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Old 24-09-2018, 19:39   #2236
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2018)

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hmmmmmmmmmmm sky sports is millions time better than freesport OB
I agree, it is. But I think they will be concerned by any more sports competition that might detract from their own sports channels. The HD might be a step too far for Sky's taste.

I cannot think of any other reason Sky won't carry it.
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Old 24-09-2018, 20:13   #2237
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I agree, it is. But I think they will be concerned by any more sports competition that might detract from their own sports channels. The HD might be a step too far for Sky's taste.

I cannot think of any other reason Sky won't carry it.
Maybe it can't. Maybe VM provided a little sweetener for a short exclusivity period. I'd imagine FreeSports is run on tight margins and will take any help offered.
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Old 24-09-2018, 20:25   #2238
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2018)

Any news on the channel number? Or is it just replacing Freesports SD?
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Old 24-09-2018, 20:27   #2239
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Any news on the channel number? Or is it just replacing Freesports SD?
Base on the way FreeSports has reveal the info we think it safe to say FreeSports HD will launch on Channel 553.
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Base on the way FreeSports has reveal the info we think it safe to say FreeSports HD will launch on Channel 553.

Ok thanks for the prompt reply
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Old 25-09-2018, 08:44   #2241
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2018)

gold HD now on 124

Freesports HD now on 553
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Old 25-09-2018, 09:52   #2242
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2018)

Not that much on Gold HD is going to be HD. The listings on the EPG are not currently properly tagged as being HD, when they are HD, eg "The Story of Only Fools and Horses". You have to get that info from elsewhere, eg Radio Times website.
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2018)

Comparing gold HD on sky and virgin, sky looks much better.
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Old 25-09-2018, 13:30   #2244
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2018)

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Comparing gold HD on sky and virgin, sky looks much better.
The difference could be due to the picture settings or the model of TV used.
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Old 25-09-2018, 14:29   #2245
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2018)

It's on the same TV through a Denon amp. The difference on adverts and promo's is huge.
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2018)

Interesting decision to replace Gold SD with Gold HD rather than having both available, as there are many other TV channels that they could do the same but haven't done, for example 4Seven, Paramount Network, Quest, CBBC, Cbeebies, BBC News, Nat Geo Wild, History, Crime + Investigation, all of the Sky Cinema channels, and all of the BT Sport channels.

They have incorrectly labelled FreeSports HD as Freesports HD in the EPG.
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2018)

It's strange that other UKTV channels like Really and Home aren't in HD as most if not all content will have made in HD.
Does anyone know if Channel 5 channels like USA, 5star and 5spike will ever launch in HD?
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It's strange that other UKTV channels like Really and Home aren't in HD as most if not all content will have made in HD.
Does anyone know if Channel 5 channels like USA, 5star and 5spike will ever launch in HD?
5USA is already in HD on Sky.
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Re: Coming Soon to Virgin TV (2018)

Although i'm a fan of the UKTV channels don't see much point of Gold in HD, most of the programmes weren't made in HD.
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5USA is already in HD on Sky.
It's not
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