channel hopping


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channel hopping

and channel surfing and channel zapping
n. using a remote control to move quickly from one television channel to another, pausing only a short time on each channel. I wish you would stop channel hopping! He spends more time channel zapping than actually watching.
See also: channel, hop
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A source said: "The truth is Jay stumbled across Vikki whilst he was channel hopping and saw her on an adult chat channel and then a daytime show called Show Off TV.
at the have in the mainly he have a But while channel hopping the other day I stumbled across one reality show Cheaters, which I won't be tuning in for again.
I was apprehensive that the broadcasting baton had passed from the BBC to Channel 4, but relaxed immediately when I saw that Claire Balding had done her own channel hopping.
It is one of those sports you find by accident, like synchronised swimming or men's beach volleyball, sports you pause on momentarily when channel hopping just to see what on earth is going on.
The most common complaints include loo roll not being replaced, lights that aren't switched off, channel hopping and the lavatory seat being left up.
It meant a quick dash back to Surrey on Saturday morning and the Channel hopping has taken a toll on his health.
The early morning show just tries too hard and has me channel hopping to anywhere but here, as does the Jonathan Miles Show, which follows it.
This new piece will form a sound portrait of a day in the life of Britain and reveal how we define ourselves through our channel hopping mass media.
Offering superb picture quality, the 15-inch set comes complete with a remote control for horizontal channel hopping.
Spb TV goes a long way to support the genuine TV watching behavior on handsets: quick TV guide check-up and channel hopping, on-screen controls for volume and backlight, neat integration of TV functionality with other mobile features (such as messages, calls, and battery life monitoring).
The Channel hopping of three Wasps players - James Haskell, Riki Flutey and Tom Palmer - has rocked the English game in the past week.
I'd like to stay in one place so I don't have to be channel hopping, which is not going to be the best for jet lag.
THE freak show that is Celebrity Big Brother has invaded my home when I've been channel hopping.
For those viewing at home there is, unless you are a Thommomaniac, a 15-minute period available for channel hopping.