Big Brother 2013 live streaming axe brought forward

Posted on June 28 2013 at 08:37pm by Matt Scott
Big Brother 2013 live streaming axe brought forward

Channel 5 is to drop the nightly Big Brother 2013 live feed earlier than expected, it has emerged, with the last edition now due to air this Sunday.

Earlier this year the broadcaster announced it would air two hours of streaming every night between 7pm and 9pm on digital channel 5*, following continued campaigns from viewers for the 24hr feed to be reinstated.

After the daily streaming drew lower viewing figures than the slots had previously achieved, it was confirmed on Wednesday that it would be dropped from the schedules from Saturday 6th July.

However, in a further blow to Big Brother fans, it now seems the cancellation date has been brought forward, with 5* EPG listings now showing repeats of shows such as My Name Is Earl from next Monday, the 1st of July.

This means the final daily instalment of ‘Live From The House’ will now air on Sunday at 8.00pm.

C5 will continue to broadcast a half hour of post-eviction streaming on Fridays at 11.30pm, following spin-off show Bit On The Side.

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  1. Lesley says:
    Fri 28 Jun | Reply !

    OMG are u mad???? the reason live streaming hasn’t grabbed an audience is that it is broadcast right through all the soaps!!!!! The old days were the best….24/7 and u knew ya could always catch something going on……..

  2. Loyal_BBFan says:
    Fri 28 Jun | Reply !

    Why don’t they do the right thing and give the Live Feed a PROPER chance by showing it before 7PM or after BBBOTS? :cry:

    Is it too much for them to give the LOYAL BB fans and all the other BB viewers Live Feed at a PROPER time?

    Everyone who new there was Live Feed new it would fail at 7PM to 9PM when tv soaps are on at that time!

    They didn’t try or give the Live Feed a PROPER chance, which is a shame because they could of done the right thing and put it on at a better time! :cry:

  3. Scott says:
    Fri 28 Jun | Reply !

    Stop moaning with the ‘it’s during the soaps’ scapegoat reason, if you were that bothered, then you’d still watch it or record the soaps. Clearly people have been moaning for years for Live Feed but when they’re given it they couldn’t care less. Go Channel 5 for proving a point! :up:

  4. Loyal_BBFan says:
    Fri 28 Jun | Reply !

    Also not everyone new about the Live Feed at 7PM either! Fail :down:

  5. Loyal_BBFan says:
    Sat 29 Jun | Reply !

    The Live Feed that is on at the same time as the tv soaps is not a scapegoat reason! Its a FACT!!!! :up:

    What would people rather watch:

    1) Housemates cooking food and eating food at 7PM?


    2) Tv soaps with drama also at 7PM too?

    People would rather watch Live Feed at a PROPER time when its more entertaining instead of housemates eating food at 7PM!!

    They always eat at 7PM!!! FACT!!!! :up:

    I heard the Live Feed does better after BBBOTS so if they gave the Live Feed a PROPER chance they would put Live Feed on after BBBOTS every night! FACT!!! :up:

    A lot of people don’t know about the Live Feed as not everyone has twitter, FaceBook or even the internet! FACT!!! :up:

    Live Feed would do better after BBBOTS everyday, and if they don’t think it would then they should try it for a few weeks! I bet I would be right! :up:

  6. Loyal_BBFan says:
    Sat 29 Jun | Reply !

    Oh and I heard even Ben Frow who works for them said he new that Live Feed would FAIL at 7PM to 9PM! But he couldn’t do anymore then that!

    So it wasn’t just the LOYAL fans and other BB viewers (who new about the Live Feed) that thought it would fail at 7PM!

  7. Loyal_BBFan says:
    Sat 29 Jun | Reply !

    Also I’ve been watching the Live Feed everyday! FACT :up:

  8. Sam2 says:
    Sat 29 Jun | Reply !


    The fact that people have been ‘moaning for years for live feed’ as you put it, shows that it’s something quite a lot of fans like about Big Brother. Granted there may not be enough people to justify broadcasting it in a fixed primetime TV slot on a Digital Terrestrial TV station every night, but there were still quite a lot of people (a large stadium amount of people) who were watching it every night. So why can’t they put a live stream on-line like other countries do with their Big Brother franchises? How come other countries can put a stream online, but the UK can’t?

    The one thing I can’t remember anyone EVER asking for was tweets, facebook updates and video clips. So instead of the digital team faffing around tweeting, facebooking and uploading clips, just put them in control of the live feed instead. Hell, they may even be able to slip some advertising in there as well, which they can’t do with pointless tweets and status updates.

