear on BBC Entertainment (DStv 120) 'should do the right thing and resign'
The Guardian says the acerbic car presenter is a liability for the BBC, holds his employer in contempt, cannot be trusted, and that the relationship between Jeremy Clarkson and the BBC, "like an unhappy marriage that limps on" should have ended long ago.

Remaining 3 episodes of the current Top Gear season to be scrapped
Is it the end of the show? BBC reports the last 3 episodes won't be produced anymore after Jeremy Clarkson hit a producer.

Who should replace Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear ... if the show goes on?

Jeremy Clarkson hit 36-year old producer Oisin Tymon over a "lack of food" on the set when he discovered dinner wasn't ready

Jeremy Clarkson "fracas" a major commercial headache for BBC Worldwide
Liable to pay back foreign broadcasters over failure to supply Top Gear episodes, compounded by what will be happening with the global Top Gear tour looming, which includes South Africa in June.

Top Gear's ended season is bad news for the BBC America channel in America
Meanwhile BBC Entertainment (DStv 120) is quiet about what how Top Gear's loss is impacting on its schedule in South Africa and what is happening here.

"The days of the 500 TV channel universe is over"
American TV boss Les Moonves tells investors more and more TV channels are going to be taking their services directly to pay-TV subscribers.

Is "the end of times" looming for the traditional TV business?
Veteran TV analyst predicts a major adjustment is coming to TV

Netflix wants the (TV) world
Study up people, Netflix will be in South Africa within 2 years. Find out about Netflix's plans for Russia. Then read Reuters' report about Netflix's challenging plan to expand in tricky China.

Where is MSNBC (StarSat 263) moving to?
Is the American TV news channel making a break with "left-wing TV"?

Bruce Jenner putting the brakes on his sex change reality show
No longer wants to show his "transitioning" into a women anymore; having second thoughts after the recent car accident, feels pressured by producers and worried that his 3 sons won't be able to cope.

Drugged Nick Gordon punched 2 producers of Dr. Phil
Went ballistic and turned violent during talk show interview.

Test audiences didn't like Jerry O'Connell and Rebecca Romijn's new talker
Their planned new talk show going nowhere after viewers didn't like the 3 taped episodes.