TDF: What channel will you be watching?

tailwindhome
tailwindhome Posts: 19,076
“New York has the haircuts, London has the trousers, but Belfast has the reason!
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  • tailwindhome
    tailwindhome Posts: 19,076
    'Flicking between them' implies frequent changes
    “New York has the haircuts, London has the trousers, but Belfast has the reason!
  • tailwindhome
    tailwindhome Posts: 19,076
    I think I'll be on ITV4 for the most part.
    “New York has the haircuts, London has the trousers, but Belfast has the reason!
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,557
    Danish TV2
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  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,646
    Sporza
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,646

    Sporza

    Could do without a blow by blow account of various terrorist atrocities committed by ETA, mind
  • JimD666
    JimD666 Posts: 2,071
    edited July 2023
    GCN+. Adverts extremely more annoying to me than Kirby and Hatch :) Although JHB does tend to try my patience.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,960
    Using ITV 4 as an escape from Kirby's nonsense.
    Cadel Evans is a good signing for the ad break lot.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,378
    Can’t put up with the over 50s life insurance life insurance ads on ITV4, now I’m over 50 they’re too close to home! I’m also now we’ll aware that donkeys are being mistreated. To be honest I find Millar nearly as annoying as Carlton - makes prediction of what will happen, something completely different happens ‘see as I was saying [insert something completely different to what he was saying]’.
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,188
    edited July 2023
    By choice mostly ITV4. Although GCN is easier to get on my phone at work. Increasingly the Eurosport studio group have given the impression that they think we’ve tuned in to watch them rather than the race. Maybe it’s just me.

    I do like an occasion bit of S4C despite never learning any Welsh
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,766
    Eurosport app with the sound off.
  • Lanterne_Rogue
    Lanterne_Rogue Posts: 4,091
    Eurosport for me. ITV daytime adverts come from a scarier, darker place. Why can't we have an advert where a dog gets a nice biscuit or something?
  • tailwindhome
    tailwindhome Posts: 19,076
    Quite enjoy the Skoda ads.
    “New York has the haircuts, London has the trousers, but Belfast has the reason!
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,646
    My internet is down ...got no choice ....I usually use a mix of ITV4 and GCN
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,646

    Eurosport for me. ITV daytime adverts come from a scarier, darker place. Why can't we have an advert where a dog gets a nice biscuit or something?

    ITV4 ads this year are more up beat than saving for your funeral and giving your money to abused donkeys ..,but as I speak the RSPCA is on ... I complained to offcom ...seriously
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,646
    Itv4 makes a change and it's a likable bunch
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • DeVlaeminck
    DeVlaeminck Posts: 8,786
    Eurosport - I can't stand Ned Boulting's commentary.
    [Castle Donington Ladies FC - going up in '22]
  • webboo
    webboo Posts: 6,087
    I watched it on S4C via YouTube as I have now lost Eurosport and there doesn’t appear to a way to go back to the start on ITV 4. Didn’t listen to the commentary though.
  • gweeds
    gweeds Posts: 2,576
    ITV because it feels like the progression from C4 and where I started my TDF journey back with Phil and Paul.

    Plus I like Gary Imlach.
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • carbonclem
    carbonclem Posts: 1,676
    ITV4 at home. GCN out and about.

    I still prefer not streaming at home as a throwback when using your phone for anything else would interrupt it.
    2020/2021/2022 Metric Century Challenge Winner
  • tailwindhome
    tailwindhome Posts: 19,076
    gweeds said:

    ITV because it feels like the progression from C4 and where I started my TDF journey back with Phil and Paul.

    Plus I like Gary Imlach.

    Yes. This.

    It feels like when the BBC have football to show
    “New York has the haircuts, London has the trousers, but Belfast has the reason!
  • hommelbier
    hommelbier Posts: 1,555
    GCN but also France2/3 (via TNTSat) to keep my French from getting too rusty
  • takethehighroad
    takethehighroad Posts: 6,711

    GCN but also France2/3 (via TNTSat) to keep my French from getting too rusty

    You can change the language on the commentary for GCN, just as an fyi
  • Tashman
    Tashman Posts: 3,415
    ITV4 or Youtube highlights mainly
  • r0bh
    r0bh Posts: 2,225
    ITV4 mostly since GCN+ still haven't fixed their Amazon Fire Stick app
  • JimD666
    JimD666 Posts: 2,071
    r0bh said:

    ITV4 mostly since GCN+ still haven't fixed their Amazon Fire Stick app

    huh? Working fine here
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,238
    GCN live, ITV4 highlights as they usually do a good highlights show. Although not tried the GCN highlights recently.

    Discovery+ as there's no adverts. Will be dependent upon the amount of Carlton though

    Itv4 for highlights

    I thought Kirby was not too bad today - tbf I was only half listening for most of it as I was at work. Although I did assume from the frantic tone and pitch that they must be just about to cross the line when they were in fact at 2.9km.

    They have a lot more commentators on rotation during the day for the Tour which I think helps a lot, keeps the exposure to any one commentator down.
  • r0bh
    r0bh Posts: 2,225
    JimD666 said:

    r0bh said:

    ITV4 mostly since GCN+ still haven't fixed their Amazon Fire Stick app

    huh? Working fine here
    It keeps shrinking the video to about two thirds of the size of the screen, playing in front of a frozen full screen frame. It'll sort itself out after a few seconds but it is quite annoying. Happens to me on two different fire sticks and searching on Twitter shows I'm not alone. I have an open support ticket with GCN about it too and they have acknowledged the problem - but not fixed it yet
  • Mad_Malx
    Mad_Malx Posts: 5,042
    Pross said:

    Can’t put up with the over 50s life insurance life insurance ads on ITV4, now I’m over 50 they’re too close to home! I’m also now we’ll aware that donkeys are being mistreated.

    Viagra ads too though.
    Bit of a novelty seeing adverts for meds, not seen these outside of US, but I've not watched much live ITV for a long while and ITVx is dire. Usually record and start 15+ min in.
  • Lanterne_Rogue
    Lanterne_Rogue Posts: 4,091
    My main takeaway from this and the other thread about (mostly) Carlton is that we're truly blessed these days to have a range of cycling commentators to be annoyed and disappointed by. It really is a golden age.