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Old 12-02-2018, 10:08   #211
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Re: One or two new channels coming to Freesat.

is Sony crime +1 launching on freesat tomorrow, please could let me know thanks...

I wander what this new HD channel is going to be, as someone on another forum said a new international HD channel is starting soon...
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Old 12-02-2018, 10:14   #212
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Re: One or two new channels coming to Freesat.

Apparently, that is the plan yes.

Nobody knows what this new HD channel that is testing is yet, or even if it will remain FTA and/or join Freesat.
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Old 12-02-2018, 10:17   #213
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Re: One or two new channels coming to Freesat.

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Old 12-02-2018, 13:12   #214
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Re: One or two new channels coming to Freesat.

Are there any more new channels coming soon to freesat?

Freesports HD launches on Freesat in May sometime apparently...
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Old 12-02-2018, 13:29   #215
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Thanks for the information
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Old 12-02-2018, 14:59   #216
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Re: One or two new channels coming to Freesat.

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Are there any more new channels coming soon to freesat?

Freesports HD launches on Freesat in May sometime apparently...
Apparently, there are two more to come, but they are delaying their launch until after May to avoid any confusion when Sky rejig their EPG.

Freesports initially said that they would be going HD "on Sky", but have since indicated that they will also launch this channel on Freesat.

I think that the confusion arose as Freesports, like many people do unfortunately, used the term 'Sky' as a generic term for satellite.

There has been speculation that this launch may include closing the SD version of the channel to help with the extra costs involved, meaning that those without Freesat HD would lose out. Freesat HD boxes can be picked up cheaply though, especially second hand.
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Old 12-02-2018, 16:02   #217
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What are these two channels that are launching after May , I hope they are Sony Movies and Eden.. Or maybe they could be Eden and Animal Planet.... please could you let me know when you know thanks...
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Old 12-02-2018, 21:16   #218
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Re: One or two new channels coming to Freesat.

Will do if/when I find out. The person who I found this out from isn't able to say which they are though, but has been a reliable source of information in the past.

One of them could be Sony Movies as some technical changes have been made that suggest it may be going FTA, especially as the Sony Channel/Sony Crime has now done so too.
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Old 12-02-2018, 23:00   #219
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Old 13-02-2018, 18:31   #220
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So disappointed that Sony Crime 2 has been removed from Freesat and Sony Crime +1 didn't launch today either... Hope Sony Movies, Eden, Good Food and Animal Planet come to freesat this year as these would be good additions to Freesat Platform...
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Old 16-02-2018, 19:07   #221
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I wonder what new channels are coming soon to freesat...

Hopefully Sony Movies, Eden, Good Food , Animal Planet, Paramount Channel and Freesports HD.....
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I think Sony Movies and Freesports HD will be coming first out of those.
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Old 16-02-2018, 21:14   #223
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Old 20-02-2018, 14:35   #224
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Re: One or two new channels coming to Freesat.

Channel 4 HD is leaving freesat on Thursday this week I wonder if it will come back later on this year....
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Old 22-02-2018, 20:56   #225
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I'm sure they will eventually sort out their differences as Channel 4 HD is still in the Freesat SDT- its LCN has been changed from 126 to 0/null, rather than being removed completely. Usually when a channel leaves Freesat, all its records are removed.

In the meantime Channel 4 HD can still be tuned in via Non Freesat mode (some boxes even allow you to add it to the Freesat EPG and/or record from it). Channel 4 SD remains as normal.

I think it's absolutely outrageous that a channel that is owned by the British public has done this though. Channel 4 accounts show that they last made 995 million in profit and paid there outgoing CEO 1 million pounds, yet they claim they can't afford 40,000 to keep the channel on Freesat; this is copper down the sofa for channel 4.

The dispute is because Freesat is putting up its fees for HD channels, yet (out of spite IMO), they have removed the SD channels 4Music and the Box channels as well as All4 that aren't affected by the new pricing structure.

I myself am primarily a VM customer, but recognise that many people are not lucky enough to be able to afford pay TV and/or cannot receive the Freeview service (which is the primary purpose of Freesat).

I urge anyone who feels that this decision is wrong to contact their MP as I have done. You can find your local MP and their email details here:

http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/

---------- Post added at 20:56 ---------- Previous post was at 20:28 ----------

Technical changes suggest that both the HD and SD versions of TRT World will be starting on channel 215.

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