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βοηθητικά προγράμματα

English translation: programmes used to pad out the schedules/makeweight programmes/programmes that act/serve as a makeweight

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Greek term or phrase:βοηθητικά προγράμματα
English translation:programmes used to pad out the schedules/makeweight programmes/programmes that act/serve as a makeweight
Entered by: Assimina Vavoula

12:37 Jul 28, 2007
Greek to English translations [Non-PRO]
Journalism
Greek term or phrase: βοηθητικά προγράμματα
Παράλληλα, βλέπουμε ότι καταγράφονται μεγαλύτερα ποσοστά στην κατηγορία των παιδικών/εφηβικών προγραμμάτων στην δημόσια τηλεόραση, καθώς στα ιδιωτικά κανάλια σημειώνονται σχετικά χαμηλά ποσοστά και σε ορισμένες περιπτώσεις δεν καταγράφονται. Θα πρέπει να πούμε ότι αν και εμφανίζονται ως είδος προγράμματος αυτό από μόνο του δεν σημαίνει ότι καταλάμβαναν και σημαντική θέση στο συνολικό πρόγραμμα. Το γεγονός ότι προβάλλονταν κατά τις πρώτες πρωινές ώρες αποδεικνύει ότι δεν υπήρχε ενδιαφέρον από την πλευρά των προγραμματιστών να προσφέρουν αυτή την επιλογή στους μικρότερους σε ηλικία τηλεθεατές. Φαίνεται ότι απλώς λειτουργούσαν ως ***βοηθητικά προγράμματα*** να καλυφθούν τα κενά του προγραμματισμού. Παράλληλα, δείχνει μια σαφή προτίμηση της κάλυψης των αναγκών ενός ενήλικου περισσότερου κοινού παρά των νεανικών κοινών.
Assimina Vavoula
Greece
Local time: 13:38
filler programmes
Explanation:
many other "filler" programmes that are little better than TV wallpaper (many have ... Close inspection of the schedules of BBC Three reveals that most ...
www.culture.gov.uk/Independent_review/Robinson_David.txt

In the meantime BBC 2 viewers were treated to filler programmes - that in situations like this, or when rain disrupts play, with little prospect of live action likely, and both channels are scheduled to show coverage - often get a run out. ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’ and ‘Trade Secrets’ seemed to be two in particular.
www.transdiffusion.org/emc/worldofsport/wimbledon.php


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Note added at 22 mins (2007-07-28 12:59:41 GMT)
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Would have thought they would have had some filler programmes on stand by and tried to keep the schedule as normal as possible ...
www.tvforum.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19619&postdays=0&po...

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Note added at 27 mins (2007-07-28 13:05:19 GMT)
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BBC Parliament does often use short filler programmes to cover gaps caused by an unexpected early finish (or whatever) which explain the workings of the ...
digitalspy.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=473153&page=22

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Note added at 3 hrs (2007-07-28 15:45:11 GMT)
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If it isn't "filler" or "standby", perhaps it just means programmes which are not core programmes, i.e. they are less important programmes.

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Note added at 3 hrs (2007-07-28 16:34:23 GMT)
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Responding to Penny's comments once again, I'd say these certainly sound like token, makeweight programmes - not what the TV channel is really interested in broadcasting.

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Note added at 19 hrs (2007-07-29 08:30:32 GMT)
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Suggestions: you can call them

programmes used to pad out the schedules

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&safe=off&as_qdr=all&q= ...

or

makeweight programmes

programmes that act/serve as a makeweight



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Note added at 20 hrs (2007-07-29 08:46:25 GMT)
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http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&as_qdr=all&q=" pad ou...
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Dylan Edwards
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:38
Grading comment
Ευχαριστώ πολύ.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



Summary of answers provided
4 +2filler programmes
Dylan Edwards


  

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19 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
filler programmes


Explanation:
many other "filler" programmes that are little better than TV wallpaper (many have ... Close inspection of the schedules of BBC Three reveals that most ...
www.culture.gov.uk/Independent_review/Robinson_David.txt

In the meantime BBC 2 viewers were treated to filler programmes - that in situations like this, or when rain disrupts play, with little prospect of live action likely, and both channels are scheduled to show coverage - often get a run out. ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’ and ‘Trade Secrets’ seemed to be two in particular.
www.transdiffusion.org/emc/worldofsport/wimbledon.php


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Note added at 22 mins (2007-07-28 12:59:41 GMT)
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Would have thought they would have had some filler programmes on stand by and tried to keep the schedule as normal as possible ...
www.tvforum.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19619&postdays=0&po...

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Note added at 27 mins (2007-07-28 13:05:19 GMT)
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BBC Parliament does often use short filler programmes to cover gaps caused by an unexpected early finish (or whatever) which explain the workings of the ...
digitalspy.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=473153&page=22

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Note added at 3 hrs (2007-07-28 15:45:11 GMT)
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If it isn't "filler" or "standby", perhaps it just means programmes which are not core programmes, i.e. they are less important programmes.

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Note added at 3 hrs (2007-07-28 16:34:23 GMT)
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Responding to Penny's comments once again, I'd say these certainly sound like token, makeweight programmes - not what the TV channel is really interested in broadcasting.

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Note added at 19 hrs (2007-07-29 08:30:32 GMT)
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Suggestions: you can call them

programmes used to pad out the schedules

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&safe=off&as_qdr=all&q= ...

or

makeweight programmes

programmes that act/serve as a makeweight



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Note added at 20 hrs (2007-07-29 08:46:25 GMT)
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http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&as_qdr=all&q=" pad ou...

Dylan Edwards
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:38
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 68
Grading comment
Ευχαριστώ πολύ.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Evi Prokopi (X)
16 mins
  -> Thank you, Evi

agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
32 mins
  -> Thank you, Vicky

neutral  Penny Papadopoulou (X): Τα filler programmes είναι διαφορετικά από τα «βοηθητικά». Με έχει προβληματίσει αρκετά! Πιστεύω ότι δεν μεταφράζεται ως έχει αλλά μόνο περιφραστικά δηλ. act as a makeweight (something like that)
1 hr
  -> Ευχαριστώ για τα σχόλια. Σκέφτομαι τώρα, πώς θα το λέγαμε; makeweight items/programmes/material...?
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