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| Max Headroom is an artificial personality, created by the head of Network 23's Research and Development Department, Bryce Lynch, and resident in Network 23's own corporate mainframe. He has essentially unlimited control of, and access to, all of Network 23's considerable communications powers. He is best known to the general public for breaking into network broadcasts with his own interpretations of the current program, advertising campaigns and reality as he perceives it through the network-wide Two-Way Analyzer. He can broadcast to the full range of Network 23 viewers or, through the Two-Way link, communicate with one or more of them. Viewers are often surprised to find themselves talking with - or being talked at by - the famous Max Headroom.
| Max Headroom is an entertainment figure created in 1985 at the behest of UK's Channel Four. Channel Four was a newcomer, launched in November 1982 to expand television options in the UK beyond BBC1, BBC2 and ITV. Unlike staid old "Auntie Beeb" and the mainstream ITV, Channel Four, with its relatively low power transmitters and charter to shake things up, took an independent, youth-oriented stance. By the time the channel was becoming established in 1984, its operators wanted a music and video show much like rising cable/satellite star MTV. to achieve that goal, it partnered on one side with US cable giant Cinemax, and on the other side with UK recording company Chrysalis Records.
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