Tag Archives: UK TV

Rio 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony Was Clever, Way Cool & Creative.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access short highlights package on YouTube. I assume more videos will make it to YouTube, NBC permitting, over the next 24 hours.


Impressive. We watched the first hour (with the interminable NBC commercials and drivel) and it was GOOD. I liked it.

The smaller ‘scale’ (than London & Beijing) worked. Made it more approachable and intimate. Very clever. Way cool. Bravo Brazil. You exceed my expectations (which are always quite high for modern Olympic opening ceremonies). The NBC coverage is being DVRed as I write. I can ONLY tolerate Olympics on NBC if it is taped and I can skip the commercials and the fluff.

Ironically, thanks to our Roku and the “UK TV” channel we actually watched 25 minutes of it, on BBC 1, WITHOUT commercials — and with an interesting running commentary. However, it was NOT in HD (and I am a sucker for HD).

Enjoy. As we have done in the past we will probably watch the whole opening ceremony again a few months later for the sheer nostalgia.

Not sure about the plane! I know a fair amount about early aviation history and that was new to me. SMILE.


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9:30am (Eastern) Was THE Time To ‘Buy’ Post Brexit ‘Leave’ Vote. SMILE.

by Anura Guruge


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Chart for “Salesforce.com” (CRM), on June 24, 2016 — day after Brexit. From “marketwatch.com” of course — who else? Click to ENLARGE and marvel.


I stayed up till 1:30am (Eastern) watching the Referendum results, LIVE, on BBC 1 on my Roku, “UK TV” channel. [To my disappointment BBC election coverage came across as primitive compared to what we have got used to in the U.S.!]

I was surprised by the result and I really do have genuine, mixed feelings. I am not wildly euphoric that we voted, in a non-binding referendum, to LEAVE — though, deep, deep down, my sentiments are with LEAVE, which is how I voted, 41 years ago in the 1st Referendum.

I don’t believe that this is a done deal and a lot of water will flow under the collectives bridges of the EU before we see anything definitive 2.5 years, minimum, from now.

That the markets reacted the way they did was hilarious to I. It is crazy. Why sell stock today? What has changed?

But I was glad. I had been waiting, biding my time, for a pullback of this magnitude. SMILE. That is what clever investing is all about.

Was on Fidelity at 9:30am. I had NOT factored in that Fidelity would be slow! I should have remembered from past days like this. But it wasn’t too bad.

I wanted to buy more “salesforce.com” (CRM) and “Facebook” (FB) shares — some for the kids. Got it done. I was all done by 9:35am.

Why would AMZN go down $20 in the day? How will Brexit impact AMZN? I don’t think it will. Strangely AMZN options, my bread-and-butter, were not cooperating. Shame. But that is OK. I am not greedy, never was.

More on my feelings on Brexit in another post.

But for now, SMILE. SMILE. SMILE.

P.S., If Scotland AGAIN tries to break away I will be beyond bummed. 


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BBC 1, BBC 2, ITV, 4 etc., Live On Roku With “UKTV”.

by Anura Guruge


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Saw this channel in Saturday’s “Roku Guide” and, of course, had to subscribe — and at $1.99/month it is not exorbitant. Yes, it has all the channels listed above.

However, on a Roku, all you get is live streaming. So you have to watch BBC and ITV LIVE (though, in the case of ITV there is a ‘one hour back’ option (as indicated by the +1)). There is no DVR capability or ‘Catch-Up TV’ function to watch anything other than the live feeds. There is also no program guide or info to tell you what you happen to watching on a given UKTV feed. Yes, there is an online listing but that is not available on the Roku,

All that said, for $1.99/month, it is nice to know that you can have ALL the BBC and ITV channels on your Roku. Now if I can find a DVR that lets me RECORD UKTV off the Roku.


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by Anura Guruge