channel-surfing

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chan·nel-surf

(chăn′əl-sûrf′)
intr.v. chan·nel-surfed, chan·nel-surf·ing, chan·nel-surfs
To watch a number of different television stations in rapid succession by using a remote control.

channel surfer n.

channel-surfing

n
the US equivalent of channel-hopping
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Comcast Business has unveiled enhancements to the X1 for Business entertainment platform with a new mobile app that simplifies the way businesses -- including bars and restaurants -- manage multiple TVs, enabling them to spend less time channel surfing and more time serving customers, the company said.
Whenever I catch a glimpse while channel surfing it's just somebody screaming at somebody else.
Others swear by the printed TV Guide to do their channel surfing.
After three days of light channel surfing last week during a period of Man-Ebola-Flu, and listening to my brain cells popping like Rice Krispies, I can state categorically that in future the only thing that will keep me away from work is a death certificate.
After three days of light channel surfing last week during a period of ManEbolaFlu, and listening to my brain cells popping like Rice Krispies, I can state categorically that in future the only thing that will keep me away from work is a death certificate.
Of particular concern is 'surfing the internet' which is likened to 'channel surfing' and done randomly.
Tech companies such as Amazon and Google are developing products that would make the TV-viewing experience more user-friendly and make channel surfing more akin to web surfing.
The media strategist agrees with Edison that easy access to change will leads to much channel surfing. Do they also not know that folks zip through TV spots on their DVR's?
"Moving into the sports section of the EPG's has always been an ambition for RPGTV as our programme is more suited to the viewers that will be channel surfing in those sections," said Lawrence.
James Blake, a senior lecturer in television at Edinburgh Napier University, feels channel surfing is ending thanks to the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime.
With more than a hundred news and entertainment television networks, channel surfing now is almost akin to drowning.