  9. Loyal_BBFan says:
    Sat 29 Jun | Reply !

    Also why does Live Feed do better after BBBOTS then at 7PM to 9PM? Because theres no tv soaps at that time! Also a FACT! :up:

  10. Frankie says:
    Sat 29 Jun | Reply !

    Lol people demand it and they don’t even watch it!, glad they axed it, it was pointless to cater for about 1k viewers.

  11. Bentendo says:
    Sat 29 Jun | Reply !

    I still think this was all planned from the start. Do the whole “if we give you it, you better watch it” comment, but deliberately place it opposite rating grabbers like Corrie and Eastenders, and then be able to say “told ya so!” when it failed.

  12. Bentendo says:
    Sat 29 Jun | Reply !

    I still think the live feed isn’t used in a positive light anyway, use it to create an event, instead of calling it a stream.

    So, every Monday broadcast the nominations live on 5*. By limiting the housemates to an allotted time each to nominate, there could be completely unedited nominations every week. Or every air the final part of the shopping task live to see them fight for the luxury budget and discover the results.

    THEN people would watch it, instead of it being people complaining about eaten sausages or who is going to wash the pots… no wonder people don’t tune in. Make live viewing something worth watching and then ratings will grow.

  13. Loyal_BBFan says:
    Sat 29 Jun | Reply !

    I think putting Live Feed 24/7 or a few hours in the day and at night on their website is a great idea.

    They also could show 1 or 2 hours of Live Feed on Channel 5 or 5 star after BBBOTS too for those who don’t have the internet?

    But mainly put the Live Feed on their website for viewers to watch! :grin: :up:

    Or even just 1 or 2 hours of Live Feed after BBBOTS each night would do well for Channel 5 like it already does on Fridays! :up:

  14. Loyal_BBFan says:
    Sat 29 Jun | Reply !


    Thats what I thought and I’m glad you said it! :up:

  15. Loyal_BBFan says:
    Sat 29 Jun | Reply !

    People demand Live Feed but the channel failed to promote the Live Feed PROPERLY! So NOT everyone new about it! FAIL :doh:

    But like I said in 1 of my posts its been put on at a time when A LOT of people watch tv soaps! Also EVERY 7PM the housemates eat at that time!

    They should put Live Feed on at a time when it’s more INTERESTING and ENTERTAINING and NOT when they are EATING! Which is always at 7PM without fail!

  16. Loyal_BBFan says:
    Sat 29 Jun | Reply !

    Fans of BB are sending emails to Ben Frow and Ch5 about this and good for them! :up: :grin:

    BB fans are not fools we all know Live Feed would do better at a different time! :up:

    Go BB fans you tell them what you think of the stupid idea of putting it on at a silly time of 7 to 9PM! :up: :grin:

  17. oathy says:
    Sat 29 Jun | Reply !

    Ben Frow confirmed last night he is trying to get a “late night” feed that would be online only together. I have no idea why but he sounded pessimistic at the outcome though. So It begs the question is C5 boss against the idea? or endemol and if its going online why just late night?

  18. anne666 says:
    Sat 29 Jun | Reply !

    What a feeble comment. You just don’t get it do you ?
    Channel 5 seem hell bent on burying BB for good. Disgraceful child level tasks, repeat everything we have already had repeated every night, very strange selection of housemates. I hear on the grapevine that ring a ring of roses is planned for tonight.Pass the parcel sounds like a good contender next.@Scott

  19. iwantlivestreaming says:
    Sat 29 Jun | Reply !

    the live “window” was in peek, against soaps and the news and all the things the demogrpahics they would want were already busy. I can understand them not wanting to compete with their gambling show over night, but in the afternoon there is NOTHING up against it… i will now delete the series record on 5* which already annoyingly recorded all bb shows on 5* not just the live stuff, which i watched when i wanted.

  20. Brekkie says:
    Sat 29 Jun | Reply !

    I do think to be fair to Ben Frow that if he could he would provide a 24 hour feed and it is now more a question of the economics rather than the foolish belief it’s not important.

    Considering all the product placement deals they’ve got you would think they’d be able to agree something with Youtube or more likely a competitor like Daily Motion or Vimeo.

  21. jamie1991 says:
    Sat 29 Jun | Reply !

    They should just do what other BBs do around the world and put a 24/7 live (time delayed) stream on their website.
    I understand why c5 axed it though since the ratings were low and they need to be high to be justified on tv channels. Internet, not so much.

  22. Loyal_BBFan says:
    Sat 29 Jun | Reply !

    1 or 2 people are saying they understand why they got rid of Live Feed because of the ratings, BUT if they put the Live Feed on at PROPER time they would get high ratings!

