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    Quote Originally Posted by steveh31 View Post
    Launched in 2000 by former ITV Digital directors Ashley Faull and John Egan, Sit-up had been through a number of owners, including Virgin Media and Munich-based Aurelius, the company that owns Germany’s RTL Shop. in December 2013 Sit-Up was acquired by restructuring specialists Tnui Capital.
    Interesting, the ITV bit, does anyone on here remember the shopping channel on On Digital / ITV Digital called Shop! (trading as The Home Shopping Channel Ltd)

    That channel had links to ITV Digital too, I seem to recall that Stuart Prebble (Chief Exec of ITV Digital) was one of the directors of that channel, and guess what happened to Shop! and ITV Digital - yes, they both went into administration!



    Jump to about 1:29 on this video link to see if it brings back memories for any of you

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    I remember Shop! very well, I bought our very first DVD player from them through an Interactive Application they had on Cable, we didn't have the internet back then

    Shop! was also something to do with Littlewoods as well as Granada and you often used to see the presenters out and about near their HQ in Old Hall Street in Liverpool, I saw Dave Bradford and Simon the Cook from QVC loads of times. The studio was in Albert Dock though, I think it was the one previously used by Richard & Judy.

    It was actually quite a decent channel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shopatdrop View Post
    Interesting, the ITV bit, does anyone on here remember the shopping channel on On Digital / ITV Digital called Shop! (trading as The Home Shopping Channel Ltd)

    That channel had links to ITV Digital too, I seem to recall that Stuart Prebble (Chief Exec of ITV Digital) was one of the directors of that channel, and guess what happened to Shop! and ITV Digital - yes, they both went into administration!

    Jump to about 1:29 on this video link to see if it brings back memories for any of you

    That made me laugh those dipsticks get through then don't even remember the word

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    Feeling the loss of it tonight as for more years than I care to remember I'd switch over to Pete on a Saturday night and watch until they closed the doors at 1am and then 1:30 and on occasion 2am during the busier of the times of year.


    Not sure if any of this has been mentioned before but here are some posts on the larger of the spies....



    "It's not just Mike, none of the presenters have been paid since January"



    Debbie Greenwood has said she was offered a new contract in February but turned it down.



    I'm not defending anything, except the dedication and professionalism that you find elsewhere in the broadcast industry. Sit-up had a sense of creativity that didn't exist in other shopping channels.

    It was actually quite a tight operation. The eventual demise is entirely down to the terms of trade, and how the competition has evolved, it does not reflect on how the company was operated.

    Most places that you do work for / supply in the London broadcast sector have no idea of commercial reality. Sit up did. The things that screwed them weren't within their own control, but essentially driven by the external paradigm


    LOL this 1 is aimed at me....I would however suggest psychiatric analysis for the person on that forum who said they have collected years worth of Bid & Price Drop broadcasts that they will now sit and watch again - I'm pretty sure there would be a fair number of people who would also like to see certain clips though in fairness


    Someone also posted that on here years ago we used to laugh with the presenters and praise bid and price-drop a few years ago, then those posters left and these ones turned up. - not totally true, some of us have been here nigh on 10 years through the good times and the bad times, from the funny to the sad, not only to the cringy and the hilarious to the shocking and the down right odd.



    I also want to share this with you which someone kindly posted http://cockshopping.webeden.co.uk/ I think we have found the perfect home for a certain someone who will remain not only nameless but it made me smile at ome
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    Quote Originally Posted by £1 MEGADROP View Post
    Feeling the loss of it tonight as for more years than I care to remember I'd switch over to Pete on a Saturday night and watch until they closed the doors at 1am and then 1:30 and on occasion 2am during the busier of the times of year.


    Not sure if any of this has been mentioned before but here are some posts on the larger of the spies....



    "It's not just Mike, none of the presenters have been paid since January"



    Debbie Greenwood has said she was offered a new contract in February but turned it down.



    I'm not defending anything, except the dedication and professionalism that you find elsewhere in the broadcast industry. Sit-up had a sense of creativity that didn't exist in other shopping channels.

    It was actually quite a tight operation. The eventual demise is entirely down to the terms of trade, and how the competition has evolved, it does not reflect on how the company was operated.

    Most places that you do work for / supply in the London broadcast sector have no idea of commercial reality. Sit up did. The things that screwed them weren't within their own control, but essentially driven by the external paradigm


    LOL this 1 is aimed at me....I would however suggest psychiatric analysis for the person on that forum who said they have collected years worth of Bid & Price Drop broadcasts that they will now sit and watch again - I'm pretty sure there would be a fair number of people who would also like to see certain clips though in fairness


    Someone also posted that on here years ago we used to laugh with the presenters and praise bid and price-drop a few years ago, then those posters left and these ones turned up. - not totally true, some of us have been here nigh on 10 years through the good times and the bad times, from the funny to the sad, not only to the cringy and the hilarious to the shocking and the down right odd.



