With the digital switchover nearing completion, Channel 4 today unveiled a raft of new mathematically generated channels to complement the existing E4+1, which broadcasts E4 programmes an hour later than E4.
E4÷2 will show programmes at half-speed, -E4 will have them run in reverse and sin(E4) will rhythmically loop scenes from E4 shows backwards and forwards.
Channel 4’s head of extrapolation, Neal Bath, commented, ‘Channel 4 is thrilled to announce this set of innovative entertainment solutions that takes viewing to the nth degree, and that offers audiences exciting new ways to enjoy their favourite episodes of Friends.’
In addition, there will be tan(E4) showing classic Hollyoaks episodes, and E(4+i) showing complex programmes with both real and imaginary parts.
In other Freeview news, Dave has inked a 2-year deal with BBC2 to run classic ‘pages from Ceefax’ on its new red button service.
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