If you could only receive one TV channel...

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Yumunum, May 26, 2012.

  1. Yumunum macrumors 65816

    Yumunum

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2011
    Location:
    U.S.
    #1
    What would it be, and why?

    You would cease to get any other channels.
     
  2. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

    neiltc13

    Joined:
    May 27, 2006
    #2
    BBC One. They produce a lot of daytime junk, but some of the prime time shows are excellent (like Dragon's Den and The Apprentice). Plus can't afford to miss F1!

    No ads is nice too.
     
  3. ikeer macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 26, 2012
    #3
    the same to me !
     
  4. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

    Thomas Veil

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2004
    Location:
    OBJECTIVE reality
    #4
    Since cable allowed channels to split into specialties (news, sports, food, etc.), I can't imagine getting only one.

    So if I had to, I'd probably go with CBS. The old-time networks still do a little bit of everything. I would get news, drama, comedy, and AFC football.
     
  5. iGav macrumors G3

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2002
    #5
    I'd give the nod to either BBC Two (or quite possibly BBC Four) over One. One's too dumbed down for the mainstream.

    There was a time when I would've said Channel 4, but over the years it's struggled with it's vitality and relevance.

    Except for their own products of course. ;)
     
  6. Shrink macrumors G3

    Shrink

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2011
    Location:
    New England, USA
    #6
    Turner Classic Movies (TCM).

    All old movies, all the time. Unedited, no commercials.:D
     
  7. AnimaLeo macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
  8. sk1wbw Suspended

    sk1wbw

    Joined:
    May 28, 2011
    Location:
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    #8
    ESPN HD. College football and college basketball!! Getting closer and closer... :)
     
  9. iCandii macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    #9
    Weather channel BEFORE they added tv shows. So what I like weather lol
     
  10. Quadpattie macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2012
    #10
    Comedy Central, mainly to watch Friends and Two and a half men. Although the show is not the same without Charlie Sheen.
     
  11. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

    iJohnHenry

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Location:
    On tenterhooks
    #12
    If I could get BBC1, no commercials, in would START watching TV again. :D

    We used to have one too, CBC, and a TV license also to pay for it, back in the 50's. ;)
     
  12. mooblie macrumors 6502

    mooblie

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Location:
    The Highlands, Scotland
    #13
    +1 for BBC4

    Intelligent, well-supported, well-researched, well-presented programming for a non-trash audience.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour (link might not work outside UK)

    It's about the only TV channel I watch anyway. I guess it's a perk here in UK, where we have the obligatory Licence Fee to pay for the BBC. (That's the theory, anyway.)
     
  13. Surely Guest

    Surely

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    #15
    I guess I would choose Comedy Central and HBO (because its not tv. It's HBO).
     
  14. DollaTwentyFive macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2010
    Location:
    Parts Unknown
    #16
    Don't laugh. Food Network.

    I love to cook and I actually find most shows pretty soothing. I am addicted to Chopped.

    I can get news, weather, and sports online. :D
     
  15. 184550 Guest

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    #17
    I'd have to go with AMC; decent movies and 'Mad Men'.
     
  16. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2004
    Location:
    "Between the Hedges"
    #18
    ESPN

    Apart from Netflix, my TV rarely displays anything but sports
     
  17. Zerozal macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Location:
    PA
    #19
    HBO. Between Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, and Bill Maher, I'm all set!
     
  18. shinobi-81 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2012
  19. applefan289 macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2010
    Location:
    USA
  20. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

    MagicBoy

    Joined:
    May 28, 2006
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    #22
    BBC One if only for the F1. It''d be nice if Top Gear swapped over from BBC Two. ;)
     
  21. snberk103 macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2007
    Location:
    An Island in the Salish Sea
    #23
    CBC for the National (national nightly news), and the Hockey. Actually, we technically we don't have any TV any more. When we moved to the island we never bothered getting cable. The National and the Hockey we watch over the internet. CBC actually puts a fair amount of it's programming on the 'net. Shows, news, radio, etc.
     
  22. tktaylor1 macrumors 6502a

    tktaylor1

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    #24
    This is a tough one. ESPN is definitely on the top of my list. The History Channel would be a close second but ESPN it is. Can't live without my sports.
     
  23. Love, May 26, 2012
    Last edited: May 26, 2012

Share This Page