Friday 17 October 2008

Looking forward to Lazy Days

The London Film Festival started this week. There are so many films that I'd really love to watch but most of them are during the day and many of the evening screenings were sold out in the first few hours of the tickets going on sale.

The latest Bond film, Quantum of Solace, will be given its first public screening on Wednesday, 29th, as part of the Festival. Tickets? No chance.

But tomorrow night I'm going with my wife to see Déjate Caer ("Lazy Days") by a Spanish director Jesús Ponce. Just a few seats are left for what should be a good, fun movie about three layabout friends.

It's been nothing like Lazy Days this week. I went through literally hundreds of reader comments on Zattoo's blog this week. Then I read through hundreds more newspaper articles, personal blog posts and more reader comments, all on the subject of Zattoo.

It amazes me how much has been written about the company, just in the last year. Of course, I love it when people say things like this:
"Martin, I think I love you! Without you and gHacks would I ever have discovered Zattoo?!"
And all the declarations of love out on the Internet are great for our sense of self-satisfaction - and they help us spread the word.

I'm not going to pretend that every comment is positive. We get hit with some (occasionally barbed) criticism too. These comments are also important for us. They help us understand how we can make Zattoo better. Sure, it's a cliché but it's true.

So, as I promised in my last entry, I've come up with a list of priorities specific to the UK. It has turned out to be mostly channels that people really want to see. Many of them on Freeview. I'm going to spare you the long list.

I also had one, verbal request for an improvement to our EPG, the electronic programme guide.

So that's helpful. But I want to know more. What are your favourite programmes? When do you watch Zattoo? What don't you like about it? How can we make it better? I'll listen closely to your answers.

Meanwhile, whatever you're watching, enjoy your weekend!