Post by Oliver Roemer on Sept 15, 2010 11:27:45 GMT
I just wanted everyone of you with a german astra satellite link to know, that the german ZDF "Theater Kanal" is going to repeat the legendary TV-show based around The Bee Gees' "Idea" album from 1968 this month.
It has already been shown, but will be repeated a few times more, so here are the complete dates (times are CET):
03., 08., 20., 25. and 30.09.2010 at 12:00 noon (CET)
07., 12., 17. and 22.09.2010 at 5 o' clock in the afternoon (CET).
Is there any easily searchable listing for German TV and radio? I have it via a triple satellite system, but there's never any way of figuring out when there may be something of interest, and with about 3000 channels there's no way you can manually find things.
I'm sure there'd be a market for a website aggregating tv and radio listings, but with the exception of some specialised sites (football for example) there isn't anything.
Thanks Oliver look forward to seeing this. Being shown in it's original 4:3 format and mono, although everything is lip synched so it will be a doddle overdubbing a decent CD quality soundtrack (as BR Music NL have done on the footage they have used from the show).
Idea Eine Show von Jean-Christophe Averty Jean Christophe Averty, Frankreichs bekanntester Show-Regisseur der 1960er Jahre, der in Montreux und New York wiederholt Preise für Fernsehfilme erhielt, präsentiert die "Bee Gees", die damals in den Hit-Paraden der Welt zu den ersten zählten, in einem ihrem Stil entsprechenden Wirbel.
Die Show ist ein Fest für die Augen mit vielen Gags und Tricks. Ein Ohrenschmaus für die Fans sind außerdem die 13 Titel der "Bee Gees", aus ihrer LP "Idea" und ihr Superhit "Massachussets". Als weitere Mitwirkende zeigen sich Lill Lindfors, Julie Driscoll und "Brian Auger and the Trinity" ganz in Pop.
Mitwirkende: Julie Driscoll Lill Lindfors Den Bee Gees Briam Auger The Trinity
Sendetermine: 03., 08., 20., 25. und 30.09.2010 jeweils um 12:00 Uhr 07., 12., 17. und 22.09.2010 jeweils um 17:00 Uhr
Like I say, to anyone who's interested, who has a bit of money to chuck away, who isn't afraid to connect a few things together and turn the power on, (OK, who possibly isn't married,) I'd say have a go. .
You can get a single disk with multiple LNB to get Astra 19.2, Hotbird, and Astra 28 (the Sky one), which saves the bother of a motorised unit. The receiver will usually switch automatically between lnbs. Previously I had a tripod on a mount and a signal strength meter and just adjusted manually, worked fine but blew over a lot.
If you do this sort of thing you can do worse than head over to alsat.co.uk and sign up to the forum to learn all sorts of interesting ins and outs. I currently use a fairly cheap Technomate receiver, but the campaign for purchase approval of a Spiderbox 9000 HD with USB drive interface for recording is well underway, this adds High def freeview to the package.
There is a bewildering array of channels though, and no organised way of finding what's on any of them. But there is good stuff on Arte which is free to air, and you can get BR (home of many a music programme) and many other German channels. And plenty of football (though less than a few years ago when encryption was more of a courtesy measure than effective enforcement technique).
I just have an 80cm dish, but to be honest a 60cm worked fine on the patio stand down in SE England. I don't have enough sky available for the more obscure satellites so it was never really a consideration, but he great advantage of having a fixed dish is that channel changing is pretty much instant. so you don't have to consider which satellite a channel is on before switching.
Back in the day I had a bloody great big motorised aerial mount on the roof of a Brighton town house (had a flat in it) pointing at France, and with VHF and UHF antennae for what was called TV dxing at the time, got French TV very well throughout the summer and lots of stuff on VHF when atmospheric conditions were right.
My feelings on motor mounts have always been coloured by having to go up there with a fitter one day after the big storm a couple of years after the big hurricane to explain how to fix it. It was a LONG WAY DOWN in those halcyon days before Health and Safety rules:(