    So I don’t understand why they would get rid of the Live Feed if they can show Live Feed at a PROPER time! :up:

    They would get high ratings if Live Feed was on after BBBOTS or before 7PM! :up:

    Would they put Live Feed on at a PROPER time? NO!!! :down:

  23. Scott says:
    Sat 29 Jun | Reply !

    I’d LOVE for them to move the Live Feed to ‘before 7PM’ or ‘after BBBOTS’, because it would still fail and it would still get axed. It’s not interesting, anything that is interesting gets removed/censored for possible highlights footage so that formula will never work again. Initially in the early BB years it was interesting to watch people 24/7, now it’s no longer a novelty. People don’t really care.

  24. Loyal_BBFan says:
    Sat 29 Jun | Reply !

    Funny that because Live Feed is doing well after BBBOTS! :grin: :up:

    Which goes to show A LOT of people still do find Live Feed interesting when its shown after BBBOTS! Apart from 2 people on here and only a few people!

    If Live Feed wasn’t interesting after BBBOTS then they would of got rid of that too! FACT!!!! :grin:

  25. tuggler says:
    Sat 29 Jun | Reply !

    live feeds.
    but why cant they stream live via the internet and take away people from their viewing figures..
    plus gain a wee bit of revenue from advertising on it…

    big scotty boy

  26. irene pearson says:
    Sun 30 Jun | Reply !

    That makes too much sense for dire Channel 5.They NEVER wanted to provide live feed and have deliberately messed it up with the time slot . How many people on here watch anything else on Channel 5 ? The live feed so far has mainly consisted of making food, having to watch some of them eating like pigs and washing up. All deliberate to be able to pull it. @tuggler

  27. Scott says:
    Sun 30 Jun | Reply !

    The only reason it does better than usual after BBBOTS is because it’s directly after an eviction on a Friday, so of course the die hard fans are going to tune in to see what the aftermath is. Any other night after BBBOTS and it would fail miserably.

  28. irene pearson says:
    Sun 30 Jun | Reply !

    I doubt that very much@Scott

  29. Loyal_BBFan says:
    Sun 30 Jun | Reply !

    How would you know that if C5 haven’t even tried putting Live Feed on after BBBOTS everynight, or even before 7PM and after BBBOTS? Because you DON’T know that for sure! FACT!!!

    You can’t say what would happen if it’s NOT happened. So you wouldn’t know weather Live Feed would fail after BBBOTS everynight when they HAVEN’T even tried that idea! :doh: FACT!

    That is only what YOU think yet OTHERS think differently to you! Loads of people have complained about wanting Live Feed and they want to watch the Live Feed at a PROPER time! FACT!

    BB fans didn’t and still don’t complain about wanting Live Feed for no reason! FACT!

    To be honest I can’t blame people for not wanting to watch it at a stupid time of 7PM, when the housemates do nothing but cook food and eat food at that time. Why would people want to watch housemates eating all the time at 7PM, when theres a lot of drama in tv soaps. People want to watch Live Feed at the time when the housemates are being entertaining or doing tasks! FACT!

    If they put Live Feed on at a PROPER time when they are entertaining or doing tasks, I bet A LOT of people would watch as they have been complaining for the Live Feed to be back again. They wouldn’t complain about wanting Live Feed for nothing!

    I bet BB fans would watch after BBBOTS because there isn’t any competition at that time and the housemates are not eating at that time either! Even at 3 or 4PM it would do well! :up:

    Also NOT everyone new about the Live Feed (But I’ve already said this) as NOT everyone has twitter, facebook or even the internet to find out.
    So how are the other BB fans who don’t have the internet and (some) don’t watch BBBOTS meant to know there is Live Feed when they don’t promote the Live Feed (Apart from at the end of BBBOTS, but not everyone watches BBBOTS)??? :doh:

    But you carry on thinking negative about the Live Feed and how only you must be right and all the other BB fans must be wrong!!

    Infact if you don’t want to watch or have the Live Feed back don’t watch it. Let all the big BB fans enjoy watching the Live Feed, if they wanted to do the right thing and put Live Feed on at a PROPER time! :grin:

    We are not going to agree with each other so lets just agree to disagree and leave it at that Scott, as we are not going to agree! FACT!

  30. irene pearson says:
    Sun 30 Jun | Reply !

    Ok we get it you don’t like live feed . A lot of other people do, now can you accept our opinion.@Scott

  31. Loyal_BBFan says:
    Sun 30 Jun | Reply !

    @irene pearson

    I agree that Live Feed is put on at a stupid time when all the housemates do is eat at that time. BB fans want to watch housemates being entertaing or doing tasks not eating food or cooking food which is always at 7PM without fail. Like why not eat at 5PM? Why always at 7PM when Live Feed has just started???

    Channel 4 had Live Feed 24/7 and apart from when housemates was cooking food, eating food and sleeping at night, it was entertaining to watch Live Feed whenever you wanted! :grin:

    It’s a pity they can’t give Live Feed a PROPER chance like Channel 4 did! :down: :sad:

  32. Loyal_BBFan says:
    Sun 30 Jun | Reply !

    @irene pearson

    But still 7PM is a stupid time when TV soaps are on!

