Voting for your American Idol in Greece

Martin Belam  by Martin Belam, 10 December 2007

One of the causes of the recent ITV premium phone line vote scandals was the re-showing of programmes on their +1 chaanel without giving the viewer information that the competition had closed. There doesn't seem to be any similar pressure over here in Greece.

At the moment, on Sunday nights the ΣΚΑΙ channel is showing "American Idol". After each contestant sings, Greek television shows the presenter giving viewers the instructions on how to vote. Not only doesn't Greek TV indicate that you can't influence the result, it actually subtitles the instructions on how to cast your vote on episodes that went out in the U.S. 10 months ago!

American Idol on SKAI in Greece

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I note the iPlayer now displays a "Voting options may have changed" message when you browse recorded talent shows.

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