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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These records told dense, non-linear stories, with scenes linked by the logic of dreams, puns, free association, late-night channel-surfing, and a psychedelic anti-authoritarianism that wasn't so different from the libertarian politics of The Prisoner or the Illuminatus
This six-episode series was commissioned before that pilot was even screened - and it has kept the same channel-surfing format that bombards you with rapid fire sketches.
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Despite the feeling of channel-surfing, the evening delivered an introduction to many of the talented choreographers who have made Boston home base.
As recently as this time last year, he remembers thinking to himself while channel-surfing past a game, ``Thank God I'm not there.
Channel-surfing couch potatoes definitely fails to describe this group of men and women, including those at the younger end of the spectrum.
If this summer's made-for-TV Bush and Gore coronations give you an itchy channel-surfing finger, imagine a convention with actual suspense.
In Channel-Surfing the Apocalypse Nash explores the possibilities of annihilation by disease, radiation fallout, and terrorist bombing, but it is the modern version of apocalypse, death-by-culture, which frightens her most.
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SAN FRANCISCO -- ffwd (pronounced "fast forward"), the company empowering tens of thousands of consumers with a revolutionary personal remote control for channel-surfing video on the web, today announced that it is releasing an application programming interface (API) to aid in delivering ffwd's award-winning adaptive channel intelligence to any web-enabled video device, including living room and mobile hardware, and within the manufacturer's existing user experience.
But I was channel-surfing the other night and came across a History Channel feature on the Richard Attenborough film ``A Bridge Too Far,'' based on the Cornelius Ryan book.