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Scuba Diving TV

Discussion in 'Research and Development' started by boblanning, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. boblanning

    boblanning Garibaldi

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    I'm a US based TV producer. We have interest in developing a weekly TV series for Scuba Divers.
    I welcome you comments on whether this program would be of interest.
    Thanks,
    Bob Lanning
    Directors Group
     
  2. The Kraken

    The Kraken He Who Glows in the Dark Waters (ADVISOR) ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Bob,

    I guarantee you the members of this board would LOVE to see a well producted TV series about scubadiving!

    Into what sort of production format would this programming fall?
    A&E, ESPN, Bay Watch . . . ???

    I'm not trying to be a smart butt, but I would imagine most of the members of this particular board would like to see it put forth in more of an informational format - dive locales, new gear, technologies, something that is not in the general character of most of the mindless pulp on TV nowadays.

    Thanks for the heads up, and your dream and goals . . .

    I certainly wish you the best of luck . . .

    the K
     
  3. pennypue

    pennypue Solo Diver

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    Can I star in it? :D

    Mindless pulp works too......but make the diving REALLY accurate.

    Oh, in case you forgot my earlier question, can I star in it? :dance:
     
  4. boblanning

    boblanning Garibaldi

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    Penny,
    Thanks for the note.
    Just trying to gauge whether there is any "real" interest for this program.
    And, yes...it will be accurate and hopefully informative and entertaining.
     
  5. boblanning

    boblanning Garibaldi

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    K...
    Thanks for the response.
    We're trying to gauge real interest before moving forward.
    We would anticipate this program airing on one of the outdoor / lifestyle networks. Our hope is that it would be all that you mention as well as informative and entertaining.
    Let's both hope for an overwheling response.
    Thanks again,
    Bob
     
  6. The Kraken

    The Kraken He Who Glows in the Dark Waters (ADVISOR) ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Go for it !!!!
    I think most people, whether or not they are divers, are attracted to the sport/hobby for one reason or another.

    the K
     
  7. pennypue

    pennypue Solo Diver

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    Ok, you ignored my request for employment.....:pout:

    So I'll be a bit more serious for a moment.
    (I know, SBer's around the globe keel over in shock.....)

    Deep Sea Detectives has a pretty good following on the board. Divers are willing to watch reruns for the second or third time. Heck, many of us (see the OrcaBait group) dive the same sites over and over again. So we as a group, are very loyal. Downside, divers are very technical and as a result, critical. (Lots of engineers and computer people.....)

    Final thing to note......most of them have a wicked sense of humor.....(humour to appease our Brit SBers):wink:

    The key is to get enough market and exposure to appeal to non-divers as well.

    (Ok, can I carry the tanks? :blinking: )
     
  8. Corigan

    Corigan Solo Diver

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    Hi Bob,

    I would love to see a scuba program on television. I watch divers passport weekly over the internet. I even watch Deep sea detectives, even though they like to pound steel rods into the cieling of caves (blasphemy). I wish divers passport was shown in the US. It would be great to see more scuba shows.

    Matt
     
  9. dcuddihy

    dcuddihy Angel Fish

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    I would definitely watch ... Our Tivo has a keyword wishlist for dive, diving and scuba and I watch every show it records, and in the case of Deep Sea Dectectives, sometimes multiple times...but there just isn't all that much dive related stuff on all those 500 channels.
     
  10. ReefGuy

    ReefGuy Instructor, Scuba

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    I'd love to see a diving show as well. I don't watch a lot of tv (maybe 3-4 hours/week), but one show I try to catch every week is Offshore Hunter, which airs on the Sunshine network, and is about spearfishing.

    I'd be glad to add another 1/2 - 1 hour a week for a worthy show. Highlight a different dive destination (including lots in the states) each week, and I'm hooked.
     

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