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Bouquet of the Week
As regular readers will know, I have a bee in my bonnet about the quality
and ergonomics of the websites created by our TV broadcasters.
We've seen some absolutely awful stuff come out of the bowels of TV1,
TV2, TV3 and their peers -- but things have been getting a little better of
One of the least pretentious but most practical of these sites is now
Hey -- what can I say -- it's not the most attractive piece of web-work,
but it's just so damned practical!
When I go to a TV channel's website it's almost certainly because I want to
know what's going to be screening. When you hit the Prime TV site -- there it
is -- the info they know you're going to want, right up front.
What's more -- they even present today's listings -- not yesterdays (as at least
one other TV broadcaster consistently did when they launched their "new" site).
Let's face it, there's not a hell of a lot of stuff on the Prime TV website,
but what's there is concise, timely and accurate.
Full marks Prime, you've created a site that is obviously constrained by
budgetary issues but which has focused on doing a simple job very well.
By Way Of Comparison
I was going to revisit the TV3 website and see if they'd fixed up the
catastrophe that represents their window on the Web -- but
here's what I got.
Oh well, the more some things change, the more others stay the same
Another low-budget website supporting a small TV broadcaster is the one
Like Prime's effort, this is clearly low-budget -- but it's functional and
fast to load.
The web designers ought to learn when NOT to use the JPEG format and the
layout is pretty lacklustre -- but the listings are easy to find and up-to-date.
It's a shame that some of our bigger broadcasters don't take a leaf from the
books of these shoe-string sites.
What do you think?
Come on, which TV broadcaster's site is best and which is worst and is the
average standard what you would expect from seasoned content creators?
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