Product Type: Channel TV channels
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It's getting better
Member Name: jitenrana
Date: 29/08/02, updated on 29/08/02 (53 review reads)
Advantages: improving, alternative
Disadvantages: was tacky
Let us be truthful-channel 5 has produced a load of rubbish over the first 3 or 4 years of its existence. It showed outdated movies, cheap American soaps and then tried to become more serious by showing poorly made documentaries. However, recently the standard has been increased greatly by new management who have decided to rid themselves of their tacky image and invested in top quality movies from Hollywood (The Matrix and Men in black 2 amongst them), innovative new game shows and even started art shows for those who watch that genre of programme! Also they seem very interested in bringing new sports to the British audience such as Australian Rules football and the American golf circuit. It may not be everyone?s idea of top class television but it is reaching out to those people that channel 4 now have as regular viewers, the alternative market. We've also been promised a new more mature outlook, including the acquisition of older presenters and newsreaders to give a more reputable and respectable feel to the channel. This move may backfire on their newer growing audience but at least steps are being taken to improve this once ridiculous channel.