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Old 14-01-2019, 23:46   #46
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Re: Brexit blackout warning to channels.

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boom boom! Well played.

Surely british eurosport has a british license already otherwise we'd have been getting the normal european version? (havent turned on eurosport for years but i assume its still called british eurosport)
Well since Discovery took over Eurosport.

The Eurosports channels has been rebranded as Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 with Quest helping them if they have to broadcast too much LIVE Sport.
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Old 15-01-2019, 06:57   #47
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Re: Brexit blackout warning to channels.

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boom boom! Well played.

Surely british eurosport has a british license already otherwise we'd have been getting the normal european version? (havent turned on eurosport for years but i assume its still called british eurosport)
Yes, they already have a licence to broadcast in this country. However they need another licence to broadcast to other EU countries if we Brexit with no dsal.
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Old 15-01-2019, 12:25   #48
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Re: Brexit blackout warning to channels.

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boom boom! Well played.

Surely british eurosport has a british license already otherwise we'd have been getting the normal european version? (havent turned on eurosport for years but i assume its still called british eurosport)
Despite the name, they donít need a British licence under current rules. They only need a broadcast licence from any EU country to broadcast anywhere in the EU.
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Old 15-01-2019, 18:15   #49
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Re: Brexit blackout warning to channels.

This is from May 2018, but it does show that Discovery have been taking steps to keep their channels on air should the UK leave the EU without a deal:

https://www.theguardian.com/media/20...st-brexit-plan
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Old 19-01-2019, 12:16   #50
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Re: Brexit blackout warning to channels.

Broadband TV news has posted this about the BBC should we leave the EU without a deal:

Brexit: BBC domestic channels to lose international distribution.

In case of a ‘no-deal-Brexit’ the BBC is set to lose the international distribution of its domestic channels in Ireland, The Netherlands and Belgium.

At the moment, five domestic BBC channels are distributed via cable and IPTV networks, as a result of so-called ‘overspill’ reception in the three neighbouring countries.

The channels involved are BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four, CBeebies and CBBC. Distribution of these channels brings in a significant amount of money for the BBC.
Carriage of the domestic channels has grown historically, as people in the neighbouring countries were able to pick up the BBC signals from terrestrial transmitters. Under European law, it was possible for distribution platforms to carry these channels, who operate under a UK Ofcom licence.

After a ‘no-deal-Brexit’ these UK licences are no longer be valid in the European Union and distributing platforms such as Telenet in Belgium and Ziggo and KPN in The Netherlands will have to cease distribution of the domestic channels.

Spokespersons of Telenet and Ziggo said they do not want to speculate about possible consequences of a ‘no-deal-Brexit’. Both are studying the judicial consequences and will follow instructions from the media authorities, such as the Commissariaat voor de Media in The Netherlands.

The commercial channels of the BBC, such as BBC First, BBC Entertainment and BBC World News will not be affected, but the British broadcaster will need to apply for an EU licence in another country in the Union.

Talks are under way with media authorities in the Republic of Ireland and in The Netherlands, but a spokesperson for the Dutch Commissariaat voor de Media refused to comment. The BBC said it is not commenting on speculation, other than to say “We will be keeping the situation under close review to ensure that we can continue to best serve our audiences in any changed regulatory environment.”

Getting a broadcast licence in another country would require the BBC to have their head office (of the international operations), a significant part of their workforce (at least the people who are responsible for programming) and a satellite up-link in the country to qualify for a licence there. Such a licence would be a solution for the commercial channels, but would not work for the domestic channels.

Due to the unclear validity of the Ofcom licences in other European countries in the course of Brexit, Turner Broadcasting System and NBC Universal had also applied for German licences for their international channels previously licensed by Ofcom. Bavarian media authority BLM granted the licences in mid-December 2018. Sports broadcaster DAZN has applied for a licence in Berlin, while Discovery recently opted for the Netherlands.
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Old 20-01-2019, 14:57   #51
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Re: Brexit blackout warning to channels.

Do anyone if TV5 is still broadcasting in EU's Ireland on Virgin Media Ireland?
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Re: Brexit blackout warning to channels.

Any chance of giving us that in English?
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Any chance of giving us that in English?
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Re: Brexit blackout warning to channels.

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boom boom! Well played.

Surely british eurosport has a british license already otherwise we'd have been getting the normal european version?
No, British Eurosport is licensed in France and doesn't have an Ofcom licence at present. A TV channel doesn't need a UK broadcasting license even if it is aimed specifically at the UK. It only needs to be licensed in any EU nation. From the end of March this will all change for the UK.

There is now a flurry of activity as broadcasters move licences in and out of the UK in preparation for whatever happens on 29th March.
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Re: Brexit blackout warning to channels.

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Any chance of giving us that in English?
I think MB is asking if TV5 Monde has also been removed from VM Ireland. Seeing as France and the ROI will be remaining in the EU, there doesn't appear to be any licensing issues which would lead them to also pull the channel from the republic.

But they might have done, I don't know!
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Old 21-01-2019, 23:05   #56
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Re: Brexit blackout warning to channels.

There's a chance that some radio stations on satellite/cable will be affected if they don't hold OFCOM licences, possibly including RTE which doesn't appear to be licenced by Ofcom and is presumably currently using its Irish licences to broadcast on sat/cable, which is allowed under EU rules.

http://static.ofcom.org.uk/static/ra...llite-main.htm).

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Re: Brexit blackout warning to channels.

In the long run, I have to say I’m happier that broadcasters targeting the U.K. will have to have a UK issued licence. The present system makes a mockery of national sovereignty in this important area.
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Re: Brexit blackout warning to channels.

This seems to sum the situation up:

https://www.mhc.ie/brexit/brexit-ins...-to-know-today
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Re: Brexit blackout warning to channels.

What,,,,,,, calm down ....all will be well, Folks.

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I blame Trump and the Russians
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