    If it was up to me and I was told only 2 hours of Live Feed for this year. Then I would put Live Feed for 1 hour at 4PM and then the other 1 hour of Live Feed after BBBOTS! Or 2 hours of Live Feed after BBBOTS! :grin:

    People are not fools we all know it would fail at 7PM when tv soaps are on at that time!

  33. Loyal_BBFan says:
    Sun 30 Jun | Reply !

    @irene pearson

    Hes trying to get a reaction from BB fans, don’t let him upset you.

  34. Loyal_BBFan says:
    Sun 30 Jun | Reply !

    @irene pearson

    I now realise hes trying to get a reaction from BB fans! I should of ignored him!

    I’m going to ignore him by not reading his comments!

    Don’t let him upset you!

  35. Loyal_BBFan says:
    Sun 30 Jun | Reply !

    @irene pearson

    Lets hope C5 will do the right thing and want to keep BB fans happy by putting the Live Feed on at a PROPER time! Then they would have tried!

    Putting Live Feed on at 7PM is not trying as it would fail and people know that!

  36. Mary Tait says:
    Sun 30 Jun | Reply !

    You’d be better scrapping the god awful bbots and giving us live feed. FACT. :envy:

  37. Scott says:
    Mon 01 Jul | Reply !

    I’m not trying to get a reaction from nobody, haha, you’re the one who is getting seemingly frustrated with what I’m saying, which as you state is only an ‘opinion’, which I’ve never doubted otherwise. I’m only stating that live feed was doomed from the beginning anyway and the ratings are never going to be good enough for C5 to warrant them as a more full time thing. People are getting delusional thinking live feed is something every single person who watches Big Brother wants. Most viewers of the show now are teens/young adults, and that’s why social media is used so much for the show, and so it should be. These demographics don’t want to sit watching live streaming all day/night, so why waste the money? I’ve watched BB since the start and yes live feed was initially something exciting and interesting, but even I have come to admit that it’s a failing formula that one minute the ‘die hard’ fans are screaming about and when they’re given it, they don’t bother with it. If you love it so much, then the fact it clashes with soaps shouldn’t be a problem.

  38. Big Brother Fan From Day 1 says:
    Mon 01 Jul | Reply !

    :down: :down: :down: :down: :down: :down: :down: :down: :down: :down: :down: :down: :down: :down: :down: :down: :down: :down:
    Channel 5 and producers of BIG BROTHER get a grip, and produce the show as it should be produced.
    Don’t keep using excuses like “ITS TO EXPENSIVE” :down:
    So we are now going to see even less, well that’s a really go :down: od plan to entice viewers back :down:
    You people really do not have a clue do you.

  39. Big Brother Fan From Day 1 says:
    Mon 01 Jul | Reply !

    And Emma Willis if you reading these comments do not get used to your new position as there will be no show next year SHAME.

  40. Dmbb says:
    Mon 01 Jul | Reply !

    Gutted !
    Just gone to watch it, as I have been every night, gone.
    Can’t believe it. What have you done.

    Put it online. Charge a subscription. I’ve subscribed to every live feed there’s been and thousands will.

    Ill end up losing interest altogether now. The one hour of highlights isn’t enough.


  41. patricia mould says:
    Mon 01 Jul | Reply !

    :sad: Also fuming – have converted many to BB over the last 2 weeks with Live Feed slot – tonight “Cowboy Builders”
    Ch 5 seem to want to drop whole thing to me and we still try to stay loyal – hard with the two awful presenters on BBBOTS
    I am an ardent 69 year old follower from the first series
    Now know am not really wanted – Well done!!
    Live streaming should be 24/7 for the real watchers – after all only for 12 weeks unlike the other rubbish shown
    Will cool down now and take up knitting!!!

  42. suzie x says:
    Wed 03 Jul | Reply !

    Just turned over for Big Brother Live Feed on 5* and am confronted with ‘The Hotel Inspector’!! WTF!! :doh:

  43. Kate says:
    Wed 10 Jul | Reply !

    Live feed used to get me through my Insomnia and through two pregnancies! I want to watch them now its all getting heated in the house and can’t find it! Live feed was good and what BB was all about! But it annoyed the hell out of me putting tweeting birds over them talking!

    They should at the very least in this modern era do what they did in the beginning and allow fans to watch live feeds from their computers and iPads and choose what camera to watch!

    They want the money from votes but they don’t care what the fans want!

  44. Sam2 says:
    Thu 11 Jul | Reply !

    Apparently, there was a live feed on the C5 website last night. I’ve only just found out about it through word of mouth, so I missed it completely!!! Again!

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