The First Show
The first show was made in Saitama, Japan, on Monday 3rd April 2006.
TDES was produced in Kurihara, Niiza, Saitama from Show 1 Monday 3 April 2006 to Show 120 Monday 31 July 2006.
TDES moved to Tateyama, Chiba on the 8th of August 2006. Show 121 Friday 1 September 2006 to Show 156 Friday 6 October 2006 were produced in Tateyama.
TDES moved back to Tokyo on the 7th of October 2006. The show was produced in Hibarigaoka, Tokyo, Japan until the end of October.
TDES left Tokyo on the 1st of November 2006 and arrived in Niseko on the 13th of November 2006. We moved into studio tdes on the 16th of November. From November 2006 to May 2007 The Daily English Show was produced at studio tdes in Niseko (Kutchan, Hokkaido, Japan).
TDES left Japan on the 8th of May 2007. From May to November 2007 The Daily English Show was produced in Canada. TDES travelled to: Vancouver, Cawston, Nelson, Wolfville and Vancouver Island.
TDES left Canada on the 5th of November 2007 and returned to Japan, via Taipei. From November 2007 to July 2009 the show was produced at studio tdes in Niseko. In November 2008 we moved the studio to a new location in Kutchan: MSK JR Apartments.
Auckland, New Zealand
TDES left Japan in September 2009 and moved to Auckland New Zealand. The first show in New Zealand was on 9th November 2009. We set up the studio in the Auckland CBD. In April 2010, we moved the studio to a new location in Auckland. The first show in our new studio in Papakura, South Auckland, was on 21st June 2010. In 2014, we moved to Auckland Central South - the first show in this location was on 2 Mar 2015.
When the show started, there were three sections on weekday shows: STICK NEWS, conversations with sarah and questionanswer. Saturday shows were special shows (How To or Sarah's Diary) and Sunday shows were Sunday Kitchen. In the intros to the show, Sarah talked about various topics: grammar, movies, songs, videos etc.
Over the years more segments/regular topics have been introduced to the show.
From 2006 to 2011, we uploaded the scripts to thedailyenglishshow.blogspot.com. We are now uploading scripts to thedailyenglishshow.com.
We used to have a site on GeoCities. Our address was: www.geocities.com/thedailyenglishshow
You can see what our site looked like with the Wayback Machine.
Video hosting sites
The Daily English Show joined Grouper (now Crackle) on 16 March 2006. We uploaded a TDES promo (conversations with sarah), to Crackle on 23 March 2006, then uploaded the first show on 3 April 2006. Grouper has since changed to Crackle and has since deleted all user content.
The Daily English Show joined YouTube on 5 April 2006 and has been uploading the show to YouTube since then.
The Daily English Show used to be uploaded to Blip TV. Blip TV has now deleted most user content - including all of The Daily English Show videos.
Shows up to #554 were uploaded to this PeeVeeTV account.
Shows from #555 have been uploaded to this PeeVeeTV account.
Watch Me TV (Japan)
Shows up to #1231 were uploaded to Watch Me TV. The Daily English Show was featured on an episode of the program watchme! TOPICS
Google Videos (US)
Some shows were uploaded to Google Videos. Google Videos was shut down in August 2012.
Shortly after the show started, we started a Japanese site for Japanese translations of TDES scripts. The first Japanese script site was: plaza.rakuten.co.jp/dailyenglish.On the 3rd of December 2007, this site moved to: tdes.blog120.fc2.com.
Several sites have been created by viewers who translate TDES scripts. The sites were created in the following order:
* There also used to be a site for Spanish scripts, and one for Vietnamese scripts.
The Daily English Show is grateful for the following sponsors who have supported the show:
SAS Scott Adventure Sports
When we started we used Video Studio 7 to edit the show on a laptop. A few months after we started, we changed to Adobe Premiere Elements. Find out more about the equipment we use here.
This mission statement was suggested by a viewer in 2007.
The show titles used to be the show number and date. Thanks to suggestions from viewers, from August 2007, we changed to giving the videos titles which reflect the content of the video.
Featured on YouTube
YouTube used to feature videos on their homepage. The following videos were featured on YouTube during that time:
#283 My Trip To Sapporo And Otaru - Featured on the front page
#424 How To Make Soymilk - Featured in Spotlight section (How To)
#493 Introducing Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada - Featured in Spotlight section (Travel)
#536 Brownies - Featured on the front page of YouTube New Zealand (one of the first group of videos which were featured)
#547 Tofino to Vancouver - Featured in Spotlight section (travel)
#601 Advice For People Who Are Studying English - Featured on the front page as part of a theme of language videos
#665 Yotei-zan: Hiking Up + Riding Down - Featured in Spotlight section (travel)
#697 First Korean In Space, Should Of, Kitchen Sink - Featured on the front page of YouTube Korea
#778 Garlic Top Salad - Featured on the front page (selected to be featured as part of the Summer Guru Challenge)
The Daily English Show is a daily show, however, from time to time we take breaks. Since we've started, The Daily English Show has taken the following holidays/breaks:
1: 2006 Summer holiday, 1 month, August 2006
2: 2007 Winter holiday, 10 days, 9-18 November 2007
3: 2008 Summer holiday, 1 month, August 2008
4: 2008 Winter holiday, 10 days, 26 December 2008 - 4 January 2009
5. 2009 Spring holiday, 1 month, 27 April - 24 May 2009
6. 2009 Summer holiday / moving break, 3 1/2 months 25 July - 8 November 2009
7. 2009 Technical difficulty break, 11 days, 20-30 November 2009
8. 2009/10 Christmas/New Year/Summer holiday, 2 1/2 weeks, 23 December 2009 - 10 January 2010
9. 2010 Autumn holiday / moving break, 2 1/2 months, 5 April 2010 - 20 June 2010
10. 2011-5 Hiatus. Relaunched Monday 2 March 2015