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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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.
The sources consumers use most frequently to discover new movies are channel surfing (44%), on-screen program guides (44%), previews at the movie theater (39%), commercials on TV (39%) and word of mouth (37%).
Youtopia for iPhone takes features from a regular desktop browser that allows channel surfing and watching a clip simultaneously and incorporates it into the mobile app.
He confessed: "I have that annoying male habit of channel surfing.
You can spend less time channel surfing by using guide filters to show only what you re looking to find.
I was channel surfing on Friday and I saw an edition of Wales Today - being English I normally watch Points West - and to my surprise there was a proposal for a Spaceport in the Bristol Channel.
While channel surfing the menu occupies a comparatively smaller real estate on the screen as compared to other services that we tested.
I enjoy channel surfing and when I do catch one of my films playing, I stop for a scene or two before moving on.
CHANNEL surfing this week, Steff and I found ourselves open mouthed and, I've never said this word before but, agog.
The deal will allow the company, whose gray newspaper-like pages have been like silver bullets against channel surfing since the dawn of TV, will be relocating into the space from 1211 Avenue of the Americas.
The solution will enable customers of Proximus to enjoy fast and easy channel surfing for mobile TV, according to Ericsson.