Your dream TV network

Please stop, it’s my dream network, and you’re just gonna criticize me.

Isn’t this a forum though? Why can’t I critique it?


Criticism can help in the long run mate. That way you know what went wrong and are able to fix, and even improve, on it.


Is this not a forum where criticism is allowed?


But things like spelling mistakes don’t need to be corrected every time

Best way to not have them corrected is to not make them!



As the title suggests, this channel would play non-stop music all day long. There would be dedicated segments throughout the day, including one for recent music, another for old school, flashbacks etc.

At 6:00pm, there would be a one-hour infotainment news bulletin (similar to Entertainment Tonight) which looks at new releases by artists, tour news and announcements, interviews with singers etc.

There would also be a special two-hour program at (say) 7:00pm in the evening where viewers can vote for which songs they want played on the station, from a list of songs published on the internet.

The general rule would be that one particular music video cannot be played more than three times within the same day, and music videos deemed not suitable for airplay during the daytime must be shown between midnight and 5:00am.

Examples of in-channel stills -

Current song super #1.

Current song super #2.

Advance coming up super.

Just played super.

Next song super.

In-song news on the artist


What if ABC (not the Australian one) had a 24/7 cable news channel? The channel would be called “ABC News Now” and it would be a revival of their failed cable news channel of the same name. It would have a simulcast of all of ABC’s network news programming, plus shows exclusive to the channel like “ABC Health Now”, “ABC Sports Weekly”, simulcasts of ABC’s radio news updates, and more. The channel would also be carried on streaming services, as well as some cable TV services in Canada.

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I also came up with another idea for a fictional cable news network owned by CBS: This one would be called “CBS News 24/7”. Like ABC News Now, this would have a simulcast of all of the network’s news programming, and it would also air local news updates from the local CBS affiliate inserted by the cable provider. If the local affiliate does not have a local newscast, then it would show national headlines from the local O&O’s instead. It would also have its own programming too, like “60 Minutes Plus”, “The Weather Program”, and more.

ITV launching a 24/7 News Channel as an alternative to BBC and Sky. An ITV News channel existed in the past but closed down due to poor ratings.

According to a source of information, when ITVX launches in the UK, ITV’s new 24-hour news service (unlike the original ITN/ITV News Channel) will not be a conventional rolling news channel, however it will have ‘occasional’ live programmes and bulletins. Instead, the service will focus on “video on-demand” content which ITV News, through ITN, promises will be continuously updated.

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They currently have a streaming channel called ABC News Live, which is available on YouTube.


Replace “Close” with “Informercials” so your channel can make some money.


@Renaldo_Saffioti Selling whole programme slots to advertisers - whether it be for fitness machines, health and beauty products, household appliances, lifestyle products, tools and hardware, or evangelism - is more important than just test cards (or test patterns), accompanied by music or audio from a commercial radio brand, at closedown.

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Yep he knows, thanks Paddy! :smile:

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Here is an idea for a classic TV Channel.

BOTB (Best of the Best) is the home of the best TV Shows and movies of all time, including Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, The Simpsons, Succession and 24. I will post a schedule of shows and movies that air on the Mock Schedules thread.


Since i cannot post schedules for BOTB on Mock Schedules anymore, i suppose this is the next best place.
This week:
Mad Men S1 E7 ‘Red in the Face’
The Sopranos S3 E11+12 ‘Pine Barrens/Amour Fou’
Bewitched S1 E15 ‘A Vision of Sugar Plums’
MASH S2 E11 ‘Carry On, Hawkeye’
Miami Vice S1 E9 ‘Glades’
The Twilight Zone S1 E11 ‘And When the Sky Was Opened’
Bewitched S1 E16 ‘It’s Magic’
The Crown S1 E9+10 ‘Assassins/Gloriana’ (Season 1 Final)
MASH S2 E12 ‘The Incubator’
The West Wing S1 E22+S2 E1+2 ‘What Kind of Day Has It Been/In the Shadow of Two Gunmen’ (Season 1 Final/Moira Kelly’s Last Appearance)
The Wire S1 E7 ‘One Arrest’
Bewitched S1 E17 ‘A Is for Aardvark’
MASH S2 E13 ‘Deal Me Out’
Cheers S2 E3+4 ‘Personal Business/Homicidal Ham’
24 S1 E17+18 ‘Day 1: 4pm-6pm’
Bewitched S1 E18 ‘The Cat’s Meow’
MASH S2 E14 ‘Hot Lips and Empty Arms’
Friday Night Lights S1 E3 ‘Who’s Your Daddy’
The Last of Us S1 E4 ‘Please Hold to My Hand’
Game of Thrones S1 E7 ‘You Win or You Die’
Bewitched S1 E19 ‘A Nice Little Dinner Party’
MASH S2 E15 ‘Officers Only’
Buffy S2 E19+20 ‘I Only Have Eyes for You/Go Fish’
The X-Files S1 E7 ‘Ghost in the Machine’
Breaking Bad S2 E1 ‘Seven Thirty-Seven’
Seinfeld S2 E1+2 ‘The Ex-Girlfriend/The Pony Remark’
Arrested Development S1 E13+14 ‘Beef Consomme/Shock and Aww’
Succession S2 E5 ‘Tern Haven’

Schedule subject to change.

Change Log:
Columbo is delayed indefinitely, with The Last of Us taking its Friday slot in between Barry and Game of Thrones. Buffy and Arrested Development swap timeslots, with Buffy now on Saturdays and Arrested Development now a part of what i like to call ‘Family Saga Sundays’, with Succession airing after.
With MASH getting airtime on 9Go from next Monday, i am putting this show on hiatus until 9Go catches up to the episode i am up to. Taking its Saturday slot will most likely be Seinfeld. Other changes include The Bob Newhart Show being axed, and Bewitched being added to the schedule, 9Go will be used for that as well. I have 4 candidates to replace Bob Newhart, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, All in the Family and The Golden Girls. I want your say of which show should replace Newhart.
I have added Friday Night Lights to the Friday schedule starting next week. Barry will have its last 4 episodes aired on Saturdays folllowing Buffy and The X-Files, it will still air on Friday this week. Seinfeld will also commence next Sunday with the complete 1st season, only 5 episodes long. MASH will not be replaced on the Saturday schedule, apart from Barry airing on Saturdays from next week.
MASH returns to the schedule tomorrow, with an episode played each weeknight after Bewitched.

That would be a good idea - 9Game could also air the likes of Shafted, The Price Is Right, Burgo’s Catch Phrase, Bert’s Family Feud and Weakest Link (both Magda’s version and the US revival currently hosted by Jane Lynch) to name a few.


Yes! Plenty of potential content… if there are still archived copies of the older ones available to air… I’m not sure they are given how much 9 seems to revert to YouTube to grab footage for it’s news or whatever.