    I also want to share this with you which someone kindly posted http://cockshopping.webeden.co.uk/ I think we have found the perfect home for a certain someone who will remain not only nameless but it made me smile at ome
    Now that is one statement that nobody, absolutely nobody, can disagree with. They were certainly creative, in fact they took the term 'Artistic Licence' to new levels.

    But there seems to be a something of a detachment from reality in some of those posts but that dosen't surprise me. Not in the least.

    It's clearly a case of 'blame everyone else but Sit-Up'. Deluded and arrogant to the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingEurope View Post
    Since their was apparantly a lot of interest in the Sit-Up "soundtrack" that £1MegaDrop posted, so I've reuploaded it here:
    http://files.ccowell.com/situp-music/

    Share it around on other forums or anything, I don't really mind. I have the bandwidth to spare if they somehow get popular...
    Thank you so much for doing this, I missed these files while they were available yesterday from the original link. You are a superstar. I am very grateful xxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by £1 MEGADROP View Post
    I also want to share this with you which someone kindly posted http://cockshopping.webeden.co.uk/ I think we have found the perfect home for a certain someone who will remain not only nameless but it made me smile at ome
    Could you imagine it though....coming up for your now on cock shopping here we have not only the larger and the thicker of (don't you dare at ome) the candles, not only with the wax, not only with the more flammable of the wicks, Our Bet likes a big 1 just ask the butcher or pop it in Pete, Now I love these not only in the bathrooms around not only the toilets and the windowsills, not only round the basins and on the sides of the bath, Not only in the hallways or the living rooms and these will go great with the newer of the cock shopping range of towels. now please don't forget to like cock shopping on facebook and the twitters and tell all your friends of the range of fantastic items coming up. Now out lease has been doing a fair bit of cock shopping this week haven't you lease?. Yes Pete now ladies we have the first ever sell of the cock fashion so just get it for yourself....Now I love this on you Lease it just shows off those curves and I love a curvy lady although when Our Bet comes down in her all in 1 winter combination on a morning and bends over the cooker its so tight a button could pop off at any moment and not only hit me in the face but i'd be mooned as I sit talking to the worry angels about HS2 but with this it just flows and you can see how much give these have ladies. Now ladies your going to be stopped in the streets with people asking is that a Valentino? Or Versace? Or the latest collection from the fashion houses of Armani or Chanel? Because the look the style not only the quality looks like those well known brands at a fraction of the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by £1 MEGADROP View Post
    Could you imagine it though....coming up for your now on cock shopping here we have the larger of (don't you dare at ome) the candles, not only with the wax, not only with the more flammable of the wicks, Our Bet likes a big 1 just ask the butcher or pop it in Pete, Now I love these not only in the bathrooms around not only the toilets and the windowsills, not only round the basins and on the sides of the bath, Not only in the hallways or the living rooms and these will go great with the newer of the cock shopping range of towels. now please don't forget to like cock shopping on facebook and the twitters and tell all your friends of the range of fantastic items coming up. Now out lease has been doing a fair bit of cock shopping this week haven't you lease?. Yes Pete now ladies we have the first ever sell of the cock fashion so just get it for yourself....Now I love this on you Lease it just shows off those curves and I love a curvy lady although when Our Bet comes down in her all in 1 winter combination on a morning and bends over the cooker its so tight a button could pop off at any moment and not only hit me but then id be mooned as I sit talking to the worry angels about HS2 but with this it just flows and you can see how much give these have ladies.
    Mega, now I'm impassioned with this.

    I've been dealing with this man for more years than I care to remember and I think he's made for Cock Shopping.

    But as the great man himself once said "It's the epitaph of Rome, it is the smell of the Armanis, it's the wonderful blue, it's the odysseys of the refinement of Davidoff". Surely someone can find a job for such an accomplished raconteur?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wirral70 View Post
    Mega, now I'm impassioned with this.

    I've been dealing with this man for more years than I care to remember and I think he's made for Cock Shopping.

    But as the great man himself once said "It's the epitaph of Rome, it is the smell of the Armanis, it's the wonderful blue, it's the odysseys of the refinement of Davidoff"
    I've mentioned the Armani's in my edit whilst you were typing your reply how spooky
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    Thanks for the clip of SHOP! That's the first shopping channel I really got "into", I was seriously GUTTED when it went. It was really entertaining, the p&p wasn't extortionate, the quality and variety of goods was great and you could open and account and pay for everything over three months interest free if you wished!..or longer with interest.
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