Archive for February, 2005

Internet piracy takes new turn

February 21st, 2005

“Impatience has driven UK television addicts to turn to Internet piracy to watch their favourite American television shows, just a couple of hours after being aired in the United States… …According to reports from Internet monitoring company ‘Envisional’, Britain is being termed as the world’s largest market for downloading pirated TV, and with the present growth of broadband, illegal download of programmes has increased by more than 150 percent in the last year…

…Among the several famous Television programmes available for download, ’24’….was said to be the most downloaded television serial…”

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Fox airs PSA on U.S. Muslims

February 9th, 2005

After much outrage from Muslims in both the U.S. and the U.K., Fox has aired a Public Service Announcement saying the following….

“Hi. My name is Kiefer Sutherland. And I play counter-terrorist agent Jack Bauer on Fox’s ’24’. I would like to take a moment to talk to you about something that I think is very important. Now while terrorism is obviously one of the most critical challenges facing our nation and the world, it is important to recognize that the American Muslim community stands firmly beside their fellow Americans in denouncing and resisting all forms of terrorism. So in watching 24, please, bear that in mind.”

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Kiefer goes musical!

February 7th, 2005

“…the none-more manly Kiefer Sutherland, is to move his grimacing skill set to the music world… …The hulking small-screen hero plans to release a record this year via his own label, Iron Clad. The record was recorded in his own studio too. Mmm… self-sufficient…

…Speaking to an Aussie website, the man said: “It’s a soft rock type of thing which will appeal to fans of all ages.”…

…”2005 is the year when fans will finally get to hear what else I can do.”

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Actress finds joy in fast-paced day of 24

February 2nd, 2005

“With its chirping phones, chronic inter-office sniping and dozens of stressed-out, computer-bound workers, “24’s” Counter Terrorism Unit sometimes comes across as a high-tech version of the British cubicle comedy “The Office.”… …Right there in the thick of all the sniping and the technobabble is computer whiz Chloe O’Brian, who’s not quite as clueless as “The Office’s” David Brent, but then again, she’s certainly not overly concerned with buttering up her colleagues…

…”A lot of people think that she’s so annoying, but she’s usually right. And nobody listens to her,” Rajskub says of her character…”

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Disappointing start for 24 on Sky One

February 1st, 2005

“Despite a huge marketing campaign, the new season of 24 got off to a disappointing start on Sky One last night… …Early ratings figures show that an average of 610,000 viewers – a 3.5% share of the multichannel audience – tuned in for the first episode at 9pm. The second, screened from 9.55pm, averaged 620,000 (4.1%)…The numbers are down around 400,000 on the premiere of the third season in 2004.”

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