Controversy has erupted in the MicroWiki community following the judging of the Seventh Spon Awards, with many voicing their disagreement with the decisions made. Continue reading Controversy over Spon Award rulings
Rathlyn, HB, Jul 24 – The Siroccan Broadcasting Corporation has this evening confirmed it will be ending its popular cartoon series Micro High in light of Xtranormal’s announcement it will be closing down. Animation website Xtranormal, which is used to produce the series, has confirmed it will be closing down at the end of this month, stating that it is “exploring options for…the future”. As a result the site will be ending its animation services, leaving the SBC without a means of producing the show. In a statement issued by the SBC this evening, the corporation voiced its “great disappointment” … Continue reading SBC announces end of Micro High
You know, I thought The Eternal Principal was quite good. It seems the one of the rules of entertainment is alive and well – you can’t please everyone. While Prsänëa and Zealandia both enjoyed the show, it seems Senya did not. I decided that it is more civil to respond to his criticisms than blast him for daring to speak out against the show since after all, any publicity is good publicity. “THE INTRODUCTION IS CRAP” Granted the introduction is a bit long, but it’s meant to resemble one of the long show introductions of the 1950s. I did mean … Continue reading Commonwealth Avenue: Why so sad, Barnaby?
Alston, NCD, Jul 1 – Siroccans have stayed up late tonight to bid farewell to New Zealand television channel TVNZ7. From around 11pm last night, Siroccans tuned their television sets to TVNZ7 to witness the final hour of its transmission. This was especially evident in the National Capital District, where the Times understands all the province’s television viewers were watching TVNZ7. Premier Anderson issued his thoughts on the end of TVNZ7. TVNZ7 was an amazing channel with high-quality programming catering to an audience too intelligent for the mindless drivel on the likes of TV2 and TV3. But it seems the … Continue reading Sirocco farewells TVNZ7
Alston, NCD, Apr 13 – The Siroccan Broadcasting Corporation and the Sirocco Times have both joined the Micronational Press Council as a move of support for other micronational broadcasters and media outlets. The Council, “a self-regulatory body of micronational media outlets”, aims to organise broadcasters together and handle complaints, and it is known that both the Dranorian Broadcasters’ Guild and the A1 Broadcasting Commission had been trying to persuade Minister of Access Daniel Anderson to allow both the SBC and the Times to join for some time. Tonight it was confirmed that permission had been granted to both outlets to … Continue reading SBC, Sirocco Times join Micronational Press Council
Alston, NCD, Feb 15 – Documents have been discovered today outlining the plan for an SBC television show which bears a striking resemblance to Micro High, but with a difference – the idea predates Sirocco itself. Whilst going through the Siroccan Broadcasting Corporation’s archives, plans were uncovered a short time ago for an idea for a television show entitled “Micronations“, starring several micronations in the MicroWiki community in late October 2010. Dated October 26 and 28, 2010, the plans feature Sirocco, St.Charlie, A1, Zealandia, Austenasia, the Slinky Empyre and Atlantis as adult residents of a neighbourhood, as opposed to Micro High‘s … Continue reading Documents reveal Micro High predates Sirocco itself
Alston, NCD, Jan 8 – The fate of Alston’s most famous landmark has today been decided – it is to go. The Alston Aerial, which has stood above the Government Buildings on Commonwealth Avenue since 1987, will be dismantled within the next few weeks. Last night Alston went fully digital with the switchoff of reception capabilities of analogue television signals through the Alston Aerial. The Aerial was damaged a few nights ago following a major thunderstorm which permanently disabled analogue reception. Television broadcasts had to be received through Freeview and Sky Television (both satellite) in the interim. The Premier is … Continue reading Aerial retired, dismantling scheduled