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NME TV

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16.12.2009

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Great music

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Too many advers

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I'm an individual who enjoys a good bit of music. Any genre will generally do if it's 'good' - by that I mean not some terrible cheesy pop song, but generally I'll stick to my indie/rock malarkey. So it's ideal then that the New Music Express has introduced their own TV station - NME TV...

Operated by CSC Media Group, it replaced the music channel 'Minx' in November 2007 - which is odd as I believe Minx was more a pop music channel that indie. Upon it's launch, the first song it played was 'Up The Bracket' by the Libertines, so a perfect indication of what this channel would be playing.

Like with all music channels, it's input is predominantly music videos - along with copious amounts of adverts - but it does also contain special shows, often highlighting bands with albums recently released or out soon either picking their 'favourite videos' or introducing their discography of music videos. As I type it appears tonight there are 'Biffy Clyro Takeover' and 'Biffy Clyro Talk Videos' shows between 8pm and 10pm tonight.

When there's no 'show' on, it'll be just 'Non-stop Anthems' which plays back-to-back music videos, along with the mandatory adverts. Simple as that, but if it's not broke back, why fix it I say? Having watched a few videos back to back, they've included Editors, Ladyhawke and Miike Snow so if you've never heard of any of them this might not be for you. If you have, tune in!

During the day they've got shows such as the 'NME Rock Chart' which is, obviously, the NME's top ten rock songs at the moment, and 'Radar' which dedicates itself to new music by new bands. Another show is 'Artist v Artist', which doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out it involves purely two bands playing songs alternatively.

So there you have it - most music channels fit this description and just alternate the genre accordingly. If you're into this kind of music then of course this is for you, just bear in mind the adverts that continuously crop up. Oh, and the most important bit of information of all? It's available on Sky Channel 382 (despite it saying 377 on the picture at the top of the product description page), and you don't need a music package to view it. Go on, rock out!

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Ruby.xo 20.12.2009 13:22

I like this channel too, great review x

frostbyte 16.12.2009 16:38

Nice review

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